Student Affairs Mission
In support of the broader mission of the University of St. Thomas, the Division of Student Affairs creates holistic educational environments that prepare students to live, learn and contribute to our intercultural society.
The Anderson Student Center is a premiere, LEED Gold, community gathering space for students, faculty, staff and alumni. The award winning 225,000 square foot space offers an exceptional co-curricular environment that includes meeting rooms, food venues, recreational and reception areas, a student leadership center and the fabulous Woulfe Alumni Hall.
Through collaboration and the development of inclusive and meaningful engagement opportunities, the Department of Campus Life is committed to enhancing the student experience beyond the classroom. Students have opportunities to build connections, engage in social and interest-based activities, enhance their leadership skills and develop meaningful relationships. The department oversees over 130 student clubs and organizations, campus wide engagement opportunities and offers leadership development and training opportunities.
The Center for Well-Being is an integrated health care model partnering the following service areas::
- Counseling and Psychological Services
- Health Services
- Health Promotion, Resilience, and Violence Prevention (formerly the Wellness Center and Violence Prevention and Awareness)
By integrating our services, we can better support students, faculty and staff from a single location. The Center for Well-Being will provide compassionate care, expertise and resources to help members of our community thrive in and out of the classroom.
Supporting the University of St. Thomas mission, Counseling and Psychological Services promotes the mental health, interpersonal relationships, and academic performance of St. Thomas students. We contribute to a healthy campus learning environment by providing psychological services to all who work, train and study at the university.
The Dean of Students Office cultivates the retention, growth and success of students. The staff educates and empowers students regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of the St. Thomas and surrounding community. The office ensures the university community functions as freely as possible from disruptive and inappropriate behavior through the oversight for student conduct, bias related incidents and sexual violence/harassment protocol. The department staff support students and their families in crisis or challenging situations and through collaborative programming in their transition to the university.
Health Promotion is dedicated to assisting students in developing healthy lifestyle choices and promoting behaviors that result in enhanced wellbeing. Health Promotion embraces the concept of wellness in developing the whole person by offering programs, resources, and educational material on health promotion and illness prevention.
St. Thomas Health Services is the second largest comprehensive post-secondary health care center in the state. The purpose of Health Services is to provide high quality, cost effective, convenient, safe medical care and health education to ensure a healthy community.
Our Innovation and Changemaking area is dedicated to assisting students in developing self-permission to be innovative and creative thinkers that engage in our world. We support student learning through events and workshops in create[space] and the Innovation Hub. We challenge students to build a personal, local, national, and global social awareness that drives their desire to create lasting and sustainable change that impacts the common good.
Student Diversity & Inclusion Services (SDIS) enhances the climate for diversity on campus through programs and initiatives aimed at undergraduate students. The work of SDIS is based on four pillars: education, leadership, advocacy and community. The primary objective is to ensure the retention, graduation and satisfaction rates of students of color are equitable to their peers. SDIS staff also aim to increase the capacity of all students to work and serve in the diverse world in which we live.
The Veterans Resource Center provides student veterans with a central location to field their questions and support their success at St. Thomas. They offer veterans the resources they need to succeed academically and the career support they need to thrive after their time at St. Thomas.
Every member of the St. Thomas community experience a life free from any form of power-based personal violence.
Goals of our work:
- Decrease the number of people in our community who experience power-based personal violence.
- Ensure a victim-centered response to sexual misconduct at the University of St. Thomas.
- Increase the ability of all members in our community to respond compassionately to victim/survivors of sexual violence, dating & domestic violence and stalking.
- Empower members of the St. Thomas community to play an active role in violence prevention.