six arete award recipients smiling for the picture

Arete (ah-rey-TAY) is the Greek word for goodness, excellence and character of virtue. The Arete Award, sponsored by the Marymount Institute, honors graduating students who have demonstrated their commitment to service and justice through off-campus volunteer service, especially with the poor and marginalized during their time at LMU.

Arete Award Requirements

  • Graduating students
  • 250+ service hours*

* For De Colores, Ignacio Companions, Alternative Break trips and other immersion weekends or weeks, you can count eight hours of service per non-travel days.

Apply for the Arete Award

The Arete Award application 2020 is now available. Please submit your application on CSAs LEO page on Monday April 13 by 10am.

For any questions, please contact Patrick Furlong