Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Empowerment Pipeline High School Outreach

 Historically, momentum continues to increase toward building inclusive environments that provide first generation college students, students of color, and LGBTQI students with a sense of belonging and support resources and services on campus. Through this experience, the Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs upholds Loyola University Chicago’s mission in an effort to build the University’s capacity to engage and retain under-represented students in their pursuit of higher education.


Empowerment Pipeline strives to address educational inequalities by empowering underrepresented students to pursue and complete higher education. By creating environments that promote educational access and success we interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and provide opportunities for local underrepresented high school students to learn about higher education through mentorship, diversity awareness, and self-reflection.


Empowerment Pipeline aims to build confidence in students by:

  • Validating and nurturing their social identities
  • Exploring personal significance of higher education
  • Analyzing challenges on the path of higher education
  • Identifying ways to overcome those challenges

Interested in coming to Loyola University Chicago?

Check out our specialized programming for high school students. We currently offer an Overnight Experience for 30 High school students this coming March. We also offer Campus Visits where your students can have a campus tour and participate in student led workshops.‌