Loyola University Maryland

Counseling Center

Partnership and Outreach

Students having conversation in campus common space; Iggy mascot waving Loyola flag

The Counseling Center embraces a public health approach to develop and implement outreach activities that are community centered and culturally sensitive. Examples include our body pride campaign, belonging campaign, and working with student-athletes.

In this work, we aim for cura personalis, or care of the whole person, knowing that supporting students involves creating strong relationships with departments and organizations on campus. Our holistic approach has resulted in strong alliances and outreach to increase coordination of care such as:

  • Co-facilitating Sister-to-Sister and Man-to-Man sessions with ALANA Services
  • Creating guidelines for faculty to support students
  • Collaborating with Disability Support Services (DSS) to create education on the impact of ableism (“STEAM”)
  • Participation in campus retreats
  • Consulting with Campus Ministry to support the growth of interfaith services at Loyola
  • Conducting ALANA Service’s ACE Workshops
  • Providing diversity consultations and collaborating with CCSJ
  • Participating in training and consultation with Health Services
  • Contributing to Take Back the Night and Sexual Assault Awareness Week with the Women’s Center
  • Supporting OUTLoyola and programming in the Pride Resource Room
  • Partnering with SASS to facilitate panels and discussions on diversity and inclusion within athletics
  • Being involved in various programming:
    • UNIDA (United Network for Immigrants, Dreamers & Advocates)
    • Hora de Café con Leche (Spanish speaking conversations)
    • creation of microaggression videos and posters
    • attendance and leadership in the Women of Color Retreat
    • leadership and development of the Ignatian Q conference