Diverse group of doctoral degree candidates at commencement

Office of Intercultural Affairs

"...in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

The Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) at Loyola Marymount University fosters the creation of an institutional climate that promotes inclusive excellence.

Our commitment to inclusive excellence emerges out of our university mission and vision where everyone is needed for the work of justice and reconciliation in the world, where every group, faith, creature, and culture belongs, and all voices are heard in dialogue with each other.

At LMU, President Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., has challenged us to create the world we want to live in. Inclusive excellence gives us a way to aspire toward this vision as a university – to demonstrate how we represent, express, and use all our diverse backgrounds, perspectives, skills, and creativity to engage in our common work of educating students to be men and women for and with others.

This is who we are and how we do inclusive excellence at LMU.

Group of graduates with hands raised at undergraduate commencement
Since the Academic Community of Excellence was established, 99% of students who have participated in the program have graduated from LMU.
Female participants in President's Leadership Development Initiative in discussion
The President's Leadership Development Initiative serves to create an effective inclusive university environment where all faculty and staff can succeed.
Students in Implicit Bias workshop
The initiative aims to help faculty, staff, and students achieve bias literacy by developing an in-depth understanding of how our minds work.