Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Mentorship Experiences

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For Incoming First Year and Transfer Students of Color and First Generation Students


Interested in joining or learning more about our SDMA Mentorship Experience?

‌‌The Department of Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs' Mentorship Programs aim to ensure student success and retention by providing resources and support to underrepresented students, including: students of color as well as first generation students. Students enrolled in any of these programs recieve mentoring from student leaders, professional staff and faculty members of Loyola. By participating in these programs you will have the chance to build Loyola family and community, and build confidence in academic, social and professional life. 

SDMA offers 3 Mentorship experiences such as Brothers for Excellence (B4E), Loyola University Chicago Empowering Sisterhood (LUCES), and Students Together Are Reaching Success (STARS). Each of these programs provide a community and safe space for Men of Color, Women of Color, and First Generation/Students of Color to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally! Interested students will only be able to apply for 1 mentorship experience and if you are selected you will only be offered one mentorship experience. By doing this, our department seeks to better serve the needs of each mentorship program and increase opportunities for students to find the right mentorship family.

SDMA Mentorship Requirements

  • If you apply to one of the mentorship programs you must enroll in one of the UNIV 101 courses that correlate to your primary mentorship program of choice. This class is a general requirement for all incoming first year students. This unique opportunity allows for SDMA mentees to build community within the programs they become a part of. 
  • Selected students must allow SDMA staff to access your academic and financial records in order to provide support and direct connections to resources that will help you be successful.