Divisional Priorities

Providing leadership within the division and across campus to facilitate our priorities in service to students by being entrepreneurial, revenue-generating, subject matter experts.

Student affairs is a critical component of the higher education experience. The work done by student affairs professionals helps students begin a lifetime journey of growth and self-exploration.

~NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education)

Learning and Service Objectives

The Division of Student Affairs’ curriculum (experiences, programs, and services) is intended to enable the following:

Student Learning-Cognitive

  • Knowledge acquisition, integration, and application
  • An environment that supports study, learning, research, and application of knowledge
  • Enhanced cognitive skills
  • Academic achievement

Student Learning-Interpersonal and Practical Competence

  • Self-awareness
  • Multicultural competence
  • Emotional and physical health
  • Civic engagement and humanitarianism
  • Vocational competence
  • Economic competence and self-sufficiency
  • Community membership
  • Leadership
  • Communication skills

Delivery of Quality Services and Programs

  • Safety
  • Fair and caring policies and practices
  • Responsiveness
  • Ongoing evaluation and assessment for improvement

Standards of Service


We will consistently develop, deliver, and maintain services, programs, and facilities in a manner that establishes the emotional and physical safety of the University community as our most imperative concern.

Learning and Development

We will actively support the continual process of acquiring, integrating, and applying knowledge for the holistic growth of our students, other constituents, ourselves, and in the delivery of our services.


We will consider the socio-cultural and historical contexts of all University community members when developing our programs, policies, and services.


We will act, individually and collectively, in ways that seek to actively understand the perspective of our many students and constituents and will actively demonstrate the values of compassion, empathy, and beneficence.


We will be accessible to work effectively and collaboratively with students and other constituents in a timely fashion to develop and provide services that meet identified needs.


We will model a commitment to serving constituents effectively and efficiently by displaying appropriate behaviors, attitudes, and appearances that communicate integrity, competence, credibility, and preserve the dignity of those with whom we interact.

Finalized 3.01/Accepted 7.03/Revised 11.05

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