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Leadership for Social Change Learning Community

If you are interested in becoming a leader and making a difference in the world, the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community is the perfect way to start off your Saint Louis University experience. Located in Spring Hall, this community will challenge you to learn about social advocacy through relationship building, creative action and the social sciences.

SLU Service Project

Why Choose the Leadership and Social Change Learning Community?

You will learn to identify, critique and innovatively address underlying issues within community structures as a result of this learning community experience. This community is a great way to build significant connections, meet passionate faculty and become active in the city of St. Louis. This community is open to all students. 

SLU's Leadership and Social Change Learning Community is recommended for aspiring student leaders of all majors and specifically geared toward students majoring in English, philosophy, theology, theatre, music, art history, studio art, foreign language, education, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other programs in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Associated Classes for 2020-2021


  • UNIV 1010: Enhancing First-Year Success
  • SOC 1500: The Urban Community: Race, Class, and Spatial Justice
    ASTD 2700: Gender, Race, and Social Justice


  • THEO 1000: Theological Foundations
  • CMM 1000: Human Communication and Culture

Medallion: Leadership for Social Change Curricular and Co-Curricular Tracking

Students who complete all curricular and co-curricular requirements of the learning community program will receive a Gold Medallion to be worn at graduation and a learning community certificate in recognition of their commitment and achievement within their LC. 

You are encouraged to track and share progress in the learning community program with your advisers, using this downloadable form to keep a personal record of  your participation, and to share your LC course progress, plans, co-curricular activities and service hours throughout the academic year. 

Tracking Form for the Leadership for Social Change Learning Community

Leadership for Social Change Course Changes

All learning community students will be placed into the associated leadership and social change courses by the learning community academic coordinator. To request adds, drops or other changes to your LC course schedule, you or your advisor should complete the corresponding Google Forms located below.

Faculty Associate

Patrick Cousins is the assistant director of SLU's Campus Ministry. He has a B.A. in religious studies from Loyola University New Orleans, a M.A. in theology from the University of Notre Dame and a M.A. in religion from Syracuse University.