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General Information

Welcome to Saint Louis University

An exciting, challenging experience awaits you as a member of the Saint Louis University community. To answer some of the questions you may have concerning the University and its policies, we have written this handbook. Please read it thoroughly and keep it available for future reference. The policies referenced in this handbook also may be viewed in their entirety on the human resources home page at: http://www.slu.edu/x40182.xml.

The University reserves the right to change the policies in this handbook and on the Policy and Procedures web pages. If you have any questions regarding any of these policies, please ask your supervisor or a member of the human resources office.

We wish you the best of luck and success in your position and hope that your employment relationship with Saint Louis University will be a rewarding experience.

Two resources that you will want to utilize are:

Banner Self Service, a web-based feature of the human resources information system (HRIS), which allows employees of Saint Louis University to view, and in most cases, update their biographic/demographic information, benefits, deductions, leave balances, job history, education, payroll and other personal information online. Information about this feature and a personal identification number (PIN) are provided to new employees address. To access Banner Self Service, click HERE, and then enter your Banner ID and password.

Newslink provides you with information about University announcements, events, news and links to services. Visit the University Newslink at http://www.slu.edu/newslink.xml. This is an excellent site to bookmark on your computer's Internet browser.

University Mission and Philosophy

The mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research and community service. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God's creation and for discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judaeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.

Saint Louis University is a Catholic university sponsored by the Society of Jesus and dedicated to the Society's ideal of striving for academic excellence under the inspiration of the Christian faith. It recognizes the essential importance of the principle of academic freedom to its life as a community committed to the discovery and sharing of truth. In keeping with its Christian vision of the dignity of persons as created in the image of God and as united under the Creator's loving providence, the University seeks to establish a collegial environment in which those of diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs can participate in this community in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.

The Jesuit ideal of academic excellence is based on the conception of the person as a free and responsible agent capable of making a difference for good or ill in the world. Hence, Saint Louis University directs its educational efforts to help students develop as critically reflective and socially responsible persons capable of exercising leadership in advancing the cause of human good in the world. It pursues this goal by providing an environment in which the intellectual, emotional, imaginative, technical, social, religious and spiritual abilities of students are nurtured and strengthened.

The complete text of the University's mission and the president's vision statements are available at http://www.slu.edu/x5021.xml and at http://www.slu.edu/x5505.xml.

Mission and Philosophy of Human Resources


HR Mission Statement

The mission of the Human Resources division is to administer practices and programs that will attract, develop and retain high performing faculty and staff to advance Saint Louis University's mission of higher education, patient care, research and service.

HR Vision

To be leaders of an inclusive community that fosters continuous growth and learning, work life balance, and innovation. To be respected as strategic partners through delivery of excellent customer service, communication and best practices by aligning human capital with business needs and the institution's goals. To be recognized by our faculty and staff as a best place to work.

HR Values and Guiding Principles (MAGIS)

MISSION

We are committed to providing programs, services and development opportunities to the University community that are grounded in our shared Ignatian values.

ATTITUDE

We are passionate about doing more and being more for the University community that we serve.

G UIDANCE

We share our expertise to manage change and ensure that the University's human capital is aligned and ready to fulfill the University's mission and vision.

INGENUITY

We seek to sustain a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in a dynamic learning environment.

SERVICE

We believe that excellent customer service comes from the heart and is nurtured through respect, compassion and love.

Absenteeism and Tardiness

The University expects all staff members to assume responsibility for their attendance and promptness. Recognizing, however, that illnesses and injuries may occur, the University has established sick leave and long-term disability benefit plans to compensate employees for time lost for medical reasons. In addition, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for excused absences caused by a qualifying health condition. (Please see appropriate sections of the handbook for information regarding these benefits.)

Should a staff member be unable to work because of illness, he/ she must notify his/her supervisor or department manager within 30 minutes of the start of his/her shift on each day of absence.

Staff members who are frequently absent or tardy and/or are absent without notifying their supervisors may be subject to corrective counseling. Employees who are absent without proper notice for three working days are considered to have resigned their positions.

University departments or divisions may have their own policies on absenteeism and tardiness. The University's Human Resources department provides guidance to departments that have not implemented a specific policy regarding excessive absenteeism and tardiness based on the prevailing University average for sick leave.

Athletic Ticket Discounts

UPDATE with Current Sports NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics on the St. Louis campus provides opportunities for athletic competition for more than 250 athletes in 17 sports including: basketball, swimming and diving, tennis, cross-country, soccer; men's baseball; and women's volleyball, field hockey and softball. These sports offer great entertainment opportunities for students, staff and faculty. Schedules and tickets may be obtained at the Bauman-Eberhardt center. Discounts are available for some events. Visit the Web site at http://www.slubillikens.com/ for more information.

