Mission & Vision
The Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (SDMA) firmly believes 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, by embracing all races, sexes, gender identities, religions, ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic classes, sexual orientations, and abilities. In efforts to educate the Loyola community about the rich diversity of its constituency and the surrounding Chicago communities, SDMA promotes essential values that help sustain this diversity—including respect for others, close personal relationships, effective communication and an engaged concern for the common good.
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.