Student Organizations

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African Student Association

The African Student Association is an organization that aims to celebrate African culture on campus with Pan-African students. The diversity of African culture is often looked over, so students within this group will be able to represent their individual culture and share their experiences with other members. All students are encouraged to join our organization and listen to conversations about misrepresentation of Africans and how we thrive as a people worldwide. ASA encourages it's own members to celebrate their rich African culture through music and dance by joining our dance team.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is an international service organization that was founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908 by nine college students. It is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. Its membership is comprised of distinguished women who boast excellent academic records, proven leadership skills and are involved in the global community through advocacy and service. Alpha Kappa Alpha has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.

Black Greek Council

The purpose of the BGC is to cultivate community, collaboration, and discussion among the Black Greek Letter Organizations on the campus of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) to improve the community and support academic excellence.

Black Student Union

The Black Student Union is an on-campus organization for the Black student body. Our purpose is to serve as a network and support system for students of African descent at LMU. We discuss the various political, social, and cultural issues that pertain to Black students, with the intentions of encouraging, enriching, and educating the whole person and providing effective self-government. BSU openly admits all LMU students to its membership as we move forward towards uplifting our African American student body and community outside the Bluff.

Brothers of Consciousness

Brothers of Consciousness (BOC) is the premier Black male organization on campus. The club works to promote Jesuit values–such as being a person for others–and to increase Black male leadership on campus. Founded decades ago, BOC continues strong to this day, engaging the community through service, activism, and social events. We recognize that, as Black men on a university campus, we represent a very small percentage. As such, BOC only provides an inclusive community for the Black men and non-binary students on campus, but we commit to engaging with those coming after us as well.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. Since its founding in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, more than 250,000 women have been granted membership into the organization. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of Economic Development, Educational Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, and Political Awareness and Involvement.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was founded on the campus of Indiana University, on January 5, 1911. Kappa Alpha Psi was founded by ten undergraduate men who sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians stimulating them to reach accomplishments higher than they had imagined. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is an achievement. Members desire to encourage this notion honorably in every field of human endeavor. With achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism, and honor in a bond of fraternity. Subsequently, chapters began to spread in succession nationally. The Kappa Alpha Psi experience had generated serious interest among black college degree holders to form Alumni Chapters, thus expanding its members more rapidly.

School of Education's Black Graduate Student Association: Imani

    Rooted in one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa, Imani (meaning Faith in Swahili) teaches us to believe with our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. With Imani at the forefront of all we do, the purpose of SOE BGSA: Imani is to empower individuals within LMU’s graduate community who identify as Black, African American, Black biracial, multicultural, African, or within the Black Diaspora and to provide networking opportunities with other incoming students, current students, alumni, staff, undergraduates, and faculty at LMU. The goal is to represent an established presence of this community for students that fosters connection and ongoing support.

    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated

    The Radiant Rho Eta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. was chartered on December 8, 2006, on the campus of Loyola Marymount University. Sigma Gamma Rho is the third NPHC sorority to charter at LMU. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc mission is to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, healthcare, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

    Sisters in Solidarity

    Sisters in Solidarity is an on-campus organization promoting unity and cultural engagement for women of color. We strive to create a comfortable environment in order to uplift women at LMU: our motto is "By Black Women, for Women of Color". We invite all women on campus to join, as membership does not rely solely on your ethnicity. We hold meetings focused on issues surrounding the mental stability, physical health, and overall well-being that women of color face. We also look at women of color in power, in addition to hosting bonfires, movie nights, holiday gatherings, study halls, our annual "Pajama Jam" and more! Overall, we work towards creating empowerment and unity for women of color so that we can feel more comfortable at LMU as a marginalized group.

    National Association of Black Journalists

    The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is an organization of journalists, students, and media-related professionals that provides quality programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. NABJ is committed to strengthening ties among black journalists, expanding job opportunities for black journalists, and fostering an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by black journalists.

    National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)

    The National Society of Black Engineers is a professional organization that is owned and managed by its members. With more than 30,000 members around the world, with 394 active chapters, 242 collegiate, 70 professional and 82 pre-collegiate, located in six geographic regions. NSBE is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE's mission is "to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community." The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American STEM Majors and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.