LMU History and Tradition


Loyola Marymount University will honor its past and celebrate its future throughout the centennial year. Below are just a few links that shed some light on our unique tradition which began in 1911.  Be sure to visit the LMU at 100 website so that you may join us in our upcoming celebratory events!

Loyola Marymount University has the distinct pleasure of being sponsored by several religious orders --the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (Marymount Sisters), the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange--and by many dedicated lay men and women. The members of the religious orders, together with their faculty, staff, and administrative colleagues, share a common dedication to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and social justice as hallmarks of a contemporary Catholic university. For more information on each order, please click on the links below.