Banking Services

Faculty and staff members may cash personal checks at the U.S. Bank location in Busch Student Center, ground floor. A valid University ID card is required. ATM machines are located in various buildings throughout the campus. For information about banking services and locations, please call 533-1041.

Billiken Bucks

Staff, faculty, and students may open a Billiken Bucks account. This debit account program allows employees to deposit money into the account in the parking and card services locations:

DuBourg Hall, Room 33
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Caroline Building Room C008
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Employees can make purchases against their accounts at University dining facilities, coffee shops, convenience stores and the bookstore by having their SLU cards swiped. Statements are provided monthly through e-mail. Please call 977-3471 with any questions.

Campus Ministry

Campus ministry services the pastoral needs of our religiously diverse University community. Worship services, the sacraments, retreats, peace and justice ministry, marriage preparation, Bible study, interfaith dialogue, support groups, educational programs, and individual pastoral counseling/spiritual direction are offered.

University-wide liturgical celebrations are held on a regular basis, including an interfaith service that inaugurates the second semester. Masses and ecumenical prayer services are held regularly. Daily Masses are held at 7:15 a.m., noon, and 5:15 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier College Church in the Chapel of Our Lady. Weekend Masses are held at 7:15 a.m., Noon on Saturday and 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. An additional Mass is held at 9 p.m. on Sundays during the academic year-Sept. 1 to May 10. At the Medical Center, daily Mass is celebrated from Aug. 15 to May 30 at noon in the Medical School Chapel. In the Hospital Chapel, Mass is held at noon Monday through Friday and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Campus ministry is ecumenical in scope and respects the diverse cultural and religious backgrounds of the members of our University community. It sponsors Bible study and prayer groups that neither seeks membership by solicitation nor demand recruitment and enrollment of members.

For more information, call campus ministry at 977-2425

Change of Address and Other Personal Information

It is very important that staff members advise human resources of any changes of name, marital status, address, telephone number and dependents so that they receive important mailings and information and do not risk loss of benefit coverage. It is the responsibility of the employee to notify human resources of any changes to this information. Employees may also submit changes by completing appropriate forms available in Banner Self Service.

Computer Purchases

University staff and faculty may take advantage of educational discounts offered by specified major computer vendors for personal computer purchases. In addition, some software products are available for home use at discounted prices. For pricing and additional information on computer or software purchases, please visit the ITS Web site at www.slu.edu/its, send an email to buycomputer@slu.edu or call 977-2000.

Confidentiality

In the performance of assigned duties, the staff of the University may have access to or be involved in the processing of confidential information, including patient care data and student, employee, University, and/or business data. Confidential information includes but is not limited to the following:

  • any patient care information, including demographic data, condition, medical records, test results, medical procedures, bills, knowledge of litigation or like information;
  • any internal University financial statements and statistical and narrative reports;
  • employee records and files, salary data and statistical reports containing the same;
  • information from University computers;
  • student records and files, demographic data and statistical reports containing the same;
  • computer authorization/security codes; and
  • any quality improvement reviews, administrative and medical staff minutes.

Staff members of the University are obliged to maintain the confidentiality of this information at all times, both at work and when off duty. Confidential information should be discussed and/or disclosed only on a "need to know" basis and in the appropriate work setting. Open and/or public areas considered inappropriate for the discussion and/or disclosure of confidential information include but are not limited to elevators, cafeterias, hallways, restrooms, stairwells, etc.

Employees failing to adhere to the University standards with respect to confidentiality are subject to corrective counseling.

Credit Unions

Membership in and services of the St. Louis Community Credit Union and Southern Illinois Area Credit Union are available to staff members of the University. Credit union services include a variety of loans and savings accounts, traveler's checks and money orders. Staff members can authorize deposits or payments to be made to the credit union by payroll deduction. Payroll deduction forms are available at the payroll office. For more information, call or visit the offices of the St. Louis Community Credit Union located at 3651 Forest Park Avenue, or 534-7610, or the Southern Illinois Area Credit Union at 4384 N. Illinois, Swansea, Ill., (618) 234-5021.

Dining Services

Saint Louis University provides dining services to staff, faculty and students on the St. Louis campus. Bannister House, located at 3824 Lindell, provides breakfast, lunch and catered meetings to faculty and staff members. Coffee shops also are located on each campus (see Coffee Shops). Up-to-date information on all dining services is available at the Web site: http://www.dineoncampus.com/stlouis/. Cash or Billiken Bucks are accepted at these dining facilities.

