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Student Affairs Mission Statement

Student Affairs at Pomona College fosters the holistic development of students by focusing on personal and social responsibility, co-curricular education, and community engagement on and off campus.

Towards this end, we work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff with these core principles guiding us:

  • Student services will be of the highest quality and responsive to appropriate student needs
  • Student services will meet specific goals and be informed by student learning outcomes, as well as Student Affairs and other relevant theory and practice
  • A living and learning environment that is safe, healthy, intellectually stimulating, and emotionally supportive is at the core of a residential, liberal arts college experience
  • A thriving, diverse student body enhances the learning experience of all students
  • Co-curricular education develops skills for academic, personal, work, and life success
  • Meaningful community engagement and experiential learning off campus prepares students for leadership in a diverse and rapidly changing world
  • Learning how to be accountable develops maturity as well as personal and social responsibility
  • Fostering opportunities for sustained interaction and dialogue on campus among students, faculty, and staff builds community, self awareness, and mutual trust
  • Developing a sustainable campus environment encourages life-long learning and innovation
  • Building intergenerational College connections supports student development and life-long opportunities