The first priority of Student Affairs is students' development as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy, competent, active citizens of the world. In collaboration with other members of the campus community, the division provides educational opportunities, resources, and support to help each individual student reach his or her academic and personal goals. Student Affairs encompasses all the basic support services that enhance the classroom experience: where students eat, sleep, build community, make friends, and where students can go when they need help.
Student Affairs is committed to enhancing the factors that lead to academic success while mitigating the obstacles that may impede progress. Student Affairs supports student success by creating socially inclusive environments that address the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs of students in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. The Division of Student Affairs focuses on providing programs and services that support students’ health and wellness, personal and professional goal-setting and progress, connection to the university community, social involvement, motivation and academic self-efficacy.