The Mission of the Division of Student Affairs
As the core division at Binghamton University charged with building the optimal learning environment for our campus, the Division of Student Affairs has ambitious plans as we strive to support student success, ensure that students become involved in campus life and develop graduates who reflect Binghamton’s commitment to excellence and to community engagement.
Student-life and residential-life programs at other institutions are just beginning to realize that positive learning outcomes are fostered by both in-class and out-of-class experiences. Learning takes place everywhere, and academic and non-academic experiences can complement and enhance one another. At Binghamton University, we have always understood the value of integrating academic and student affairs — which is why faculty masters have been embedded in each of our residential colleges for years. It is also the reason we are developing learning spaces for tutoring, group study and experiential learning in the collegiate centers within each community.
Research tells us that students who get involved beyond the classroom are more successful. That’s why Binghamton University makes it a priority to maintain and enhance its community of learning through an impressive array of clubs, organizations, sports and other activities. Students participating in these activities make lifelong friends while learning skills that they’ll take with them to their professions and communities. Teamwork. Perseverance. Creativity. Leadership.
Ours is a holistic approach to student life. We are always cognizant of the quality of the students who choose Binghamton University and the need to offer them an experience filled with physical activity, leadership opportunities, social interaction and enlightened residential living. We support students who need a little extra help getting and staying on the path to success and students who are stars in their fields.
The future is full of new opportunities for those who will become the next generation of loyal alumni supporters as we continue to enhance the programs and facilities today’s students need and facilitate the relationships between students and faculty members that create lifelong connections and a transformative experience.
Points of Pride
- Binghamton University was named to the U.S. President’s Community Service Honor Roll with distinction during the 2008-09 academic year. Binghamton was the only State University of New York institution to receive the designation of distinction.
- Nancy Paul, director of our Career Development Center, participated in the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program as a Fulbright Scholar in 2009.