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student affairs, whole student, care, campus, alcohol, technology, service, mental health, parent, security, community, professional association, student union, social justice, equality, competencies, diversity, conflict resolution, counsel, advise, leadership, citizenship, assessment, admissions, enrollment, ministries, safety, police, career, commuter, dean of students, disability, Greek, health, housing, residential, judicial affairs, multicultural, orientation, transfer, recreation, fitness


Student affairs is a large, complex area of campus operations and is comprised of many departments with professionals from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. Long provides a short history of the student affairs profession, followed by an overview of the departments in a typical student affairs division and the responsibilities and goals of the professionals in those departments. Long also describes the values that guide the work of student affairs professionals and the contemporary challenges they face.


Originally published in L. J. Hinchliffe & M. A. Wong (Eds.), Environments for student growth and development: Librarians and student affairs in collaboration (pp. 1-39). Chicago: Association of College & Research Libraries.



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