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'''Student Affairs''' is the primary administrative umbrella for undergraduates at Columbia.  Student Affairs oversees pretty much all non-academic aspects of student life for [[Columbia College|CC]] and [[Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science|SEAS]] students. Some of the many operations Student Affairs oversees include Admissions, Financial Aid, Residential Programming, Advising, etc. The current Dean of Student Affairs is [[Kevin Shollenberger]], who held the position on an interim basis but is now the man in charge. The senior associate dean in the office is  [[Kathryn Wittner]].
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Student Affairs is the way in which the gap between CC and SEAS is bridged, since they're ultimately separate schools, academically. Creating a united student administration for both schools helps ensure that students in both schools are essentially part of the same student body who live together, eat together, and work together. This also keeps the bureaucracy from getting too messy by eliminating the need for redundant and parallel offices providing the same services to students at each school.
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Student Affairs was formed in [[1998]] as the Division of Student Affairs when the offices of Dean of Students at [[SEAS]], [[Office of Undergraduate Admissions|undergraduate admissions]] and [[Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing|financial aid]], all overseen by [[Chris Colombo]], were merged with the office of Dean of Students at [[CC]] after the retirement of [[Roger Lehecka]] from that post. Colombo became the first Dean of Student Affairs, a post he held until [[2008]] before leaving for MIT.  In [[2012]], the office dropped the "Division" from its name, becoming simply "Student Affairs".
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== Offices ==
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=== Office of the Dean ===
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* [[Office of Judicial Affairs]]
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* [[Office of Parent/Family Programs]]
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=== [[Center for Student Advising]] ===
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* [[Office of Pre-Professional Advising]]
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* [[Scholars Program]]
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* [[Fellowships Office]]
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* [[Academic Success Programs]]
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=== [[Office of Community Development|Community Development]] ===
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* [[Office of Multicultural Affairs]]
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* [[Office of Residential Programs]]
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* [[Student Development and Activities]]
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* [[Office of Civic Action and Engagement]]
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=== Enrollment Group ===
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* [[Office of Undergraduate Admissions]]
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* [[Office of Financial Aid and Educational Financing]]
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Student affairs also creates Student-Alumni programming, offers access to tutoring services, and runs [[New Student Orientation Program|NSOP]] (which falls under Student Development & Activities).
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== External links ==
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* [http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/ Division of Student Affairs]
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* [http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/about/units.php Units of DSA]
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* [http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/about/ DSA Hierarchy]
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[[Category:Division of Student Affairs|*]]

Revision as of 16:30, 18 July 2012

Student Affairs is the primary administrative umbrella for undergraduates at Columbia. Student Affairs oversees pretty much all non-academic aspects of student life for CC and SEAS students. Some of the many operations Student Affairs oversees include Admissions, Financial Aid, Residential Programming, Advising, etc. The current Dean of Student Affairs is Kevin Shollenberger, who held the position on an interim basis but is now the man in charge. The senior associate dean in the office is Kathryn Wittner.

Student Affairs is the way in which the gap between CC and SEAS is bridged, since they're ultimately separate schools, academically. Creating a united student administration for both schools helps ensure that students in both schools are essentially part of the same student body who live together, eat together, and work together. This also keeps the bureaucracy from getting too messy by eliminating the need for redundant and parallel offices providing the same services to students at each school.

Student Affairs was formed in 1998 as the Division of Student Affairs when the offices of Dean of Students at SEAS, undergraduate admissions and financial aid, all overseen by Chris Colombo, were merged with the office of Dean of Students at CC after the retirement of Roger Lehecka from that post. Colombo became the first Dean of Student Affairs, a post he held until 2008 before leaving for MIT. In 2012, the office dropped the "Division" from its name, becoming simply "Student Affairs".

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Office of the Dean

Center for Student Advising

Community Development

Enrollment Group

Student affairs also creates Student-Alumni programming, offers access to tutoring services, and runs NSOP (which falls under Student Development & Activities).

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