About Our Division

The Division of Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives is a wide-ranging array of departments, programs, and services dedicated to providing students with opportunities to increase leadership abilities, promote student learning, and enhance the development of all Lamar University students. The Division of Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives contributes to the University mission by preparing students to assume roles of leadership, involvement, and service at LU and in the community.

Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives works collaboratively to engage, educate, and empower students to take action in the best interest of the student body and the LU community. We nurture a culture that fosters learning outside of the academic classroom by creating an educational environment that connects the campus community. Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives fosters the development of student's civic responsibility, responsible citizenship, leadership, and personal growth. Dialogue is the heart of our curriculum and our advocacy.

Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives provides learning opportunities for students to enhance their overall educational experience through their involvement with the programs. Student Affairs and Strategic Initiatives recognizes that its mission, in cooperation with the learning mission of the University, is accomplished through cultivating a personal standard of ethics and values while providing opportunities that enhance a sense of community between students, the campus and the local community.


We create supportive environments for student learning and empower students to achieve academic excellence, be responsible citizens, and serve as leaders in their community.


Connectedness – We foster positive interpersonal and collaborative relationships in order to better serve students.

Respect – We celebrate the understanding and appreciation of our similarities and differences as all are valued members of the university.

Integrity – We approach our work with professionalism and ethical standards, seek to provide quality services, apply best practices, and promote a culture of excellence and accountability, all of which are necessary for student success.

Lifelong Learning – We promote and model lifelong learning that contributes to continued personal and professional development. We are holistic in our approach with students interested not only in their academic success, but also in developing life-skills for an interdependent society.

Dedication – We are committed to fully serving students, which is critical for both students and university success.