to the Diversity Department home page. For additional information, please contact
our department chair - Ms. Kitty Hooper at
email@example.com. For a complete faculty and staff contact list,
please visit our Contact Info page.
What does the Diversity Coordinator Do?
The role of the Diversity Coordinator is to provide, facilitate and support programming
for diversity education in the Saint Ignatius community. This is accomplished through
leadership of the ISEED student group, in collaboration with various student groups,
faculty committees, and external organizations, and through participation in outside
events and speaking forums. Several key Saint Ignatius programs that the Diversity
Coordinator shares responsibility for are Mix-It-Up Day, Ethnic Week, Festival of
Nations, and Diversity Dialogues.
What is Diversity at Saint Ignatius?
Diversity is more than skin deep. Although most people assume that diversity refers
to addressing issues for people of non-Caucasian background, ethnicity is one aspect
of diversity. The umbrella of diversity refers to issues with regard to ethnicity,
race, language, religion, gender, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation,
body image, appearance, personality, intellectual ability, physical ability, and
What are the Goals of Diversity at Saint Ignatius?
- Increase open discussion of diversity issues among students, faculty, and parents.
- To be active participants in CORE and JSEA sponsored activities.
- Create opportunities for all members of the school community to show and develop
greater respect and appreciation for differences.
- To increase collaboration between diversity themed student groups (ethnic, gender
and social justice student groups).
- In conjunction with the 5 Grad At Grad Principles, to instill a life-long commitment
to diversity in members of the St. Ignatius community.
- Students come from every neighborhood of Chicago, the surrounding suburbs, and even
- The gender makeup is approximately 50% female, 50% male
- Approximately 10% of students hail from Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Buddhist religious
- Over 31% of our students are of Asian, African-American, and Latino background
Diversity in the Curriculum
Various courses at Saint Ignatius help students learn about and understand other
cultures, religions, and economic backgrounds.
- World History
- World Religions
- World Literature
- Spanish, French, Latin/Greek
- Urban Studies
- African American History 2007-2008
Diversity Events in the Saint Ignatius Community
- Bimonthly Diversity Dialogues (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Topics have covered Jena 6, Socioeconomic Status, What is Diversity?
- October 2007
Anti-Defamation League’s Unity Through Diversity Conference (Chicago)
Mix-It Up Day (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Chicago Jesuit Diversity Conference (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
- November 2007
Hunger Awareness Month, Hunger Banquet (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Anti-Defamation League Youth Leadership Mission (Washington D.C.)
School of the Americas Protest (Georgia)
- December 2007
World AIDS Day
Christopher Christmas (Christopher School, CPS)
Christmas Around the World (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Feed the Peace (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
- January 2008
Martin Luther King Day (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
Club Asia Festival (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
- February 2008
Middle Passage’s Anthology
Admissions Diversity Reception (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
- April 2008
Ethnic Week and Festival of Nations (Saint Ignatius College Prep)
National Jesuit Schools Diversity Conference (Denver, Colorado)