Dean of Students Office

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.

Group of Spirited SLU Students

We are committed to SLU's mission to pursue truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity and we want to empower you to be an active partner in your educational journey.

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

Campus Resources

Department of Public Safety
Student Health Center
University Counseling Center
Student Responsibility and Community Standards
Campus Ministry
Campus Recreation
Student Handbook
Incident Report Form
FAQ for Parents and Families

Behavioral Concerns Committee 

What is the Behavioral Concerns Committee (BCC)

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.

How to Report a Student of Concern

Contact the Dean of Students Office at deanofstudents@slu.edu, call 314-977-9378 or submit an incident report at incidentreport.slu.edu.

What Happens with my Report?

 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.

What Behaviors Should I Report?

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 deanofstudents@slu.edu or by calling 314-977-9378.


Report a Case to the BCC

View the Full Behavioral Concerns Policy

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.