Welcome to Student Affairs

Strategic Plan

Vision Statement
Each student will graduate with a sense of value and purpose‚ an acceptance of responsibility for self and the well being of others‚ and the knowledge and skills to reach their full potential.

Mission Statement
The Division of Student Affairs ignites minds‚ hearts and spirits to lead purposeful lives and serve as agents of positive social change.


  • Personal integrity and ethical decision-making
  • Personal development and life long learning
  • Academic excellence and freedom
  • Mutual respect and human dignity
  • Understanding and appreciation of others
  • Personal and institutional responsibility and accountability
  • Shared governance
  • Inclusive‚ caring community
  • Sensitive to work-life concerns
  • Civic engagement and responsibility
  • Embracing controversy and taking a stand
  • Physical health and emotional well-being
  • Safety and freedom from the fear of violence
  • Modeling and mentoring positive social change
  • Actions consistent with values
  • Collaboration with and empowering others
  • Broadening and valuing world views/Global inquiry and understanding
  • Fairness and equity
  • Engagement in purposeful activities
  • Process orientation

Measurable Outcomes

  • Acting ethically and honestly
  • Involvement/engagement in activities that promote
    • Inclusion
    • Self-understanding
    • Understanding of others
    • Physical health
    • Emotional well-being
    • Positive social change
    • Congruence between what is said and what is done
    • Collaboration
    • Empowerment
    • An understanding of internationalization and the impact of divergent world views
    • Fairness and equity
    • Academic and personal goal achievement and success
    • The importance of the process over the outcomes
  • Accepting personal responsibility for decisions and actions and the consequences
  • Being able to articulate the differences between the needs of the individual versus the community
  • Understanding the balance needed between personal desires and professional/academic endeavors by engaging in purposeful activities
  • Time spent being a productive citizen‚ just as voting and volunteering in the community
  • Embracing freedom of speech and expression and understanding that each issue is multi-faceted
  • A willingness to take a stand for what one believes‚ even if it is unpopular
  • Making decisions that promote personal as well as the safety of others and confronting others‚ when appropriate‚ about attitudes and behaviors that place individuals at risk

division of student affairs . university of kentucky . 103 frazee hall . lexington‚ ky . 40506-0031 . (859) 257-1911 . fax (859) 323-1067

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