Service & Justice

The St. Louis U. High Service Program offers students the opportunity to cultivate their development as "Men for and with Others." This vital program is complemented by our unique city location, and allows students to provide assistance at more than 80 project sites in the metropolitan area.

At SLUH, service is not the responsibility of only a few, but is the vocation of all Christians. Our mission statement proclaims: "As a Jesuit school dedicated to developing our gifts for the generous service of others, we challenge this group of young men and ourselves to cultivate life-affirming virtues, lively imaginations, critical minds, and compassionate hearts."


  • Interact: Work with, learn from, and serve people different from us.
  • Cultivate: Develop a sense of personal responsibility for others. We are all blessed with the capacity to be generous. We must develop and realize these God-given gifts.
  • Realize: Faith is not static nor is it about our personal relationships with God alone. Ignatian ideals require that LOVE be demonstrated in deeds more than in words.
  • Share: Jr. Bills will share in the mission to bring about a just and equitable society in collaboration with social agencies that share Christ's vision.

“SLUH helped me grow into a person who makes every word and action for the betterment of the people around him. I know I would not be the person I am today, who cares and loves his community, without the guidance of a SLUH education.”

- brendan Underwood '16