Students outside at a RSO event

Contact the RSO Office

If you have questions about Registered Student Organizations or are looking for more information, please email Student Leadership & Development at SLD@lmu.edu.

Policies, Resources & Guidelines

Below you will find all the resources you need to run your student organization as smoothly as possible. This is the one-stop shop for the event planners, budget managers and marketing strategists of your student organization at Loyola Marymount University. Use our Student Involvement Policy Guide to navigate the policies and guidelines by category.

Click here to download the Fall 2020 Student Involvement Policy Guide.

Note: These policies have been established to assist in building a learning community where the respect, consideration and dignity of every member of the LMU community are priorities. Of course, no single policy or group of policies can anticipate every eventuality. Accordingly, LMU expressly reserves the right to revise, supplement or withdraw any policy or portion of a policy from time to time as it deems necessary.

Registered Student Organization Conduct

To help you make fully informed choices about joining Registered Student Organizations at LMU, we provide a report on any organizational conduct violations dating back to Spring 2019.

Registered Student Organization Conduct Report

Since Spring 2019, there have been no organizational conduct violations for Registered Student Organizations, excluding sororities and fraternities.

Sorority & Fraternity Organization Conduct Report

View sorority and fraternity chapter conduct information.

Event Scheduling

*LMU continues to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is working diligently to safeguard the safety and well-being of our community. At this time, all events have been cancelled through Friday, May 8, 2020. For the most up to date information please visit lmu.edu/coronavirus*

Student Leadership & Development utilizes the Event Planning Process to evaluate, approve, and support large-scale student events.

Large-scale events may be defined as meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  • Multi-day/Multi-facility
  • Alcohol will be served
  • Significant number of off-campus guests
  • Over 300 guests
  • Notable Guest Speaker/Performer
  • Dance or Concert
  • Display

To complete the Event Planning Process (if instructed to do so):

  1. Complete the Online Event Planning Meeting Form
  2. Schedule an Event Planning Meeting with Student Leadership & Development at least three weeks prior to the event. Meetings take place every Wednesday at 2pm.
  3. Meet with staff from across campus to finalize decisions regarding the event at the Event Planning Meeting. Those in attendance at the Event Planning Meeting may include representatives from Student Leadership & Development, the event venue, Public Safety, Conference and Event Services, Sodexo Campus Services, the Student Housing Office, Off Campus Student Life, Facilities Management, the OneCard Office, and the sponsoring organization's Advisor.
  4. At the completion of the event, an evaluation meeting may be conducted with the organization.

Once approved, Event Planning Meeting Forms are a contract between the university and the sponsoring organization. Any changes to the Event Planning Meeting Forms must be discussed with and approved by Student Leadership & Development.

In the event that the organization does not adhere to University policies or the approved Event Planning Meeting Form, the organization may be prohibited from planning events for a specified amount of time determined by Student Leadership & Development.

 

 

Event Diagrams for Campus Locations

Log into LEO to view diagrams of potential locations for your event.

Contact Event Scheduling

Office: Malone Student Center 103
Phone: (310) 338.2877
Fax: (310) 338.5963
Email: sld@lmu.edu

FAQs About RSOs

  • The number of RSOs is continually growing as students create new clubs and organizations. As of Fall 2020, there are currently over 200 Registered Student Organizations on campus. You can browse all organizations on LEO.

  • Click here to search all RSOs on campus on LEO. On LEO, you can access each RSO’s basic information, President, and Advisor. You can also search by RSO name, keywords, and/or category.

  • We encourage you to learn more about each RSO through their portals on LEO. On each RSO’s portal page you are able to access the president and advisor contact information and directly message them to get more information.

  • If your RSO would like to make a deposit of funds during COVID-19 related campus closure, please follow the below instructions. If you have any questions, please contact sld@lmu.edu

    The Cashier’s Office is currently open and processing check deposits by mail. To process your organization’s donation checks, please complete the Cashier Deposit Form with the following information:

    • Please do not send cash via mail
    • When receiving checks, please ensure the checks have the RSO name in the memo line
    • CR No.: Leave blank
    • Department Name: Student Organization Name
    • Contact Name: The person completing the form
    • Type of Deposit: Select one form of tender; if you have a combination of multiple types, please complete a form for each form of tender
    • Account Number: RSO Account Number
    • Amount: Amount of deposit
    • Payor Name: Who provided the funds (i.e. Company Name or individual name)
    • Description: This verbiage will appear on your RSO account transaction history. Please be specific. (i.e. Puppy Club Adoption Fundraiser)

     

    Before sealing the envelope, be sure to take pictures of the deposit form and checks for your records. Please be sure to endorse the checks on the back signature line as well.

     

    The envelope should be addressed to:

    Loyola Marymount University

    ATTN: Cashier’s Office, VDA 250

    1 LMU Drive

    Los Angeles, CA 90045

     

    After mailing, please allow for additional time for processing. The funds should reflect in your organization’s account within 3-4 weeks.

    Need your RSO budget number? Visit the Registered Student Organization LEO page under Documents -> RSO Budget Number List.

    RSO account balances and transaction history can be requested via email at sld@lmu.edu