Service is big at SLU. Our students, faculty and staff provide more than 1 million volunteer hours and work with more than 500 organizations each year in the greater St. Louis community.
Maybe that’s because there has been a Saint Louis University almost as long as there has been a city of St. Louis itself.
Since 1818, SLU has worked to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger and has extended compassionate care to the ill and the needy. At our core is our service-focused Jesuit mission and our goal to maintain and improve the quality of life for all people.
million service hours being raised during SLU's bicentennial year
raised by SLU students through the 2017 Dance Marathon
on Washington Monthly’s list of universities who participate most in community service.
years named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
Service is so ingrained at SLU, it’s part of the curriculum. This goes far beyond volunteering and works to address the root cause of a problem.
More than 80 courses on the St. Louis campus each semester involve service learning; students volunteer in the St. Louis community — and earn credit — as part of their classes.
Other students are eligible to work up to 15 hours a week at a non-profit agency as part of SLU’s Community Service Federal Work Study Program, or take part in a six-part Social Justice and Advocacy Training series.
It’s easy to find a cause you’re passionate about at SLU. Attend the Community Service Fair in the fall or the Social Justice Fair in the spring.