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Student Affairs at Georgia Southwestern State University believes that
all students can accomplish success by having access to and inclusion in myriad academic, campus co-curricular, service learning and global community experiences. Student Affairs hope that these experiences will lead our students to become curious and critical thinkers, innovative and ethical leaders and responsible citizens within our global community.
The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) was created to complement the mission, goals and priorities of Georgia Southwestern State University. Student Affairs, in collaboration with Academic Affairs and other campus’ offices, serve as equal partners in the educational process and learning experiences for students. The DSA's mission is aimed toward the creation of a campus environment which encourages students to develop autonomy, emotional maturity, values, and appreciation of cultural differences, tolerance, and interpersonal skills through meaningful programs and services as well as through interactions with students, faculty, staff and others. The staff of the Division is committed to working with students, faculty and staff from all areas of the University to build an open, inclusive, intellectual, and collaborative community. The Division is also engaged in developing and maintaining partnerships with external constituents. In carrying out our mission, we are guided by Student Development Theory. This theory views students in a holistic fashion and emphasizes seven primary areas; these seven areas provide a blueprint for the DSA to provide activities, programs, services, facilities and support for all students that:
The hallmarks of our work with and support of colleagues and students include:
Moreover, the DSA strives for quality, continuous evaluation, improvement, and innovation in its work.
In particular, the Division of Student Affairs' mission requires the staff and departments to focus upon:
The broad goals of the Division of Student Affairs include the following: