The student affairs area provides leadership for the development and implementation of policies related to student life outside of the classroom.
We provide consultation and guidance to campus administrators to assist them in complying with numerous federal and state statutes and regulations, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Campus Security Act, and Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act.
We also represent the system at the Legislature on issues related to students. During the recent legislative sessions these issues have included a bill on mandatory immunization for Hepatitis C, changes to the state Data Practices Act, an amendment to a statute on hazing policies, and issues related to international students.
In addition, the student affairs unit has responsibility for managing college and university transition issues of Assessment and ELL/ESL working in a cross functional mode with P-16 Collaboration transition- related issues.
FAQ: 10th Graders Taking CTE Courses as PSEO Students
The implementation of the new legislative provision allowing 10th grade students to enroll in career and technical education (CTE) courses as PSEO students has generated a number of questions from the campuses. Responses to these questions are available here.
Student Mental Health Report
During the 2008/2009 academic year a systemwide task force on student mental health reviewed student mental health issues and the challenges associated with providing appropriate services within the campus community. The final Mental Health Report is available for viewing.
Inventory of Underrepresented Student Support Programs and Best Practices for Underrepresented Student Retention
Beginning in 2004, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system office provided funding to colleges and universities for the development of programs aimed at recruiting and retaining underrepresented students. At first the level of funding was relatively small, not more than $50,000 for each project and only $250,000 across the system, for the initiation of pilot projects to demonstrate the feasibility of innovative new approaches. As the level of interest grew, and legislative appropriations were made available, funding increased to $100,000 per project and $1 million annually across the system. (more)
CONTACT: Mike Lopez
Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs