Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Mission & Vision

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We firmly believe that part of Loyola's promise to prepare people to lead extraordinary lives requires us to truly be a home for all cultures and people. We embrace all races, sexes, gender identities, gender expressions, religions, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, abilities, and residency statuses. We foster the success and community building of historically underrepresented student populations through mentorship, multicultural education, academic support, and celebration of our unique shared experiences. 


The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs strives to be the preeminent Ignatian model of social justice education and multicultural student success. Through facilitating intentional reflection of the intersections of identities and critical social analysis of systems of privilege and oppression, SDMA seeks to enhance the experience of all members of the Loyola community by cultivating culturally competent agents of social change.

Through our Core Practices we not only aim to fulfill both our Vision & Mission but also to accomplish our Learning Outcomes.