Dear LMU Student:
Welcome to the start of the 2014 and the beginning of what I trust will be an exciting and rewarding year. I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of policies and practices regarding living and socializing in off-campus neighborhoods. Loyola Marymount University students continually make positive contributions to the community, are respectful citizens and good neighbors, obey the laws, and understand the responsibility they have to the University and the community at large. Unfortunately, every year there are a small number of students who have difficulty understanding this responsibility, thus presenting a challenge to all of us.
As Loyola Marymount University continues to work to build a more positive relationship with our neighbors, it is our expectation that the behavior of our students will reflect favorably on themselves and their families, as well as on Loyola Marymount University as a Jesuit and Catholic University. Being a “good neighbor” should not be just a catch phrase, but something we should all strive for because it is the right, and just, thing to do!
Whether you live right outside the campus gates or commute from the Valley, I encourage you to be an active member in the Loyola Marymount University community this year and make positive contributions to both the LMU community and the community at large. One way to make such a contribution is to get involved in initiatives and activities on campus. There are a number of exciting programs at Loyola Marymount University that can provide you with opportunities to contribute to a positive campus and community climate:
- ASLMU: Get involved in ASLMU
- Clubs and organizations: Join efforts with the LMU Greek Council in building community between Greeks and the Westchester Neighborhood.
- Center for Service and Action: Give back to the community by serving as a volunteer in the Westchester Neighborhood. CSA can help you find local community service opportunities.
We want you to have a great year both academically and socially. We also expect you to be a responsible and respectful member of both the LMU community and the community at large. Together we can work to create an environment off-campus that is respectful of the rights of all.
Director, Off-Campus Student Life