The mission of the student affairs division is to engage the whole student in a process of self-discovery that prepares them to thrive in a complex and diverse global society.
The division provides a variety of services, programs and activities. The student affairs departments—the dean of students/associate dean of the college, counseling services, first-year student programs, medical services, student engagement, residence life, and wellness; with our partners in international students and scholars and multicultural affairs—collaborate to ensure a meaningful and healthy venture for all students. With an emphasis on cultural competencies the student affairs staff members employ nationally recognized best practices to meet the unique needs of Smith students.
- Acknowledging strengths
- Assuming good intention
- Respect for self and others
- Best practices
- Quality service
- Growth Mindset
- Well-being of individual and community