The Clock Tower Accords commit Saint Louis University to actively strengthen diversity, access, and equity in pursuit of inclusive excellence on our campuses. In the spirit of the Gospels, the Accords also extend that commitment to our city and suburban neighbors, particularly our most marginalized and vulnerable communities.
The Accords are a very real, very impactful way for us to live our Jesuit mission. They address college readiness and affordability, neighborhood investment and revitalization, and the extraordinary research-proven benefits that diversity, equity and inclusion provide to everyday work and family life. They further our goal to become a national model for inclusive excellence and innovative community engagement for urban academic research institutions.
The Accords also provide a clear road map to help SLU pursue our vision to be a global Jesuit university that is mission-focused, student- and patient-centered and research-driven and that is working with the people of St. Louis to reimagine, transform and unify our city. There is no other urban university in the nation that is better equipped to have such an impact on a major city. We can. We are. We will.