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.

610 Non-Discrimination Policy
Loyola University Chicago admits students without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law to all the rights, privileges, programs, and other activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Loyola University Chicago does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, or in any aspects of its employment of faculty and staff. If you have questions about this policy or believe you have been discriminated against because of your race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, military/veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, please contact the EthicsLine reporting hotline at (855) 603-6988 or submit a report online at www.luc.edu/ethicsline.

Questions regarding Title IX may also be referred to Loyola University Chicago’s Title IX Coordinator, Thomas M. Kelly, Senior Vice President for Administrative Services, Lewis Towers, Suite 1500, who can be reached at (312) 915-6400 or tkelly4@luc.edu, or to the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Questions regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”) may also be referred to Tobyn L. Friar, Director of Financial Aid, Sullivan Center, Suite 190, who can be reached at (773) 508-8636 or tfriar@luc.edu, or the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

Questions regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) may also be referred to Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Assistant Provost for Student Academic Services, Sullivan Center, Suite 256, who can be reached at (773) 508-7067 or scoopergibson@luc.edu, or the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

201(3) Bias-Motivated Discrimination and Misconduct (C)
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.