The Division of Student Affairs has developed and implemented a strategic plan to enhance programs and services to recruit -- and retain -- Armstrong students. The divisional plan, which complements the university's overall plan, focuses opportunities for student engagement and services to support the development and achievement of Armstrong students. We welcome opportunities to partner on student-focused initiatives across campus.
To provide student-centered opportunities and services that promote engagement and support transformative learning experiences.
To provide exemplary student-centered experiences and services that engage, support and develop world-class citizens and leaders.
Integrity, Empowerment, Advocacy, Inclusivity, & Diversity
GOAL 1: Enroll a new student population that represents the excellence, potential, and diversity of the region, state, and world.
- To create and implement a strategic recruitment plan that meets our enrollment goals, supports the efforts of Complete College Georgia, and enrolls a diverse student body.
- Increase scholarship opportunities for first-year students.
- Student Life, the Student Recreation Center, and Multicultural Affairs will engage with prospective students (Domingo Universidad, Celebrate, high school visits, etc.).
GOAL 2: Execute division-wide student success initiatives to support retention, progression and graduation.
- Require new students to participate in an online or on-campus Navigate session.
- Introduce students to the differences between Armstrong and their previous educational environment.
- Develop and implement civic engagement, community standards, and sexual violence prevention programming.
- Increase students’ career knowledge outside the classroom through career assessments and internships.
- Hold sessions for faculty on Universal Design for Learning (Disability Services).
- Enhance engagement in activities by adding new club sports teams, new fraternities and sororities, increasing social media “followers and friends," and engaging residential students in campus activities.
- Celebrate Armstrong traditions and develop new traditions with current students.
- Develop a parent/family organization to engage parents and families as informed supporters in students’ success.
GOAL 3: Administer programming that supports our diverse student population.
- Each divisional staff member will engage in Green Zone and Safe Space Training.
- The Admissions Office and HOLA will play an instrumental role in Latino student enrollment.
- Commuter and student activity/engagement space will be enhanced through repurposing and/or remodeling current campus space.
- Programs designed for under-represented, veteran, and adult students will be fully implemented.
- Campus-wide programming on heritage and theme months will introduce and engage students in cultures and diversity within the United States and around the world.
GOAL 4: Assist students in accessing resources and information that will lead to knowledgeable financial decisions and a successfully funded college education.
- Engage in efforts to increase the number of scholarship applications.
- Increase information flow to students through peer financial aid counselor presentations and joint programming with campus departments.
- Reduce the “waiting time” for students in financial aid verification process.
GOAL 5: Maximize the residential living experience for Armstrong students.
- Develop competitive and relevant housing options for Armstrong students.
- Connect students to the Armstrong community and the greater Savannah area by providing engaging opportunities for involvement