Mission, Goals, and Learning Outcomes

In the spirit of the University and Student Affairs missions, the Student Housing Office creates a living and learning environment by providing programs and services that empower students to realize their potential in mind, body and spirit within a community that honors human diversity and accepts students as individuals; each with rights and responsibilities.

Vision Statement

"Building communities that transform and inspire students to change our world"

The Five Pillars of the LMU Experience

  • INTEGRATE MIND, BODY & SPIRIT- Demonstrate transformative growth and develop as whole persons through the integration of mind, body, and spirit.
  • COMMIT TO SERVICE & JUSTICE- Be socially responsible citizens to building a more just world.
  • BECOME A GLOBAL CITIZEN- Value the diversity of the human experience and commit to the practice of interculturalism to make meaningful contributions as citizens of the global community.
  • PRACTICE IGNATIAN VALUES- Make decisions congruent with their personal beliefs, values, and faith through continuous reflection and discernment.
  • LIVE A LIFE OF PURPOSE-Lead a life where their greatest passion meets the world's greatest needs.

The Student Housing Office also embraces the Student Affairs Division Goals and Learning Outcomes.

The Loyola Marymount University Student Housing Office works to create safe and inclusive communities for all students, staff, and faculty in accordance with the University Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy

Student Affairs Mission Statement

In a belief that the glory of God is a human being fully alive, the Division of Student Affairs supports the University mission through programs and services designed to advance student learning.

Student Affairs Division Goals

  • Promote innovative programs and events which develop an enlivened and engaged campus community.
  • Instill in the students the value of service and the promotion of justice.
  • Guide students through a process of reflection, self-discovery, and character development.
  • Promote the balanced development of body, mind and spirit. To foster students' respect for each other in an intercultural community.

Student Affairs Division Learning Outcomes

As leaders who transform the world, graduates of Loyola Marymount University will:

   1.      Develop as whole persons through the integration of mind, body and spirit.

  • Engage in behaviors that foster personal health and well-being.
  • Explore faith, spirituality and meaning in their life.
  • Value the interdependence of the mind, body and spirit.
  • Practice healthy, mutually respectful interpersonal relationships.


   2.      Be socially responsible citizens committed to building a more just world.

  • Understand the principles of socially responsible leadership.
  • Articulate an ethical leadership style that is informed by Ignatian ideals.
  • Participate in activities that engage them in the service of others.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within and across communities to promote social justice.


   3.      Commit to the practice of interculturalism and make meaningful contributions as citizens of the global community.

  • Participate in discourse by embracing multiple worldviews and experiences.
  • Engage in interdependent relationships with others of diverse mind and kind.
  • Evaluate the local and global impact of individual and collective decisions.
  • Take informed and responsible action to address ethical, social and environmental challenges.


   4.      Make decisions congruent with their personal beliefs, values and faith through continuous reflection and discernment.

  • Practice critical thinking in decision making.
  • Demonstrate Ignatian ideals in their actions, behavior and decisions.
  • Own the actions of their mind, hand and heart[1].


   5.      Lead a life where their greatest passions meet the world’s greatest needs[2].

  • Participate in educational experiences that transform their understanding of their calling.
  • Cultivate a desire for lifelong learning.
  • Develop practical skills that enable them to live healthy, productive, and purposeful lives.

[1] Loyola Marymount University Lion’s Code: http://studentaffairs.lmu.edu/media/lmustudentaffairs/administration/judicialaffairs/Lions%20Code.pdf
[2] “Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” Frederick Buechner, 1926.

First Year Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the first year at LMU, students will...


  • The pursuit of higher education and begin to develop an intrinsic appreciation for life-long learning.
  • The opportunities for exploration and growth created by participation in LMU's diverse community.


  • LMU's mission and traditions and how you are called to play a vital part in the global community.
  • About University resources and how to access them to enhance your college life experience.


  • As engaged members of the University community with a developed sense of personal accountability, good judgment and independent thinking that leads toward a balanced life.