Mission, Vision & Values

Vision Statement

The Office of the Dean of Students envisions a dynamic and inclusive campus community that supports students' personal, social, and intellectual growth.


The Office of the Dean of Students enriches the lives of students by providing opportunities for students to grow and learn as individuals and to develop as leaders and contributing members of a larger community.


We affirm and value: ...through...  
the mission of the University by our commitment to the mission of the Office of the Dean of Students to enrich the lives of students Service

We play an important role in the lives of the students, and work with them to achieve their goals.

the efforts and contributions of our colleagues, within the department and across the university, through working relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and cooperation Respect

We conduct ourselves in a manner that is respectful to colleagues and students.

  Personal Accountability

We take responsibility for our actions and their outcomes.


We work collaboratively with colleagues and students, forming healthy partnerships and sharing ideas and resources to accomplish common goals.

an environment conducive to productivity, creativity, and enjoyment Stewardship

We make effective and efficient use of the university's resources, including our own time and energy.


We think creatively to resolve problems and improve service to the community.


We respect our individual identities and experiences and foster an inclusive and supportive environment for others.

the uniqueness and worth of every person, and his/her pursuit of professional growth and personal well-being Individuality We are recognized and valued as an individual, and respect the unique contributions and worth of others.
Learning and

We continue to learn and grow as a person and as an employee.


We remember to take care of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, and maintain a balance and distinction between our work and personal lives.