Gender-based violence is a serious and deeply troubling issue at colleges and universities nationwide. Loyola University Maryland is committed to providing an environment free from sex-based discrimination and harassment. We are working to prevent and eliminate gender-based violence through education, training, and advocacy, while also offering support and resources to students, faculty, and staff. We go beyond compliance with federal laws around gender-based violence, and we aspire to provide an environment that is rooted in our Jesuit traditions of justice and respect for others.
Loyola completed its first Action Plan in Fall 2021, but the work is not finished. Through this new action plan, we will continue to try to address this issue within our community and ensure that the best processes and supports are in place for our students, faculty, and staff. Thank you to all those who are joining us in our commitment to living out our Jesuit ideals in word and action.
Create an End of Year report to enhance transparency about numbers and types of incidents, where they occur, how they are addressed, and other Title IX related tracking
Conduct a climate survey related to Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct of undergraduate students and expand the survey to Graduate Students and employees
Students: Spring 2022
Employees and graduate students: Spring 2024
Detail steps and options for informal resolution to offer additional resources to address sexual and gender-based misconduct
(Informal resolution is only with complainant and respondent permission.)
Spring 2022-Spring 2023
Explore additional representation from campus constituents on campus committees related to sexual and gender-based misconduct such as the Coordinated Community Response Team
Develop resources specific to LGBTQ+ victims/survivors/complainants
Create position descriptions for each position within the sexual and gender-based misconduct process
Regular outreach to campus constituents, such as SGA and University administration, with updates about sexual and gender-based misconduct trends and best practices
Establish and grow a social media presence for Loyola Title IX
Enhance semi-annual training with public safety to ensure best practices
Further Loyola community’s understanding of reporting options and processes for addressing sexual and gender-based misconduct through campaigns
Monitor and implement changes related to Title IX regulations including Biden Administration updates expected to be proposed in April 2022
Enhance Public Safety technology in line with best practices
Questions or comments may be submitted via the online feedback form.