According to the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), when an institution supports the existence of different perspectives within the campus community, it is able to provide a microcosm for students to learn and communicate with people from different backgrounds. Student Affairs fosters inclusion and diversity by providing diversity training and workshops, cultural nights, cultural immersion programs, student support groups, cultural centers, cultural awareness programs, inclusive holiday and religious observance programs, and culturally themed clubs and organizations. Furthermore, Student Affairs cultivates international learning communities, hosts panel discussions on various topics (e.g., religion, sexual orientation, gender, politics, race, socio-economic status, etc.) and assists students in the discrimination grievance process.
Through it all, Student Affairs staff members are here as a resource to help our students succeed!