Loyola University Maryland

IgnatianQ Conference


Join us for the 2018 IgnatianQ Conference hosted at Loyola University Maryland from February 9-11, 2018. IgnatianQ brings together students representing most of the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, among others, for a series of events that explore the LGBTQ identity within the context of Jesuit education.

This year, the theme of the IgnatianQ conference will be “Cura Personalis: Resilience in Our Wholeness". In the spirit of our Ignatian call for honoring cura personalis and cura apostolica, we acknowledge that caring for the whole unique person and caring for a diverse community is hard work. We honor the legacy of the past four conferences and seek to incorporate past conference themes of acknowledgement (2014), contemplation (2015), celebration (2016), and community (2017). We also wish to build on these themes and look to the future as we focus on building resilience in our community.

Through building our resilience we can also build our resistance to expectations that we leave certain identities at the door and push various communities to the fringes. We believe that resilience allows us to step forward as we are, who we are, in our wholeness. This theme calls us, as members of Jesuit institutions, to consider wholeness in a broken society. In these fractious times, this has never been truer. We seek to build on the sturdy foundation we will be handed and look forward to our continued process of becoming, both as individuals and community.

We are excited to host you here at Loyola University Maryland!

Rosie Waniak '18 & AJ Drexel '18
Conference Co-Chairs


Emilie Joseph
Postdoctoral Fellow - Counseling Center

Elise Gower
Assistant Director - Campus Ministry

Aaron Barnes
Staff Psychologist - Counseling Center

Tim Cherney
Associate Director - Student Life