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Philosophy

Student Affairs contributes toward students' educational development by providing programs and services that:

  • Promote students' increased self-understanding and personal development
  • Improve students' understanding of their role and responsibilities to others, to society, and to themselves
  • Assist students to overcome barriers that may prevent them from completing their education
  • Integrate students' classroom and non-classroom living and learning experiences within the University community
  • Promote student understanding of, and appreciation for, a variety of human differences
  • And promote student understanding of the appropriate balance between the needs of students and needs of the broader University community.

Objectives

Student Affairs has these major objectives:

  • Represent students' interests and needs to the administration and other relevant policy-making bodies of the University
  • Provide efficient administrative services and consumer information services needed for student admission, orientation, registration, and financial assistance
  • Provide a variety of on-campus living and dining options to enable student attendance at the University
  • Provide health care and wellness education and promote healthful living for students
  • Provide services and programs for students with special needs
  • Provide counseling for students with intellectual, emotional, interpersonal, moral, social, and vocational development concerns
  • Provide for the social, athletic, and recreational needs of students
  • Provide security services to maintain a safe and secure living and learning environment
  • Provide educationally relevant non-classroom developmental, service, and leadership opportunities
  • Assist students and student organizations to interact more effectively with the University community
  • Provide a diversity of social opportunities and cultural experiences for all student groups
  • Assist students in clarifying career goals and objectives, exploring options for further study, and in securing employment
  • And serve as creative, collaborative advocates for the optimal learning environment for all.
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