Mission & Values

Our Mission

The Division of Student Affairs fosters a campus community that supports students in the development of their unique potential, inspiring them to be active learners, successful graduates, and engaged global citizens.

Our Values

The work of the Division of Student Affairs is informed by and rooted in our values. At the core is our students and our greatest asset is our staff.

Supporting all students holistically.

The root of our work is the students. We aim to serve all Rams in their unique identities, experiences, and needs. We invest in our students by focusing on wellness, development, career, community, belonging, leadership, service, sustainability, and engagement.

Forging paths to meaning making and fostering curiosity.

Learning is at the heart of the university experience. We create opportunities that develop students’ potential and promise by connecting academics to the lived experiences of self and others. Students are encouraged to approach learning with an open mind to better engage with each other and the world.

Reflecting on and refining what we do.

Our dynamic campus community demands a student-centered practice. We consistently reflect on our work and refine our approach to best serve all students. We innovate and evolve our approaches through scholarship, assessment, responsible resource stewardship, and experiences of students, faculty, and staff.

All of our work is connected.

Collaboration is a foundational approach to our work. We work across the division and the university to best serve students. Divisional, departmental, and programmatic outcomes are strengthened through relationships that are intentional, innovative, and interconnected.

Striving to create more just communities.

Inclusion strengthens our campus learning, living, and working environments by honoring diverse stories and experiences that promote a sense of belonging. We recognize that systems of oppression exist and have differential impact on students, faculty, and staff experiences, and we strive to make our campus more equitable and inclusive.