Student Development


The Division of Student Development is committed to the success and balance of the whole student by empowering students to develop the confidence and skills needed to make educated decisions about their lives and to become life-long learners. We implement this philosophy through our respect and value of individuality, creativity, diversity, and integrity.

Mission Statement

As educators in support of the College's mission, we seek to create a safe environment that encourages and supports the personal and professional development of current art and design students and alumni. We complement the academic experience by offering services that foster individual growth and community involvement and prepare students for the future. These services provide opportunities for the integration of educational, recreational, social, and artistic development. We strive to inspire and motivate students to pursue their vision while challenging them to continually develop their potential as leaders and citizen artists.

Our Commitment to the Co-Curricular Learning Process

Student Development provides numerous co-curricular programs, giving students the opportunity to engage in fundamental learning experiences outside the formal setting of an academic classroom. These programs include, but are not limited to, new student orientation, student leadership, health and wellness, personal development and artistic, social and civic responsibility. To measure these rich learning opportunities, each department within Student Development has established student learning outcomes and tracks their progress in meeting these outcomes. These competencies and skills help to enhance and guide the students in their academic endeavors. Our co-curricular programs are assessed on an annual basis, the results of which are published in our annual report.