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Responding to Clerical Sex Abuse

Loyola University Maryland is deeply troubled by the history of clerical sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and is committed to supporting community members who have experienced such abuse within their lives.  

On-campus reporting options

  • Community members who have experienced sexual violence, even before attending or working at Loyola, can contact Loyola’s reporting options to discuss reporting options and resources.
  • If the person who caused the harm is not a member of the Loyola community, The Title IX office can discuss options for reporting off campus.

Off-campus reporting options

Support Options

On-Campus support

  • Community members who have experienced sexual violence can access supportive measures by contacting the Title IX Office at or 410-617-5646. 
  • Community members who would like to discuss the effect these incidents have had on their faith can contact Campus Ministry at (410) 617-2222.
  • Students who would like to talk to a *confidential resource can contact:
    • Counseling Center: (410) 617-2273 
    • Student Health Center: (410) 671-5055
    • Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response Coordinator: (410) 617-6769 /
  • Employees who would like to talk to a *confidential resource can contact the Employee Assistance Program (EAP): (800) 765-0770 

Off-Campus Support

  • Off campus victim advocacy center: TurnAround, Inc. (443) 279-0379

*Reports made to a confidential resource are confidential and will not be reported to University officials without the student’s permission unless an imminent threat exists or a child sex offense is disclosed.

Important Title IX Updates

The United States Department of Education released the final Title IX rule on April 19, 2024, and the new regulations are scheduled to go into effect on August 1, 2024. The Office of Title IX, Compliance, and Assessment will be collaborating with campus constituents over the summer to assess the impact on and make required updates to Loyola University Maryland's existing policies and practices. Until we implement new policy on August 1, 2024, the University will utilize the policies currently in place. We look forward to sharing updates with the community as they become available.