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Areas of Need

Throughout the Division of Student Affairs, there are many programs or initiatives that your support would greatly impact. If you are looking to support our areas of greatest need, we have identified the five funding priorities below. To support another specific area in the Division, see How To Give or contact us.

Scholarship Initiative

University President David W. Burcham has launched the Loyola Marymount University Scholarship Initiative with the goal of raising $100 million over the next three years. These funds will be strictly for undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarship aid.

The Learning Community

The Learning Community (TLC) is committed to first-year African-American student success at Loyola Marymount University. The goals of this year-long program are to cultivate leaders, instill community consciousness and promote academic and co-curricular success at LMU. 

Jewish Student Life

The award-winning Office of Jewish Student Life (JSL), under the direction of campus Rabbi Ilana Schachter, provides opportunities that create a community at LMU in which students can celebrate their Jewish identity. Recently recognized with the Campus Partner Award from Hillel International, JSL hosts an array of on-campus events and programs such as Shabbat dinners, High Holiday worship services, Jewish learning and cultural celebrations that are free and open to all students. Through generous support, JSL can continue to expand and thrive at LMU by building a committed staff and developing new ways to engage students in Jewish life both on and off campus.

Office for International Students & Scholars

The Office for International Students and Scholars serves as a resource to the University by ensuring regulatory compliance. OISS provides programs and services that support international students' and scholars' social, educational and professional success, thereby, creating an engaged global community.