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Be you, be true.

Diversity and Inclusion at Loyola

At the heart of Loyola’s mission as a Jesuit institution is making sure that all of our students, staff, faculty, and guests feel welcome, inspired, and supported. We work to achieve this every day across the university because that‘s what it means to us to be people with and for others. We strive to foster a spirit of mutual recognition and support, to be a community where all people can thrive.

We’re proud of our students, who possess many different backgrounds, beliefs, circumstances, talents, and abilities. We do our best to ensure that all students have the resources they need to thrive on our campus. Learn more about our vast array of resources that support diversity and inclusion, and how you can join our efforts. Come see us in Bobet 110!

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Who we are

Our community prides itself on its fascinating, offbeat, friendly, and diverse mix of individuals. This sets the stage for you to define who you want to be—there’s no “in crowd” here. The many people you’ll meet from different backgrounds and perspectives will enhance your Loyola experience and deepen your personal journey. You’ll learn about the world, and yourself, in ways you could never imagine.

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Committed to Inclusion

We promote diversity and inclusion by sustaining a university-wide commitment to implement a multi-faceted, comprehensive diversity program. Our initiatives focus on four overarching strategies:

  • Dedicated to a high-quality, experiential, and values-based education.
  • Devoted to students’ discovery of their career and a life of service.
  • Infused by the cultures and traditions of New Orleans.
  • Rooted in the Jesuit and Catholic mission of the university.

Learn about the Office of Diversity & Inclusion 

Sybol Anderson, Ph.D., Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Anderson is a social and political philosopher who possesses deep insight into contemporary problems of difference. She brings to Loyola more than 25 years of innovative results-driven program administration and inclusive teaching. Her commitment to cultivating student leaders and building inclusive communities has been a central part of her career for more than 15 years.

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A Safe Way to Be Heard

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will collaborate with organizations on campus to provide impacted parties of bias a safe, secure, and confidential avenue to be heard and supported. If you would like to participate in this effort, send a brief email to Sybol Anderson.

Learn more about incident reporting

Office of Student Affairs, Bias Incident Report Form

This report form is for the use of current students, faculty, and staff, as well as Loyola University New Orleans community members. Please provide detailed information regarding the bias incident you are referring to. 

Office of Student Affairs, Title IX Report Form

This form is used to report information necessary to initiate an investigation of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or retaliation pursuant to the Student Code of Conduct.