The SLU Vision and Mission

… as excerpted from the St. Louis University faculty manual. Are these consistent with what you experience and witness? Does the culture support and promote these purported ideals? Does the behavior of and treatment by attending physicians and university leadership exemplify the lofty values expressed in these proclamations? If not, what should you do?


From page 1, The Nature and Purposes of the University:

(ii)The University will be motivated by the moral, spiritual, and religious inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition.
(iii) The University will be guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.
(iv) The University, through the fulfillment of its corporate purposes, by teaching, research, and community service, is, and will be, dedicated to the education of men and women, to the greater glory of God, and to the temporal and eternal well-being of all men and women.

From page 1, Statement of Philosophy:

In keeping with its Christian vision of the dignity of persons as created in the image of God and as united under the Creator’s loving Providence, the University seeks to establish a collegial environment in which those of diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs can participate in this community in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect.

(continued on page 2)… providing an environment in which the intellectual, emotional, imaginative, technical, social, religious, and spiritual abilities of students are nurtured and strengthened.

… Saint Louis University strives to contribute to the building of a world that is at once more human and more divine.

From page 2, Mission of the University

The Mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The University seeks excellence in the fulfillment of its corporate purposes of teaching, research, health care and service to the community. It is dedicated to leadership in the continuing quest for understanding of God’s creation and for the discovery, dissemination and integration of the values, knowledge and skills required to transform society in the spirit of the Gospels. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, this pursuit is motivated by the inspiration and values of the Judeo-Christian tradition and is guided by the spiritual and intellectual ideals of the Society of Jesus.


From St. Louis University Hospital’s webpages:

Our mission statement: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

Our values:  In accordance with the philosophy of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary, we value the sacredness and dignity of each person. Therefore, we find these five values consistent with both our heritage and ministerial priorities:







If you have concerns that processes, behaviors and treatments are inconsistent with these stated values, learn what you can do to encourage change.



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