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Loyola University Maryland

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
4501 N Charles St
Baltimore, Maryland 21210
(410) 617-2000
Email address
School Information
"Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit, Catholic University committed to the educational and spiritual traditions of the Society of Jesus and the development of the whole person. Accordingly, the University inspires students to learn, lead, and serve in a diverse and changing world. At Loyola, the ideals that have guided Jesuit universities for nearly 500 years—academic excellence, cura personalis, service, justice, diversity, and integrity—among others, continue to mold the academic, social, and spiritual experiences we offer our students, the programs we pursue, and the relationships we build with the communities that surround us." The university offers 40 bachelors degree programs, employs over 320 faculty, and enrolls over 5,200 students. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Loyola University of Maryland has financially supported research into racism. The university recently launched the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice, although the exact research and scope of the institute is not known. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • As part of the 2021-2022 LMU Common Book, the school provided Ibram X Kendi’s book, “How to be an Antiracist” to the entire first year students to read before arriving on campus. The incoming class then convenes with faculty and classmates to discuss the text when on campus and the text is revisited throughout the year in course discussions and assignments.
  • Loyola University Office of Equity and Inclusion has a website dedicated to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Steps that are being conducted at the university with updated status as of June 2023, highlighting the work towards DEI training of students, incorporating racial justice and anti-racism initiatives, and integrating anti-racism into SGA curriculum and training.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • In order to meet the graduation requirements at Loyola University, all students must complete the Diversity Requirement by completing a course under the diversity course designation.
Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • The university canceled the Business School contest on how the Baltimore business community can advance racial equity when one team posted their pitch of creating a mentorship program to educate and build up the underprivileged youth, quoting from Barack Obama. This pitch was described as “disrespectful and racist” promoting “the ideology of white saviorism, white supremacy” and the entire contest was canceled and the Dean stated that the school would be “seeking opportunities for members of our community to participate in a practice of restorative justice.”
Program and Research Funding
  • University launched the Karson Institute for Race, Peace & Social Justice.
  • The Messina Integrated Teaching Grants at Loyola University gives priority to “grant applicants that address racial justice and antiracism.”
  • The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Loyola University Maryland is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and pledges that “as faculty members of a Jesuit university, we will work to enact best practices to create anti-racist classrooms and foster continuing discernment with respect to racial inequality, racism, and white supremacy among ourselves and with our students.”
  • The General Athletics Endowed Fund contributes to Loyola University through “investments and enhancements for Loyola Athletics in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.”
  • The Loyola University Center for Equity, Leadership, and Social Justice in Education “provides a collaborative space to the community for engaged research, and exposure and promotion of impactful work in the area of equity, leadership, and social justice education.”
  • The Undergraduate Diversity Advisory Board at Loyola University works to “Increase students’ awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion through support of diversity initiatives across campus.”
  • Professor Ibram X. Kendi was invited to deliver remarks on antiracism and systemic racism during the annual university Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation.
  • The Center for Teaching and Learning at the university helps educators throughout the United States to integrate Critical Race Theory into teaching methodologies and has a website dedicated to a primer in Critical Race Theory with detailed lesson plans.
  • The university has a website dedicated to all of their progress and on-going work on Anti-Racism.
  • The school’s Counseling Center has a website dedicated to Anti-racism and White Accountability where they advise white individuals to move towards becoming anti-racist and attest to their “white accountability” by talking directly to “People of Color with whom there are trusting relationships and who have agreed to offer” feedback.
  • Loyola University Maryland’s Office of Equity and Inclusion and the President’s Council on Equity and Inclusion have established a list of shared guiding principles on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ).
  • The University has a website dedicated to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan highlighting the goals, major actions, and measurable outcomes towards equity and inclusivity at the university.
  • The university provides a number of anti-racism resources with books and materials on various topics including “anti-racism for white people,” “list of 75 things white people can do for racial justice,” Black lives matter,” “guide on racism, anti-blackness and allyship,” “white allies,” and “disarming racial microaggressions.”
Last updated October 4th, 2023
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