Loyola University Chicago

Women's Studies and Gender Studies

Student Organizations

The Women's Project

The Women's Project seeks to explore the definition of womanhood and femininity in a global society, and to reimagine society's view of womanhood by the empowerment of women as leaders in the quest for social justice and change.

Contact: womensprojectluc@gmail.com 

Website: https://www.facebook.com/thewomensprojectluc/ 

Instagram: @twp_luc


Feminist Forum

The Feminist Forum was founded in 1995 through the Women’s Studies and Gender Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago. The Feminist Forum was founded in order to provide a supportive, safe, and open environment to discuss women and women’s issues. A pro-active organization, the Feminist Forum seeks to bring speakers and hold events to raise awareness of the challenges in many women’s lives such as sexual violence, HIV and AIDS, discrimination, sexual harassment and awareness of systems of patriarchy.
Contact: Feminist.forum.luc@gmail.com


Rainbow Connection

Rainbow Connection has been set up to serve the Loyola Community by creating a safe and comfortable environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and straight ally students, faculty, administration and staff. The organization will work to educate the Loyola community and beyond on issues pertaining to LGBTQA peoples and acts for the rights and equalities of all. As the official LGBTQA organization, Rainbow Connection is a resource to the University and all of its parts and strives to fulfill the call for cura personalis directed under the Ignatian charism.
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Rainbow.Connection.LUC
Contact : advocate@luc.edu



CHANGE is a sponsored student organization in collaboration with the Wellness Center. CHANGE's mission is to create inclusive and critical spaces to challenge norms, further prevention, and empower survivors of gender-based violence.

Contact: Mira Krivoshey, mkrivoshey@luc.edu

Website: https://luc.edu/coalition/about/change/


Women of Color Leadership & Rites of Passage Program (LUCES)

The LUCES Womxn of Color Program is a multigenerational community of women that actively work towards solidarity, leadership, and community wellness at Loyola University Chicago. As a multi-generational network, we respect the varied experiences of the members of our community and learn from each other’s wisdom and insight, reaffirm the power of global sisterhood, and work toward individual and social awareness, transformation, and action.
Website:  http://www.luc.edu/diversity/programs/loyolauniversitychicagoempoweringsisterhoodluces/

Contact: luces.sdma@gmail.com


Latin American Student Organization

The Latin American Student Organization at Loyola University Chicago strives to create an inclusive Latinx community among students, faculty, staff, alumni, and partners who personally identify with or who aspire to learn more about Latin American culture and heritage regardless of race, sex, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, socio-economic class, and sexual orientation. Our organization seeks to provide its members with opportunities for personal and professional growth powered by a strong core with the purpose of embracing the uniqueness of cultural identity, social justice, and the advancement in education of each individual.
Contact laso.luc@gmail.com
Our Facebook page address is https://www.facebook.com/laso.luc.5?fref=ts


Student Environmental Alliance

We are dedicated to working for intersectional justice and environmental sustainability. We educate, advocate, and act on environmental issues affecting our Loyola, Chicago, and global communities

Contact: sea.loyola@gmail.com