Detra M. West, Dean of Students and Chief Diversity Officer
B.S., Valdosta State University;
M.A., Cleveland State University

Mick Steiner, Assistant Dean of Students
B.A., Baldwin Wallace University;
M.A., Bowling Green State University

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The primary goal of the Student Affairs Division is to know and understand students and to address student learning and living needs. Through direct student contact, staff members engage with, challenge and support students on their journey toward graduation.

The division is responsible for athletics, student academic support services, campus activities and involvement, campus safety, career and internship services, citizenship education, community service, counseling, health, and disability services, campus emergency response team (CERT), ethnic diversity affairs, family/parent communications, out-of-state student services, senior celebration planning, Greek clubs, leadership and mentor programs, persistence and retention initiatives, student event planning, and Welcome Center services.  

Student Development courses (STDV) are designed to provide students with applied skills in a variety of areas. Courses are offered in career exploration, community service, diversity awareness, leadership, personal finance, and the sophomore experience. Courses are offered for one credit on a graded or Pass/No Credit basis. Credit is counted toward the total required for graduation but is not counted toward fulfillment of core curriculum requirements.

Additional Student Affairs information and policies can be found in the Student Handbook.