Diversity, Equity
& Inclusion

A Loras Community for All

Loras College is an inclusive community of individuals from many backgrounds and experiences.

Loras is committed to creating an environment where every member is beloved and accepted. Grounded in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and guided by Catholic Social Teaching, the Loras community supports diversity, equity, and inclusion and together creates a culture of mutual respect and understanding for one another.  This is a shared vision and a shared responsibility inspired by the life of Jesus.

Human Dignity

We believe all persons have equal, inherent dignity. At Loras, we affirm that all are created in the image of God and each individual is treated as an equally valued part of our community.      

Justice and Equity

We actively work toward the creation of a more just society. As neighbors in solidarity with one another, we work for the equitable treatment of all persons. We understand that as long as any individual remains oppressed we fall short of our own full human potential. We embrace the differences among and between our community members and acknowledge our human connection for the promotion of justice.


We foster a welcoming and inclusive community in which all members are encouraged to engage in mutual encounters and accompaniment.  As an educational community, it is our belief that diversity, equity, and inclusion are crucial to living our mission of forming a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors. 

We are committed to providing an educational environment where all can discover who they are called to be in the world. Through our shared values, our understanding of interconnectedness is constantly evolving and our commitment to justice and advocacy is unwavering.  As a Catholic institution, it is the shared responsibility of all members of the Loras community to foster these values through the creation of meaningful encounters that embrace the rich diversity of our global family.