Office of the Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs


Student Affairs

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Vision, Mandate, Mission


The vision of the Division of Student Affairs is to provide excellent support and service for students from their first point of contact with the university through to graduation.

Mandate and Mission

Our mandate is to provide a wide range of programs and services to:

  • Recruit and support students through the application process and assist in the management of university enrolment;
  • Promote student development and learning;
  • Foster student health and wellness;
  • Enhance the student experience at Queen’s; and 
  • Contribute to the creation of an environment for student success and student engagement in academic pursuits and the co-curricular life of the University.


    The activities of Student Affairs are based on the values that a safe, active, caring, respectful, inclusive, healthy campus environment supports student learning, personal growth, retention, and success.

    The following values guide our activities, and influence the strategic allocation of resources:

    • Excellence
    • Leadership
    • Service
    • Professionalism
    • Partnership
    • Collaboration
    • Sustainability.  

    Core Activities

    The work of the Division of Student Affairs is collaborative and is delivered in partnership with faculties and schools, units across campus, student governments and groups, and community organizations. 

    Our core activities reinforces the university’s academic mission and contribute to the broader learning environment. They are implemented by professional staff and peer leaders across the following main areas:

    • Athletics and Recreation
    • Housing and Ancillary Services
    • Office of the University Registrar 
    • Student Life and Learning
    • Student Services and Community Relations
    • Student Wellness Services
    • Undergraduate Admission and Recruitment