Programs & Partnerships
SLUH is committed to fulfilling its equity and inclusion mission through a variety of programs, partnerships and policies.
As a natural extension of the school’s mission and its central, urban location, SLUH was a supporting partner in the founding of Boys Hope Girls Hope, a non-profit organization that helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential. More recently, SLUH has brought education in STEM and robotics to urban middle schools through the Clavius Project. The school has also provided a curriculum development workshop to urban middle school principals, in addition to offering opportunities to identify candidates in Access Academies who have the ability to succeed at SLUH.
At SLUH, we insist upon a safe, inclusive learning environment for our students. There will never be tolerance at SLUH for conduct or speech that is hateful or racist. We believe that every human being is made in the image of God and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
In that spirit, we are committed to creating lasting and positive change in our institution with numerous initiatives to ensure equity and inclusion. Activities either underway or in the launch stage as of Spring 2019 include:
- Adding a Black Student Union group to our club offerings, along with several other affinity groups for minority students, while maintaining our very successful ACES group as an umbrella organization.
- Creating a parent equity and inclusion group, called PACES, to advise school leadership, support initiatives, and welcome families.
- Creating an official role in the hiring process for our Director of Equity and Inclusion to help ensure careful consideration of minority job candidates.
- Creating a Board of Trustees sub-committee, composed primarily of minority parents and alumni, to liaise with PACES and to hold us accountable for identifying needed changes and executing them.
- Featuring racial and social equity as a regular focus of faculty in-service time.
- Identifying curricular pieces to develop a consistent focus on racial and social justice so that SLUH students graduate with the ability to identify and interrupt racism.
- Updating our school aesthetics and religious iconography so that it more fully reflects the diversity of the human race.