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Student Voices

Among LMU’s greatest assets is the incredible range of ideas, perspectives and voices in our student body. As an institution of higher learning with a global perspective, we realize that celebrating the variety of human experiences and fostering inclusion and acceptance enhance our mission of offering a world-class education. 

But simply attracting a diverse student population is only the first step. We are also committed to actively supporting, respecting and learning from the experiences and voices of our fellow students in order to foster a fully inclusive sense of community. 

Our celebration of student voices extends beyond the ethnic and cultural experience, though. You’ll live and study with students from all across the country and the world, from a variety of religious traditions, and with a vast range of academic interests, talents and ambitions. 

The result is a dynamic, perspective shaping experience that truly complements your academic life and prepares you for our global society.

Supporting this goal, LMU sponsors the Office of Ethnic and Intercultural Services (EIS), a student-centered department dedicated to building our intercultural community through diversity in classrooms, workplaces and residential communities.  

"LMU is very big on diversity-not just for the sake of diversity, but really opening up lines for dialog and intercultural interaction."  

Mark Diao '11
Political Science major

"The significance of the Black student family here on campus is really unique. People overuse the word community. But this really is a community—and a family."  

Jasmine Cato ‘11
Business Marketing major
Urban Studies minor

"I didn't realize how important it was to be part of the Latino community here until I was actually able to be a part of it and I was able to reap the benefits of that. I came with an open mind, and now I couldn't see myself without it."  

Jose Colo '10
Political Science and English Double major
Spanish minor

Spotlight

For more personal contact with people at LMU, check out Ask LMU. You’ll find brief video responses to questions prospective students have asked. You can submit a question, too, if you can’t locate what you’re looking for elsewhere on the website.