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Stephen F. Austin State University

Mission & Values

National / Professional Memberships

In order to better serve our students and university, the Department of Student Affairs are proud members, either by office or university affiliation, of the following national organizations:

In addition, we maintain a standing relationship with the following companies:

Our Vision

The Department of Student Affairs seeks to become a national model for student engagement activities which focus on student learning and development, civic responsibility and entertainment.

Office of Student Affairs Programs Ethical Statement

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

Our Core Values

The Department of Student Affairs has identified a number of core values in which we espouse for the purpose of serving students, conducting ourselves in a professional manner, supporting the mission of our office and the university at large.

  1. A focus on lifelong learning and a desire to assisting students to assume responsibility for their own intellectual development.
  2. Incorporating an inclusive university that supports diversity.
  3. Conduct ourselves with a sense of ethical and personal responsibility.
  4. To implore a university that is civically engaged and takes responsibility for its social and community development.
  5. To develop a school spirit that is inclusive, positive and enthusiastic.
  6. To produce programs and services of the highest quality and eclipse standards accepted by the national status quo.
  7. To maintain a knowledge base of the changing culture of higher education and have the courage to innovate and adapt to a changing higher education environment.
  8. To develop programs with an understanding that student learning outcomes are paramount in their development and assessment.
  9. To understand we are stewards of a tremendous amount of trust and resources and our stewardship of these resources with a fiscal responsibility.
  10. The understanding we work on a university campus, with a unified mission, and our network should include collaborative programs with interested parties.

Our Mission

The Department of Student Affairs supports the mission of Stephen F. Austin State University with the development of programs and services geared toward enhancing student learning, involvement, retention and civic responsibility.

We will Accomplish this by:

Lumberjacks Care

Stephen F. Austin State University strives to provide an educational and work environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual. It is the policy of the university, in accordance with federal and state law, to prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship and veteran status. Additionally, Stephen F. Austin State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Unlawful discrimination based on sex includes discrimination defined as sexual harassment.

To learn more about our Discrimination Complaints policy and Sexual Misconduct policy, as well as the mission of the Tile IX office, please visit the Lumberjacks Care website.

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) 468-6401, 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. This process can be found at: