University Student Affairs

Each Program has a designated student affairs/student support professional that reports to their respective Dean/Director for Program-related concerns. Specific people and/or titles may change from year-to-year; please refer to your Program Student Handbook. Although University and Program Student Affairs representatives work collaboratively to support students on a regular basis, they do not operate within the same office.

In addition to the functional areas described in this section, Enrollment and Student Services serves as the campus advocate for student concerns and issues. When questions and/or issues arise that cannot be addressed or resolved by an office or department on campus, a Student Affairs representative is a good place to begin. University or Program Student Affairs staff may give advice, direct students to the appropriate resource(s) for assistance or problem resolution, and/or advocate on behalf of the student with other departments/offices. In addition to filling distinct student services roles, student affairs professionals are dedicated to creating an atmosphere of support, inclusion, and belonging within each Program and the University community.

Mission and Learning Outcomes for University Student Affairs


The Mission of University Student Affairs is to offer programs and services that provide a safe and inclusive campus environment to support student success.

University Student Affairs Co-Curricular Learning Outcomes

University Student Affairs (USA) support student learning both in the classroom and in the larger campus community. Student learning happens throughout and across the MBKU experience. We promote student learning outside of the classroom with a variety of programs, services, and development opportunities. USA documents its impact on student learning by establishing Program and Student Learning Outcomes. These outcomes describe the co-curricular learning that takes place through the programs, activities, and services offered by USA. These outcomes also consider and reflect the missions and strategic plans of the University and USA.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Professional and Career Development:  Students will develop life-long skills they can use to seek jobs, residencies/internships, apply to post-graduate school and make career decisions.
  2. Leadership Development: Students will develop the knowledge of organizational structure and best practices, effective leadership communication skills, and the capacity to be an ethical, compassionate, and effective leader.
  3. Academic Development: Students will develop academic excellence using goal setting, organization, strategic learning, and test-taking skills.
  4. Personal Enrichment/ Development: Students will develop effective communication skills to allow for collaboration, healthy lifestyle choices, a positive sense of self, a personal code of ethics, an appreciation of differences, financial literacy, a strong social connection with the MBKU campus community and an understanding of MBKU resources.