Student Affairs is a diverse organization of professionals who are dedicated to the social, psychological, ethical and cognitive development and well being of all Stanford students and to the direct support of faculty in pursuit of the university’s educational and research mission.
Windhover delivers the message that the quality of all intellectual endeavor is directly linked to fulfilling one's emotional and spiritual needs.
Ira Friedman, director of Vaden Health Center, says faculty can play a critical role in supporting the mental health and well-being of students.
Stanford's registrar hopes a collaboration with China's Ministry of Education will set the standard for record exchanges with other countries.
The university has developed an online resource directory that aims to provide the Stanford community with easy access to immediate help and more than 150 resources for mental health and well-being.
The Student Affairs organization encompasses a broad range of services and programs and includes the following offices:
- Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Student Life with responsibility for Judicial Affairs, Student Activities, Old Union Programs, and Graduate Life;
- Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Educational Resources with responsibility for Office of Accessible Education, Bechtel International Center, ethnic and community centers, and administrative oversight of the Haas Center for Public Service;
- Associate Vice Provost and Director of Vaden Health Center with responsibility for medical services, counseling and psychological services (CAPS), and health promotion services;
- Associate Vice Provost and University Registrar with responsibility for student records, maintaining the integrity of academic policies, and student information systems;
- Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Residential Education with responsibility for developing the policies, programs, and staffing which support the intellectual, educational, and community building activities in undergraduate student residences.
- Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Career Education with responsibility for supporting the career development of undergraduates and graduate students.