Loyola University Maryland

Racial Justice Training

Background

Collage of images of students on campus protesting

Conversations about racial justice have been ongoing at Loyola University Maryland. After the unrest in Baltimore in April 2015, the campus community—as well as the greater Baltimore community—began to speak about race in different ways, delving more deeply into a conversation about race on campus.

Beginning in 2015 and continuing through today, several students at Loyola have worked to raise awareness of the racial injustice existing within the campus community, while also highlighting the importance of the Black Lives Matter conversation.

In Fall 2015 students approached the University administration about incorporating racial justice training, and Susan M. Donovan, Ph.D., executive vice president and acting president at the time, agreed that it would be essential to building a strong future for Loyola. Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., president, returned from his sabbatical in Spring 2015 and added his support to the initiative.

The University’s new strategic plan, The Ignatian Compass: Guiding Loyola University Maryland to Ever Greater Excellence, endorsed in October 2016, highlights the importance of addressing issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Loyola.

Past Communications

Call to action for our community to address racial diversity and inclusivity (Fall 2015)

Faculty Statement of Support of Students Acting Against Racism (Fall 2015)

Message from VPAA on role of faculty address race and racism (Fall 2015)

President's message on reflecting on the unrest in Baltimore City a year later (Spring 2016)

Loyola appoints Presidential Task Force for Racial Justice Training (Spring 2016)

Teaching Enhancement Workshop on Race in the College Classroom, with Introductory Remarks (Fall 2016)

The Ignatian Compass, Guiding Loyola University Maryland to Ever Greater Excellence Strategic Plan, 2017-2022