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2016-17 Student Handbook

The Division of Student Affairs is an integral component of the University community and is deeply committed to the institution’s metropolitan mission. The primary role of the division is to promote the holistic development of students. This is accomplished through the provision of a broad range of co-curricular activities and support services which facilitate learning, physical, emotional, intellectual, interpersonal, ethical and cultural growth. > Alumni support and involvement > Student achievement, persistence and learning outcomes > Student choice of institution to attend > Student satisfaction with the quality of their educational experience > Student transfer rates > Career and life choices > Development of effective leadership and life skills > Preparation of students for effective and responsible citizenship > The career and postgraduate success of students > The ability of students to work effectively in diverse settings The Division of Student Affairs has identified the following Student Learning Outcomes for USC Upstate students to accomplish during their enrollment. A complete statement regarding these SLOs may be found on the Student Affairs website at www.uscupstate.edu/studentaffairs/dean/ To accomplish its goals, the Division of Student Affairs will seek to form collaborative partnerships with academic and non-academic organizational units within the University, and in the larger community, to encourage the holistic growth and development of students; to promote leadership, and to facilitate a strong commitment to responsible citizenship. The following goals represent the central focus and primary purpose of the division: > Prepare students to successfully transition to the USC Upstate campus community > Promote student retention through the provision of a wide range of support services > Offer programs and services to establish realistic education/career goals > Assist students in obtaining the skills to secure on- and off-campus employment > Promote the development of ethical and responsible conduct > Encourage students to respect and appreciate racial, ethnic, cultural, physical, gender and other differences > Offer health promotions and services which address primary health care needs > Support the interpersonal and social development of students > Present students opportunities to expand their aesthetic and cultural appreciation > Facilitate active learning through collaboration with academic units and through the provision of experiential learning opportunities > Offer students opportunities to develop leadership skills > Create a sense of community with programs, services and events that facilitate positive interaction among students, faculty and staff > Establish and maintain a viable residential life program > Seek ways to ensure the safety of University students • Self-Awareness • Interpersonal Relationships • Cognitive Development • Intercultural Skills/Awareness • Social Responsibility • Healthy Behavior Division of Student Affairs Mission and Goals The value of the division’s contribution to the mission of the University can be determined through the collection of data which demonstrates the impact of co-curricular programs and services on: 129


2016-17 Student Handbook
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