Two Black women students smiling at the opening of the Black Student Space at LMU

Black Community

Led by a mission focused on social justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism, Loyola Marymount University is committed to the success of students, staff, and faculty from historically marginalized communities. One step in this mission is to increase access to the resources and programs that our BIPOC community members may connect with the most, in order to enhance their LMU experience.

On this page you will find specialized programs, student and employee affinity and networking groups, upcoming events, and community resources that centralize the Black community. Each focused initiative offers a space to build community connections, to advance career and educational opportunities, and to thrive at LMU.

Community Affinity Groups


Black Faculty and Staff Alliance

The LMU Black Faculty & Staff Alliance (BFSA) provides opportunities for social and professional connection, and acknowledgement and celebration of the contributions of Black faculty and staff on and off campus.

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Black Law Students' Association

The goals of the Black Law Students Association are to encourage and promote academic excellence for BLSA members and to increase awareness of national and international issues confronting Blacks and other people of color.

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African American Alumni Association

The African American Alumni Association (AAAA) provides financial assistance to deserving undergraduate LMU students who achieve academically and actively support their community. 

Programs and Departments

LMU Anti-Racism Project

Opening ceremony at the Black Student Space at LMU

Black Student Space Established on Campus

Taking a concrete step to foster a sense of belonging and a space of connection for the Black student body, with an atmosphere that prioritizes the well-being of the Black student population at Loyola Marymount University, the Black Student Space is established as a permanent campus location.