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Mission & Values

Division of Student Affairs Mission

To support the University of Missouri mission, the Division of Student Affairs cultivates a healthy, supportive campus community that augments student learning and empowers students to be active citizens who engage in positive life practices.

Division of Student Affairs Vision

Mizzou Student Affairs aspires to provide the world’s preeminent college student experience.

Core Functions

  • Engage students in programs and services adding value to their college experience
  • Advance student learning
  • Build relationships and community
  • Ensure access and inclusion
  • Promote student health and safety
  • Enhance infrastructure and resource development

FY 16 & 17 Priorities

As part of continuous improvement efforts to maximize the student experience, the Division of Student Affairs establishes annual priorities to focus on each year. The priorities are in support of the University of Missouri Strategic Operating Plan (Mizzou 2020). Marketing and communication efforts are essential to convey our value to students, the Mizzou community, and other stakeholders.

  • Student employment and career readiness
  • Student-centered, sustainable model for finance and infrastructure
  • Student resilience amid dissonance
  • Student cultural responsiveness
  • Enhanced academic experience, student retention, graduation, and GPA

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Last updated: Aug. 7, 2017