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Our Mission

We provide services, programs, and resources to support students in pursuit of academic, professional, and personal growth.

Our Vision

We will provide the best collegiate experience where every individual matters.

"When someone mentions Student Affairs I think of everything from health and mental wellness to academic assistance to fostering a positive campus climate. Student Affairs really does seek student input in its departments and programs. It's this input that really helps the administrators to tailor-make programs to best suit the students. The Division helps add to the student experience by providing the tools and programs for overall student success." 

Landon, Former Chair of the Advisory Board for Student Affairs

Departmental Mission Statements


To promote student learning and development through a systematic process of gathering and using assessment evidence to improve programs and services, and to communicate evidence of student learning and development to a variety of stakeholders, building recognition for the work of the Division and supporting accountability and accreditation.  

Bison Card

To create a positive experience for the university population as it relates to the Bison Card program. We will strive to enhance the educational and social environment for our students, the university and the community. 

NDSU Bookstore

The primary mission of the NDSU Bookstore first and foremost is to support the academic mission of the University.

Career Center

The NDSU Career Center will educate and provide career resources to NDSU students and alumni to encourage partnerships and provide opportunities to connect them with employers.

Counseling Center

The mission of the Counseling Center is to encourage individuals to develop their unique potential by providing services and programs in a supportive environment.

NDSU Dining

To create the highest quality of dining and food related experiences, which will enhance the educational and social environment for our students, the University and the community.

Disability Services

The mission of the NDSU Disability Services department is "to ensure equal access for students with disabilities to participate fully in the university environment."

Equity and Diversity Center

It is our mission to advocate for social justice among traditionally under-represented groups while establishing a sense of community on campus and in the Fargo-Moorhead area.

International Student and Study Abroad Services

We are dedicated to advancing international education and engaging students, faculty, and staff in the global community.

Memorial Union

The Memorial Union advances student success.

Multicultural Programs

The Office of Multicultural Programs believes in assisting the NDSU community in creating a culturally diverse and sensitive campus by providing student, faculty, and staff-centered support programs, cultural events, and tools for personal growth experiences.

Residence Life

The Department of Residence Life supports students by providing a vibrant, healthy place to live and learn.

Student Health Service

The mission of the Student Health Service is to provide access to quality and effective healthcare.

Student Life

Student Life contributes to student learning by providing services, facilities and programs to support an engaged university.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

In support of the University's mission, the Student Rights and Responsibilities program fosters the development of personal accountability and commitment to community by helping students understand how individual decisions affect themselves and others.

Student Success Programs

Student Success Programs work in collaboration with the campus community to provide programs and services aimed at enhancing retention and fostering student success. Student Success Programs is a department in the Division of Student Affairs.

TRIO Programs

We promote the educational opportunity of eligible students whose aspirations, participation, and achievement of post-secondary academic goals may be at risk.

Wellness Center

The Wellness Center is dedicated to developing and promoting opportunities for individuals of the University Community to incorporate the seven dimensions of wellness into their lifestyle.

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Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7701 - Fax: (701) 231-8176
Campus address: Old Main 100
Mailing address: Dept 5000 PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Site Manager: Vice President for Student Affairs Office

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 5:08:32 PM