Student Affairs in the spotlight

April 4, 2007

Where college and university students were once left alone during their post-secondary studies, newfound attention to their transition from adolescence into adulthood is causing many schools to keep a closer eye on their students.  This translates into increased demands on the Student Affairs portfolio, particularly as student populations increasingly diversify and display broader needs.  Mental health needs and sexual health awareness are urgently pressing needs on many campuses.  As we read headlines about binge drinking and skyrocketing levels of depression, Student Affairs and services are gaining an increasingly important role in how schools are viewed by each other, by prospective students, and by the population at large.  The Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required)