As an anti-racist university, we commit to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access. Our work begins at home, where we strive to implement more equitable systems and strengthen our campus climate. Our faculty lead research and critical conversations to address inequities in communities and advocate for change.
Creating an Equitable Future
Rebecca Murga, M.F.A. ‘23, recognizes the power of storytelling. Her unique perspective as a Puerto Rican woman and military veteran motivates her to spotlight diverse experiences in her work. She’s using her platform as a filmmaker to lift up underrepresented voices, and her stories will soon reach the masses when her new show, directed by Spike Lee, premieres on Amazon Prime.
LMU earned an institutional excellence award from the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education.
President’s Professor and nationally recognized psychologist Cheryl Grills leads the Psychology Applied Research Center.
Chaya Crowder, assistant professor of Political Science and International Relations received a grant in support of L.A. County’s Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiative.
LMU centers and institutes make meaningful change at the intersection of academic research and community empowerment.
LMU received a $2.5 million Driving Change grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to bring greater equity for students in STEM.