The Division of Student Affairs strives to advance the mission of the University by promoting its core values and connecting its work to the University's strategic initiatives in ways that enhance the student experience.
The Division of Student Affairs is intentional about planning, creating program and learning outcomes and using assessment in the development of leadership skills and intellectual abilities, identification and exploration of personal interests, and preparation of our students for roles as future professional and community leaders. We are committed to the academic experience and collaborate across the University to implement innovative and student-centered programs, practices, and services to support student engagement and student success through the co-curricular experience.
The following offices and areas in the Division of Student Affairs are supervised by the Vice President for Student Affairs:
Kenneth M. Bedini
Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
The Vice President works to create an environment that emphasizes the rights of students, promotes unity and respect for all individuals, encourages students to develop personal qualities and clarify values, and establishes an engaged community of scholars.
From the day you enter as a new student to the day you receive your degree, the Vice President for Student Affairs, working with staff in the Division of Student Affairs, is responsible to help students succeed both in and out of the classroom. Focused on learning life management skills and the art of responsible personal choice, Students Affairs staff in collaboration with others provide a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in, so that when they graduate they will not only have the knowledge, but the skills needed to succeed.
The Division of Student Affairs collaborates with other University Divisions and offices as well as off-campus services to facilitate education, training, intervention and respond to all instances of sexual misconduct including sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. For information about these University policies, visit: MyUSJ/Sexual Misconduct.
The Vice President also has responsibility for maintaining the Code of Personal Conduct and for publishing the Student Handbook.
Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs
2nd Floor, McGovern Hall
Email: [email protected]
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.