Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Social Justice

Hand-made sign reading

The Counseling Center has a strong commitment to social justice by promoting a sense of community inspired by Loyola’s values for inclusivity. We live out our commitment in four major areas:

Counseling Center Statement on Recent Events in D.C.

In light of the white insurrection that took place at the United States Capitol, the Counseling Center extends our support to those impacted. These violent and threatening acts, which are rooted in white supremacist beliefs, are disturbing. We recognize the inherent racism in the differential response of law enforcement and government officials to those inciting and perpetuating violence in recent days and the Black Lives Matter protests calling for a just and equitable society. We recognize the emotional and psychological impact of witnessing violence, terrorism, and racist acts even if they take place at a physical distance, for all students and particularly for our BIPOC students.

As always, if you are in distress, please know that we are here to help. Students may contact us by calling 410-617-2273, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are in need of after-hours support, please call our after-hours counselor at 410-617-5530.

Additional resources:

Managing stress related to political change

How To Cope With Trauma In a Time of Civil Unrest

Coping After Disaster

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.