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SLU Self-Assessment

Saint Louis University's JED Campus team submitted a campus self-assessment, which included more than 250 questions that assisted with the JED cohort visit in February 2023 and the development of our strategic plan.

Healthy Minds Study - Thank You

The fall 2022 Healthy Minds Study has been completed. Thank you to all students who participated; your responses are incredibly valuable in helping us understand and address the mental health needs of our students.

With 13.3% of SLU students completing this survey, we are taking a significant step forward in our commitment to investing in our students' mental health and well-being. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will positively impact our community.

What is the Healthy Minds Study?

As part of Saint Louis University's ongoing partnership with the JED Foundation, a leading non-profit organization specializing in helping universities evaluate and improve their mental health services, Student Development conducted the Healthy Minds Study, a survey open to all students.

The Healthy Minds Study is designed to let students' voices be heard. Student input is critical to SLU’s efforts to enhance the quality and accessibility of our mental health, substance misuse, and suicide prevention programs. This survey concluded on Nov. 21, 2022.

Healthy Minds Study Demographics


  • 1,642 total respondents (response rate 13.25%)
  • 10% international students

Where Students Live 

  • 49% live in off-campus housing 
  • 29% live in on-campus residence halls 
  • 11% live in on-campus apartments
  • 9% live off campus with parents
graph displaying 49% off-campus housing, 29% on-campus residence halls, 11% on-campus apartments, 9% off-campus with family, 2% other, 1% co-operative housing, and 0% fraternity/sorority


Enrollment Status

  • 94% full-time 
  • 6% part-time


  • 59% woman
  • 40% man
  • ~2% other gender identity, including transgender women, transgender men, genderqueer/gender nonconforming, gender non-binary, self-identified gender
Graph displaying 59% woman, 40% man, and ~2% other



  • 65% white
  • 17% Asian American/Asian 
  • 8% African American/Black
  • 6% Hispanic/Latino/Latina 
  • 3% Middle Eastern, Arab or Arab American
  • ~2% other
  • 1% American Indian or Alaskan Native  
  • .6% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Graph displaying 65% white, 17% Asian, 8% black, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 3% Arab/Middle Eastern/Arab American, 2% other, 1% American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 0% Pacific Islander/Hawai'ian


JED Staff Visit to SLU

SLU hosted our JED advisor and content expert visit on February 22 and 23, 2022.

Day One

  • Campus tour
  • Meeting with student health, counseling services and dean of students
  • Student focus group

Day Two 

  • Full JED task force meeting (review initial feedback from JED, review Healthy Minds Study data, begin strategic plan brainstorming).

Student Focus Group Feedback

During our student focus group sessions, students were asked: "What is the culture of mental health at SLU?"

"It’s very academically stressful. There is a lot of pressure to do well and to be an overachiever." 

"At a student level, there is a culture of self care. Especially as of late, students value their wellness. In terms of faculty and admin, it’s not always valued as much."