Off Campus Student Life (OCSL) addresses the needs and concerns of off campus students, particularly those living in the Los Angeles neighborhoods surrounding the Loyola Marymount University campus. Our office seeks to educate students about city ordinances and university policies and to foster positive community relations on and off campus.
Through programs, resources, and support services, OCSL provides opportunities for off campus students to integrate into the local neighborhood. The staff promotes good relationships with neighbors by increasing students' awareness of their responsibilities as members of the residential community.
In addition, OCSL serves as a liaison between the university and our neighbors, encouraging dialogue about issues of mutual concern.
Meet the Staff
Dr. Shannon Taylor
Dr. Shannon M. Taylor serves as the Director for Off Campus Student Life. She began working at Loyola Marymount University in August of 2008 as the Assistant Director for Student Leadership advising the Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University (ASLMU). Dr. Taylor earned her doctorate from California Lutheran University with a dissertation research agenda focused on spiritual formation and leadership development in traditionally-aged undergraduate women. She earned her M.S. Ed. in Higher Education Student Affairs and her B.S. in Neuroscience at Baylor University.
Dr. Taylor found her passion for higher education in 2001 and has been working in a variety of student affairs capacities since including: engagement and retention, new student programs, student leadership and development, student activities, academic advising, student conduct, Title IX issues and Off Campus Student Life. Additionally, Dr. Taylor has served as an Ignatian Leadership Institute adjunct faculty member, who co-created the curriculum for undergraduate leadership courses regarding individual, group, and community values of leadership which includes: consciousness of self, congruence, commitment, common purpose, collaboration, controversy with civility, citizenship and change. She has also worked with a national fraternity to create an impactful residential learning community including undergraduate courses focused on leadership for all chapter members. Dr. Taylor believes her calling is to help college students find their purpose and meaning while developing their individual leadership potential. She is a member of the Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA), the International Leadership Association (ILA) and serves as the Balanced Man Steward for the Cal Chi Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter and as the Academic Advisor for Sigma Lambda Gamma.