Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.71
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Loyola Marymount University
PA-3: Inclusive and Participatory Governance

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.13 / 3.00 Jessica Hernandez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management
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Does the institution have formal participatory or shared governance bodies through which the following stakeholders can regularly participate in the governance of the institution?:
Yes or No
Students Yes
Academic staff Yes
Non-academic staff Yes

A brief description of the institution’s formal participatory or shared governance bodies:

ASLMU (undergraduate student body government) : A student body President are elected by their peers to serve on one school-year term. Along with the President and vice President the senate is composed of 21 elected student senators representing each class.

GSLMU (graduate student body government): An executive board is made up of a peer elected President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. GSLMU also has a senate of 12 senators, 2 from each graduate college on campus.

Students are involved in as the elected student from ASLMU (student government) and sit and work with Board of Trustees as part of their duties. These elected representatives attend board of trustee meetings to represent the student perspective. The Board of Trustees is the highest elected legal governing body that is responsible for the educational, physical, and financial well-being of the university. The President of ASLMU and GSLMU also serve as the primary student representative to the University administration, university committees, and most importantly on the Board of Trustees.

The Faculty Senate represents the voice of the faculty and gives recommendations to the Provost, the President, and the University community. The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the faculty and the professional librarians. Criteria and procedure for the appointment and retention of faculty, and definitions of the categories of tenure-line, term, and part-time faculty are detailed in the Faculty Handbook. For the purposes of University governance, the Senate distinguishes between two types of faculty.

Faculty are also involved in The Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is LMU's elected legal governing body that is responsible for the educational, physical, and financial well-being of the university. The Board of Trustees is comprised of the President of the University, members of our Jesuit Community, and lay persons. Members are elected by a representative body and hold positions for 3 years.

The Staff Senate exists to promote the professional and personal development of staff members, to serve in an advisory capacity to the University leadership in the development, review and dissemination of University Policies, and to provide a forum for open communication and ongoing dialogue among the entire University community. Staff senate are elected from employees that have been employed at the university for at least one year and hold their positions for three-year terms.

Staff senate members a represented at highest level on board of trustees governing body.


Total number of individuals on the institution’s highest governing body:
48

Number of students representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
1

Number of non-academic staff representing their peers as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
0

Number of women serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body:
15

Percentage of official members of the highest governing body that are women:
31.25

Website URL where information about the institution’s highest governing body may be found:
Does the institution host or support one or more formal bodies through which external stakeholders have a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them?:
Yes

A brief description of the campus-community council or equivalent body that gives external stakeholders a regular voice in institutional decisions that affect them:

3.1.3.1. Neighborhood Advisory Committee. Property Owner shall form the LMU Neighborhood Advisory Committee (the “Committee”) and assign a member of the Department of Communication and Government Relations as a community liaison. The Committee shall be comprised of a representative from the LMU Department of Public Safety, a representative from the LMU Student Affairs division, the university’s community liaison, two LMU Students, four community representatives appointed by the applicable Council Office (which shall take into consideration the community members’ proximity to LMU), two representatives appointed by the Westchester-Playa del Rey Neighborhood Council, one representative of the applicable Council Office, and one representative of the Los Angeles Police Department. The Committee shall meet at least four times per year, beginning the first year after the Effective Date, in regard to matters of public safety and student behavior in the community, and other community concerns. Meetings shall be scheduled in advance and open to the public. Notice for each meeting shall be: 1) advertised in advance in a local newspaper; 2) posted on the Loyola Marymount University website; and 3) distributed by e-mail to people who have requested such distribution as well as all Committee members and recent meeting attendees. The Council District Office that represents Loyola Marymount University and the immediately surrounding neighborhood shall also be notified in advance of all meetings. The community liaison shall also attend special meetings on reasonable notice called by a majority of the Committee. The Committee and LMU shall work together in good faith to reach a reasonable, practical resolution of matters, which addresses community concerns and legal requirements and operating and programmatic requirements of the university. LMU also shall submit the landscape plan for 80th Street, required by Section 7.1.C.1(g) of the Specific Plan, to the Council Office and the Committee for discussion at one of the Committee’s public meetings prior to submittal to the Department of City Planning.


Number of people from underrepresented groups serving as official members of the institution’s highest governing body.:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s governance structure is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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