Dress Code and Personal Appearance

Discretion in style of dress and behavior is essential to the image and the safe and efficient operation of the University. Staff members are expected to dress in a manner appropriate to their working environment and to the type of work performed.

It is important that all Saint Louis University employees project a professional image to the people with whom they interact internally and externally. Employees, in conjunction with their managers, may use their judgment regarding the days that they wear "business casual" dress. Your schedule of activities should determine work attire.

The following guidelines apply to "business casual" attire:

  • Appropriate business casual attire includes slacks, skirts and shirts with collars.
  • Appropriate business casual attire does not include jeans, athletic attire (sweatshirts, sweatpants, gym shoes), T-shirts, spandex, casual sandals and shorts.

Employees failing to adhere to the University's standards with respect to appearance and demeanor are subject to corrective counseling.

Employees who are required to wear uniforms are expected to wear them in their entirety. Staff members must abide by the safety policies and procedures of their departments and wear required protective clothing and safety equipment. Some departments may have their own policies or dress codes appropriate to the nature of the work done within those departments. Employees should consult their supervisor regarding any dress code requirement specific to their department.

Emergencies

Emergencies may include fire and smoke, illness or injury, chemical and radioactive spills, threats to safety, and other incidents that endanger persons or property. The Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness (DPSEP) supports the mission of the University by working with memebers of the University community to ensure a safe environment. Crime prevention and your safety is a shared responsibility. When emergencies or personal safety issues as suspicious, threatening, or criminal behavior occur on campus, please call DPSEP immediately at 314-977-3000. Security escorts can be requested at 314-977-7433, and requests for crime prevention training at 314-977-3401. DPSEP also offers carious training opportunities to include First Aid, CPR, Fire Safety and Community Emmergency Response Training. Please call 314-977-3048 or email dpseptraining@slu.edu.

University students, faculty, and staff assigned to Saint Louis University Hospital, Anheuser-Busch Institute, Orthopedic/Rehabilitation Center, and West Pavilion Cancer Center: call 22222 (in-house line), or 577-8000 (outside line). If assigned to Cardinal Glennon, call 4444.

Employee Recognition and Special Events

The University understands that because of the contributions of its staff and faculty members, SLU enjoys a reputation as a leader in the community. In appreciation for the dedicated service of staff members, the University president began the Presidential Service Awards and the Distinguished Service Awards programs.

Presidential Service Awards recognize staff and faculty with 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and more years of service. This event takes place in the spring. The photographs of current employees with 25 years of service or more are displayed in DuBourg Hall, second floor.

Distinguished Service Awards recognize staff and faculty members from each campus who have 5, 10, 15 and 20 years of service. This celebration is held in the fall.

The SLUStars program recognizes employees who demonstrate professionalism and behavior consistent with the University's guiding principles and whose accomplishments further our mission. The SLUStars program is administered through the University's human resources department. Nominees will be e on the following criteria: professionalism, magis (a striving for excellence in all they do), curia personalis ( a personal concern and respect for others), commitment, competence, conscience, compassion and community. SLUStars are recognized on a quarterly basis. You may locate the nomination form throughout the campus or on the University's Web site

SLUCare Ambassadors, called The Ambassador's Club, induction goes to those who excel at serving patients, faculty and staff. Nominees can include doctors, maintenance staff, nurses, security guards or office managers-anyone who works in the Doctor's Office Building and consistently goes out of his way to help patients have a better experience during their visit. Nominees do not have to be Saint Louis University employees; housekeepers who work in the building but are employed by an outside company, for instance, also are eligible. Nominations can be made by employees or patients. Nomination forms are located in the lobby and in doctor's offices.

Helping Our Own

The helping our own program is available to any full-time or part-time staff member experiencing a financial crisis. The one-time monetary gift is made from a fund supported by donations from staff and faculty members. The program exemplifies the University's Jesuit mission in action: a community concerned for one another and committed to serving those in need. The program is administered by campus ministry with assistance from a committee of staff members who volunteer their time. For more information, call 977-2428, or at the Medical Center, call 577-8066.

History

Saint Louis University, the first institution of higher learning west of the Mississippi, was founded by Bishop William DuBourg in 1818. Catholic since its inception and under Jesuit auspices since 1828, Saint Louis University continues an educational tradition that dates back to the mid-1500s when Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus, established the first Jesuit schools. The University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The University has 14 schools and colleges on the campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain.

Inspections

Employees are reminded that, when believed necessary, authorities of the University have the right to inspect all lockers, desks, e-mail, or other University property under the control of the employee with or without notice to the employee. Employees must have approval from their supervisors to remove equipment or supplies from University property. Boxes, packages, bundles, etc., are subject to inspection.

