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Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity at Loyola wins excellence in student service award from Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact

| By Nick Alexopulos
Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity (CICE) at Loyola University Maryland
Founding members of the Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity, from left to right: Jazmyn Barrett, MonaLisa Hyppolite, Joy Holland, Eric Baker, Kyhla Desire, and Alicia Espinal-Mesa.

The Council for Inclusion, Change, and Equity (CICE) at Loyola University Maryland has been awarded the Excellence in Service Student Group Award by the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact for leading efforts to confront racial injustice.

CICE is a student club founded earlier this year by Jazmyn Barrett, Eric Baker, Alicia Espinal-Mesa, Joy Holland, Kyhla Desire, and MonaLisa Hyppolite, all members of the Class of 2018. The club’s mission is to improve and enrich the everyday experiences of marginalized groups of people by engaging Loyola students and employees in educational programming and spaces for authentic dialogue. CICE has hosted multiple events, including a September 2016 die-in to raise awareness about police brutality directed at African Americans, and pushed for racial justice training which is currently in development.

“We’re committed to improving campus climate and the communities we serve, and we are so honored to be recognized by the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact,” said Hyppolite, a biology major from Hainesport, N.J.

The Excellence in Service Student Group Award honors student groups for their commitment and involvement in service projects that extend beyond any co-curricular requirements or service-learning courses, leading to long-term, sustainable, community impact.

The Maryland-DC Campus Compact is the largest higher education association in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. region. The association provides leadership to colleges and universities member institutions by advocating, supporting, and encouraging institutional participation in academic and co-curricular based public service and civic engagement programs. More information is available at

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