student affairs

Mission, Core Values & Learning Outcomes

Student Affairs provides programs and services for students to get involved on campus and be successful both inside and outside of the classroom.

Student Affairs is an Inclusive Environment

Student Affairs stands with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color students, staff and community members. You are important to us. We are here to listen, support and walk with you. Please reach out to any of our resources below if you need help or have any concerns.

The Division of Student Affairs continues staff training and self-evaluation around diversity-specific topics. We pledge to make all students who use Student Affairs programs and services feel welcome and safe. We also offer workshops to other campus and community entities on the topics of diversity, safety and leadership. We promise to continue our education while educating others because we are passionate about student success, and we care about each and every one of you.

The Division of Student Affairs at Weber State University embodies an inclusive equity lens based in social justice in order to eliminate disparities in access and educational attainment. Inherent in our inclusive environment are the following:

  • Past: We acknowledge historical disparities across higher education and society and how they still impact students today;
  • Present: We commit to supporting historically underrepresented students’ identities and sense of belonging by applying equity-minded approaches in our operations and services;
  • Future: We will continue to promote efforts to create and maintain a welcoming, nurturing, inclusive, and antiracist culture on campus.

Mission

The Division of Student Affairs promotes student learning, well-being and success through comprehensive services and programs provided in an inclusive environment. Student Affairs serves the needs of a diverse student population by offering educational experiences, leadership opportunities, and academic support which advances the social, intellectual, cultural, and civic development of students.

Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs at Weber State University is committed to:

Respect 
Respecting and supporting individuals for their differing opinions, backgrounds, and experiences through a fair and nurturing environment.

Integrity
Promoting a culture that embraces integrity and professionalism.

Student-Centered
Providing quality programs and services through a holistic, student-centered approach focused on learning development.

Collaboration 
Creating and maintaining collaborative partnerships to encourage experiential learning.

Inclusion
Fostering an inclusive environment that values diversity and equality.

Accountability
Continually enhancing our programs and services through accountability to our students, colleagues, community members, and other stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in programs and activities within the Student Affairs Division, students will have the opportunity to learn and/or develop in the following areas:

Civic Engagement reflects a person’s ability to recognize and fulfill responsibilities to self, community, and society at large. A civically engaged individual demonstrates social consciousness, practices volunteerism, and makes effective contributions in respectful and ethical ways.

Critical Thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking which involves forming and analyzing beliefs, making decisions, and evaluating actions. Critical thinkers are able to analyze, interpret, synthesize, evaluate, and apply information in the development of appropriate inferences.

Cultural Competence is understanding and appreciating diversity. Individuals who are culturally competent develop an inclusive world view, value differences, and interact with others in culturally appropriate ways which create a climate of mutual respect.

Interpersonal Communication Skills are the ability to interact effectively with others. Individuals with interpersonal communication skills relate to others in courteous, respectful, and professional ways; appropriately resolve conflicts; and maintain positive relationships.

Intrapersonal Competence reflects a person's ability to develop and demonstrate self-understanding, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-efficacy. Individuals who are intrapersonally competent can articulate their own beliefs and values, and are able to set and achieve goals consistent with their philosophy of life.

Leadership and Management Skills are the abilities to influence the actions of others. Individuals who have leadership and management skills are able to create a common vision, inspire others to accomplish that vision, obtain and utilize appropriate resources, and evaluate outcomes.

Responsibility and Accountability are the abilities to understand and fulfill one's obligations to others. Individuals who demonstrate responsibility and accountability are able to meet the expectations of others in ways consistent with specific policies and procedures and generally accepted behavioral norms.

 

Student Affairs Native and Indigenous Peoples Land Acknowledgement