Students, Alumni & Special Programs

CSA is dedicated to educating and informing the LMU community about social justice issues by connecting LMU students with worthy service opportunities according to their interests and talents. CSA also supervises seven student service organizations that are unique to LMU: Belles, Crimson Circle, Gryphon Circle, Ignatians, Magis, Marians and Sursum Corda. Each service organization promotes and participates in volunteer on-campus and off-campus service, as well as reflection on service experiences.

Build a Miracle / De Colores
LMU alumni come together and build a home for a poor family in Tijuana. Each home costs between $7,000 to $8,000 and the families pay for their home by doing 500 hours of community service. Activities include mixing concrete and hammering. Alumni work alongside the many families who have received homes. Julianne '88 and Chris '85 North are the contacts for the project.

United Way
320 LMU faculty and staff members contributed $44,558.67 this year to the United Way campaign. Faculty and staff members were given the option to donate to any 501 (c) 3 organization or directly to the United Way. Donations were made either by a lump sum or were taken from a direct debit plan. LMU has participated in this campaign for the past three years.

Special Games is an annual student-run, nonprofit, Olympic style competitive sporting event for the mentally and/or physically challenged.

Up 'til Dawn
Up 'Til Dawn is a new partnership between LMU students and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Up 'til Dawn students will educate others about St. Jude while raising money through a variety of student-driven activities.

St. Vincent de Paul
The LMU chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is dedicated to serving the homeless within the Los Angeles area.

The Greek community at LMU takes pride in their commitment to service and philanthropic projects for the betterment of society. Each Greek chapter also holds individual fundraising contests for respective causes linked locally or nationally to their chapter's respective philanthropic interests. The Greek communities at LMU include: Alpha Delta Gamma, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Chi, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Alpha Phi, Delta Gamma, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Sigma Theta, Delta Zeta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, and Sigma Lambda Gamma.