Saint Louis University

Governing Principles of the Strategic Plan

To assure that our planning activities will be accessible to all members of our community and will reflect the views of SLU's many stakeholders.


faithful to, and congruent with our Jesuit heritage and educational values.

Open to Participation

to of all who have a stake in the University's future, and that participation will be actively sought at every step in developing the strategy for the future.


assuring that the community will have a clear understanding of the process and of how decisions are made and priorities are set.


offering individuals and organizations invested in SLU's success multiple opportunities to suggest, promote and comment upon the developed strategies.


accommodating new ideas and new ways of doing things unconstrained by traditional thinking and entrenched policies and procedures, while respecting identified needs and the resources available.


recognizing that the strategy is regularly reviewed and renewed in the face of a rapidly changing environment, both in academia and the larger society.


balancing careful analysis with respectful consideration of the expressed needs and interests of stakeholders.

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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