Library Privileges

Library privileges are extended to employees upon presentation of a valid Saint Louis University ID card. For more information on access to all three libraries, go to http://libraries.slu.edu/.

Lost and Found

The public safety department provides a convenient central depository for property found on campus. If employees find or lose personal items, they may contact the public safety office at 977-2376.

Mail Services

Mail services is the collection, processing and distribution center for interoffice mail and the University's incoming and outgoing United States Postal Service (USPS) mail. Services are provided in accordance with USPS regulations and with the highest regard for privacy and confidentiality.

Mail services is responsible for the coordination of mail distribution between all campuses and the USPS. Mail services staff will facilitate the timely delivery of mail addressed to University departments and employees and the metering of outgoing mail from departments. The staff also will inform you of the various mail services available for processing departmental mailings or shipping packages.

Feel free to contact the mail center at 977-2246, or E-mail your questions or concerns to mail_services@slu.edu.

Additional information regarding mailing procedures, online ordering of interoffice envelopes, UPS parcels, and permit usage by departments for bulk mailings and business reply mail is available at www.slu.edu/services/mail.

Organizational Structure

The University administration is organized into two primary areas, academics and operations. Each branch consists of individual divisions headed by a vice president. The Provost oversees the University's academic divisions, as well as SLU's nine colleges and schools, each of which is headed by a Dean. The University President, charged with overseeing day-to-day operations, reports to the Board of Trustees, a body that provides oversight and insight into the University's operations. (These relationships are outlined in the University organizational chart included at the end of this section.) Following are summaries of the University's primary divisions, their responsibilities, as well as departments under their auspices:

Business and Finance is responsible for all University financial operations including accounting, investment management, debt management, purchasing, and budgeting. Departments include: controller's office, treasurer's office, financial planning, and purchasing.

Community Relations was established to broaden the university's outreach to and involvement with the neighboring, national, and even international communities. The department also has worked to link departments, schools and colleges on campus in collaborative ventures and projects.

Development and University Relations provides internal and external public relations support and coordinates all development-related functions including alumni relations and planned giving. Departments include development, marketing and communications, and alumni relations.

Facilities Services oversees and coordinates all functions relating to physical plant support. Services include: facilities management, FAMIS oversight, design and construction, service operations, grounds and custodial services, machine shop, construction services (Billiken Construction Crew), utilities management and mail, distribution and transportation services.

Enrollment and Academic Services is responsible for the recruitment of Undergraduate Students, providing needed services to assist them in becoming successful in their academic pursuits and financial help to keep the institution affordable.

General Counsel manages the legal and compliance-related matters of the University. In addition to legal services, departments include: diversity and affirmative action, insurance and risk management, University audit services, and compliance.

Human Resource Management supports all personnel-related functions including recruitment and retention, compensation and benefits, as well as education and training programs. Services include: benefits/compensation, human resource information systems, employment, employee relations, and professional and organizational development.

Information Technology Services provides computing and information management support to the University. Departments include: academic computing, administrative information systems, instructional media services, telephone services, internet access, IT asset management and IT security.

Mission and Ministry provides services including campus ministry, pastoral care at Saint Louis University Hospital and programs that foster the Jesuit and Catholic identity of the University.

Provost: As the University's chief academic officer, the Provost reports directly to the President on all matters relating to teaching, research and service to the community. The Deans of the University's nine colleges and schools report directly to the provost, as do the directors of certain centers and institutes, the University librarian, and the vice provost for research. The vice president for student development, the vice president and CIO, the vice president for the Madrid campus and the director of athletics also report directly to the provost.

Student Development provides resources to promote student formation in non-academic aspects of student life. Departments/offices include: bookstore, Busch Student Center, campus recreation, career services, center for leadership and community service, dining services, housing and residence life, judicial affairs, student computer resources, student health and counseling, and student life.

Wellness

Wellness programs are sponsored by the Human Resource's Employee Benefits department and Simon Recreation Center. Sessions on smoking cessation, weight reduction, exercise and other programs are offered by the Simon Recreation Center, Employee Benefits Department, and SLUCare. Employees are encouraged to participate in the university's Vitality Wellness Program. Participants earn points for activities including physical fitness, educational, mental, and spriritual health. These points can be used to make purchases in our Vitality Health mall. For more information, contact Employee Benefits at 977-2595 or Simon Recreation Center at 977-3975.

People of all faiths are welcome to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition among Jesuit colleges and universities worldwide to ring in the new academic year.

The "Blessing of the Crib" is held in December and provides faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to share the season's wishes and greetings with one another. It is held near the crib on the corner of Lindell and Grand.

