Mission and Core Values

Student Affairs Strategic Plan 2017-2020


Vision Statement

The Division of Student Affairs aspires to ignite purpose and passion in our students to become socially responsible and globally engaged leaders. We will challenge ourselves and our students to accept and act upon our responsibility to be role models who learn and act to create meaningful and impactful change at FAU and beyond.

Mission Statement

We create diverse, challenging and transformative environments through our innovative and effective programs, services, and outcomes-based approach to student learning and development. We equip students with necessary tools to achieve academic, personal, and career success.

The Mission of Student Affairs is accomplished by:

  • Developing programs, services and facilities guided by best practices in each functional area.
  • Utilizing data to assess student learning, thereby improving programs and services.
  • Securing state of the art technological and physical facilities resources.
  • Collaborating with students, faculty, staff and external stakeholders.
  • Creating, maintaining and disseminating assessments of Florida Atlantic University culture to guide departmental, divisional and campus decision making processes.
  • Recruiting, retaining and developing a highly qualified diverse staff.
  • Integrating outcome assessments, continuous program improvements, and budget development into an ongoing strategic planning process.


We're All About Students

Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs core values are:

  • Diversity: Intentional awareness and inclusion
  • Innovation: Striving for creative solutions and continuous improvement
  • Integrity: Accountability to divisional goals and professional standards
  • Collaboration: Shared programs, services, and governance to achieve maximum benefit
  • Leadership: Students, staff, structures, by teaching, learning, acting...model the way
  • Wellness: Care for self, care for others, care for community