Resources for Students Facing Personal Challenges

The CFA Senior Administrative Coordinators have compiled a list of campus resources available to students facing financial hardships such as home- lessness and hunger. Please share with students or use as a reference when you encounter a student facing these types of difficulties. Read as PDF.

CFA Resources

Michele Hammers, Associate Dean
Phone: 310-338-7781
Office: St. Robert's Hall 101

Elaine Walker, Assistant Dean
Phone: 310-338-2992
Office: St. Robert's Hall 101

CFA Department Chairs

Damon Willick, Chair & Professor of Art History
Phone: 310-258-8643
Office: Burns Faculty Center 203

Saeri Cho Dobson, Chair & Professor of Studio Arts
Phone: 310-338-6644
Office: Burns Fine Arts Center 208

Craig Rich, Chair & Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Phone: 310-258-8998
Office: Foley 320

Rosalynde Leblanc Loo, Chair & Associate Professor of Dance
Phone: 310-338-1635
Office: Burns Fine Arts Center 249

Einat Metzl, Chair & Associate Professor of Marital & Family Therapy
Phone: 310-338-4561
Office: University Hall 2516

Mark Saya, Chair & Professor of Music
Phone: 310-338-3010
Office: Burns Fine Arts Center 101

Katharine Noon, Chair & Professor of Theatre Arts
Phone: 310-338-2999
Office: Foley 303

University Resources

Dean of Students' Office

Create a Care Report. The staff member can contact the student and assess the needs of the student and connect them with services each individual may need for them.

Center for Service & Action**

LMU Food Pantry was established in 2017, and serves as a resource for students struggling to access and secure food as a result of financial challenges.

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am - 5:00pm; Wednesday, 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: St. Robert's Annex (Where the University Credit Union used to be)
Contact: Lorena Chavez,, 310-338-2959

LMU Cares & Campus Ministry

Student safety is our top priority and we have zero tolerance for sexual or interpersonal misconduct in our community.


Financial Aid Office

The Counseling staff can help students who are experiencing such hardships.

Location: Van der Ahe 270
Phone: 310-338-2711

Office of LGBT Student Services

Location: Malone Student Center 403
Phone: 310-258-5482

Office for International Students & Scholars

Location: Malone Student Center, Suite 201
Phone: 310-338-2937

Student Health Services

Location: Fritz Burns Recreation Center (North side of the building)
Phone: 310-338-2881
School Year Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Extended hours on Mondays and Wednesdays
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Student Psychological Services

Location: Fritz Burns Recreation Center (2nd floor, North side, above Student Health Center)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Extended hours for Wednesday until 7pm
Schedule an appointment:

  • Call 310-338-2868 OR stop by their office.
  • For mental health emergencies, a therapist will see you without an appointment during regular business hours.
  • For life threatening emergencies: Call Public Safety at 222 (campus phones) or 310-338-2893.

Veteran Programs

Location: Malone Student Center, Suite 201
Phone: 424.LMU.VETS (424.568.8387)

Campus Recreation and Student Facilities

Any undergraduate and graduate student can use the Burns Recreation Center showers. The cost to utilize the Recreation Center is included in tuition.

Note: LMU will not allow students to sleep in their cars on campus.

**Center for Service & Action's Food Pantry (See University Resources/Item #2)

  • Pantry is for low-income students and students experiencing financial hardships.
  • The pantry consists of non-perishables, which includes tuna, spam, oatmeal / cornflakes, mac & cheese, canned goods (Chef Boyardee, fruits, vegetables), pop tarts, trail mix, peanut butter, popcorn, juice, water, sodas.
  • There is an honor system, so students can go in during open hours and take what they need.
  • The pantry provides bags so students can carry their items discreetly.
  • To donate food to CSA's food pantry, CSA would prefer that donations come to them directly (not left in the pantry), so they can keep an inventory. You can also donate through CSA's Amazon Wish List account. Go to Amazon and find CSA's wish list - LMU Food Pantry Wish List - under "Find a List or Registry."