The Department of Student Affairs supports the mission of the College to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions and for entry into the job market by providing a network of quality student support programs and services that are culturally relevant and developmentally appropriate for our diverse, urban student body. The Department is committed to the goals of human development, a lifelong process that encompasses mastery of knowledge, cultural awareness, clarification of values, self-awareness, and refinement.
The Department is committed to student access to higher education both physical and programmatic, and to student success as measured by persistence, goal attainment, academic standing, and personal development.
The Department is concerned with all aspects of student life on campus. Its members participate in a number of services and programs designed to help students achieve academic and personal success. In addition, the Department fosters community involvement and encourages students to be aware of the value of their individual contributions to society.
The Department seeks to foster the growth of a positive sense of identity in all members of the College community and to create a campus climate that contributes to a pluralistic learning experience, celebrates diversity, combats bigotry, and promotes harmony among all people.