Stephen F. Austin State University

Student Affairs Programs

Welcome to Student Affairs Programs!

Student Affairs Programs - Putting You First!

College is a great time in life for students to develop the values and ethics for the person they wish to be. Student Affairs Programs is dedicated to student involvement, student leadership, student engagement and just plain old fun! The many opportunities which are provided by Student Affairs Programs will help show students that college should be a time that challenges students while being enjoyed. From bonfires and pep rallies to student leadership and volunteerism, college is a time to learn about oneself as well as develop a number of lifelong interests and friends. Our office is here to help you make the most of your college experience.

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The Office of Student Affairs Programs practices with the highest national standards in mind. For that reason we have adopted the ACPA statement on Ethical Standards and Practices.

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2013-2014 University Affairs Student Handbook

Our Offices

Student Engagement

Our Mission:

Student Engagement Programs encourages active participation in meaningful experiences outside the classroom. We engage students to enhance leadership skills and to become global citizens through programs that foster accountability, creative thinking, interpersonal and personal connections while upholding principles of The SFA Way.

Student Engagement will help you find your place at SFA! Home to Greek Life, Student Activities Association, SFA Traditions Council, Involvement Center, Jack Sorc, SFA Homecoming, Jack Camp, Student Leadership and Service Programs and more than 200 student organizations, Student Engagement is at the heart of what's happening on campus. These programs will help you integrate into campus life and help develop leadership skills and enhance your overall experience at SFA.

Spirit Programs

We got more than spirit! The SFA Spirit office is home to 18 national championships in cheerleading and dance and is known as a leader in cheer and dance innovation. The SFA Spirit program is made up of the Large Co-Ed and Small Co-Ed Cheerleading teams, SFA Pom Squad and Jack Attack. Each year you can find our teams cheering at over 100 athletics events including football, volleyball, and basketball. Purple Haze Association (PHA), a university sponsored organization, is also housed under spirit teams. This organization supports the Lumberjack spirit and fellow members of the University on the field, court, diamond, or any other way possible.

Orientation Programs

Orientation Programs is where a student's Lumberjack Experience begins! Our office provides orientation programs to all new students and their parent and family members that aid them in the transition process, informs students of the educational opportunities, and integrates students and families into the life of Stephen F. Austin State University. Orientation Programs is also the department responsible for organizing both fall and spring Jack Backs Welcome Week, which serve to involve and entertain new and current students with numerous events that are coordinated by various departments and student organizations.

Multicultural Affairs

The mission of the SFA Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) is to create an environment where all students feel welcome. We create networks of support for students that provide opportunities for meaningful cross cultural interactions and learning experiences that promote respect for diversity. We work with student organizations to host cultural celebrations and activities that are fun, educational and that work to enhance our students' abilities to succeed in a global community.

Additional Programs and Services

The Office of Student Affairs Programs also advises the SFA Student Government Association, coordinates the Parent's Newsletter, AlcoholEDU and SFA's Civic Engagement programs.

Location: 3.302 Pattillo Student Center
Phone: (936) 468-3703
Fax: (936) 468-1087

Mailing Address:
SFA Office of Student Affairs Programs
P.O. Box 13021
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Physical Address:
SFA Office of Student Affairs Programs
222 Vista Drive - Suite 3.302
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Student Affairs Programs is committed to providing support for students with disabilities. If you are a student who needs an accommodation to attend or participate in one of our events or student organizations you are encouraged to stop by room 325 in the Human Services Building to make your request. You may also call us at (936) 468-3004, TDD: (936) 468-1004.

If you have an accommodation request please see us as soon as possible, so we can make any arrangements necessary. Accommodations can only be arranged once a request has been submitted in writing to Disability Services.

To the greatest extent possible, the Office of Student Affairs Programs shall observe confidentiality with respect to any request for accommodation.

Students who feel they have not been accommodated appropriately can appeal that decision utilizing the university appeals process. That process can be found at: