Black Community

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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 members of the Community with opportunities for social and professional connection, acknowledgement and celebration of the contributions of Black Faculty and Staff on and off campus, programs, resources, and connections that support the efforts of Black Faculty and Staff; and the space to address and/or respond to critical issues facing the Black Community and LMU Community in general.

Black Faculty and Staff Alliance
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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) was established to provide financial assistance to deserving undergraduate LMU students who achieve academically and actively support their community. AAAA ambassadors volunteer as an extension of the university to promote and support LMU within their Lion network representing the Black student and alumni community.

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Advocacy and Solidarity

The Ignatian tradition of discernment urges that, as persons for and with others, we pay attention to the injustices around us so that we might commit ourselves to a comprehensive reform of our structures and systems. LMU is taking steps to making the university a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community. We have LMU students, faculty, and staff of color to thank for their advocacy and leadership. Black students, staff, and faculty have led this charge in presenting the university with a list of demands to guide the university to this goal. Review their letters and LMU’s response.

Programs and Departments

Upcoming Events

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