Institutional / Administrative Mission and Goals
Student Services

Student Development (Web page 2001, reviewed June 2005)

The Student Development staff is committed to providing an environment which will enhance and integrate the life-long process of growth of the social, spiritual, occupational, physical, intellectual, and emotional development of all students.

Goals:

  • To establish an understanding of growth, development, and change as a lifelong process.
  • To develop and manage an atmosphere which is conducive to personal comfort, safety, and security.
  • To foster the experience of belonging to a community - both the Viterbo community and the global community - while encouraging the development of a balance in autonomy and interpersonal relationship skills.
  • To develop and deliver programs and services that support student retention.
  • To encourage an understanding and appreciation of individual and cultural differences.
  • To develop methods of research and evaluation to assess the nature and needs of the student population.
  • To establish the integration of student development and academics.
  • To support services provided by academic affairs and the administration.