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Student Learning Outcomes

 

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to developing and nurturing the whole student. We achieve this goal through a holistic co- curriculum that continually assesses six outcomes of each student’s learning and character development experiences. The co-curriculum is delivered through a variety of educational programs and experiences. The six outcomes are:

 

It is important that students develop the ability to adapt to changing situations, make complex decisions, solve problems, & realistically evaluate their own actions & the actions of others.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Think critically
  • Reflect thoughtfully
  • Reason effectively
  • Maintain intellectual flexibility

Examples of educational programs…

  • Common Chapel
  • Civil Dialogue & Healthy Sexuality
  • Student Government Association
  • Living in Community

Ultimately, one cannot fully embrace others until he/she has attained a level of self-understanding & a sense of who God created him/her to be.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Demonstrate a mature sense of  personal attributes such as identity, self-esteem, confidence, and integrity
  • Mature in their relationship with God in regard to spiritual practices, reconciliation, servant leadership, and embracing life as worship

Examples of educational programs…

  •  Mentoring
  •  SaLT House in Harrisburg
  •  Imago Dei
  •  Wilderness Trips

It is important that students be prepared to live, learn, lead, & serve in an increasingly multicultural & global society. In doing so, students must learn to appreciate other voices, places, & experiences.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Seek diverse communities and understand their value for the common good
  • Embrace a willingness to reconcile with God and others
  • Welcome diverse perspectives

Examples of educational programs…

  • Reconciliation House
  • Friendship Families for International Students
  • Antiracism Training
  • Heritage Months

It is important for our students to influence the world through servant leadership that emphasizes collaboration, trust, empathy, & the ethical use of power.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Demonstrate responsibility to community, state, nation, world, and faith
  • Serve through active involvement with diverse communities and real world challenges
  • Develop effective leadership skills and qualities

Examples of educational programs…

  • Koinonia Small Groups
  • Leadership Retreats
  • Service Day
  • Loft Leadership Teams
  • Weekly Local Community Outreach

It is important that students learn to understand themselves and to build meaningful relationships.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Develop dedication to personal goal setting, meaningful relationships, and collaboration
  • Develop a sense of ownership over learning and education achievements that can carry over into career and personal goals
  • Demonstrate a desire to continue professional and personal development through lifelong discovery
  • Be aware of the constantly changing worlds in which we live and the necessity for self-directed adaptation to new opportunities and demands.
  • Become agents of reconciliation.

Examples of educational programs…

  • Student Activities Board
  • Residence Hall Picnics
  • Amigo Program
  • Recreational Sports

 



Ultimately, students will be able to live lives that are purposeful, satisfying, and effective as they follow God's calling.

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Messiah College students will…

  • Communicate effectively
  • Manage personal affairs
  • Be economically self-sufficient
  • Maintain personal health and wellness
  • Prioritize leisure pursuits
  • Live a purposeful life

Examples of educational programs…

  • First Year Experience
  • Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Life Skills Programs
  • Wellness Fair
  • Career Expo

 

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