Student Affairs Strategic Plan

Below are excerpts from the 2013-2014 PSLV Student Affairs Strategic Plan.


The Office of Student Affairs will provide the highest quality educational programs and services that will challenge and support Penn State students as they become active and responsible individuals and members of their communities.


The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to challenge students to achieve their educational, personal, and career goals while supporting the development of the whole student through the wellness model, social responsibility, and the creation of an inclusive environment. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to promoting experiential learning to provide a sense of belonging within the collegiate learning environment.

Guiding Principles

  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Leadership
  • Diversity
  • Community Involvement and Service-Learning
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Character Development

Core Values

  • Professionalism throughout individual work and team efforts
  • Open Communication and sharing of information
  • Consistency in communications and policies
  • Accountability through definition of expectations, meeting standards, and celebrating successes
  • Innovation by being a voice at the table and originating current and relevant ideas
  • Accessibility through policies that allow for a balanced openness with students
  • Positive Environment that encourages fun and builds team morale and personal well-being
  • Individual Professional Growth to become experts in the field and to maintain knowledgeable interactions with other staff members and campus departments
  • Collaboration as a team to ensure productivity and efficiency
  • Assessment to determine what is effective and to guide future work and focuses

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