Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Department Values & Identity Statement

The Department of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago advances the university's mission of expanding knowledge in the service of humanity. We are committed to social justice, diversity, inclusion, scientific inquiry, and academic freedom. As scholars trained in diverse methodological approaches and practitioners of community-engaged scholarship, our work addresses public issues in Chicago as well as nationally, transnationally, and globally.

As a department of teacher-scholars,

  • We are Curious. We ask questions of each other and our students and appreciate multiple perspectives.
  • We are Creative. We deploy many rigorous methodological tools to study and confront societal challenges. We also cultivate these skills in our students.
  • We are Caring. We practice cura personalis toward one-another and our students. We appreciate differences and the differing needs of others.
  • We are Courageous and Persistent. We seek to foster optimism and joy in the face of inequalities, challenges, and constraints. We affirm that hope is needed to bring about social justice.