Equity Training & Development

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO IS COMMITTED to providing an educational and employment environment where the full richness of our diverse community can be explored and celebrated. To this end, the University maintains the highest standards for safety and inclusivity. Such standards represent more than legal or compliance requirements for us – they are part of a larger ethical imperative rooted in our mission as “Chicago’s Jesuit, Catholic University – a diverse community seeking God in all things and working to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.”

As such, we encourage all members of the Loyola community to participate in campus equity, diversity and inclusion training programs and development opportunities. To request information about training topics, please contact us at 773.508.7766 or equity@luc.edu.  

Training: Title IX for Higher Education

Audience: All Loyola employees (faculty and staff)

To ensure a basic understanding of the legal implications and requirements of Title IX, all University employees are required to complete annual training on harassment prevention and Title IX, generally. Under University policy, responsible campus partners are mandated to report any known, disclosed, alleged, or otherwise reported (formally or informally) incidents of sexual misconduct to the OEC within 24 hours. With limited exceptions, all Loyola faculty and staff employees are considered responsible campus partners.

The online course for employees, "Groundswell and Meridian: LUC Harassment Prevention and Title IX Compliance" takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete, and can be accessed via Loyola's Enterprise Learning Hub.

Equity Training Programs Across Campus

In addition to the mandatory annual training, several other training opportunities are available to Loyola employees who are interested in further learning and developing enhanced skills to support the safety and inclusivity of our diverse community. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

I'm Here for You Training (faculty and staff)

I'm Here For You is a 90-minute workshop intended to provide participants with:

  1. The skills necessary to have helpful and supportive conversations with students who have experienced sexual or gender-based misconduct (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking)
  2. The knowledge of when and how employees must notify the Office for Equity & Compliance of sexual misconduct incidents involving students or perpetrated by employees, and the limited exceptions to this reporting obligation
  3. An awareness of how sexual and gender-based misconduct affects our entire community, and of the availability of resources on- and off-campus to support the safety and well-being of our students

If you are interested in scheduling a training for your department, please contact Violence Prevention & Advocacy Specialist McKenna Rogan, at mrogan2@luc.edu. Full I'm Here For You trainings are co-facilitated by the Wellness Center and the OEC, but additional customized presentations can also be arranged with either office to meet specific needs.

A schedule of upcoming trainings open to all faculty and staff is available on the Wellness Center I'm Here for You information page, and are offered through Emerge (Human Resources).  

Share the DREAM Undocumented Ally Training (all)

The Share the DREAM Undocumented Student Ally Trainings provide the Loyola community with skills to understand the value and importance of exploring the experiences and perspectives of undocumented students; they aim to generate knowledge for self-learning; and they increase on-campus support for and the inclusion of undocumented students. 

Please see the Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs website to learn more and register for a training.  

Safe Space Training (all)

Safe Space Workshops are introductory sessions that work to assist individuals who wish to support the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community of Loyola University Chicago. Some training sessions are for students only, some faculty and staff only, and some for students, faculty and staff combined. 

Please see the Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs website for more information and to register for a training.  

Survivor Ally Training (all)

Survivor Ally Training is a 90 minute workshop for friends, loved ones, acquaintances, peers, and partners who want to support those in their life who have been affected by sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, or stalking. 

Please see the Community Coalition on Gender-Based Violence page for more information and how to register.