Purpose Statement

Student Development Services is a support system to help students in meeting their academic objectives, and at the same time to broaden the student’s perspective outside the structured classroom experience. The following functions serve the student body and complement classroom instruction: Admissions, Career Planning/Counseling, Career Services, Adult Education/GED Testing, Registration, Services for Special Student Populations, Student Activities, Intramurals, Student Financial Aid, and Recruitment. 

Student Development Services works with students toward their total development-physical, emotional, moral, social, as well as mental-by providing nonacademic experiences and services which aid in total student development and student success. By providing these services, Student Development Services supports the College’s mission of providing lifelong educational opportunities, economic growth and a higher quality of life for its students. 

In summary, the objectives of Student Development Services support instructional objectives in the following manner:

  1. Helping students achieve the highest possible potential beyond a secondary-school level.
  2. Emphasizing freedom of choice and decision-making.
  3. Emphasizing academic or occupational-vocational work which prepares the student for successful entry into a senior college or university and/or entry into a vocation from which the student may earn a livelihood and gain satisfaction.
  4. Stressing the total cooperation between the different facets of education from which the student may be the beneficiary.
  5. Assisting occupational-technical students in self-evaluation to determine the most suitable programs to fit their interest and aptitudes.
  6. Developing student leadership skills and providing opportunities for student participation in the
  7. College’s planning and decision-making.
  8. Establishing a recruitment program that targets diverse groups.
  9. Establishing programs that serve minority groups, at-risk students, women and students with disabilities.