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Women of Color

Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES)

LUCES KickOff Gathering Group Picture

LUCES Mission

LUCES is an inter-generational community that serves undergraduate and graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni of Loyola University Chicago to support one another’s experience as a Woman of Color (WOC) at a predominately White institution.  LUCES provides a space for WOC to cultivate Sistership, Scholarship, and Leadership.  Through programming we build a community that focuses on self-reflection, identity development, and celebrating the cultural influences that shape our lives.

Program Vision (put on main page)

2013-2014 LUCES Programs

2013-2014 LUCES Scholars

LUCES Monthly Gatherings & Calendar

Women of Color Retreat

Desserts in December


WOC Leadership Summit

WOC Journal

LUCES Scholar Application


The LUCES community of amazing women on our campus have created a vibrant online community via Facebook.  Join the LUCES Facebook page to post videos and articles, discuss you perspective on current events, or shout out your sisters. Additionally, join LUCES on OrgSync by clicking here.

For more information about LUCES, contact Devita Bishundat: dbishundat@luc.edu.


Centennial Forum Student Center
1125 Loyola Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.3909

Water Tower Campus Student Center
26 E. Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6642

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