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Wellness & Safety

Our Jesuit tradition teaches that education occurs in the context of total human development. Our mission is to provide each of you with the resources, support, and guidance necessary to achieve personal and professional success both while at the law school and beyond. We are available to you to address academic, personal, and professional issues you might experience during your law school career. Law school can be stressful. It can also be demanding—not just on you, the student, but also on your friends and family, partners and children. We are here to help you manage your priorities, cope with anxiety and stress, and get the most out of your time while at Loyola and in New Orleans.

Below are some of the services we provide to help ensure your well-being while in law school; we also encourage you to reach out to us directly with any concerns or issues you have regarding or impacting your law school experience.

Disability Services

Loyola is committed to offering classes that are inclusive in their design. To find out more about the accommodations process or if you need to discuss the accommodations for which you may be eligible, please contact the Office for Accessible Education as follows: students with A-M last names contact Samantha Pollard, smpollar@loyno.edu, 504-865-2070, and students with N-Z last names contact Dario Bayardo, dbayardo@loyno.edu, 504-865-2108. Andrea Rodriguez directs the office, alrodrig@loyno.edu, 504-865-3265. The OAE is in the Monroe Library on main campus, second floor, Pan American Life Student Success Center, suite 229. Front office: 504-865-2990, email: oae@loyno.edu; Website: success.loyno.edu/accessible-education

Counseling Services

Loyola University New Orleans offers all students the resources of a full-service Counseling Center on our main campus in Room 208 of the Danna Student Center. Counseling services are also available by appointment at the Law School. The Counseling Center can be reached by phone at (504) 865-3835.

Student Health Services

Student Health Services provides primary care treatment for and education about personal health issues for all Loyola students—residential and non-residential, full-time and part-time—who provide a complete medical history form. Treatment is confidential and free, though patients are responsible for any prescriptions, lab work, x-rays, or referred hospital services. Student Health Services is located on our main campus in the basement of the Danna Student Center. It is open during the fall and spring semesters Monday–Friday, 8:30am–4:45pm. Same Day appointments or nurse consultations are available on a first come first serve basis. It can be reached by phone at (504) 865-3326.

University Ministry—College of Law

University Ministry at the Law School seeks to provide spiritual services to the Law School community. To do this, University Ministry offers a wide range of events and services to the faculty, students, and staff of the Law School.

More Health and Safety Resources:

Complimentary University Shuttle Services
Emergency and Safety Preparedness
Student Health Insurance
University Police
University Sports Complex

Health and Safety Policies

Loyola College of Law encourages responsible student gatherings. The College of Law alcohol policy is designed to ensure students’ safety and well being. Additionally, as a professional school, Loyola is mindful of maintaining its excellent reputation in the New Orleans community. Accordingly, we expect law students to behave in a professionally responsible way at all school functions, on and off campus. 

SBA funds may not be used for alcohol or to rent venues where the primary purpose is to serve alcohol.  Student organization meetings and events shall not include alcohol.  With at least 60 day's advance notice prior to the event, requests for exceptions may be made to the Associate Dean of Students. 

Loyola University's Student Code of Conduct, which applies to all students, including law students, clarifies standards of behavior essential to the University's education mission and community life.  Any law student who has questions or concerns regarding the conduct of other students is encouraged to contact Associate Dean Davida Finger via email  [LINK TO BIO] or (504) 861-5596.

Additionally, Loyola University's Sexual Harassment Policy, which applies to the entire Loyola student community, can be found in Section 5 of the Student Code of Conduct.  For detailed information about how to report sexual misconduct, please visit the Loyola Title IX resource page. Again any student who has questions or concerns about these policies is encouraged to contact Dean Finger.

The University posts sexual harassment policy and educational materials on the Office of General Counsel website, specifically under the compliance section. 

Inspired by the Jesuit commitment to cura personalis, Loyola University New Orleans is committed to promoting a healthy and safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Loyola University New Orleans acknowledges and supports the findings of the Surgeon General that tobacco use in any form, active and passive, is a significant health hazard. In light of these health risks, and in support of a safe and healthy learning and working environment, Loyola University New Orleans has set the following Tobacco Free Policy.

The purpose of this Policy is to provide direction for a Tobacco Free Community at Loyola University New Orleans, to promote a healthy campus environment by decreasing community exposure to secondhand smoke and to prevent student smokers from developing a lifelong smoking habit.

View our new Tobacco Free Community Policy 

To anonymously report a violation of this policy, please file a report with the time and location of the incident.