Student Affairs advances Pitzer’s Mission and Core Values by providing student-centered support services and an engaging co-curricular program. We are committed to the holistic development of students, challenging students to live with integrity, and empowering students to be active participants in their own experience.
This strategic plan, the result of a collaborative effort by all Student Affairs staff members, is a working document that will guide our decisions, including financial and program planning. It will also be used as an assessment tool to enhance the services and programs of Student Affairs.
Our Commitment to Student Development
Student Affairs is committed to helping students grow and develop as whole persons. We have adopted living/learning outcomes that we strive to cultivate in each of our students. The skills, values and knowledge students acquire through our programs are essential to enable them to act effectively in key life areas.
The living/learning outcomes we cultivate include:
Leadership and Citizenship
The ability to be interpersonally effective in a way that serves others, advances the common good, and empowers others to take on leadership roles. This involves being able to positively influence and direct groups of people; motivate, manage and define goals; be empathetic to the needs of others; and demonstrate a commitment to community.
Community and Social Justice
The ability to collaborate with diverse community members to build healthy and just communities. This requires being mindful of the ways in which we may have privilege or power, how global and institutional change starts with local and personal actions, and creating safe spaces for marginalized people and ideas.
The ability to care for and develop oneself intellectually, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. The ability to make positive choices, engage in self reflection, advocate for oneself, discern appropriate life goals, and pursue them effectively.
Identity and Values
The ability to connect one’s life to a larger context of meaning. The ability to articulate personal beliefs and translate them into ethically consistent life choices.