Student Support and Resources
While the guilty verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial may bring closure to some, the murder of George Floyd is still a horrific event that is triggering for many. If you need support, Loyola has resources available to help.
Mental Health Support
If you need mental health support at this time, there are many options available.
- Make an appointment to speak with a mental health counselor at the Wellness Center. If you need to speak with the Wellness Center after hours, call 773-508-2530. Health Sciences Campus students in need of support should contact Perspectives.
- If you are not ready to speak to someone but would like to know of resources that are specific to you, visit the Wellness Center’s affinity-based resource page or go directly to Mental Health Resources for Black Students.
- Do you or someone you know need assistance but feel unsure where to start? Contact the Center for Student Assistance and Advocacy. They will help you directly or connect you with appropriate campus resources.
Connecting with Others
Looking for ways to process your thoughts and feelings with fellow community members? Here are a few ways to connect with others.
- Contact the Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs department at diversity@LUC.edu.
- Request a community circle with the Office of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution.
- Speak with a spiritual advisor in Campus Ministry (Lake Shore Campus & Water Tower Campus) or University Ministry (Health Sciences Campus).
Do you want to support or help influence change? Here are just a few ways you can take action now.
- Register to vote.
- Volunteer to help Chicago-based Black communities with the My Block My Hood My City organization.
- Educational and related resources offered by the African Studies and the African Diaspora department.
- Support Chicago Black-owned businesses.