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Mission & Functions

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The office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs (AVPSA) and Student Care and Advocacy is a multi-faceted office that strives to provide students with the tools and support to make difficult situations more manageable.

The work of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs specifically includes; championing student and family crisis support efforts during a time of personal crisis, tragedy and emergencies. The Assistant Vice President assumes the role of Student Affairs point person in the development and coordination of protocol responses for at-risk student incidents, missing students, troublesome student conduct motivated by mental health challenges, campus student threat incidents, and family and student deaths.

While reporting to the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Assistant Vice President provides supervision to the office Staff Assistant and Student Affairs Directors and Assistant Director who oversee the following units: Student Care and Advocacy, Office of Student Conduct, Office of Sexual MIsconduct Prevention and Response, Student Legal Services, and Office of Off-Campus Living.

Staff in the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Care and Advocacy and in the offices mentioned above, provide a student-centered approach toward enhancing the student experience by providing programs and services that create and maintain an inclusive, welcoming, and safe campus community.

The Assistant Vice President serves on the Vice President's leadership team and assumes additional duties to support Student Affairs and the Vice President.

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