OFFICE OF DEAN OF STUDENTS & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR COLLEGE DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND BELONGING
The mission of the Student Life Division is to foster a culturally vibrant living and learning environment where each student feels they belong. This sense of belonging extends to all aspects of the student experience; in the classroom, in the residence halls, in the dining hall, or attending an event.
We celebrate our identities, both those that unite and those that make us unique. We stand in awe of each other’s talents on the stage. We cheer for our fellow Jays on the field, court, pitch, or track. We share meals at holidays and gather together to practice our faith. We learn from each other both inside and outside the classroom through scholarship and creativity.
We know our Etown community extends far beyond the physical bounds of our classrooms and campus. Our Etown community is the world. Our commitment to “Educate for Service” challenges us to not only “do” for others, but build meaningful relationships across boundaries, barriers and borders. We seek to develop a deeper understanding of circumstances and environments that create hardship for the vulnerable.
We are committed to growth. While we love to celebrate our successes, it is in times of greatest challenge and defeat that we learn and grow. At Etown, we won’t always agree with each other. We won’t always make the healthy choice, or the get a perfect grade. We may face challenges beyond our control, from within our geographical campus or from afar. However, Blue Jays are a flock. We care for each other. We strive for understanding, not agreement. We respect each other for our differences, and we support each other when we struggle.
You belong here! Belonging is not defined just by how we celebrate success, nor the absence of challenge or failure. It is defined by the ways in which we support, respect, love and walk with one another on the journey, especially through the difficulties.
The Student Life Division partners with academic and non-academic departments campus-wide to provide a comprehensive network of support for students. We are here to walk with you on this journey of academic and personal growth, to cheer you on through your successes, and to support you in your times of need. We are Etown because of you. You belong here!
Blue Jays, Always!
Baugher Student Center- 2nd Floor
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dean of Students and Executive Director for College Diversity, Equity and Belonging
Amy C Berra
Assistant to Dean of Students & Executive Director for College Diversity, Equity and Belonging & Center for Student Success
The Dean of Students oversees many aspects of student life on campus including: