Social impact at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

Social Impact

The call to ignite a brighter world is deep in our DNA.

At Loyola Marymount, we're more than a university; we're a community driven by unwavering values. Here, we work for justice – with passion, creativity, and common purpose. Here, sustainability is a way of life. Here, we strive to live lives of meaning and impact. Our mission guides LMU Lions to lead for the greater good. Discover a higher education institution that values what matters most.

Justice in Action

Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry Ignacio Companions faith-based immersion trip to Kenya in 2023.

LMU Ignacio Companions

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Social justice advocate and LMU Law School graduate Yurie Blons.

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

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By the Numbers

LMU students walking the campus on opening days of the campus special olympics.

Students Most Engaged in Community Service
The Princeton Review, 2023

A student doing environmental work near the LMU campus.

Hours in Community Service
Contributed by Students Annually

An LMU student pulling and proudly displaying a vegetable harvested from Alma Backyard Farms..

Best Green Colleges Honor Roll
The Princeton Review, 2023*

Lions that Make a Difference

LMU alum Erika L. Cuellar and Richard D. Garcia of ALMA Backyard Farms.
Restorative Justice & Environmental Stewardship

ALMA Backyard Farms: Reclaiming Lives, Land, and Community

ALMA Backyard Farms is an urban farm in Compton, CA, founded by two LMU alumni, Erika L. Cuellar and Richard D. Garcia, that focuses on restorative justice.

LMU Graduate and activist George C. Fatheree III ’07.
Social Justice, Racial Equity and the Arts

Activist George C. Fatheree III ’07

The Lawyer Who Saved a Black Cultural Treasure

LMU Psychology Applied Research Center Cheryl Grills and Sandra Villanueva
Social Research

Research, For the People

The Psychology Applied Research Center at LMU empowers underserved communities to address inequity and improve services.

Learning a Changemaker Mindset in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles skyline in Southern California.

L.A. is a vast metropolis, and its diverse landscapes and communities make it an ideal place for education with real-world impact. Faculty research drives positive change in L.A.’s economy, ecology, and public health. In and out of the classroom, students bring LMU creativity to solve the region’s most significant challenges.

Learning in Los Angeles

Experience that Sparks Change

The team at the Project for the Innocent, a wrongful conviction clinic at Loyola Marymount University dedicated to serving Los Angeles County.

Social Justice

The only wrongful conviction clinic dedicated to serving Los Angeles County.

Project for the Innocent
LMU students engaged in a service organization activity.

Giving Back

A unique program that connects groups of LMU students with service opportunities.

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LMU students doing a service activity in Tijuana, Mexico.


Campus Ministry’s beloved tradition of building houses in Tijuana, Mexico.

De Colores

Our Commitment to Inclusion

A class of LMU students.

Loyola Marymount University’s mission and values call us to work toward a more inclusive campus for a more equitable world. Learn more about LMU’s award-winning work creating a diverse, anti-racist organization. 



An Enduring Mission

A service processing out from the LMU chapel.

LMU takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritages of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Our inclusive community welcomes all, and our religious origin drives our enduring commitment to the common good. At LMU, we live by a threefold mission: the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, and the service of faith and promoting justice.


Discover our Mission at LMU


The LMU campuses provide a backdrop to each student's unique university experience. They provide an environment where students focus intensely on academics while embracing life outside the classroom — from arts to athletics, spirituality to service. LMU offers diverse experiences that educate the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.


LMU has been an incubator of imagination and new ideas for over a century. Our vibrant academic community encourages students to ask big questions and challenge the status quo. That’s why our graduates leave prepared to lead in a changing world, making their mark in business, science, technology, entertainment, and beyond.