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Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Mission 

The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to the development of all students and to facilitating their cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development so they may become responsible, respectful, and effective individuals. 

We value the holistic development of our students and their growth as globally-minded individuals through experiential learning, as well as the modeling of ethical behavior and accountability.

Student Affairs Division Goals

Goal 1: Expand Programming - Develop a Programming Implementation Plan designed to provide staff and students with intentional programming efforts that provide increased and more comprehensive on-campus and off-campus events and program options.

Goal 2: Increase Experiential Learning - To establish a Task Force for Experiential Learning in order to develop co-curricular services and programs that compliment student learning, leadership and professional and personal development.

Goal 3: Diversity and Student Retention Efforts - To develop programs and services that support the increase of the retention of students from diverse backgrounds by 15%.

Goal 4: Increased focus on Student Health, Safety and Wellness - To provide services in order to create and maintain a healthy, civil and safe campus and reduce student participation in high-risk behaviors.

Goal 5: Division Brand and Personnel - To better market the expertise of the Division of Student Affairs, including its 15 departments and over 250 staff, in order to establish a brand associated with high quality co-curricular service and program delivery.

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February 15, 2019 is an Important Due Date for Award Nominations!

  • Student Employee of the YearFriday, Deadline is February 15.
  • ExCEL Awards Nomination deadline is February 15, 2019

Get ready to nominate your Student Employee of the YearFriday, Deadline is February 15. Late submissions will not be considered

Student Employment is excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the Student Employee of the Year Award! For more information about the award including how to nominate a student, please visit our website.

We are also seeking volunteers to serve on the selection committee. To learn more about what that entails and to express your interest, please contact Hannah Beam (

Supervisors may nominate a student by completing the SEOTY Campus Nomination Form. Please answer each question thoroughly and provide detailed examples. Email completed forms to Hannah Beam ( by Friday, February 15. Late submissions will not be considered.

Nominations for the 2019 ExCEL Awards are now open!  The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 15, 2019.

The annual Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards program honors members of the College and community who promote excellence and contribute to the College's core values of diversity and inclusion.
Recipients of the awards will be revealed at the ExCEL Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. in Stern Ballroom.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!
The ExCEL Awards Committee is accepting nominations for all award categories. To submit your nominations, please visit
The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, February 15, 2019.
2019 ExCEL Awards

For Students.... February 15th is the last day to apply for Leadershape

The Institute is a 4-day, 3-night leadership retreat teaching visioning, relationship-building, and the importance of leading with integrity. The program will be over Spring Break, March 18th- March 21st at the White Oak Conference Center.