The Dean of Students office is here to enhance the quality of your life at Saint Louis University. We encourage you to take advantage of your time at SLU by participating in opportunities that challenge, inspire and expand your worldview through connections with faculty, staff, student peers and the surrounding Saint Louis community.
How We Help Students
Framed in the Ignatian hallmark of cura personalis, meaning care for the whole person, the Dean of Students Office team strives to assist students and their families in successful navigation of the SLU experience. We strongly encourage the promotion and development of a healthy mind, body and spirit to help every student persist and succeed in their college career. Through individual support, we aim to ensure that our students have the opportunity to grow as empowered global citizens who make contemplative and just choices that align with their passion and purpose.
Support Services Provided
- Support students in distress and crisis
- Provide referrals to students and families to SLU campus resources
- Send academic notifications on behalf of students experiencing emergencies
- Engage parents and families in support of their students
- Help students reflect on significant developmental transitions and challenges
There are many situations that the Dean of Students office can help students to navigate at SLU that include, but are not limited to:
- Academic distress
- Adjustment and transition issues
- Financial distress
- Anxiety and depression
- Student grievances
- Bias incident reporting
- Sexual misconduct reporting
- Significant well-being and behavioral concerns
Department of Public Safety
Student Health Center
University Counseling Center
Student Responsibility and Community Standards
Incident Report Form
FAQ for Parents and Families
Behavioral Concerns Committee
The purpose of the Behavioral Concerns Committee is to address the safety and well-being of all students and to promote a safe campus learning environment. The BCC investigates concerning behaviors, gathers further information from campus resources and works to develop a course of action that will best suit the student’s needs and those of the University community.
If the student displays behaviors that show signs of being a risk to self or others, the incident will be referred to the Behavioral Concerns Committee.
Behaviors can range from physical (appearance changes, bruises, cuts, hygiene, inappropriate interaction with others) to emotional (signs of depression, disorientation, isolation, confused behavior, written expression). When in doubt, contact the Dean of Students Office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 314-977-9378.
If You See Something, Say Something
The BCC is not the appropriate referral for issues that require immediate or emergency health care (physical or mental) or police intervention. Student behavior that is perceived to be an immediate threat should be reported to DPS at 314-977-3000 or by calling 911.