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Protected Class

As stated in the University Nondiscrimination Policy, Loyola adheres to all applicable federal and state civil rights laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education.

At Loyola, discrimination is defined as the unjust or preferential treatment of another wholly or partially because of the person’s membership in a protected class.

Protected classes are categories of individuals who share an identity such that they qualify for protection against discrimination under the law (and under the Comprehensive Policy). Protected classes at Loyola include:

  • race,
  • color,
  • religion,
  • sex,
  • age,
  • sexual orientation,
  • gender identity or expression,
  • national or ethnic origin,
  • ancestry,
  • disability,
  • marital status,
  • parental status,
  • military/veteran status,
  • or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.