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Alcohol Alternative Programs and Events

Billikens After Dark is a late night, alcohol alternative program at Saint Louis University. The mission of this program is to provide opportunities for students, particularly those who are underage, to spend time with friends and have fun in a safe environment without the peer pressure of consuming alcohol.  For a complete listing of exciting, fun and alcohol free programming options sponsored by Billikens After Dark, visit their website.


Oksoberfest is Saint Louis University's Alcohol Awareness Month.  A campus wide initiative and University tradition, this past year's Oksoberfest included nationally recognized speaker Erica Upshaw, a 5K run/walk, free food and movie events, and an array of social and athletic events including Rally on Billiken Row and a Mystery Ghost Hunter Tour with professional Ghost Hunter Ross Allison.  Oksoberfest is sponsored by numerous campus partners in conjunction with the Alcohol Vision Team.  For more information or to become involved in this endeavor, contact Janelle Densberger at

Bystander Intervention Week has become a part of Saint Louis University culture and is a full week dedicated to the education of our campus community around issues related to Hazing with a focus on empowering our community to act when they see their friends, companions, peers engaging in unhealthy or risky behaviors.  There is a good amount of focus during this week on issues related to alcohol misuse/abuse and it's affect on the larger campus community.  Typically occurring in the last week of September, if you are interested in taking part or gathering more information about these events, contact

The Saint Louis University Wellness Initiative is a collaboration of University partners connected with a focus of improving the climate of health on campus.  With a purpose of educating and encouraging community members to  achieve greater personal wellness through exploration of activities offered to develop all six dimensions of wellness (emotional, physical, intellectual, social, occupational, spiritual).  The Wellness Initiative maintains an ongoing calendar of events that accomplish these aims, for a listing of these programs, visit their website.


Campus Ministry provides students with faith-based programming. With  a spirit of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, the Department of Campus Ministry offers opportunities for cultivating an informed faith, a commitment to social justice, and an integrated way of life. Guided by the Catholic Church and the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, they welcome and serve students of all religious backgrounds and traditions.  There are a variety of programs offered such as participation in small faith sharing groups, retreats, service projects, mass and other worship services.


Student Activities

Concerts, comedians, speakers, cultural events, movies, religious observances, and more...each year the Student Involvement Center collaborates with a number of organizations and offices to put on an exciting and diverse slate of activities and events. There is more to student activities than just attending the events. You can get involved with the programming boards and have a say in what activities are offered on campus. Attending events really is just some of the fun you can have with student activities. You can learn a great deal and have lots of fun in coordinating events as well. Whether it is Student Activities Board, Great Issues Committee, or any other student organization, get involved and have a say in what happens at SLU.

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