Saint Louis University Resources

Situated adjacent to the large and beautiful campus of Saint Louis University, students at Aquinas have access to all the resources of a large Jesuit research university. 

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University (SLU) is a private Roman Catholic research university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818, it is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River and the second-oldest Jesuit university in the United States. It is one of 27 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. 

Simon Recreation Center

Our Dominican tradition calls for us to integrate our study, prayer, and care for our selves. Students are encouraged to use the Simon Recreation Center as a means of doing just that. With 120,000 square feet of activity, the options are endless. Simon Rec features six indoor basketball courts, four racquetball/handball courts, a bouldering wall, fitness center, spinning studio and indoor pool. 

Cross Registration at SLU

Choices for academic courses are not limited to the Aquinas schedule of classes. With permission from their advisor, students may cross register in classes at Saint Louis University, often in the Department of Theological Studies or Department of Philosophy, 

University Counseling Center

The experienced counseling professionals at the University Counseling Center provide care and consultation to students. Their staff members are highly trained clinicians who can assist with a variety of issues, such as adjustment to college life, troubling changes in mood, and chronic psychological conditions.  

Pius XII Memorial Library

The libraries of Saint Louis University constitute an extraordinary resource for Aquinas Institute students. 

The theological and philosophical collections available at Pius XII are considered some of the best in North America, and the theological reference librarian on staff, Ron Crown, is an invaluable resource for Aquinas students as they pursue their graduate studies.

University Writing Services

Writing at the graduate level requires a great amount of work, but students do not have to do it alone. The staff at University Writing Services can assist students at any stage in the writing process. They offer a range of resources to help students meet the elevated expectations of graduate writing including online resources and consultations. 


Student Health Center

Whether it is a sore throat or feeling stressed and worn down, the Student Health Center is here to help. The trained professionals at the Center offer students a variety of services and can provide referrals as needed.

Career Services

The friendly staff of Career Services can help students prepare resumes and practice job interviewing skills for Supervised Practice of Ministry, Clinical Pastoral Education, careers, or further study.