Student Affairs supports Longwood's mission to prepare citizen leaders by providing educational and co-curricular opportunities designed to challenge and support students as they learn and develop.

Through intentional collaboration with academic and campus partners, we create an engaging, diverse and inclusive community that positively influences student learning, development, and success

Student Affairs functions in partnership with Academic Affairs to integrate knowledge gained in both curricular and co-curricular settings to teach students competencies, skills and values needed to serve and lead lives of purpose and meaning.

Commitment to Student Success

Collectively, our qualified staff comprises the many departments within Student Affairs each of whom is committed to providing exceptional service and quality learning experiences to positively impact student success.  Individually, they represent scholars, teachers, counselors, advisers, mentors, programmers, and practitioners who challenge and support each student to discover the power within by: 

  • Modeling good decision making that is inclusive and open;
  • Empowering students to explore important matters of interest;
  • Sharing the responsibility for the campus with students;
  • Involving students in the process of leadership;
  • Listening to students’ concerns, ideas, and suggestions;
  • Informing students about programs, activities, and opportunities;
  • Supporting students while they discover themselves and try new things;
  • Challenging students to see an alternative view, concept, or perspective;
  • Creating a tone or climate of civility, inclusivity, and mutual respect;
  • Facilitating programs, workshops, and events where ideas from diverse perspectives can be shared and discussed;
  • Mediating conflicts and resolving problems;
  • Counseling students to promote self-awareness and healthy choices; and
  • Reflecting with students about their experiences.