Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diverse hands

At Marymount California University, we strive to create a welcoming and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of the Mariner community. Where there is a sense of pride, passion and belonging, we all come out ahead.

MCU has been examining its role in the fight to confront racism, promote social justice and deepen our collective understanding, communication and mutual support. Now more than ever, we must work together to bring diversity, equity and inclusion into greater focus. MCU is committed to an action plan that builds and sustains a community that embraces these core values.

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is rooted in the university’s educational mission and Catholic heritage to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community.


MCU's diverse population

Diverse student profile

MCU believes the best learning environment is a diverse one, inclusive of students of a multitude of identities, experiences and perspectives.

43% Hispanic                        49% Female
21% White                              40% Catholic
7% Black                                36% Pell-eligible
38% Over age 22

Based on Fall 2019 enrollment

In the News

Tree with diverse hands as leaves

DEI Newsletter

Click to see a cultural celebration calendar by the month.

Students at Bruce's Beach

What Black history means to me

As president of Black Student Union, Angela Manson-McGaughy wants to encourage new ways of thinking and empower her classmates to make their own history, too.

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Resources