Sorority and Fraternity chapters at Loyola Marymount University are seen as a value-add to our vibrant campus community by creating membership experiences where the organization and members are Accountable, Holistic, Engaged, Connected, and Innovative. It is the belief of the Sorority & Fraternity Life Office that to ensure chapters are places where members can thrive, developmental workshops around the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE are a key piece of our educational initiatives. Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

Attendance Requirements: Two (2) Members from each chapter for each workshop. We ask that those in attendance have not attended a developmental workshop at any point during their membership in LMU SFL. New members are not eligible to participate in the semester in which they are a new member.

As of November 20, 2019 approximately 10% of the LMU SFL Population has been exposed to Restorative Practices via our SFL Developmental Workshop Series.

2019 - 2020 Workshops

SFL Developmental Workshop Sample Agenda

  • The Accountable Chapter will infuse their ritual and the Loyola Marymount University values by holding the organization and members accountable to the highest of standards.

    Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

    Date: Friday September 13, 2019
    Location: Malone 112
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The Holistic Chapter will live the Loyola Marymount University mission by providing a holistic membership development experience targeting wellness and personal growth, beginning as a potential new member through graduation.

    Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

    Date: Friday October 18, 2019
    Location: Malone 112
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The Engaged Chapter will foster an environment where members engage in a diverse array of global experiences, leadership opportunities, mentorship, civic engagement and service.

    Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

    Date: Friday November 15, 2019
    Location: Malone 112
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The Connected Chapter will cultivate connections with on and off campus partners to enrich the communities of which they are a part and transform the members' ability to work within and across diverse landscapes.

    Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

    Date: Friday February 28, 2020
    Location: St. Rob's Auditorium
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

  • The Innovative Chapter will commit to transcending the national narrative of Sororities and Fraternities through innovative approaches to the fraternal experience.

    Through the use of community building circles under the guidance of restorative practices, members will engage in dialogue with one another around each of the focus areas outlined in ASPIRE so that they can bring what they learn back to the chapter.

    Date: Friday March 27, 2020
    Location: Malone 112
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm