Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources


June 2019 Human Resources Updates

Dear Faculty and Staff,

Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about attending an upcoming University Assisted Housing seminar if you are interested in purchasing real estate, earning wellness rewards by participating in healthy initiatives, and sharpening your knowledge and skills by reviewing personal and professional development courses.

University Assisted Housing Program
Human Resources and the Office of Civic Engagement are excited to announce an upcoming University Assisted Housing seminar that is scheduled to take place at the Health Sciences Campus on July 16 at 12 p.m. The session is designed to help benefits-eligible faculty and staff members learn more about buying and owning property near our Chicagoland campuses. Learn more about the benefit online, including how you can sign up to attend the session.

2019 Bike to Work Challenge (June 14–28)
Loyola participates in the annual competition between Chicagoland companies and schools to see who can bike the most during a two-week period. Participation is free and the top riders are eligible for prizes. To participate, register on the Bike to Work Challenge website. Select sign up, and fill in your details. Be sure to choose the Loyola team. Additional information is available online.

Wellness Program—No Enrollment Fee for Fitness Program in June
During the month of June, Loyola Medical Plan participants can join the fitness program without paying an enrollment fee. Members can access more than 10,000 different fitness facilities and can earn and redeem points for apparel, books, electronics, health and personal care items, music, and sporting goods. To enroll, please sign in to Blue Access for Members (bcbsil.com) prior to June 30. Applicants need to enter the code summerfit for the enrollment fee to be waived. If you have questions, please contact 888.762.BLUE (2583).

Additionally, if you are participating in the 2019 Wellness Program’s Health Maintenance Institute points program, remember to log in and update your wellness activities online by June 30. Participants must earn 125 points in order to receive a taxable $75 reward in your paycheck. As a reminder, both the Bike to Work Challenge and June Fitness Program initiatives qualify as a wellness challenge activity.

KinderCare Summer Camps
As a friendly reminder, faculty and staff members from all Chicagoland campuses are eligible to receive a 10 percent discount on the cost of tuition for child day care services at participating KinderCare Learning Centers in their area. Discover more about KinderCare summer camps benefits for your child at kindercare.com/lp/summer-camp.

Diversity and Inclusion: Website Promotion Requests
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to highlighting events, actions, and measures that promote diversity, inclusion, and equity within the Loyola community. The 2019 Website Promotion Request Form is available for faculty, staff, and students to submit diversity-related marketing materials. Reviewed and approved content will appear online and within both the University and Diversity and Inclusion calendars as part of an integrated effort to inform the campus community and encourage participatory interest across Loyola. Additional information is available on the Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion’s website.

Skillsoft: Business Skills
As we prepare to kick off the summer season, now is a great time to expand our knowledge and sharpen our skills. During the summer, we will highlight a series of free, on-demand Skillsoft business courses available to faculty and staff both on and off campus. In June, we encourage you to explore the “Achieving Success through Delegation” series in order to learn how to delegate effectively and take corrective steps should that delegation produce an undesirable outcome. In addition to audio content, course participants can access job aides and other types of tips and tricks to add to your development toolkit.

EMERGE—Personal and Professional Development
Space is still available for EMERGE classes scheduled in June. The program offers personal, professional, and wellness seminars. Whether you are in a leadership role or are a member of a team, you will find a program that helps you increase your knowledge and strengthen your skills. We encourage you to visit the EMERGE website to register for the following courses:

  • June 7—Succeeding in the Multigenerational Workforce (Health Sciences Campus)
  • June 13—Managing Organizational Change: Supervisors (Water Tower Campus)
  • June 18—Project Management—Advanced (Lake Shore Campus)
  • June 25—Loyola Supervisor Basics (Water Tower Campus)

If you have questions regarding any of these updates, please visit LUC.edu/hr.


Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer