Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

Mission Statement

The mission of the SLU Knights of Columbus is to provide the Saint Louis University and St. Louis communities with an organization dedicated to fraternity, spirituality, and service - both physical and financial - while standing in defense of the precepts of the Roman Catholic Church.

Main Principles


Knights are followers of Christ and men of faith. Here at SLU, our charity is seen through our activities, especially the Tootsie Roll Drive, Fish Fry, and community service.


Knights believe that in unity there is strength…the strength to speak out in defense of religiously grounded moral values.


Knights band together to help one another in times of distress. This principle takes on a more social meaning through Council activities like First Friday and weekly basketball.


Knights are proud citizens of the world-wide Catholic community as well as the countries in which they reside.
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