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.
Accommodations / Accessibility
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 you may be eligible to receive, please contact the Office for Accessible Education to schedule an appointment with an Accessibility Coordinator to begin your process. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: success.loyno.edu/accessible-education
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.
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
The purpose of the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is to evaluate and address student behavior that may be disruptive and/or concerning, and to coordinate University resources to promote a safe and healthy campus community. BIT members work in different areas throughout the University and may work directly with affected individuals as well as others in the affected community to develop an appropriate response and provide recommendations for resolution of the concern. You can submit a BIT report here through the online reporting system.
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, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. 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.
Loyola's Health Insurance Plan
All law students are eligible for Loyola's student health insurance plan and will be automatically enrolled in the health plan. Students are required to use Loyola’s health insurance and must provide proof of comparable, existing insurance coverage for the academic year in order to waive coverage. Learn more about Loyola's plan details and instructions for how to waive coverage on the Student Health Insurance website page.
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.
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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.
A bias incident is an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or violence committed against any person, group or property that appears to be intentional and motivated by prejudice or bias. Such acts are usually associated with negative feelings and beliefs with respect to others’ race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, disability status, marital status, citizenship status, and other identity characteristics. If you witness or experience such acts, please inform us so that we can respond appropriately and in keeping with the law. The Bias Incident reporting form is located here. This form goes directly to the main campus. Please contact Loyola's Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for more information. If you wish to share any information with the College of Law regarding a bias incident on the law campus, please contact the Dean's office directly.
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, which includes a reporting link; that report goes directly to the main campus.
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 the College of Law Dean's office.
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.
To anonymously report a violation of this policy, please file a report with the time and location of the incident.