The plan's commitments describe the elements of LMU's overall approach that will distinguish what LMU does from other institutions of higher education.

The plan conceives of these elements as the keys to LMU's future success, a set of aspirational values that LMU intends to embody more fully as an institution in order to achieve the plan's vision.

The commitments also constitute criteria that help to determine the selection of spotlight initiatives and that will be used during implementation to guide the evaluation and future refinement of the plan.

The plan's three commitments are: