The first priority of the Division of Student Affairs is students' development as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy, competent, active citizens of the world. 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. 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. The Division supports student success by creating inclusive environments that address the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs of all students in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates.