Mission of student affairs
Wilkes Honors College students continuously engage in the process of growth and change while on campus. The extent and intensity of each student's involvement in
academic work and other aspects of campus life, such as campus clubs and organizations, community service activities, and service-learning, determine in large measure
the degree of individual success attained.
Together, these components are integral aspects of the Wilkes Honors College academic experience and also encourage engagement within the larger community.
Clubs and organizations, community service projects, internships, and study abroad experiences all provide opportunities for students to interact with other
classmates, faculty, staff, local and international communities, and national and international organizations.
Each student brings unique characteristics to the collegiate experience. Programs and services must be conceptualized and delivered in such a way that the worth,
dignity, and aspirations of each individual are respected. Students are enriched by a supportive and challenging academic community marked by the pursuit of common
purposes, the embracing of common values, and the appreciation of individuality and diversity.
Student development occurs outside as well as inside the academic classroom; it is fostered by action as well as reflection; it is reinforced by the nurturing of
character as well as the attainment of knowledge; it is promoted by the pursuit of individuality as well as collective engagement.
Specific objectives of student affairs
Providing Services. The Honors College provides a variety of services that promote the well being of students. Services range from orientation,
study-abroad and internship coordination, counseling referral, retention, and meeting basic academic and personal services that are responsive to more individual
Enhancing Individual Development. The Honors College Student Affairs mission is to foster the educational, psychological, social, spiritual
and physical development of individuals. Services and programs are offered that enable students to expand their capabilities and understand how to handle personal
problems which, if left unattended, inhibit learning and development. An Honors College student can seek advice on issues of student and academic development
at any point in his or her student career.
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