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Strategic Direction and Initiatives

Our mission is our primary purpose or "essential intent." Rooted in the Ignatian tradition of Cura Personalis, the  mission of Saint Louis University's Division of Student Development is to enhance students' opportunities to develop as whole people — mind, body and spirit — in support of their overall success.

Strategic Direction

Our vision is expressed as what we desire for our students.

We envision that SLU students become contemplatives in action: self aware, critically reflective, culturally fluent, caring and ethical leaders, who will make a positive difference in their communities.

Our mission and vision are achieved through the KEY Student Development Goals below that all areas within the division will advance through measurable goals/objectives identified in their unit-level plans.

KEY Student Development Goals
K Keeping students and staff engaged in learning and invested in meaningful interpersonal relationships.
E Empowering students and staff to self-author their own experiences and practice reflection in pursuit of living whole and balanced lives.
Y Yielding a culture of inclusion and intercultural fluency that builds community in solidarity with others.