Loyola University Maryland

IgnatianQ Conference

2019 IgnatianQ Conference

Join the Loyola University Maryland delegation at the 6th Annual IgnatianQ Conference

College of the Holy Cross
March 29-31, 2019

IgnatianQ brings together the community of LGBTQPIA+ folks (and allies) at Jesuit universities from across the U.S. We are an affirming community, brought together in part by our common experiences of marginalization and exclusion. As LGBTQPIA+ people, we believe that our own desire for social justice and the Jesuit values that inform our education are forces that can and should work together for a more just and humane world. As we explore the intersections of sexuality, gender, and spirituality together, we strive to educate and empower the whole person.

The 2019 theme of the IgnatianQ conference will be “Magis: Translating Resilience into Activism.”  In the spirit of our Ignatian call for discerning the magis, we are challenging all participants to think intentionally about advocating for self, speaking out against injustice, and impacting change. We honor the legacy of the past five conferences and seek to incorporate past conference themes of acknowledgement (2014), contemplation (2015), celebration (2016), community (2017), and holistic care (2018). We also wish to build on these themes and look to the future as we focus on practicing activism in our community.

Learn more about this year's conference at College of the Holy Cross.

Join the 2019 Loyola Delegation

Each year, Loyola is able to fund 5-10 LGBTQPIA+ students and allies to attend this powerful annual conference.  For the 2019 delegation, conference costs, travel, lodging, and food are graciously covered by a variety of campus partners and offices committed to the support and development of Loyola's LGBTQPIA+ community.  Thank you to our growing list of sponsors for this year, including: Campus Ministry, the Counseling Center, Student Life, and the Office of the Vice President for Student Development.

Interested in attending?
Due to limited available spots for participants, every participant goes through an application and interview process. All confirmed attendees will be required to do the following:

1. Attend two, 2-hour group formation meetings prior to the conference. 
2. Attend the conference
3. Bring learning from the conference back to the university in some form (details will be provided).
4. Attend a one-hour debrief meeting following the conference. 

You will be contacted shortly after you complete the application for an interview. If you have any questions, e-mail ignatianq@loyola.edu or reach out to Aaron Barnes - atbarnes@loyola.edu, Tim Cherney - tdcherney@loyola.edu or Sean Bray - sbray@loyola.edu!

Apply Here

Nominations for the 2019 Delegation

Do you know a student who would be a great addition to the Loyola delegation?  Come back to this page in January to nominate.

Loyola Delegation Advisors

Aaron Barnes
Coordinator of LGBTQ+ Services and Public Health - Counseling Center

Tim Cherney
Associate Director for Inclusion & Community Development - Student Life

Interested in serving as an advisor for the Loyola delegation for this year or future years?  Reach out to past advisors, Elise Gower, Aaron Barnes, or Tim Cherney for more information about the role.