In 2016, a small group of students at Loyola University Chicago identified the problematic nature of the care being provided by their university and the lack of accurate and comprehensive resources. Over a tumultuous first year of organizing, this issue was brought to the awareness of the student body and SRJ has dedicated itself to providing various services until the university accepts this responsibility.
Through loving engagement, radical activism, and collective action, we demand our right to sexual and reproductive health at Loyola.
We are committed to creating a womxn affirming space that is free from misogyny, sexism, and male-centeredness.
We are committed to creating a Black affirming space that is free from racism. We act in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, knowing that Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.
We are committed to fostering a queer‐affirming space. We reject heteronormative and cis-normative thinking.
We are committed to fostering a sex positive group that values human sexuality and regards all consensual sexual activities as fundamentally healthy and pleasurable.
What We've Achieved
- The Wellness Center has removed one crisis pregnancy center from their resources for pregnant students
- The administration has responded to our actions against rape culture
- The Loyola community has been provided with 4,000 free external condoms and other resources
- A number of partnerships have been established with organizations from Chicago, New York, and Washington D.C.
- A constructive dialogue was held with Loyola Students for Life
- Presentations on consent and men's role in the reproductive justice began at fraternities at Loyola and Northwestern