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VITAS Program Seeks Mentors

Saint Louis University’s Vocational Inquiry Through Advocacy and Service Program (VITAS) is looking for 10 faculty or staff mentors for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

2017 VITAS students

Students received a framed letter signed by University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., one completing last year's semester-long Vocational Inquiry Through Advocacy and Service (VITAS) program. This semester, the program is seeking staff and faculty mentors. Submitted photo

A VITAS mentor will assist a small group of undergraduate students, selected by the mentor, with vocational exploration and discernment during the 2019 spring semester. Through individual and small group discussions, the mentor will facilitate reflection opportunities to students engaged in ongoing community service and/or social justice advocacy activities that allow them to connect their experiences to long-term opportunities, careers and callings. Mentors will also engage in professional development during the fall 2018 semester through book discussions and self-reflection.

Nominations are due by Friday, March 30.

Faculty and staff can nominate themselves or others by clicking here.

All mentors will receive a $250 stipend and an additional $250 in development funds. For a complete job description or for questions, contact Bobby Wassel at 314-977-2041 or

In its second year, VITAS is a personal and professional development program that focuses on vocational discernment among SLU undergraduate students, particularly as it relates to their experiences engaging in community service and advocacy. The program was started through a generous grant from Lilly Foundation and NetVUE.