The University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs engages students to develop their strengths, inspiring leadership for a global society.
The University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs strengthens students for success.
The University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs values inclusion, service, inquiry, partnership, and excellence:
Inclusion: We embrace the uniqueness of individuals and engage every member of our diverse community.
Service: We connect students to resources, opportunities, and experiences transforming them into active, engaged citizens of a global society.
Inquiry: We engage ourselves and our students in the acquisition, application, and creation of knowledge for lifelong learning.
Partnership: We explore and welcome opportunities to collaborate with our students, colleagues, and members of our global community.
Excellence: We apply our varied talents and strengths with integrity to providing exceptional service to our students.
To achieve this Mission the University of Arkansas Division of Student Affairs will:
- Foster the ongoing development of an inclusive community.
- Enhance students learning through effective programs and services.
- Advocate rights and responsibilities through service to students and collaboration with partners.
- Steward all of the Division's resources responsibly.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively.
The Vice Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students administers the departments of the Division of Student Affairs and provides leadership in the development of programs and services that supplement the classroom experience of students and enrich the quality of campus life. The Vice Provost/Dean of Students serves as a liaison to other administrative offices, faculty, and student governing groups. The office is a central source of information concerning University policies and procedures affecting student life and co-curricular programs and services.
The Division of Student Affairs and the office of the Vice Provost/Dean of Students emphasizes student advocacy while broadening the development of services and programs that address a range of student and campus needs. Departments in the Division are dedicated to developing exceptional programs and services that enhance the Arkansas Experience and enrich the quality of student and campus life. Staff members are available and willing to assist with any problem or question a student, staff, or faculty member may have regarding student and campus life at the University of Arkansas. The office is available for the clarification of University policies and procedures, confidential consultation, formal academic grievances, personal and family crisis assistance for students, and referral to all campus and community services. The office also seeks to assist students and faculty members in cases of emergency or extenuating circumstances. Staff members are firmly committed to addressing the challenges and individual needs of the Arkansas family.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to strengthening students for success. In this effort, the Division is developing a two-tier model of student development and staff development. StrengthsQuest™ is an online assessment tool that helps individuals discover, define, and develop their talents into strengths to achieve success. The Division of Student Affairs at the University of Arkansas is committed to providing opportunities for university members to discover, develop and apply their talents and strengths for personal and professional success. Ultimately, success is defined by each student and staff member and comes as a result of understanding their unique talents, developing knowledge related to those talents, engaging in experiences to expand on those talents, and ultimately leveraging those talents to become strengths which lead to success.