The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to the development of all students and to facilitating their cultural, social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development so they may become responsible, respectful and effective individuals.
Below are some of the highlights from the Division of Student Affairs.
- Student Health Services (SHS) has reviewed over 12,000 COVID vaccine records and over 5,000 COVID-19 test results during the 2021–22 school year.
Campus physician Dr. Dee DiBona has been invited to the 2022 American College Health Association National Conference to present about the findings of SHS’ pilot evening STI clinic model, which resulted in a 300% increase in patient testing each month. Results are available in as little as 15 minutes and can be completed at SHS.
- The Office of Student Wellness and Well-being is working on the Dimensions of Wellness Initiative, a semester-long campaign highlighting different dimensions of wellness and how different offices and programs on campus (e.g., Multicultural Student Programs and Services, the Career Center‘s new financial wellness project, Campus Recreation Services, etc.) can serve as resources.
As part of the Lynn L Moody Mental Health Initiative, the Office of Student Wellness and Well-being is also partnering with clubs and organizations to provide training on how to help a distressed friend. The training provides valuable information on how to identify someone who is struggling, how to start the conversation and continue it, and what the available resources are for those who need more help.
- The Center for Civic Engagement received a grant that will enable two full-time year-long AmeriCorps VISTAs to join the team for 2022–23.
The center was also selected as a grant recipient of the Bonner Racial Justice Community Fund.
The Center for Civic Engagement and the Center for Sustainable Development hosted their fourth Quality Enhancement Plan Day of Service on March 26, 2022.
- The Center for Disability Services staff members and academic partners continue to advise a group of students taking the lead in creating a neurodiversity-focused organization. The mission of the group will be to celebrate “all kinds of minds” through education, advocacy and support.
- Dr. Rahul Gupta, the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy for the Biden Administration, visited with nine Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) students along with CRP Director Wood Marchant ’89 and Admissions Counselor Nate Lyles this semester. Dr. Gupta leaned about the students’ pathways to recovery and how the program supports these students on campus. The CRP later hosted a community forum on addiction, featuring Dr. Gupta and people who work in the local treatment and recovery communities.
- The Department of Residence Life hired 82 resident assistants for the next academic year.