Student Development Mission and Vision
The Division of Student Development supports the mission of Saint Louis University, and together with the entire University community, works to develop students into "women and men for and with others."
As a Division, we operate in partnership with other University departments and our students to assist them in reaching their full development as persons recognizing that learning takes place, formally and informally, in the classroom and through the activities, experiences and lives of students outside the classroom. Among other things, these experiences emphasize leadership and service, wellness (healthy mind, body, heart, and spirit), and mature interpersonal relationships within the University and our metropolitan environment.
Student formation includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and moral growth that takes place during a student's SLU experience. We also provide a range of services that contribute to a quality living-learning environment for our students, promoting lifelong values which include respect for all persons, compassion, a sense of personal responsibility, an appreciation of diversity, community engagement, lifelong learning, responsible citizenship, leadership, respect for faith commitments, critical thinking, and ethical decision making. Care for our students necessitates a Divisional focus on excellence in service and environments that impact student learning and development.
The Division of Student Development draws upon and supports the Catholic, Jesuit mission of Saint Louis University by helping students develop as personally and socially responsible persons capable of exercising leadership in advancing the cause of human good in the world.