Office of Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs


Philosophy of The Office of Student Affairs:

The University of Saint Joseph Student Affairs Staff is committed to developing the potential of students through a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular experiences. Believing that intellectual growth and educational development are achieved through community involvement, service, leadership and experiential learning, the Student Affairs Staff works to provide these opportunities for students. By challenging and supporting each student, individual growth is facilitated as well as the creation of a cohesive campus community which embraces diversity among its members. Through efforts in the areas of social, cultural, vocational, intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional wellness, each student is educated as a total person. Individuals are empowered to clarify their values and establish their identity as a responsible adult.

The Office of Student Affairs serves as a resource center for co-curricular matters. The following departments are coordinated through this area by the Vice President of Student Affairs/ Dean of Students:

  • Athletics
  • Campus Ministry
  • Career Development
  • Community Outreach and Partnerships
  • Counseling and Wellness Center
  • Disability Services
  • Food Service
  • Health Services
  • Residential Life and Housing
  • Student Activities and Orientation Programs

Sexual Misconduct

For your rights and what you need to know to obtain information, support, and assistance options for sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, intimate partner violence and stalking visit MyUSJ/Sexual Misconduct.

Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

The Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs 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. The Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs is the administrator responsible for the co-curricular atmosphere, which combined with the academic experience, contributes to the total development of each student.

Throughout the University experience, the Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs assists students in learning life management skills and the art of responsible personal choice.

The Vice President/Dean also has responsibility for maintaining the Code of Personal Conduct, publishing the Student Handbook, and ensuring that there are a multitude of opportunities for students to participate in, so that when they graduate they will not only have the knowledge but the skills to succeed.


Office of the Vice President/Dean of Student Affairs
2nd Floor, McGovern Hall
Phone:  1.860.231.5267
Fax:  1.860.231.6734
Email:  [email protected]