This collection consists of records created by the student organizations of Loyola University (before the Loyola University
and Marymount College merger) and Loyola Marymount University from 1917-2012. Records include student organization constitutions
and bylaws, correspondence, memoranda, event flyers, newsletters, playbills, programs, directories, news clippings, and ephemera.
Loyola Marymount University (LMU), located in Los Angeles, California, was founded as Loyola College of Los Angeles in 1911
by members of the Society of Jesus after the closure of St. Vincent’s College, a school for boys created by Vincentian Fathers
in 1865. Loyola College grew quickly and a new campus was selected in 1917. In 1920, Loyola College began offering graduate
level education by founding a separate law school. Official establishment of a graduate division would not occur until June
1950 even though the law school continued to thrive and after a Teacher Education Program at Loyola College had been created
Continued growth of the college prompted a second move for Loyola College in 1929 to the current campus in Westchester. Incorporated
as Loyola College in 1918, the school achieved official university status in 1930.
While Loyola University was experiencing a high growth rate in the early 20th century, so was the education program offered
by the Religious of Sacred Heart of Mary for young women that had begun in 1923. In 1933, Marymount Junior College was opened
in Westwood, Los Angeles. The college continued to grow; in 1948 the Junior College became a four-year university and granted
its first baccalaureate degrees in 1948. In 1960, Marymount College moved to a campus on the Palos Verdes Peninsula to accommodate
its growing student body.
In 1968, Marymount College moved one last time to share the Loyola University campus. Although the two schools shared a physical
space, Marymount College and Loyola University were still two separate schools and remain so for five years. Loyola Marymount
University was officially named in 1973 after Loyola University and Marymount College merged.
Student organizations are often the hub of campus activity, which foster student involvement, leadership, and excellence.
These student-led organizations have offered students opportunities to explore their interests and make lasting friendships
while at LMU.
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