About Student Affairs

We’re here to empower you – our students – to succeed.

Across our programs, services and initiatives, we aim to keep students well, help solve problems in the face of adversity, and prepare for careers in a global, complex society. By providing the necessary care and support needed to be physically and mentally able, students will join others to collaborate on and solve large, complex issues. 

Our Mission

OSA supports, develops, and empowers all students to discover
their potential and explore their purpose for life beyond the
University of Minnesota.

Our Vision

OSA advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; enriches the
student experience, encourages engagement, and promotes
overall positive wellbeing for students.

Our Values

  • Justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Engagement, belonging, communication, and learning for
    students and staff

  • Health and wellbeing, comfort and safety in physical spaces

  • Operational excellence and innovation in our work

Updated April 2023.