OFFICE FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
Strategic Foundational Elements
Working in partnership across boundaries to carry out our mission
Aspiring towards exceptional quality in our work and leadership
Promoting an environment where all feel welcomed, accepted and respected
Leading through creative and forward-looking solutions that advance our mission
Aligning our practice with our core values and the ethical principles of our
Anticipating and responding to meet the ever-changing needs of those that we serve
Ensuring that we always consider the best interest of students
The Office for Student Affairs provides services, programs, and facilities that advance
student success, inspire students to make life-long positive contributions to society,
promote an inclusive community, and enrich the University of Minnesota community.
• Student Success includes retention and graduation, post-graduate employment or
education, and achievement of the student learning and development outcomes.
• Inclusive community refers to an environment where all feel welcome, accepted,
• The University of Minnesota Community includes students, staff, faculty,
colleges, departments, parents, alumni, residents who live in the neighborhoods
contiguous to the University, as well as other individuals or organizations
impacted by the programs, services, and facilities that we provide.
The Office for Student Affairs provides leadership in achieving the University of
Minnesota’s goals and creating and sustaining a world class student experience.