To Our Lion Family,
On behalf of the Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University (ASLMU), we would like to extend you a warm welcome to the 2018-2019 academic year! Our mission as an organization is to empower the voice of the students while actively promoting a vibrant campus life. Driven by integrity, humility, love, and respect, we are committed to serving the LMU community as persons devoted to being with and for others.
This year ASLMU looks to enhance a culture rooted in LMU’s mission with the goal of creating an inclusive and actively engaged environment in which difference is not only encouraged and embraced, but also understood and internalized as the one commonality that we all share.
Here at LMU our mission has three parts:
The Encouragement of Learning
With mental health awareness as one of our top initiatives this year, ASLMU encourages you to step out of your comfort zone and become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Know that every encounter with difference is an opportunity for growth. College is a roller coaster of emotions, aspirations, and expectations and we’re here for you every twist and turn of the way. Be bold, unapologetic, and please, please, please, MAKE MISTAKES, you’ll only be better for it.
The Education of the Whole Person
“Don’t let your schooling interrupt your education”- Mark Twain
Here at LMU, we know that learning inside the classroom can only be surpassed by the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that come from interacting with one another outside of the classroom. Take advantage of our signature events such as Fallapalooza, Christmas Tree Lighting, and After Sunset, as well as all other programming efforts by putting yourself out there and learning from those you come in contact with. Each of you has something unique and special to share and we can’t wait to learn what that is.
The Service of Faith and the Promotion of Justice
We understand that LMU can sometimes be a bubble of reality and that life off the Bluff often times doesn’t parallel with life on the Bluff. If we hope to become “Global Citizens,” we must be in constant dialogue with the social, economic, and political climate of the world around us. Keep an eye out for how you can use your voice to enact change with events such as First Amendment Week, the National Dialogue on Race, and Protect and Serve.
ASLMU is here for you. We are your family away from home and have committed to serving the LMU community in whichever capacity is called of us. We hope that this year will not only be enlivening and full of excitement, but also meaningful, impactful, and most of all, memorable.
With Lots of Aloha,
ASLMU Vice President