The Mission


Saint Louis University is proud of its heritage as America's second oldest Catholic, Jesuit institution of higher education. Since its beginnings, SLU has nurtured the spiritual and moral development of all members of its community. We are both proud and honored that SLU students, faculty, staff and alumni perform hundreds of thousands of hours of service for the community each year.

More than 2,000 students, faculty and staff participate in the annual Make a Difference Day program each fall to provide service to a wide variety of local organizations. SLU students spend their spring break serving the poor and marginalized across the United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and El Salvador.

The Irvin and Maggie Dagen Public Interest Fellowship stipends are awarded to law students who obtain volunteer positions with public interest organizations for the summer, serving the underrepresented and/or ensuring justice in our society. No matter what the area of study, Saint Louis University strives to instill in our students a sense of leadership and ethics through community outreach and social responsibility.


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