Ignatian Service, Minor

Saint Louis University's Ignatian Service minor (iServe@SLU) is a cross-disciplinary program that focuses on integrating reflection, leadership, professional formation and community engagement through project-based service-learning that challenges students to help transform St. Louis city while the city transforms their education.

Curriculum Overview

The minor's three required courses examine the Jesuit tradition, Ignatian Spirituality and Servant Leadership, and professional and vocation discernment. Service-site selection and academic advising require that students begin the minor with the required SERV 1000. After working at a service site, students become “servant leaders” who help coordinate the project-based learning among the various partnering service sites as part of SERV 3000 Ignatian Leadership and Service (3 cr). The capstone helps students imagine their “mission after SLU” via SERV 4960 Capstone: Ignatian Vocation and Service (3 cr).

Since this minor is cross-disciplinary, no student can complete the minor without taking elective coursework in more than one department. All eligible elective courses meet two criteria. Electives must fulfill at least two of the five learning outcomes of the Ignatian Service minor and require at least 25 credit hours of service-learning as an academic part of the syllabus.

Ignatian Service Requirements
SERV 1000Ignatian Spirituality and Service3
SERV 3000Ignatian Leadership and Service3
SERV 4960Capstone: Ignatian Vocation and Service3
Ignatian Service Electives9
Select 3 courses with the "Ignatian Service" attribute
Total Credits18

Non-Course Requirements

All six courses include service learning.