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About the University and the Center

The Center for Religion and Spirituality is a unit of Loyola Marymount University (LMU). A Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, LMU is a nationally ranked university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions.

The Center is a continuing education school under the Office for Mission and Ministry, an organizational unit within the President’s Division. The university's presiding academic officer for the Center is Dr. John Sebastian, professor of english and vice president for mission and ministry.

Antiracism Project

The LMU Antiracism Project is an initiative to address systemic inequality within our insitution. Moving towards antiracism as an institution means that we commit to using our varied roles, training, experiences and perspectives to identify systemic issues, problem-solve, and hold our units accountable.

Certificate of Completion

A certificate of completion is a recognition (in the form of a diploma bearing the university seal) by Loyola Marymount University that a student has satisfactorily demonstrated potential for professional achievement in a specialized field of study. Upon completion of required coursework with the minimum required grade(s), students then file an application for their certificate of completion. Certificates are awarded at graduation ceremonies. Physical diplomas are mailed directly to students.

Classroom Support

Classroom Support ensures all classroom technology and equipment is maintained and updated and keeps learning spaces clean, organized, and conducive to learning. For immediate classroom needs, please call x87777 and choose option 1. Support is available:

  • Monday-Friday: 7:30a-10p
  • Saturday: 7:30a-10p
  • Sunday: 7:30a-7p

Emergency Management

Emergency Management serves as an all-encompassing tool for campus emergency information, disaster readiness events at LMU, and tips on how to prepare for and respond to various emergencies.

Instructional Technology

The Instructional Technology team provides guidance and support with online learning technology (Brightspace, Zoom), immersive technology, and video creation and integration in teaching and learning.

Each academic unit at LMU has dedicated technology personnel. Supporting the Center is:

Jeff Henline
Senior Instructional Technologist
(213) 736-1438

Library Services

The William H. Hannon Library is the central library at Loyola Marymount University, and houses an array of distinctive services that support the work of faculty.

Marketing and Communications

The Marketing and Communications team provides guidance and support with communications, marketing, brand management, and public relations.

Many units at LMU have dedicated communication managers. Supporting the Center is:

Christine M. Nangle
Associate Director for Marketing and Communications, Mission and Ministry
(310) 338-2993

Martin Gang Institute

In addition to the Center's portfolio of continuing education programs and sponsored projects, is the Martin Gang Institute for Intergroup Relations. This is an endowed institute, named for its primary benefactor Martin Gang, that focuses on research and education in interreligious, intercultural, and intergroup relations, specifically in Los Angeles and the Southland. Fellows conduct projects or research in this field. It is administered by an executive committee that includes staff from the Center and AJC Los Angeles.


Continuing education employs a number of pedagogical tools and techniques. The Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office for Online Learning both provide excellent ideas and resources for faculty.


All regulations and rules or procedures applicable to learning at the Center are published under "Polices". Students are held individually responsible for these policies, as are faculty when applicable. Please be sure to review them, as well as the following:

Rosters and Grading

Although course enrollment and contracts are processed with Xenegrade (the online course registration platform used by the Center), course records, scheduling information, rosters and grades are maintained via PROWL (the front-end of the records and registration platform called Banner) in MyLMU. Course rosters, student contact information, emailing the class, and filing grades are done with PROWL. The Office of the Registrar manages such records.