Loyola University Maryland

ALANA Services

Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP)

Three Loyola students smiling and talking in front of the Humanities building

The Multicultural Awareness Program (MAP) is designed to assist first-year ALANA students in acclimating to campus life at Loyola. Specific objectives of the program are academic enhancement, intercultural exploration, social adjustment, and community service.

Want to participate in MAP for the 2023-2024 academic year? Complete the MAP registration!

MAP Participants

Students who participate in the Multicultural Awareness Program will:

  • A group photo of MAP participants and mentors togetherBecome acquainted with the resources available to them at Loyola
  • Have a better understanding of classroom expectations
  • Meet members of their class as well as other ALANA students via team building & ropes course 
  • Have the opportunity to explore the Greater Baltimore area (Past excursions include: El Salvador Restaurant, Great Blacks In Wax Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, etc.)
  • Network with faculty and administrators
  • Have a GREAT time!!!

MAP Navigators

Through shared wisdom and experiences, MAP Navigators guide participants through their first days of college life.

Want to be a MAP Navigator for the 2023-2024 academic year? Complete the MAP Navigator Application!

Please email Jason Summers at jsummers@loyola.edu if you have any questions.

Navigator Qualifications and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate must possess:

  • Commitment to the mission and program objectives of MAP
  • Effective communication and organizational skills including the ability to meet assigned deadlines within structured time frames
  • Ability to take initiative and be a team player
  • The desire to work with diverse groups
  • Healthy appreciation for diversity and multicultural issues


  • Be a full-time undergraduate student at Loyola University Maryland, both currently and for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • Be knowledgeable of campus programs, personnel, policies, and procedures
  • Possess good interpersonal skills and illustrate reliability, responsibility &patience
  • Be willing to serve as a positive role model and example for new students
  • Be in good judicial and academic standing (minimum 2.5 GPA)

Unfortunately, you will not be able to serve as a Navigator if you are an RA, SGA Executive Board member, Evergreen, Campus Ministry Intern, CCSJ Intern or other Pre-Fall Leader. 


  • Assist with the planning of events for MAP participants
  • Participate in all MAP sponsored events
  • Participate as a mentor in the ALANA Mentoring Program (AMP), including attending all meetings and training in both Spring and Fall of 2023
  • Facilitate small group discussions (training will be provided)
  • Participate in mandatory training during the spring and fall semesters
  • Attend periodic meetings throughout the academic year
  • Perform in the best interest of Loyola, as a representative for the University by presenting a positive outlook and view of the overall program