- Student Life
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. New activities either underway or in the launch stage 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 Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH (ACES) group as an umbrella organization.
- Creating a parent equity and inclusion group, called the Parent Association for Cultural Enrichment at SLUH (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.
- Developing a new committee of the Board of Trustees composed primarily of minority parents and alumni, to liaise with PACES and to hold us accountable for identifying needed changes and executing them.
- Making racial and social equity a regular focus of faculty inservice 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.
We welcome any ideas you may have for making SLUH a more inclusive, welcoming place, and invite you to share them with us at email@example.com.
Cultivating Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
In addition to fulfilling its equity and inclusion mission through a variety of clubs, programs and retreats, SLUH provides students the opportunity to attend the Arrupe Leaders Summit. This annual national conference, which is sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network, cultivates leadership skills for social change and advocacy. Jr. Bills who attended this year’s event, held in Mount Hermon, California, include (from left) Cameron Perry ‘21, Ismael Karim ‘22, Indranil Kar ‘22, Ocean Okohson-Reb ‘21, Giovanni Loftis ‘21 and Britt Nelson ‘21.