UWM Division of Student Affairs Vision Statement
To be recognized as the premier Student Affairs Division, innovative in creating a thriving student-centered learning community that is dedicated to students’ well-being, success, personal growth, and professional development.
The UWM Division of Student Affairs Core Values
- STUDENT SUCCESS AND WELL-BEING
We are committed to all of our students; supporting, encouraging, guiding and challenging
their personal, educational and professional development. We are dedicated to creating learning opportunities for all our students to achieve success within an environment that cultivates tolerance, civility, and respect, where students care about their well being and the well-being of others.
We partner with our academic colleagues to create a vibrant program of study, which includes co-curricular activities and on-campus employment. We strive to establish within our community a learner-focused, outcome-based environment. This setting includes experiential and work-based learning, civic engagement, and a connection to the campus community, reinforcing our capacity for and commitment to life-long learning.
- A SUPPORTIVE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
We believe that differences in people and diverse points-of-view are valuable, and that a truly caring community is one where each member feels welcomed, engaged, and celebrated. We embody this belief when we are inclusive of all people, we recognize our similarities, and we embrace our differences through mutual respect. We seek to cultivate an environment of awareness and understanding of diversity and multicultural issues, through our programs, words and behaviors, and will role-model advocacy and social justice in all our actions.
We understand the intrinsic value of relationships. We develop strong, trusting relationships with students, co-workers, and others we encounter through our work, leading to a caring campus, a supportive environment, and a welcoming community.
- PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We respect each individual’s journey toward greater personal growth and development. We understand the importance of meeting students where they are in order to be partners in this process. Further, we approach education holistically, encouraging personal achievements, and the care for the mind, body, and spirit of each student, faculty, and staff member.
We make every effort to be leaders in our campus community through our actions, service delivery, and dedication to students. As educators, in partnership with students and colleagues, we provide quality leadership opportunities that are challenging and rewarding. We are intentional in the design and delivery of engaging and empowering experiences, which foster the development of ethical, responsible, and collaborative leaders.
We encourage professional development and ethical behavior of our staff and we conduct our programs and ourselves with the highest integrity. In keeping with best practices, we provide intentional and effective service to students and other stakeholders. We collaborate and consult with one another in an effort to achieve excellence. We are committed to treating one another with respect, making ethical decisions, and holding each other accountable. We model professionalism and encourage each other to develop expertise in our practice, engaging in professional development that is grounded in theory and focused on application.