Campus ministry offers a number of programs throughout the year designed especially for the faculty and staff. These include weekend retreats, evenings of reflection, the Spiritual Exercises and opportunities to participate in campus-wide worship celebrations. Staff members also are encouraged to participate in the "Shared Vision" program, a video-and-discussion series that explores the University's Jesuit identity and staff members' role in maintaining it. For more information on these programs, call 977-2428.

Parking

Parking permits may be obtained at these locations:

DuBourg Hall, Room 33
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Caroline Building Rm C008
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Parking fees are paid through payroll deduction. The parking and card services staff will explain parking options. A fee will be charged for replacement permits. Please call 977-3429 or the Medical Center office at 977-8656 with any questions.

Personal Calls, Mail, and Visitors

It is important for the efficient operation of the University and the welfare of students and patients that telephone lines be kept open for business use. Therefore, personal telephone calls should be kept to a minimum. Family members and friends should not telephone employees routinely while they are working. Employees will be required to reimburse the University for personal long distance calls charged to the University. Personal long distance calls should be limited to those necessary in an emergency situation.

The University's mail departments collect, process and deliver official University mail. Staff members should have personal mail delivered to a home address. As a courtesy, the mail department will process personal mail of employees if the proper postage is affixed. See mail services in Section B.

Employees are not permitted to have visitors in their work areas without prior approval from their immediate supervisors. Visits for the purpose of conducting personal business should take place during the employee's lunch period. Unauthorized visits may be disruptive to co-workers and to the employee's work and could lead to corrective counseling.

Employees are expected to act responsibly in regard to information security at their place of work in with regard to information technology resources. Employees should be diligent by doing such things as protecting information, changing passwords frequently, keeping antivirus software updated, logging in and out of their computer daily, properly storing printouts and documents and supervising the activity of staff when such activity involves using IT resources. Personal use of any of the resources provided by the University should be minimal and may be monitored based on the discretion of the supervisor. Please refer to the current acceptable use policy for further explanation of the use of University IT resources at http://www.slu.edu/x30896.xml.

Recreational Facilities

Staff members and their families are welcome to join Simon Recreation Center. Located on Laclede across from the Laclede parking garage and in the Salus Center, the "Rec Center" offers a variety of facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool, indoor track, six multi-purpose gym courts, racquetball courts and modern weight rooms. Employees may purchase a membership or pay a daily fee with appropriate University identification. Membership fees may be paid by payroll deduction. Spouse and family memberships also are available.

Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of fitness, wellness and aerobic programs throughout the year. The intramural program also offers staff and faculty members open leagues in many sports. Instructional classes such as yoga, salsa dance, spinning and tai chi are offered each semester. A weight room is available in the Salus Center (3545 Lafayette). For more information, call 977-3975.

Safety

Saint Louis University strives to make its work environment as safe as possible by eliminating or reducing conditions that may result in personal injury and property loss to staff, students, visitors and patients. Staff members must abide by the safety policies, warning signs and procedures of their departments and carry out their job functions in a safe productive manner. It is, therefore, the duty of all staff members to remove hazards which are within their capabilities and to report those which are not.

It is each staff member's responsibility to perform his/her work in a manner that is safe for himself/herself and others. To achieve this, certain items or articles that could impede safe performance are prohibited while on the job. Any item or article of dress that could interfere with the senses of sight and sound or restrict movement is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to: shaded glasses
meant for outdoors and personal audio equipment with headsets or earplugs.

Staff members failing to adhere to these standards with respect to safety are subject to corrective counseling.

Savings Bonds

The University participates in the U.S. payroll savings plan for staff members who want to have deductions made from their paychecks for the purchase of U.S. savings bonds. Applications and additional information may be obtained from the payroll office.

Schools and Colleges of the University

(Information links about each school and college may be found at the Saint Louis University Web site at http://www.slu.edu)

The College of Arts and Sciences (1818) is Saint Louis University's oldest and largest academic unit. The college provides courses in the liberal arts and offers majors, minors and certificates in disciplines in the arts and humanities and the natural and social sciences.

The College of Philosophy and Letters (1889) was initially established for the early priestly formation of Jesuits. Its enrollment has come to include seminarians from various religious orders and dioceses in a unique academic cluster.

The University has awarded master's degrees since 1834 and offered the first graduate degree west of the Mississippi River. Doctoral degrees have been awarded since 1883, and the school continues to be among the top five Catholic universities granting doctoral degrees.

The Center for Advanced Dental Education (1994) encompasses the graduate program in orthodontics (established in 1947). The center enrolls a broad spectrum of students in programs in orthodontics, endodontics and periodontics, all leading to a master's degree. The center is recognized as an international leader in graduate dental education.

Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology (1946) was the first federally approved aviation school in the United States. While maintaining its international reputation for excellence in aviation, the college has expanded its degree programs to include others in engineering and computer science. The college originally was located in Cahokia, Ill., and moved to its current location in 1997.

Doisy College of Health Sciences (formerly the Doisy School of Allied Health Professions) (1979) was organized from the University's allied health programs. Long a leader in health profession education, Saint Louis University began its first baccalaureate degree program in an allied health profession in 1929. The Doisy School of Allied Health Professions now offers undergraduate, graduate, professional and certificate programs in eight allied health disciplines including the School of Nursing (1928). True to our "allied" nature and the Jesuit tradition of Saint Louis University, the school takes an interdisciplinary approach, which means excellent opportunities for hands-on learning and a blueprint for improving the health of those we serve.

The John Cook School of Business (1910) was the first Jesuit business school in the country and one of the first schools west of the Mississippi to provide business education at the university level. Renamed the John Cook School of Business in 2000, it offers degrees at the undergraduate, professional and graduate levels and is one of only two Jesuit school to offer a doctorate in business. Our mission is excellence in business education inspired by the Jesuit ideals of educating the whole person, seeking truth and serving others.

The School of Law (1843) was the first law school founded west of the Mississippi. In addition to its J.D. programs, the school offers an LL.M. in health law and master of laws in American law for foreign lawyers, plus several joint-degree programs. The school has leading centers in health law, international and comparative law and employment law. Today, more than 40 percent of all lawyers in the St. Louis area are among its graduates. It is a law school of local, national and international influence that, in the Jesuit tradition of service, trains lawyers of the future.

The School of Medicine traces its roots to the 1830s, when the University established a medical department. It is one of only five Catholic schools of medicine in the country. Its faculty physicians are on staff at the Medical Center's patient care facilities and many other hospitals throughout the area.

The School of Nursing (1928) (now part of Doisy College of Health Sciences) was established by two religious orders, the Jesuits and the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, formerly the Sisters of St. Mary. The school integrated the liberal arts and the sciences with traditional hospital training. The school is nationally recognized in nursing education for its traditional and non-traditional pathways toward the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. It was the first in the state of Missouri to offer a master's (1932) and doctorate (1990) in nursing.

Madrid, Spain Campus (1969) is the oldest U.S. university in Spain and the first U.S.-based university to have its own free-standing campus in Europe. As the Madrid campus is fully dependent on our home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, the same academic goals and values - with a distinctive international dimension.

The School of Public Health (1991) is one of six academic units in the Medical Center at Saint Louis University. It is the only School of Public Health in Missouri and the only such school in the United States sponsored by a Catholic college or university. The school of public health offers master's (MHA and MPH) and doctoral degrees in six public health disciplines and joint degrees with the schools of Allied Health, Business, Law, Medicine, Nursing, and Social Work. The School of Public Health is dedicated to enhancing human life through the discovery, integration and dissemination of public health and health service knowledge.

The School of Social Work (now part of the College of Public Service) (1930), established during the Great Depression, built its foundation on a commitment to social justice and social change. This commitment remains today and is highlighted in the School of Social Work's Center for Social Justice Education and Research. The school offers a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in social work, as well as a dual graduate degree in public health and social work, and another in pastoral studies and social work.

The College of Public Service was established on July 1, 1996. It houses six departments all having a common mission of community outreach and service. These departments include: communication science and disorders, educational studies, leadership and higher education, counseling and family therapy, research methodology and public policy studies. The college provides a unique environment for interdisciplinary study and research for students and faculty. Both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered.

The School for Professional Studies (now part of the College of Public Service) was established in 1996. The adult credit program offers workplace-oriented credit and degree programs designed for adult learners. Baccalaureate degrees are offered in computer science, criminal justice, health information management, organizational studies and an accelerated bachelor's to master's degree in Public Administration. Post bachelor certificate programs in Computer Science Technology, Contract Management, Criminal Justice Organization, Hospitality and Food Service Management and Organizational Leadership are also offered. The professional development and summer session programs round out the offerings of SLU's school for adult students.

The Jesuit University in St. Louis

The University strives to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of its 11,000 students through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs on campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain.

Situated in the heart of Midtown St. Louis, the University's original campus is known as the Frost Campus. In 1962, aided by a gift from Mrs. Harriet Frost Fordyce, Saint Louis University purchased more than 22 acres of property east of Grand Avenue where it erected six new buildings, including a student union (Busch Memorial Center), a complex of science facilities, underground lecture halls and a new home for the College of Arts and Sciences (Ritter Hall). In recognition of Mrs. Fordyce's gift, the University's main campus was named "Frost Campus" in honor of her father, General Daniel Frost. Frost commanded the Missouri militia which was encamped on this site in 1861 when Union forces surrounded and captured them in what became known as the "Camp Jackson Affair." Today, the Frost Campus is home to a plethora of academic buildings for graduate and undergraduate programs, the University's residence halls and apartments, as well as athletic facilities and the main bookstore.

South on Grand Boulevard is the University's Medical Center, home to SLU's academic programs in health care and medical research. Saint Louis University Hospital, the towering structure on Grand capped off by its landmark green copper roof, is owned and operated by Tenet Healthcare, a partner in SLU's teaching and research endeavors since 1997. Additionally, the Medical Center serves as site to the University's health professions schools and centers. Furthermore, the Salus Center, located on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Grand Boulevard, houses the School of Public Health, Divisions of Human Resources and Business and Finance, as well as the University's hotel, the Water Tower Inn.

Established in 1969, SLU's campus in Madrid, Spain, is the first freestanding campus operated by an American university in Europe, and is the first U.S. institution to be recognized as an official foreign university by Spain's higher education authority. The Madrid Campus offers students an opportunity to have a truly integrated educational experience in which 1,000 American, Spanish, and students from all backgrounds interact together in courses offered by 20 varying academic departments in a unique setting.

The SLU Card

The University issues official photo identification SLU ID cards to all regularly employed full-time and part-time staff members. The SLU ID card serves as personal identification and provides access to many campus services for members of the University community. Staff and faculty members present their SLU ID cards for check-cashing privileges, use of University library services, Billiken Bucks accounts and access to Bannister House and the recreation center (members only). The SLU ID card is to be presented when identification is required by public safety.

New employees must obtain a temporary ID card from human resources at 3545 Lafayette prior to visiting parking and card services offices. The temporary ID card must be taken to one of the offices listed below to obtain a SLU ID card and parking pass. New employees should obtain SLU ID cards from these parking and card services department locations:

DuBourg Hall, Room 33
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Salus Center, Room 1064
7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and noon - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Lost or stolen SLU ID cards should be reported to parking and card services at 977-3471 immediately to have the cards deactivated. Fees are charged for replacement cards.

For employees at the Medical Center, the card is to be worn at all times while at work.

Solicitation and Distribution

Solicitation of any type and for any purpose is not permitted during the working time of the soliciting employee or the employee being solicited. Working time does not include break periods, meal times or other specified periods during the workday when staff members are not engaged in performing their work tasks. Distribution of circulars, handbills, or literature of any type during working time is not permitted.

The use of any University resource must be consistent with the University's mission and any policy or procedure of the University. For use of information technology resources, please refer to the information technology resource appropriate use policy on the ITS Web site at www.slu.edu/its. In addition to these policies, some departments may have additional restrictions on the use of IT or other University resources. Discuss with your supervisor any concerns or questions you have regarding use of departmental resources. Violation of this rule will subject an employee to discipline up to and including discharge. Solicitation and distribution by any other person is prohibited at all times on University premises.

The no solicitation and no distribution policy extends further in the SLUCare division. Staff members of the University may not solicit at any time or for any purpose in immediate patient care areas such as patients' rooms, operating rooms, or places where patients receive treatment, such as X-ray and therapy areas. Neither is solicitation and/or distribution permitted in any other areas where it would cause disruption of health care operations or disturbance of patients, such as corridors in patient treatment areas and rooms used by patients for consultations with physicians or meetings with families and friends.

Staff Advisory Committee (SAC)

A University-sanctioned standing subcommittee of the human resources board, SAC is a staff-led committee that promotes dialogue between administration and staff members. It strives to advance the University goal of making Saint Louis University an excellent place to work.

SAC serves the University community by providing input on new and existing policies, suggesting staff members to serve on University committees, establishing its own ad hoc committees, making suggestions and recommendations pertaining to staff members and acting as an advisory group to human resources. The chair and chair-elect are staff representatives on the human resources board. The past chair is the staff representative on the University board of trustees' human resources committee. The chair is a member of the president's coordinating council (PCC).

Any staff member of the University not belonging to a collective bargaining unit is eligible to join SAC. Meetings are held monthly during normal office hours and are paid time; however, employees should discuss their interest with their supervisors and receive approval prior to joining SAC. For further information, e-mail SAC executive board at: sacmail@slu.edu.

Summons of the Court

The University must cooperate with appropriate law enforcement officials when an employee is served with a summons from the court. Summons should be delivered to human resources if being served on an employee or to the general counsel office if directed to the University or a faculty member. The confidentiality of the individual's affairs will be protected.

The Jesuit University in St. Louis

The University strives to foster the intellectual and spiritual growth of its 11,000 students through a broad array of undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs on campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, and Madrid, Spain.

Situated in the heart of Midtown St. Louis, the University's original campus is known as the Frost Campus. In 1962, aided by a gift from Mrs. Harriet Frost Fordyce, Saint Louis University purchased more than 22 acres of property east of Grand Avenue where it erected six new buildings, including a student union (Busch Memorial Center), a complex of science facilities, underground lecture halls and a new home for the College of Arts and Sciences (Ritter Hall). In recognition of Mrs. Fordyce's gift, the University's main campus was named "Frost Campus" in honor of her father, General Daniel Frost. Frost commanded the Missouri militia which was encamped on this site in 1861 when Union forces surrounded and captured them in what became known as the "Camp Jackson Affair." Today, the Frost Campus is home to a plethora of academic buildings for graduate and undergraduate programs, the University's residence halls and apartments, as well as athletic facilities and the main bookstore.

South on Grand Boulevard is the University's Medical Center, home to SLU's academic programs in health care and medical research. Saint Louis University Hospital, the towering structure on Grand capped off by its landmark green copper roof, is owned and operated by Tenet Healthcare, a partner in SLU's teaching and research endeavors since 1997. Additionally, the Medical Center serves as site to the University's health professions schools and centers. Furthermore, the Salus Center, located on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Grand Boulevard, houses the School of Public Health, Divisions of Human Resources and Business and Finance, as well as the University's hotel, the Water Tower Inn.

Established in 1969, SLU's campus in Madrid, Spain, is the first freestanding campus operated by an American university in Europe, and is the first U.S. institution to be recognized as an official foreign university by Spain's higher education authority. The Madrid Campus offers students an opportunity to have a truly integrated educational experience in which 1,000 American, Spanish, and students from all backgrounds interact together in courses offered by 20 varying academic departments in a unique setting.

Transportation Services

Transportation services coordinate the shuttle and van service for the University and are committed to providing professional, timely service and vehicles that are safe and reliable.

Billiken Shuttle Service: The Billiken shuttle service is a contractual arrangement with Huntleigh Transportation and provides shuttle service for the Grand Shuttle route, the Billiken loop, and a combined route evening shuttle. Transportation services serves as the liaison between Huntleigh and the University community to ensure that the shuttles are timely, the drivers are professional and the designated routes, schedules and services fulfill the needs of the University community.

  • Grand Shuttle: Runs a scheduled route, north and south on Grand, from the north side of campus to the Medical Center and Salus Center, continuing to the Anheuser-Busch Institute and circling back.
  • Billiken Loop: Circles Compton, Laclede, Vandeventer and Lindell/Olive on a scheduled route.

Parks Center for Aviation Sciences: Provides van transportation service and runs a scheduled route to and from the Center for Aviation Sciences of Parks College of Engineering and Aviation at St. Louis Downtown-Parks Airport.

Tenet- HSC Shuttle/west of Grand: A continuous route circles Rutger, 39th Street, Hickory and stops in front of Wohl Hospital. This shuttle is coordinated by Tenet.

All route schedule information is available at www.slu.edu/services/transportation.

SLU van service provides the rental of vans for departments or organizations conducting official business directly related to the academic, research, service and/or administrative duties of the University.

Information regarding the daily operational procedures, fees and online form is available at www.slu.edu/services/transportation.

United Way Campaign

The United Way supports agencies providing services to the local community and helps to make the area a better place in which to live and work.

Each member of the University community has the opportunity to participate in the United Way campaign in the fall of each year. Employees can make contributions by cash, check, credit card or through payroll deduction beginning with the first pay period of the following year. Contributions will be accepted anytime throughout the year.

University Event Services

The department of University event services serves the University community and external organizations providing "one call" events planning. By calling 977-MEET (6338), you will be directed to the appropriate person to begin the event planning process. University event services can assist you in coordinating a wide range of events, commencement and alumni reunion activities; recognition programs; weekend retreats; and summer conferences.

The two major components of University event services are:

Event Scheduling

  • books both indoor and outdoor event locations
  • communicates event policies and procedure
  • creates room set-ups
  • coordinates required services that may include housekeeping, public safety, parking and grounds
Event Planning
  • creates event proposals and budget guidelines
  • helps determine needed services
  • coordinates event needs such as catering
  • entertainment, photography, decorations, printed material and rentals
  • acts as on site event management

Also managed by University event services are Manresa Center, the University's 51-bed conference and retreat center; the Saint Louis University Lay Center for Education and the Arts in Louisiana, MO; and the University's hotel, the Water Tower Inn.

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