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Student Development

The division of Student Development seeks to foster student development within the context of the university’s mission statement, while serving students in a manner consistent with the example of Jesus Christ and our calling as Christians.


Primary Goals of Student Development


  • To promote the growth of the whole person intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially;
  • To assist students in connecting with the university community;
  • To enhance the overall quality of the student life experience at Ouachita;
  • To provide assistance to students in need or crisis;
  • To increase understanding of the developmental needs of students;
  • To foster a community characterized by respect for the institution, for others, and for oneself;
  • To promote Christian ideals and character through emphasizing integrity, personal responsibility, and accountability;
  • To provide essential services in support of the primary academic function of the university; and,
  • To support the efforts of all students to earn a degree.


Student Development Seven Program Areas


  • Campus Safety & Emergency Management 


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