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Service Leadership Program

The Service Leadership Program at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business is rooted in our Jesuit values at Saint Louis University and our commitment to community engagement.

Through the Service Leadership Program, students grow into leaders who think ethically and innovatively to solve problems with the technical and critical thinking skills they acquire.  As a result, students learn to embrace servant leadership and social change as professional and personal philosophies.

Since its inception in 1996, students have completed more than 100,000 hours of service. Students can volunteer at a variety of service sites in the St. Louis community, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald House, Saint Louis University’s Campus Kitchen and many others.

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Student Spotlights

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Kim Busch
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in a Day

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Molly Meer
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Sophie Mueller
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Service Sites

To complete the program and earn the minor in service leadership, students must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 200 hours of community service
  • 12 leadership workshops
  • 15 credit hours of coursework

JA in a Day

Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis' volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs help students understand how to manage money, explore what it means to start a business and be better prepared for the future of work. Student, faculty and staff of the Chaifetz School of Business participate in JA in a Day, teaching business concepts to elementary students.


Service Day

The commitment of the Service Leadership Program comes to life each year when students take time out of their busy schedules to dedicate their talents, labor and care to the less fortunate in the St. Louis community. Students, as well as faculty and staff, join together and volunteer to serve and live out the values of our Jesuit tradition.

Each year the school and program choose a charitable cause partner. After months of preparation and planning the Chaifetz School community comes together for a day to rally around the charity by providing supplies, labor and a commitment to bettering the programs and subsequently St. Louis.