The Division of Student Affairs welcomes you to Case Western Reserve University. We are proud to be part of a unique research institution, transforming the lives of today's leaders.


To seek out and actively engage and serve students with quality developmental, intentional and comprehensive experiential learning opportunities in a diverse, inclusive and vibrant university community.


To be a top Student Affairs division in both the AAU and the University Athletic Association, and to create programs which are cutting edge and will be models for other universities.

Our Values

We value building a strong, welcoming community, assuring we are focused on our collective well-being, helping students and others gain insight from their academic endeavors and the real-world experiences we provide.

Diagram showing our core values (community, well-being, and insight) surrounding student life
  • Community: Building a strong community is the foundation of the work we do as student affairs professionals. We seek to fully include people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives so we can all grow and thrive by working together to define new opportunities, integrate resources, and share expertise to achieve excellence.

  • Well-being: Being well in mind, body and spirit is not only foundational for learning, but is at the core of living well. Coupled with a sense of resilience, students are enabled to approach other people and situations with confidence and optimism, which is especially important for life transitions and changes.

  • Insight: Gaining insight is the ultimate result of understanding the synergy between academic and real-world experiences.  We promote applying the highest ethical standards through our actions and decisions to impact our community while possessing an open and receptive attitude toward the world around us.

Division Framework

Everything we do in the Division of Student Affairs is driven by a focus on students and our community. Our staff strive to connect our mission, learning outcomes and themes to provide the best possible student experience.

View a .pdf of the framework