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.

In Student Affairs, we are dedicated to making your Longwood experience the best it can be. An experience where every Lancer thrives and flourishes. Through intentional collaboration with our campus partners, we create an engaging, diverse and inclusive community that positively influences student learning, development, and success. 

From the moment you step on campus until you graduate, the Division of Student Affairs is here to help students navigate the complexities of University life, identify resources, and find a sense of belonging and connection. 

Student Affairs functions in partnership with Academic Affairs and Student Success 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. We are excited to support you as you begin your Longwood journey. 

Commitment to Student Success

Collectively, our qualified staff comprises the many units and 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 become citizen leaders 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 where 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.