Campus life at SLU

As an SLU student, there are many ways you can get involved with your campus and community. It starts at the Center for Global Citizenship, bringing together international students to create educated and knowledgeable global community members. The Center includes a student lounge with international media outlets and conference rooms with worldwide teleconferencing abilities.

You will also be encouraged to serve and volunteer. More than 80% of SLU students volunteer each year, nearly triple the national average among college students. Campus-wide service partnerships bring students together to create change for the local community.

Athletics: show your SLU pride

Athletics play a big part in student life on campus. At SLU, we have

  • 16 men and women's Division 1 varsity teams
  • The state-of-the-art, 10,600-seat Chaifetz Arena where the basketball and volleyball teams play
  • Club sports are a way for you to compete in a fun, competitive environment with people at all athletic and skill levels against colleges and universities across the nation
  • Intramural sports are like club sports, except you will be competing against other SLU students

Religion and faith

Regardless of your religious identity, you will have the opportunity to practice your faith while at SLU. We provide

  • Organized networks of campus ministries
  • Houses of worship accessible to all students
  • Service-learning initiatives frequently hosted on campus

Dining and restaurants

SLU and the surrounding neighborhoods offer a variety of dining options.

  • Choose from one of 20 on-campus dining locations
  • Find a local restaurant that reminds you of home
  • You can use Flex dollars that come with all meal plans to purchase non-all-you-can-eat meals
  • Billiken Bucks - funds loaded onto a debit account plan, which can be used at all campus dining locations and select off-campus vendors
  • Our campus dining locations offer vegan, vegetarian, halal, and gluten-free options

Health and safety services

Staying healthy and safe is important when studying abroad. Please come or call the INTO SLU front desk if you have any questions or need to speak to someone in your native language. Services we provide are

  • SLU's Wellness Initiative to make sure your mind and body remain in balance
  • The Student Health Center provides medical treatment and outpatient services
  • The University Counseling Center provides psychological counseling.
  • SLU has a full-service police force on campus
  • Rave Messenger is our emergency notification system for school closures and safety warnings. You will receive these via text, email, or phone call
  • Again, if you need to see a doctor or have any questions, please don't hesitate to call the INTO SLU front desk