As we embark on the 2016 holiday season, let us take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge our Jesuit values and the commitments we have made through them. This year has proved to be a divisive time for the nation, and it is imperative that we stand together in solidarity. At Loyola we are men and women with each other, for each other. In ensuring that our campus continues to be safe and tolerant, we take incidents of harassment and/or discrimination very seriously, and Loyola takes an uncompromising stance against both. A portion of Loyola’s Discrimination and Harassment Policy is below:
“Discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic is prohibited by a variety of federal, state, and local laws, including Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Equal Pay Act, and Louisiana statutes.
It is a violation of this policy to harass individuals in the provision of employment of educational opportunities. Harassment is defined as verbal and/or physical conduct that threatens, intimidates, coerces, and creates a hostile environment on the basis of the prohibited classifications (the person’s race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability status, military/veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic).
A person found responsible for discrimination or sexual harassment may face: student disciplinary action, letter of reprimand, or suspension.”
If you are discriminated against or harassed on or off Loyola’s campus, please know that support is available. If you would like to report the incident, please do so at https://cm.maxient.com/reportingform.php?LoyolaUnivNO&layout_id=7
If you witness an incident, please use the same link above. For more information about bystander intervention and Loyola’s approach, please visit http://stepupprogram.org/topics/discrimination/
Loyola University is part of an amazing and diverse community with a place for all perspectives and worldviews. Please do your part and make our campus, country, and world a respectful and peaceful place for everyone. After all, that is what the holidays are truly about.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!