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Student Development Success

Definition: The achievement of academic and personal goals through programs and services which address the growth and development of the whole person.

A. Support Student Academic Success


  1. Provide academic support to students to help them succeed
  2. Strengthen and enhance institutional strategies for improving and expanding advising opportunities
  3. Establish a strong commitment to first-year experience programming
  4. Provide strong peer mentoring systems to support student learning and academic success
  5. Enhance retention and graduation of students university-wide with additional emphasis on students from diverse backgrounds

B. Promote Living-Learning Experiences for Students


  1. Complete Residential Revival and incorporate a living-learning environment
  2. Develop programming that fosters the living-learning concept
  3. Provide multiple on-campus living options to enrich students’ living-learning experiences

C. Provide Students With Opportunities for Experiential Learning


  1. Provide opportunities to strengthen and supplement the classroom experience, such as internships, service learning, and national student exchange
  2. Strengthen productivity in career counseling, preparation, and placement

D. Promote the Development of Student Leadership Skills, Personal Character, and Ethics


  1. Implement the student leadership and involvement model by working with specific student organizations (Residence Hall Association, Greek social fraternities and sororities, etc.)
  2. Enhance recognition of student displays of success in the areas of leadership, character, civility, and integrity

E. Foster Student Life Experiences Which Respond to Students’ Unique Needs and Interests


  1. Effect change toward a social climate and campus culture that promotes legal, safe, and health choices by shaping and managing the campus/community living/learning environments
  • President’s Office
  • Sutton Hall, Room 201
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2200
  • Fax: 724-357-3060
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.