Office of Student Affairs
Welcome and Philosophy
The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to providing support to the academic mission of Western State Colorado University. In providing such support, our mission is to provide opportunities beyond the curriculum for students to “apply the curriculum” – to question thoughtfully; to reason clearly; to either compete vigorously or to cooperate sensitively, depending on the challenge; and otherwise to fully embrace the human condition and the responsibilities and opportunities it affords.
The Office of Student Affairs is committed to working with students, faculty and staff from all areas of the University to build an open, inclusive, intellectual, and multicultural community. We are also engaged in developing and maintaining external partnerships with constituents such as the Gunnison County community, employers, alumni, parents and others. Our primary commitment is to students. Contact is initiated prior to entrance, sustained throughout their matriculation, and continued beyond graduation.
The Student Affairs staff is friendly and helpful. Everyone looks forward to supporting and assisting you in your academic work and in becoming involved in co-curricular activities. We do urge you to further enrich the classroom experience by becoming involved in one of the clubs or activities offered through the Student Government Association (SGA), intramural/club sports, Wilderness Pursuits, the Fitness Center, or one of the other activities that are of interest to you.
Programs and Services
The Office of Student Affairs provides support to students, as well as to their friends and family, in times of crisis. This may include referral for academic and personal problems, crisis outreach, response in case of student death, as well as helping students feel supported in the university environment. Our goal is to provide caring services to students in order to assist them during times of need.
The programs offered through campus life give students the opportunity for direct participation in activities involving their academic, emotional, physical, spiritual, or career-related development. The services provided by the various departments in Student Affairs assist students both in making their way through college and in making the transition to their post-graduate lives.
|Clubs & Organizations||Fitness Center||Student Government Assoc. (SGA)|
|University Center||Housing/Residence Life||Wilderness Pursuits|
Policies and Handbooks
|Drug Free Schools Policy Statement||Student Handbook||Campus Safety and Security Report 2012||Western Identification Number Policy|
- Can offer assistance or referrals regarding university policies, procedures, and regulations, assists in resolving student-based problems and conflicts.
- Readily accessible to students as a neutral and impartial listener. The emphasis is on resolving issues informally or through mediation.
- Helps to promote fair and equitable treatment within the Western system.
Office of Student Affairs
Phone: (970) 943-2011