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Strategic Goals

Strategic Goals

The Division of Student Affairs aims to meet the following strategic goals to Engage, Educate, and Demonstrate excellent service and support for our students and campus community.

Goal 1: Engage

We aim to engage students, faculty, staff, and alumni as partners in fostering civility, respect, and a caring community.

Student Affairs intends to teach values of respect, civility and caring to reinforce practices that promote and reward positive behaviors along with practices that confront behavior that violates desired norms. We will actively challenge students to engage with each other and their faculty and staff in ways that demonstrate civility, caring, and respect for others.


  • Objective 1.1: Students and staff will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of behavior that is consistent with the norms, values, and expectations of Buffalo State.
  • Objective 1.2: The Division of Student Affairs will provide a welcoming experience that is inclusive and respectful toward students, parents, and all constituents of the campus community.
  • Objective 1.3: Student Affairs will create opportunities to enable the campus community to achieve and continually improve a culture of respect, civility, and caring.
  • Objective 1.4: Student Affairs will adhere to the mechanisms, procedures, and processes required for achieving accountability.

Goal 2: Educate

We aim to educate, empower, and support students to acquire skills that promote their personal and professional growth.

Student Affairs intends to educate students to help them develop a set of life skills, personal skills, and career skills to succeed in the world and in their profession. We will provide experiences, activities, resources, and mentoring opportunities that support the development of these skills to allow students to make an impactful contribution to society.


  • Objective 2.1: Student Affairs will establish a supportive learning environment for students that fosters personal and professional success.
  • Objective 2.2: Student Affairs will implement programs, activities, and experiences teaching a broad set of skills to enhance opportunities for greater student success.
  • Objective 2.3: Student Affairs will create opportunities to inspire students to make a positive difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

Goal 3: Demonstrate

We aim to demonstrate continuous improvement and innovative practices to ensure optimal alignment of staff and resources with institutional values and priorities.

Student Affairs will continuously examine our work to make it more effective and efficient; to ensure we are designing and implementing programs, processes and services that really matter to student success, and appropriately allocating resources to align with institutional values and priorities.


  • Objective 3.1: Student Affairs will review alignment of office structure and current resources to support strategic direction achievement. We will be attentive to the changing financial landscape through effective stewardship of resources to align with divisional priorities.
  • Objective 3.2: Student Affairs will evaluate existing facilities while integrating and creating long term facilities plans to address the needs of Buffalo State community and constituents for flexible spaces.
  • Objective 3.3: Student Affairs will develop mechanisms to identify and implement quality standards that align with values and institutional priorities.

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Student Affairs

1300 Elmwood Ave  •  Cleveland Hall 513 •  Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-4704 •  Fax: (716) 878-5009