Student Affairs Mission and Values
The Division of Student Affairs furthers the mission of Mount Saint Mary's University through programs, services and policies designed to empower students as leaders, learners and advocates for a just society.
Grounded in the principles of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the Division of Student Affairs of Mount Saint Mary's University commits to the best practices and principles of our profession, always striving to make change for the good. As educators, leaders and practitioners of social justice, we believe in the transformative power of an intentionally designed and executed co-curricular life and in the value of deep and sustained partnership with faculty, so that we may together prepare students for rich and meaningful lives of leadership and service.
We value the individual and strive to treat all students with dignity and respect, supporting and challenging them so they can realize the full potential of their gifts and talents.
We value student life and affirm that the experiences that students have while attending college can positively influence their personal development and growth.
We value collaboration, structuring activities and settings to assist students in their personal growth by increasing the frequency of small group interactions, teamwork and positive interdependence.
We value assessment and data driven decision making, in order to make improvements in programs and services that will increase the likelihood of effective student development.
We value professionalism in the field of Student Affairs, working to maintain currency with best practices which will assure the professional growth and quality of our staff and therefore support optimal student development.
We value the work of life, affirming that all are called to use their gifts and talents in the work that the do, not only as professionals and practitioners of Student Affairs, but also as individuals whose personal lives are respected.
We value wellness, acknowledging that everyone's best potential is fully achieved through an integration of a healthy mind, body, and spirit. We affirm this through our thoughtful interactions with our students and through the intentional programming which supports well-being.