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Counseling Center Statement About 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. While these tragedies can be traumatizing for all of us, we recognize that they may be especially injurious to members of our Black and African-American communities. 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. As a mental health service, the Counseling Center is committed to affirming and providing care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma. We encourage you to contact our office for support, coping, and healing. Additionally, our Empower group for students of color will run virtually this summer and can provide an additional source of support. Please also consider Racial Violence & Injustice resources for Black and African American community members, people of color, and those seeking to promote anti-racism and engage in allyship.
Please note the Counseling Center’s hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5:00 pm. The Counseling Center follows the University schedule for holiday and weather closures.
Wind-down Wednesday Zoom Session
The Counseling Center is hosting drop-in meditation sessions via Zoom every Wednesday from 3 - 3:30 p.m. beginning June 3. No registration or experience required.
We are here to help you succeed
There are many reasons why someone might seek counseling. It is not always sought in times of crisis. Seeking counseling is a sign of strength that you have insight into matters that you would like to improve.
The Counseling Center offers experienced professionals who can help you explore many different concerns. We value each person for their unique personality, perspective, background, and culture. Many students visit The Counseling Center to explore life transitions and their own identities.
We encourage students to use our free, confidential services. Our counselors provide safe, supportive, and caring relationships for exploring your concerns. Understanding a situation before it reaches a stage of crisis can make a big difference. We encourage you to come in, even if you are not sure if counseling is what you need. With a counselor's help, you can discuss alternatives and decide the best way to proceed. Learn What to Expect when you schedule an appointment at The Counseling Center.
If you feel that you are being treated unjustly by others, we would like to offer our help. Insensitivity to others and discrimination in any form is inconsistent with Loyola’s mission and values. Our counseling services and programs actively promote an awareness of and sensitivity toward differences of race, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, culture, sexual orientation, age, physical and mental abilities, religious/spiritual beliefs, financial status, and size/body shape among members of the Loyola community. We are here to help you or your student group explore the impact of cultural differences among students, faculty, administrators, and staff.
In addition to seeking support through The Counseling Center, you may anonymously report bias-related incidents to the Dean of Students Office.
The Counseling Center's Mission Statement
The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, Inc.
Important note: This site is not designed to respond to personal concerns or emergencies. In addition, since e-mail is not checked regularly when The Counseling Center is closed, please see our list of emergency contacts in the case of an emergency.