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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee (DEIC) is a Faculty Handbook Committee that advises the president on matters pertaining to diversity, equity, and inclusion at Loyola.

Faculty representatives from each of the colleges and library, representatives of the Student Government Association, and staff and administrators representing Student Affairs, Enrollment Management, the Women's Resource Center, and the Office for Accessible Education develop and recommend programming, curriculum enhancements, and other university-wide initiatives.

Learn more about the Diversity Committee

DEIC Initiatives

To encourage and support programming on diversity issues, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee awards Strength in Diversity mini-grants on a rolling basis throughout the academic year. Student organizations, faculty, and staff may apply. 

All proposals must:

  • Address one or more of the following dimensions of diversity: age, class, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Promote the understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion on the academic experience and/or community life of Loyola University. 

Learn more about Strength in Diversity Grants.

The Education and Training Subcommittee of the DEIC plans, develops and promotes opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to deepen understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and cultivate greater cultural competency.

The Programming Subcommittee of the DEIC recommends and promotes university-wide programming related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and administers Loyola's Strength in Diversity Grants.

The Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee of the DEIC focuses on strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

The Strategic Planning Subcommittee is tasked to draft and lead implementation of three-year strategic plans for inclusive excellence.