Student Affairs Mission Statement
The Division of Student Affairs works collaboratively, in the spirit of Mercy, to create holistic learning opportunities, programs and services designed to foster engagement, provide support and educate students to serve compassionately and become active leaders and competent professionals in a diverse global community.
Leveraging the strengths and specialized services of the departments within the divisions of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs, staff work collaboratively with students to meet their individual and collective needs.
In the Spirit of Mercy
The Mercy Charism calls each of us to serve our community, understand and work for social justice, recognize and value the gifts of diversity and strive to be compassionate leaders in our community. Our program is imbued with the University's core values of respect, excellence, diversity, compassion, hospitality, integrity, learning for life and service.
To Create Holistic Learning Opportunities, Programs and Services
Student Affairs will identify learning objectives that align with the mission and values of the University. Co-curricular experiences will compliment academic learning by providing practical, real-world opportunities for students to grow within a holistic learning environment.
Through an array of programs and high impact learning experiences, students will establish relationships with their peers, staff, and faculty to develop a sense of identity, the ability to discern issues and take action.
The Division of Student Affairs helps students navigate their educational experience by providing instruction, consultation and services to assist with personal development and academic success.
Through programs and in-class experiences, students will understand and confront structural and systemic issues surrounding social problems and the impact they have on individuals and communities. Students will be provided with a variety of opportunities to engage in service.
Through formal and informal leadership opportunities, students learn to extend themselves as servant leaders in merciful action. They will be informed by sound theory and ethical moral teachings to serve others in need and improve their community. Active leaders will understand how to care for themselves as well as those they serve.