The Order of the Blue Shield was founded on August 9, 1935 by a group of UCLA alumni whose goal was “to further UCLA’s interest and to guard the institution’s welfare”. Charter members included William C. Ackerman, Edward A. Dickson, Porter Hendricks, Robert W. Kerr, Robert Gordon Sproul and Ernest Carroll Moore. Members, representing eight decades of Bruins, includes alumni leaders, former Regents of the University of California and donors to key campus support groups.
In addition to our Mission Statement, the Order of the Blue Shield supports the UCLA Library. The UCLA Library is the core of UCLA and serves every student, alumnus, faculty and friend of UCLA.