Initiatives, programs, and services at the divisional and departmental levels that focus on these goals include Student Development Committee, Student Affairs Diversity Committee, Healthy Community Project, Leadership Initiatives, Excellent Service Initiative, and Organizational and Professional Development Committee.

Student Development

We directly support students' development as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy, competent, socially, environmentally, and civically aware citizens. Go to the Student Development and Learning website >>

Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award

The Student Affairs Faculty of the Year Award recognizes a superb faculty member that demonstrates outstanding engagement with students and contributions to the Division of Student Affairs. Faculty members are often recognized for their research and academic achievements. This unique award recognizes faculty members that are committed to providing quality student services and support, promoting inclusive excellence and diversity, modeling and developing outstanding student leadership, fostering intellectual growth, and encouraging involvement in campus, local, national and global communities. Please download and fill out the Faculty Nomination Form to nominate a faculty/instructor you feel qualifies in some of or all of these areas. The Student Affairs Organizational and Professional Development Committee will review all application and the winner will be honored at the Faculty Convocation, which is during family weekend, September 28, 2012.

Deadline to submit application form is September 7th, 5pm. Submit applications to Deborah.Cook@Colorado.EDU

Diversity and Social Justice

The social justice statement for the Division of Student Affairs is to:

"Promote and support a socially just community through education, advocacy, and accountability."
Our community encompasses the Division of Student Affairs, as well as the greater university community of faculty, staff, students and partners of the university. We seek to hold each other mutually responsible for our actions and challenge each other with regard to issues of social justice, as positive change benefits all members of the community. To meet this goal, the Division of Student Affairs will hold its staff accountable for fostering a socially just community and support those efforts throughout the institution. Recognizing that there are levels of oppression and privilege, the Division of Student Affairs seeks to challenge attitudes regarding difference within our current community, and to foster change at all levels of society, from individual appreciation to organizational structures and norms.

Leadership Initiatives

The Student Affairs Leadership Consortium exists to elevate the prominence and visibility of student leadership development on the CU Boulder campus. Consortium membership is comprised of staff from the University's premier leadership programs. Current projects include developing a student leadership conference, designing a publicity materials to inform students about leadership development opportunities and on-going networking and information sharing.

Excellent Service Initiative

We treat our students, faculty, staff and parents with care and respect by holding ourselves to a standard of excellent service in all that we do. We offer programs, services, and facilities that help the student begin, navigate, and complete their university experience while deriving the greatest value from their education at CU-Boulder.

Organizational and Professional Development

The Organizational and Professional Development Committee is responsible for developing and executing programs designed to foster a commitment to the vision, mission, values and goals of the division among its personnel. The committee also hopes to build a stronger organization by recognizing the contributions of all Student Affairs employees and providing them opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Student Affairs Staff Recognition STAR Award

The STudent Affairs Recognition or "STAR" Award honors Student Affairs staff that bring our division values of excellence, leadership, justice, and collaboration. Do you know a colleague who brings exemplifies these values? Nominate them for the STAR Award! All classified and professional exempt staff in the Division of Student Affairs are eligible for nomination. Download the nomination form (PDF), print it and fill it out. Submit it to Amy Moreno at 3100 Marine St, Third Floor UCB 565; or fax to 303.492.4491; email

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