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Information for Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses

Saint Louis University is committed to supporting distance education and the success of students enrolled in distance education courses and programs. This page is designed to provide easy access to key support resources and information.

Academic Integrity Policy

The University Academic Integrity Policy sets out principles that are implicit in the ethos of the University but that call for explicit formulation to guide the practice of the entire institution. Access the University policy by clicking here. Individual schools or colleges may ave additional policies addressing academic integrity, information for which will be provided by your instructor.  

Disability Services

Saint Louis University’s Office of Disability Services supports your educational experience by helping you access academic accommodations and services. Click here to learn more.

Financial Aid

The value of a Saint Louis University education is measured not in the facts you will retain but in the person you will become. The Office of Financial Aid’s goal is to remove financial barriers that may stand in the way. Click here to learn more.

State Authorization

Saint Louis University is authorized, exempted from authorization or not subject to approval to conduct distance education activity in any SLU academic program — including online courses and programs as well as on-ground clinicals, practica, field experiences and internships.  Please see the State Authorization page for additional information.  

Student Handbook

The SLU Student Handbook is your guide to policies, community standards and other important information that can help you navigate your way as a Saint Louis University student. Click here to access the current handbook.

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center can aid you in fulfilling your academic and career potential by providing intentional, developmentally-appropriate opportunities for self-reflection and discovery. We encourage experiential learning and support students’ decision-making process in vocational, personal and academic choices. Click here to learn more.

Technology Requirements for Students Enrolled in Distance Education Courses and Programs

A high-speed internet connection is required for students enrolled in distance education courses and programs. At a minimum, students need:

  • Regular access to a high-speed/broadband Internet connection
  • A functional computer with:
    • Current Internet web browsers
    • A web camera
    • Headset or microphone/speakers

Additionally, each school/college has minimum technology standards, which you may find here. Your distance program or course also may require additional technologies. Please check your course syllabi and/or your course website in Blackboard for any additional technology requirements.

Technology Support

For University-supported technologies (such as Blackboard, Tegrity, and Skype), ITS Help Desk support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You may contact ITS Help Desk services in any of the following ways:

Phone: 1+314-977-4000 or toll free 1-844-348-3957
Self Service Portal:
Student Tech Support Page:

If your online course or program requires the use of technologies that are not supported by the University, you should be able to find information about how to access support for those tools in your syllabus and/or your course website in Blackboard.

Title IX

Saint Louis University and its faculty are committed to supporting our students and seeking an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. Click here for additional information about how to access additional information and support services.

University Libraries Information & Research Support

The University Libraries provide online access to hundreds of databases, tens of thousands of journals, and hundreds of thousands of ebooks, all available to you anywhere with an internet connection. Research Librarians also are available to help you find the resources you need. Here are some ways to get support from University Libraries:

24/5 Online Chat Service & General Contact Information:
Main Library Home Page:
Find Your Subject Librarian:
Library FAQs: