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Communication Department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

In accordance with the goals of Ignatian Citizenship and in response to continuing racial injustice in the United States, the Loyola Department of Communication commits to fighting anti-Black racism and other identity-based prejudices. Additionally, we commit to creating and continually improving a culture that values and respects diverse identities and practices equity and inclusion. 

We acknowledge structural racism in our institutions and society and are actively engaged in an on-going learning process about discriminatory practices in fields of mass communication and academia. We seek to make tangible change through governance, faculty hiring and development, student recruitment, student leadership development, student engagement, classroom learning, research and creative work, community services, and evaluation of our biases. We will continue to train ourselves and students to be culturally competent and sensitive as well as empathetic in order to work effectively in a multicultural and global society in which mass media plays a critical role.