Mission, Vision, Values, & Goals

Mission 

To offer and foster holistic, diverse opportunities that engage students, support their unique needs and wellbeing, and help them prepare for future success. 

Vision 

Student Affairs promotes a collaborative and responsive campus community where every student and staff member feels a sense of belonging

Professional staff and trained peer leaders offer a network of programs, services, and spaces, in alignment with the University Declaration of Commitment to Address Systemic Racism (2020), the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force (2017), and the Campus Wellbeing Framework (2020).

Values

Build community

We practice empathy, compassion, and respect. We support each other and see things from a student's perspective.
We collaborate with faculties, student groups, and community organizations.

Promote wellbeing

We promote mental, physical, and emotional wellness. 
We provide infrastructure and support for ongoing skill development, resiliency, and success.

Foster growth

We seek and value input to ensure we are continually learning.
We act with integrity.
We look to evidence. We are willing to challenge and change.
We nurture and celebrate success. 

Advance I–EDI-AA

We strive to promote Indigenization, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Anti-Racism, Accessibility (I–EDI-AA) and to meet the intersectional and evolving needs of our diverse student population.
We respect all people and their viewpoints.

Student Affairs Divisional Goals 2021-22

  • Expand community-based outreach activities for prospective applicants and guidance counsellors
  • Track diversity of incoming student population
  • Increase admission and pre-arrival supports for equity-deserving students

 

  • Implement and report on first biannual student climate survey in partnership with Human Rights and Equity Office
    • Develop an executive Student Engagement strategy based on survey results
  • Implement recommendations of the Athletics & Recreation EDII Task Force
  • Support implementation of University Harassment and Discrimination Policy

  • Expand Yellow House (YH) programming, services; maximize use of space
  • Hire Gender and Sexual Diversity Coordinator in YH
  • Hire BIPOC wellness advisor in YH
  • Hire second cultural counsellor at 4D
  • Continue to implement tailored supports provided by QUIC to internationally-arriving students – pursuant to Queen’s being named a Designated Learning Institution by the federal government - timely and up-to-date information, advice, orientation activities
  • Reopen student service spaces to provide opportunities for connection, skill-development and wellbeing (4D, Ban Righ Centre, QUIC, SEO lounge, YH, SASS, Health Promotion Hub, A&R, etc.)

  • Continue implementation of Campus Wellbeing Framework in alignment with National Standard for Mental Health and Wellbeing for Post-Secondary Students, Okanagan Charter, Queen’s Strategic Framework, Declaration of Commitment to eliminate Systemic Racism, and results of the Student Experiences Survey
  • Implement 3 student health and wellbeing surveys in Winter 2022 (NCHA, Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey (new), and Campus Postsecondary Alcohol and Substance Use Survey
  • Provide ongoing support to students requiring academic accommodation and academic consideration due to extenuating circumstances
  • Partner with KHSC and KFLAPH to provide COVID tests, vaccines (COVID and flu), on-campus isolation supports, and advising, as requested
  • Reopen/maximize use of ARC and rec programming per COVID requirements to support physical activity
  • Continue leadership of Food Insecurity Advisory Committee
  • Expand response to students requiring navigational support, including referrals to CARE program

  • Continue expansion of Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP)
  • Identify research-related experiential learning opportunities 
  • Expand career resources for employers and students, including tailored resources for equity-deserving students
  • Expand off-campus outreach initiatives with hiring of Manager, Student Community Relations

  • Gradually re-introduce in-person services/programming, per COVID context
  • Retain online services and programming, and expanded access to staff to meet student demand, preferences and expectations across the division, as appropriate, along with in-person offerings
  • Reintroduce in-person on-campus gatherings/event management and support (Event Services) per COVID context