The Florida State University

Strategic Plan

The Florida State University’s Division of Student Affairs maintains, expands and protects the University’s focus on students. We achieve this by:

  • Advocating for students individually and systemically
  • Educating students through courses, programs and activities
  • Assisting students’ intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual development
  • Collaborating with campus and community partners to design policies and programs that are student-centered
  • Consulting with all University divisions to anticipate student needs and resolve issues

The Division accomplishes these tasks through utilizing best practices as identified by international higher education professional organizations to create evidence-based programs and services.



Strategic Goals:

  • Build Community - Facilitate a student-centered campus through fostering greater interaction, integration, understanding and appreciation of all cultures in our community and beyond
  • Educate Leaders to Make a Difference - Prepare ethical leaders for a global society
  • Integrate Learning - Educate students and collaborate with Academic Affairs to provide a comprehensive culture of learning
  • Ensure Operational Excellence - Maximize resources to create safe, healthy and supportive learning environments

Overall Strategic Priorities

  1. Develop strategies to increase student engagement and learning opportunities across campus
  2. Enhance and support student leadership learning initiatives
  3. Expand internship and experiential opportunities
  4. Expand internationalization efforts in partnership with Academic Affairs
  5. Increase mental health and wellness resources
  6. Implement Division of Student Affairs student leader learning outcomes assessment
  7. Encourage the study of the college student experience and program effectiveness to promote student success