Loyola University Chicago

Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Division of Student Development

Bias-Motivated Discrimination and Misconduct

Commonly referenced policies pertaining to bias-motivated discrimination and misconduct are listed below. For a complete list, please refer to the Community Standards.

Alleged violations of 201(3) Bias-Motivated Discrimination and Misconduct are investigated and adjudicated under Loyola's Grievance Process. The Grievance Process is distinct from the process for addressing other student conduct matter, in that it employs an investigative model rather than a hearing model.

In accordance with the University’s Non-Discrimination Policy (§610), it is prohibited to discriminate or otherwise engage in misconduct against any person or group of people based on one’s actual or perceived: race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, parenting status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Such laws include Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which also prohibits any student from discriminating or otherwise engaging in misconduct against any person or group based on actual or perceived gender expression or pregnancy. See also §604 Gender-Based Discrimination and Misconduct Rights & Resources.

Incidents involving discrimination or bias-motivated misconduct threaten to disrupt the environment of care and mutual respect that is central to Loyola’s educational mission. Such incidents will be promptly investigated and may result in serious or escalated outcomes.