Student Learning Goals

Students walking across LMU campus with Sacred Heart Chapel and Malone Student Center in the background

1. Integrate Mind, Body & Spirit: 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.
  • Enjoy their lives to the fullest.

2. Commit to Service & Justice: 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. Become a Global Citizen: 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. Practice Ignatian Values: 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 heart1

5. Live a Life of Purpose: Lead a life where their greatest passions meet the world’s greatest needs.

  • 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 lives2.

1 Loyola Marymount University Lion’s Code.
2 “Your vocation in life is where your greatest joy meets the world’s greatest need.” Frederick Buechner, 1926.