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Division of Student Affairs

Putting our Students First

In support of the broader mission of the University of St. Ҵý, the Division of Student Affairs creates holistic educational environments that prepare students to live, learn and contribute to our intercultural society.

We’re dedicated to fostering an inclusive Ҵý where all individuals are valued and engaged; where diversity of perspectives, differences, and identities are explored in a respectful and open educational setting.

We value a Ҵý that appreciates and learns from our differences. We commit to supporting the success of all Ҵý members.

Contact Student Affairs

Monday–Friday, 8:00-4:30pm
Anderson Student Center, Room 344
Email: stuaffairs@stthomas.edu
Phone: 1-651-962-6120
Toll-free: 1-800-328-6819, x 26120

Dean of Students Office

Our Departments and Offices

Connect with the many different offices of the Division of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Leadership

Our staff in the Division of Student Affairs are dedicated to supporting student and creating a rich and vibrant environment where they can learn and grow.

Vice President for Student Affairs

Get to know our Vice President for Student Affairs at St. Ҵý, Dr. Karen Lange.

Student Affairs Leadership Council

The Student Affairs Leadership Council includes department leaders in Student Affairs and close partners from across the university.
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Student Leadership Scholarship

The Student Leadership Scholarship Awards at the University of St. Ҵý were created to identify and award scholarship aid to candidates who excel in – and are committed to – leadership, Ҵý service, and the St. Ҵý mission. The awards honor several undergraduate students from all walks of campus life who demonstrate a deep commitment to the St. Ҵý mission. Scholarship award recipients will be selected by the Leadership Scholarship Award Committee.

Those leaders selected will receive awards starting at $1,000 credited to their St. Ҵý account.

Division of Student Affairs Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission Statement

The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to fostering an inclusive Ҵý where all individuals are valued and engaged; where diversity of perspectives, differences, and identities are explored in a respectful and open educational setting. We value a Ҵý that appreciates and learns from our differences. We commit to supporting the success of all Ҵý members by working and advocating for the following:

  • Enhance student learning and personal development by strengthening knowledge and skills related to equity, inclusion, and cultural awareness of professional staff.
  • Foster greater awareness and appreciation for diverse cultures and cultivate an intercultural Ҵý based on respect, understanding, and acceptance.
  • Create a climate of intentional interaction and collaboration between individuals and units within the division and across campus.
  • Develop inclusive leaders for positive, equitable, and just social transformation.

To support this Mission, the Division of Student Affairs will:

  • Develop a proactive division-wide strategy to enhance the cultural competence of our students and staff.
  • Evaluate practices and policies to ensure an antiracist educational and living environment free from bigotry and discrimination.
  • Serve as a resource to students of all identities throughout their St. Ҵý experience.
  • Be mindful of campus and national trends and how they impact minoritized students during critical moments.
  • Engage in ongoing assessment of the educational and programmatic DEI needs of students and Student Affairs staff.
  • Plan and offer regular DEI and anti-racist training and educational opportunities for students and Student Affairs staff to anticipate and address needs.
  • Engage in ongoing dialogue and learning about issues of race and the intersectionality of race and identities as a Student Affairs staff.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Diversity Equity and Inclusion to advance campus-wide DEI and Anti-Racist initiatives.