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Office of Student Life

Encouraging community at SMU

Statement of Purpose

We strive to embody the Lasallian charism by proactively inviting and welcoming students and other members of the university community to full participation in the caring, nurturing, and holistic climate which distinguishes this residential university. Inspired by the legacy of the Christian Brothers, student life personnel bring the Lasallian charism to reality by their extraordinary faith.

The student life area fulfills this mission by providing the human resources and the spiritual and temporal guidance which empowers students to pursue safe, healthy, integrated, active lives in this teaching/learning community. Functioning from the perspective of facilitators, educators, advisors, and role models committed to the education of the whole person, members of the student life staff serve the university community both as catalytic creators of a wholesome environment and as responders to the spiritual, emotional, physical, social, vocational, and intellectual needs and challenges that arise within the community.

Core Values

Teaching Minds, Touching Hearts

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
A Lasallian University

We are members of a community who . . .

  • Respect ourselves and one another
  • Seek knowledge
  • Use our freedom responsibly
  • Draw strength from diversity
  • Grow in our faith
  • Serve those in need
  • Share our gifts

Core Values created by the Department of Student Life (formerly Student Development), 2001

Student Handbook (PDF)

The Office of Student Life is located in room 14 in the Toner Student Center. The office is staffed during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) throughout the academic year and summer months.

Office of Student Life
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #50
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(507) 457-1640
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1640
Fax: (507) 457-8708