The mission of the student affairs division is to support and direct student learning and development, contributing to student's individual achievements. The members of the division collaborate and cooperate to shape student experiences and assist in providing a meaningful and healthy undergraduate education.
The office provides a variety of services, programs and activities. The student affairs departments—office of student engagement, first-year student programs, health and counseling services, international students, multicultural affairs, residence life, wellness and the dean of students—collaborate to ensure a meaningful and healthy venture for all students. Student affairs staff members employ nationally recognized best practices to meet the unique needs of Smith students.
Guided by the mission of Smith College, the office recognizes Smith's historic commitment to the equality of women; embraces the liberal arts tradition of educating the entire person; promotes the achievement of excellence in all student endeavors; fosters personal independence tempered with community responsibility; and commits to preparing students for lifelong learning, leadership and service in a diverse and global society.
Student Affairs Values:
- Community connections and engagement
- A diverse and just society
- Intentional learning and responsibility
- Quality service and support
- Comprehensive student affairs program
- Socially just community
- Student engagement
- Innovative development and learning