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Office of Equity & Inclusion

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A History of Diversity, Poised for a Lifetime of Inclusion & Justice Work

Our Mission: The mission of the Office of Equity and Inclusion is to serve as an educational resource, rooted in inclusive excellence. We invite the entire community to engage academically and socially with identity development, intersectionality, intergroup relations, and justice in order to achieve a unifying consciousness for the common good. Guided by our Ignatian Values, the OEI envisions Loyola High School students, families, staff, faculty, and administration taking advantage of the rich diverse fabric of the school by embracing and grappling with issues of equity, inclusion, and social justice.

Our Role: Provide direct student support with regard to the mission of this office. Also, advise, provide recommendations, and support our adult community (administration/leadership, faculty, & staff) as it pertains to student support.

Our Approach: Relational – rooted in cura personalis & deep listening (norms, healing circle, etc.)
Committed to anti-racism & anti-bias (restorative justice, reconciliation, trauma-informed practices, etc.); Transparent communication with relational supports; Loyola adult: support by the department chair/direct supervisor; Loyola student & parent/guardian: support by counselor/club moderator/peer; Empower students and their voices (via the Grad-at-Grad values and Universal Apostolic Preferences– UAPs)

Meet the Team

F. Douglas Brown
Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion 213.381.5121 ext. 3010

“Beloved community is formed not by the eradication of difference but by its affirmation, by each of us claiming the identities and cultural legacies that shape who we are and how we live in the world.”
– bell hooks

Kaitlin Collins Pardo
Director of the Cub Year Programs; Associate Director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion 213.381.5121 ext. 3099

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
-Lilla Watson


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