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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.

The College of Charleston

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LeaderShape Institute Information Session January 15th, 5-6pm in RITA 102

A LeaderShape Institute Information Session for students will be held on January 15th from 5-6pm in RITA 102. Encourage students to attend! Applications for the program are now open at

What is The Institute? Go here:


Health, Wellness and Self-Care in the New Year, January 17, 2019, 1pm - 2pm
Stern Ballroom

 What: A panel of CofC staff experts will share advice and answer questions on how to establish and maintain healthy habits.

 When: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2019

 Where: Stern Center Ballroom

Who’s invited: The event is open to all faculty and staff.
A drawing for raffle prizes will be held following the panel discussion.

 Panelists and topics:

  •  Rachael McNamara, Health Educator, The Counseling Center – Stress-reduction and mindfulness techniques
  •  Elizabeth Klixbull, Staff Nurse Practitioner, Student Health Services – Importance of preventative screenings
  •  Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn, Sports Dietician, Athletics – Healthy eating habits
  •  Bucky Buchanan, Assistant Director of Fitness, Campus Recreation Services – Exercise and physical fitness

Panel moderator: Mike Robertson, Senior Director of Media Relations

This event is co-hosted by the Staff Advisory Committee to the President and the Student Affairs Staff Development Committee.

Health Wellness Panel


Charleston Miracle at CofC - Week of Events January 28 - Febrary 1st.

Students interested in learning more about Charleston Miracle and what it means to be a dancer can look forward to a week of events January 28th-February 1st. More information will be shared on the Charleston Miracle at CofC Facebook Page.