Welcome to Student Affairs!
At Messiah College, student success is not simply defined as excellent grades or placement on the honor roll, but also how each student through out-of-the-classroom experiences, matures to a level consistent with the mission of the College - to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect , character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to developing and nurturing the whole student. We achieve this goal through a holistic cocurriculum that continually assesses the outcome of each student's learning and character development. We believe these combined formative learning attributes prepare students for a successful and rewarding future, ready to serve and lead, out of a deep sense of who God calls them to be.
— Kris Hansen-Kieffer,
Vice Provost and Dean of Students
Division of Student Affairs Purpose Statement
The Division of Student Affairs, in partnership with others, advances the mission of Messiah College by nurturing holistic learning and development and creating a vibrant educational community.