Strategic Areas of Emphasis

Academic Affairs Partnership

The Division of Student Affairs will partner with academic affairs to enhance retention with a special emphasis on improving first to second year student retention, to maximize student learning and to build campus community.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

The Division of Student Affairs will enhance a diverse, inclusive and welcoming community through programming initiatives, strategies to deepen professional staff competencies, and realizing efforts to recruit, hire, retain and advance a socially conscious staff.

Healthy Campus

The Division of Student Affairs will support a healthy campus by providing collaborative and coordinated divisional programming.

Learning Outcomes

The Division of Student Affairs will implement a learning outcomes model for programs, services, and opportunities to guide planning and assessment.

Career and Vocation

The Division of Student Affairs will work to prepare students for their future careers and vocations by supporting their liberal arts academic foundation and providing educational and co-curricular opportunities that foster a deeper knowledge and understanding of self.

Globalization

The Division of Student Affairs will expand support for globalization by developing programs and collaborations that allow for meaningful connections to be made between international and domestic students, minimize barriers for international students and enhance the intercultural competence of student affairs staff.

Interfaith Cooperation 

The Division of Student Affairs will foster interfaith cooperation and learning among students and increase the capacity of staff to understand interfaith issues and religious diversity.

Service and Social Innovation


The Division of Student Affairs will contribute to a campus-wide culture of social innovation and service in support of the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation and the Center for the Common Good.