Community Engagement

St. Louis College of Pharmacy has been partnering with other recognized leaders to care for the health of our region’s citizens for 150 years. In fact, three out of four practicing pharmacists in the St. Louis metro area are alumni of the College. In the coming years, the College will continue to strengthen connections with regional, national and international partners to enhance the education of students and improve health care locally and around the globe.

A Commitment to Service

Each year, students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteer thousands of hours in activities that improve the community. In recognition of STLCOP’s commitment to St. Louis, the College was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service in 2013 and 2014.

The College was commended for its work advocating for the removal of unwanted and potentially dangerous medication from homes through the St. Louis Medication Disposal Initiative, a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the College, the City of St. Louis, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

In addition, STLCOP has many important initiatives focused on improving health outcomes and education throughout the St. Louis region. For instance, faculty members Dr. Tricia Berry and Dr. Theresa Prosser originated the Asthma Friendly Pharmacies program in cooperation with the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium, and every semester dozens of students educate visitors to the Saint Louis Science Center about medications and their proper uses.  

Improving Patient Care Around the World

Our reach extends far beyond St. Louis, however. STLCOP offers opportunities to provide patient-centered care around the world through advanced pharmacy practice experiences in 15 different countries. The College is also working to strengthen pharmacy training in other countries. These opportunities allow faculty and students to learn about other cultures and bring back ideas to improve health at home.