Loyola Marymount University’s Crimson Circle celebrated its 80th year of service March 13 with a Mass in Sacred Heart Chapel and a reception.
Crimson Circle was established at Loyola University in 1929 to assist the Jesuit Dean of Students enforcing the Student Conduct Code. As Loyola developed and become Loyola Marymount University, Crimson Circle evolved into a service organization committed to the university’s mission for the promotion of justice.
Today, service to LMU and communities of Los Angeles has become an essential part of the Crimson Circle mission. The 35 sophomore, junior and senior men are involved in a variety of service projects such as tutoring students at Westchester High School and working with the homeless at Mother Teresa House.
Kevin Brown ’08, a former Crimson, was on the anniversary celebration planning committee. He said that this anniversary was not merely about the Jesuit tradition, but also celebrating the development of the LMU identity and those who continue to foster it.
“Crimson Circle is a tradition as old as the Westchester campus itself,” Brown said. “The organization has such a rich history of embodying the Jesuit traditions that we wanted to celebrate our own Jesuit heritage, but also honor the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, as they are an integral part of the LMU identity.”
Posted March 15, 2010