Concerns we address
The Loyola Counseling Center recognizes the impact of the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse for the deaths of Jospeh Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz. We also acknowledge that the murder trial for Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William Bryan, the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery as he was out for a jog has started. We would like to support the members of the Loyola community affected by this trauma and offer some supportive resources.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and the entire Loyola community as we mourn the loss of David Guadiana, Class of 2024. During this painful time, we have compiled important information on coping with grief.
"The Retreat" Newsletter
Year in Review 2020-2021
Read our 2020-2021 Year in Review to check out some data we collected over the past year, as well as the trends we've seen.
All-Gender Housing Now Available On-Campus!
After much effort and advocacy from many members of the Loyola community, students now have the opportunity to choose housing outside of the gender binary! Learn more about All-Gender Housing.
Counseling Center Statement on Ongoing Racial Injustice and Violence
The Counseling Center joins the rest of the Loyola community in expressing our grief, sorrow and compassion for the racial injustices and tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. These events have impacted all of us and reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and racism that we condemn and are dedicated to addressing.
We would like to recognize the reports of hate crimes experienced by the Asian community - particularly in light of COVID-19, locally and nationally. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing this trauma, it is normal to experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, helplessness, or guilt.
Please consider Racial Violence & Injustice resources for people of color and those seeking to promote anti-racism and engage in allyship. You can also find additional resources on Anti-racism and White Accountability and from the Office of Equity and Inclusion.
Students may contact us by phone to speak with a counselor or schedule an appointment, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 410-617-2273. For support outside our business hours, please call 410-617-5530 to speak with an after-hours counselor.
Loyola Counseling Center Land Acknowledgement
The staff at the Counseling Center humbly acknowledges and honors the Indigenous communities whose ancestral homelands and resources were stolen and colonized in the creation of this nation, state and campus. We recognize the Piscataway, Nanticoke and Lumbee as past, present, and future caretakers of this land.
A land acknowledgement is a small and insufficient step towards correcting the narrative and injustice of colonialism both past and present. While this small act will never erase the atrocities that have been endured by Indigenous peoples both locally and around the world, it is a part of our ongoing commitment to uplifting the sovereignty of Indigenous communities. We are therefore committed to resisting the oppression that takes many forms, including the attack on mental health, threat to the environment, and continued violence caused by systems of racism.
The Counseling Center is excited to offer new drop-in support space(s) for students:
Let’s Connect Now: drop in affinity spaces for BIPOC students and LGBTQIA+ students.