Strategic Roadmap

At the Division of Student Life, our goal is to set the golden standard when it comes to transformative learning experiences. This not only serves as a springboard to immediate success, but in the future by way of exploration and engagement. 

Our mission purposefully develops the entire student through metamorphic experiences. We passionately engage our diverse student population through exceptional resources that do nothing but enhance the educational process which, in turn, ensures optimum student success.


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Students First

Cultivate an exceptionally designed, inclusive and engaging student experience that taps into the intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual development of all students.

Distinctive Kent State

Enhance the academic mission of Kent State University through the incorporation of comprehensive and collaborative experiences that foster innovation, while leading to nationally recognized co-curricular programs and services.

Global Competitiveness

Advance the integration of international students into the Kent State community and encourage domestic students to expand their horizons worldwide by engaging in cultural activities and programs.

Regional Impact

Partner with local civic leaders to positively engage students within the community by way of area neighborhood activities and community service.

Organizational Stewardship

Sustain a culture committed to the constant improvement including professional standards review; promote continuous staff development and fiscal responsibility while recruiting and retaining talented professionals.

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Learning Outcomes and Domains


Leadership Development

Students who participate in student affairs services, events, programs and initiatives gain a wealth of knowledge and experience that they will be able to incorporate into their lives by way of leadership practices, theories, models, and approaches.

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Health and Well-Being

Students who engage in student affairs services, events, programs and initiatives will be able to practice personal behaviors that enhance their well-being and quality of life.

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Identity Development and Inclusion

Students who engage in student affairs services, events, programs, and initiatives will be able to integrate the knowledge gained from cross-cultural collaborations into developing their identities.


Community Responsibility and Engagement

Students who utilize services, events, programs, and initiatives provided by student affairs will be able to demonstrate commitment and a capacity to be engaged by becoming an ethical and vital community member.


Knowledge Application

Students who engage in student affairs services, events, programs, and initiatives will be able to utilize critical thinking skills to transfer acquired knowledge to new contexts.