Office of Student Affairs

What we do

Promoting the Catholic Benedictine understanding of faith, reason, service, and community, the Office of Student Affairs educates students through experiential co-curricular programming. We teach continual listening and reflection in order to foster an awareness of difference that encourages students to work towards a just society. Our students will understand their moral obligation to a diverse world and become faithful, compassionate and conscientious stewards of their communities.

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Transforming our students to transform their world

College life at Saint Martin’s University extends well beyond the classroom. It is a place for students to explore and examine who they are as human beings and to consider more fully what their responsibilities and obligations are as citizens. In Student Affairs, we are dedicated to fulfilling the mission of Saint Martin’s University by supporting the development and learning of students “in their ongoing journey of becoming.” Inspired and informed by our Benedictine Catholic heritage, we offer multiple programs and opportunities that challenge students to grow and develop in mind, body, and spirit. We do this by creating a learning environment in which our students can enhance their knowledge and skills in student leadership and diversity programs, build community through intramural sports and recreational activities, raise deep questions of faith and values, and promote the common good in the service to others.

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We lead by the rule

Being a leader requires listening, reflecting and opening to the experiences of others. Our Benedictine Leaders Program prepares students seeking leadership positions with the skills they need to be effective.

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Discovering balance the Benedictine way

Student affairs is committed to instilling the Benedictine practice of balance in mind, body and spirit. We sponsor a wide-variety of health and wellness programs, from recreation activities and intramural sports to health and wellness education. Our programs help create a culture of balance between the academic, spiritual and recreational aspects of college life.

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Partnering for student advocacy and support

All students need support in their navigation of college life. As partners in student learning, a range of services and programs are offered to assist students to thrive and succeed in all aspects of college life.

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Getting involved in the campus community


Student affairs offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved on campus, whether through student leadership programsservice immersion tripsspirituality retreats, or student clubs and organizations. We aim to create an engaged campus community in which students can reach their fullest potential as persons and make a positive impact on the Saint Martin’s campus and in their communities.

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Student rights and responsibilities

Community living is a hallmark of a Benedictine Catholic university. To live in community is to have certain demands and expectations placed on us. We provide critical information for students to know their rights and responsibilities. The more students know the more they can understand their role in building a vibrant and respectful campus community.

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