qwe Mission Statement for the Center for International Education - Loyola University New Orleans

Center for Intercultural Understanding

In the Jesuit and Catholic tradition, the Center for Intercultural Understanding is established to create and maintain a campus environment where students, faculty, and staff will be able to recognize, respect, and celebrate our differences and commonalities.These differences include, but are not limited to, age, social and economic status, sexual orientation, educational background, marital status, ethnicity, gender, individual traits, ability, race, cultural heritage, and religious beliefs.

The center will provide proactive leadership in fostering respect for the rights of others, including the right to be different. It strives to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment through programming, services, advocacy, research, and curriculum transformation, responding to the needs of students, faculty, and staff for the common good.