Exterior of the fountain on campus at night

 

  • Agapé Service Organization is a group of people who seek to serve and support those living with mental illnesses. Agape is built on three essential principles: compassion, courage, and change. Agape, derived from the Latin word meaning "selfless love," strives to promote the wellbeing of persons, both on and off campus, through service, community engagement, and ending stigmas surrounding mental health. 

    Formal recruitment for Agapé takes place in the Spring of each academic year. Contact the Center for Service and Action for more information about the service organization recruitment process.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Belles Service Organization was established in 1960 as the official "hostesses" of Loyola University. At that time, Belles and Crimson Circle were the only two service organizations at LMU. All service was done on campus by greeting and assisting at masses, athletic events, and formal university events. Belles has now expanded to serving off campus in the Los Angeles community and continues to assist at LMU events. Today this 50-member organization is composed of sophomore, junior, and senior students dedicated to giving time and service to the University and the community beyond. Belles are dedicated to service and are building relationships within the organization and with the communities they serve, "in service, love, and solidarity." 

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • The mission of BALI Club is to raise money and awareness to assist in providing educational opportunities for the underprivileged children of Indonesia. This will be done through organizing sponsorships and English education classes conducted at a series of learning centers that are run by our partner, The Suwandi Foundation. This club will also be taking an annual service trip to Bali, Indonesia where we will be volunteering as English teachers in a rural fishing village. This gives all members the opportunity to see the impact they are having on the local community!

    Watch their welcome video here.

     

  • Camp Kesem is a nationwide community, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates over 115 free summer camps in 42 states for children ages 6 to 18 who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. This camping experience - as well as Kesem's year-round support services - have a lasting impact on children by providing them a peer-support network that understands their unique needs, builds confidence and strengthens their communication skills.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Creare Service Organization's mission is to act; to create opportunities, and futures for those who need it most. With an emphasis on helping the youth of the community, we stand as role models and mentors for the younger generations. Our goal is to work with children to not only help with their personal needs, but to teach the importance of camaraderie, service, and social justice. We also stand as role models for the Loyola Marymount student body and will work to give back to the community that helped us "to create" the futures we ourselves work toward.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • LMUDM works directly with the B+ foundation in helping children with pediatric cancer by providing financial assistance as well as funding towards further research. In its two years on campus, LMUDM has raised almost 100,000 dollars for this fantastic foundation. It works to fundraise all year long leading up to the annual dance marathon that is held in the spring.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • ECO Students: Our club is rooted in the three E's of sustainability: economy, equity, and ecology. We focus on becoming politically involved with environmental legislation, creating a greener and more sustainable LMU, and taking direct action.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • The mission of the Emily Shane Foundation Club is to honor this nonprofit charity’s focus. This includes promoting the Foundation’s “Pass it Forward” motto by encouraging the performing of good deeds and acts of kindness to others. In addition, the Club will help promote, support, and be involved in all aspects of the Foundation’s SEA (Successful Educational Achievement) Program. This will include fundraisers, visits to SEA sites to meet the children, arrange on-campus visits for the children (many of whom have never been on the premises of a university), and come up with other ways to help. Ideas include a book drive, for the children to have grade-level appropriate books to own for themselves outside of school, a snack drive, where food bars and other nonperishables can be collected to hand out as snacks (many of the children come to their sessions hungry), etc.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Engineering for Humanity is a society of professional and student engineers dedicated to servicing the local and global community. 

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Espérer is dedicated to making the world freer and greener through direct service, advocacy, and community building. We focus on issues relating to environmental justice and human trafficking and we strive to be people of active hope.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Gryphon Circle is an honorary service organization whose primary focus is to serve people at Loyola Marymount University and the outside community through educating themselves and others about education as a social justice issue. 

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • We, the people of Ignatians Service Organization of Loyola Marymount University, work together to perform service for the LMU Community and to our outside service placements for the promotion of social justice and the preservation of respect for the whole of the human race. We perform these duties with intentionality, openness of mind, and in solidarity with our LMU service counterparts for the purpose of displaying the objective of this organization.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Magis Service Organization is an all male service organization at LMU with focuses on the social justice issues of homelessness and education. Magis has 5 service sites that members visit and serve regularly and those are Verbum Dei High school, El Espejo, Good Shepherd, Blessed Sacrament Church's food pantry, and SPY.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Marians Service Organization is a group of women dedicated to the betterment of women and children. Marians Service Organization specifically embraces the ideals of feminism and work to create equality for all through service and activism.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan is an organization of politically conscious students who come together in pursuit of social justice. We believe that education and activism are the avenues for social change. We value Chicana/o and Latina/o historia, cultura, and educación. We welcome students of all backgrounds who are interested in us. We believe that intersectionality and diversity is key in our pursuit of social change.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Oxfam America is a global organization working to right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. At Oxfam we like to think of ourselves as a powerful force of people against poverty and work with people in more than 90 countries to create lasting solutions. Oxfam saves lives, develops long-term solutions to poverty, and campaigns for social change.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • PESA LMU is a student organization that offers students the chance to participate in transformative justice advocacy, mentorship, and education on and off the bluff. PESA LMU is directly affiliated with PESA, a local non-profit that has partnered with the Los Angeles Superior Court, the Los Angeles City Attorney Office, and LAPD to administer diversion and education programs for at-risk youth. This affiliation allows PESA LMU to offer LMU students work and volunteer experiences in the fields of law, social work, and education as well as access to valuable networking opportunities.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Service Partners Club - We are an organization that works with existing charities and other organizations to bring you to help at their events or to bring them to LMU where we help them with their cause.

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • The Student Veterans Organization is here for any students who are active duty or veterans of the US Military, as well as family members and friends of military members, who wish to stay connected to other veterans on campus. 

     

  • Founded in 1992, Sursum Corda is one of LMU's four all-gender service organizations. As an organization Sursum Corda is committed to reflecting on, unpacking, and challenging food systems on-campus, locally, and globally in line with our mission of food justice. Being that Sursum Corda translates in Latin to "lift up your heart," we commit to the practice of "heart lifting" as we act compassionately in and out of service experiences. Dedicated primarily to off-campus service, Sursums are committed to establishing meaningful bonds with the greater Los Angeles community as well as with each other. 

    Watch their welcome video here.

  • Together as Effective AccoMplices (TEAM) is a student org at LMU that is dedicated to analyzing how ideologies of systematic oppression are constantly being perpetuated throughout LMU and the world. TEAM is open for all, but is essentially a white anti-racist affinity group that works to critically engage in our four main objectives: analyzing one’s own privilege in order to understand how systematic oppression is currently being enacted in everyday life, providing training on striving toward being effective accomplices to marginalized communities, creating a brave space for coalition building within the organization and throughout the LMU and Los Angeles community, and providing a space for self-care and team building.

    Watch their welcome video here.