Mission and Goals

Student Affairs LogoThe Student Affairs mission is to provide students with effective services and developmental opportunities that augment their academic experience and enhance the quality of their lives while enrolled at the University of Louisville.

When coupled with a challenging academic experience, these services and opportunities facilitate the students' total development so that they attain their educational goals as individuals prepared to function successfully as leaders within diverse, multicultural and international world. In support of this mission, the Division provides essential services to the faculty and to the academic units.

Vision Statement

To be acknowledged for our outstanding service to students; recognized as responsible servants to our communities; known as innovative and student centered practitioners; and regarded as one of the premier student affairs programs in the country.

The Student Affairs Emphasis/Goals

  • To inspire a vibrant campus life and engaged student body.
  • To celebrate tradition and create a sense of purpose.
  • To enhance services that meets the needs of students.
  • To transform theory into practice to support student learning.

The Student Affairs Core Values

We value students. We value their ideals, their dreams, their aspirations, and their challenges as they seek to find meaning and their voice.

We value learning and individual potential. We value the process of acquiring knowledge and developing skills to reach individual potential and supporting opportunities for understanding unique talents and passions while becoming a part of an educated citizenry.

We value the spirit of community. Like a small neighborhood, we value open dialogue, mutual respect and trust, commitment to long-term relationships, tradition, and a sense of belonging that inspires Cardinal pride.

We value service to students and society. We assist students to define, refine, and achieve their goals through programs and services designed to help them succeed and to become contributing members of society.

We value professionalism. We encourage professional growth, development, and ethical conduct of our staff and strive for collaboration to create an environment supportive of students learning.

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