Community service, academics, leadership, faith and community are at the foundation of Saint Louis University’s Micah program.
The mission of Saint Louis University is the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and for the service of humanity. The Micah program seeks to fulfill SLU's mission by focusing on pillars of faith, community, academics, service and leadership. Integrated around themes of social justice, the program takes its name from the Biblical prophet Micah, who spoke out against social inequities in ancient Israel. The program welcomes students from all faiths and all areas of study.
The primary aim of the program is to support the University's mission of developing men and women for others by:
"And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8
As a first-year Micah, you must meet the following requirements:
"The people in the Micah service-based learning community have challenged me and pushed me to grow. I am forever grateful for open conversations, weekly service, late night talks and tangents, and, most importantly, the wonderful friendships."Claire Creedon, class of 2021
More than 200 students, ranging from first-years to seniors, are actively involved in SLU’s Micah program. They come from all over the world and study in dozens of major programs.
Up to 50 first-year students are admitted to the Micah program each year. Students interested in the first-year community must submit a brief online application before April 22 of their senior year of high school. Applications are accepted beginning Dec. 1. Early applications are encouraged.
You can apply to the Micah program through the SLU Office of Admission. If you have already applied to SLU, you can log back in and continue to the Micah application.
If you are already enrolled as a student at SLU but would like to join the Micah program’s Companions Project, contact the Micah office at firstname.lastname@example.org.