Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Student Life & Engagement

Loyola Timeline and Involvement


Loyola has become involved with undocumented student initiatives since the 2001 introduction of the DREAM Act in Congress. Ever since then, Loyola has committed to help this community by implementing a student support group and an undocumented student ally training. Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine was the first medical school in the country to admit undocumented students, therefore, giving these students an opportunity to pursue careers in medicine. The Loyola student body has also voted on including a student fee of $2.50 in order to fund a scholarship for undocumented students on campus. A total of 5 students have been granted this scholarship each year since it was first awarded in the fall of 2015. View the timeline below for more information on specific events at the national level as well as at Loyola.