Division of Student Affairs
The university's Division of Student Affairs oversees all areas of the student's experience with special emphasis on educational and social experiences outside the classroom. Promoting student growth and development while at the University is one of our most important responsibilities.
Please see the bottom of this page for a list of various offices within the Division that are available to support the student experience at Fredonia.
In December 2021, ESS transitioned to the Division of Student Affairs. With the new Institutional Strategic Plan launching in 2023, a new mission, vision and set of core values will be developed.
In support of Fredonia's strategic plan and institutional goals, the division will create programs and services to support students in their development of skills leading to personal and academic goals, foster responsible citizenship, and enrich the student experience.
The division will strive to provide transformative pathways where students are empowered to develop as leaders, embrace diversity, and become life-long contributors in a global society.
- Student Success: Creating pathways to transformative learning environments for students and those who serve them.
- Excellence, Collegiality, and Professionalism: Modeling professionalism through collaborative, ethical leadership, integrity, credibility, respect, consistency, customer service, and effectiveness.
- Respecting Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Global Understanding: Standing for a sense of community where all individuals are valued.
- Assessment and Accountability: Continually evaluating and improving practices, in order to hold professionals accountable through the collection and use of assessment evidence.
The Division of Student Affairs functional units:
The Student Affairs Council on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility & Belonging (SAC-DEIAB) was established in fall 2022 to review and advocate for critical diversity issues, create and promote division-wide training and education, and provide resources related to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility and belonging .
Mission: The mission of the SAC-DEIAB is to, in collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
- Recognize / Inventory / Celebrate / Highlight current DEIAB efforts within the division; seek opportunities for collaboration and resource sharing;
- Create and promote division-wide training and education for employees and students;
- Support the collective work of the division, units and individuals in the identification and implementation of initiatives focused on DEIAB;
- Serve as the formal body appointed by the Interim VPSA and the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) to provide recommendations annually and strengthen division and unit DEIAB initiatives;
- Empower and assist in creating opportunities for all students and employees to feel valued and connected.
- Coordinate educational programs and training for division staff to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of staff in the areas of DEIAB;
- Coordinate trainings for divisional staff to be prepared and educated on how to lead strategies;
- Create curriculum for peer educator internship and job descriptions for students participating in the program;
- Create opportunities for students to be involved in the planning and implementation of our goals and strategies;
- Develop assessments and evaluations to measure the success of our strategies.
- Develop a multi-year plan for DEIAB initiatives, in support of the Institutional Strategic Plan, for the division;
- Collaborate to develop a diversity advocate program for peer-to-peer education;
- Develop a unit recognition program to acknowledge and appreciate efforts that support diversity and global-engagement initiatives;
- Identify initiatives that contribute to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented students and staff;
- Implement wrap around services and resources to support wellness and well-being.
ESS transitioned in December 2021 to the Division of Student Affairs. As the campus implements its next Strategic Plan (2023), new strategic initiatives for the division are under development.
Strategic Initiatives for the Division of Student Affairs.
While hours and access will vary, during breaks (fall, winter, spring, summer), there are a variety of resources that remain available to students. Check the links below and contact offices directly with questions:
- University Police (for any and all emergencies: 716-673-3333)
- Campus Life (events and programs on-campus)
- Mental Health Support (including crisis services)
- Student Health Center (health & medical services available on campus)
- Blue Devils Fitness Center (call 716-673-3409 for holiday hours)
- FSA Dining Services (see what locations are open and when)
- Food Pantries (resources available on- and off-campus)
- Residence Life (RD on Duty can be reached at 716-679-8524)
- Reed Library (check website for hours)
- Local Hiking Trails, Events and Attractions
- Local Transportation
- Campus-Community Bus Service Schedule (check for changes to operating schedule during breaks)
- The Coach USA bus operates daily between Buffalo - Fredonia - Jamestown. Tips on traveling between SUNY Fredonia and Buffalo on Coach USA can be found here.
- The CARTS Bus [Dunkirk City Route] runs Monday through Friday (except holidays), 7:30am - 5:30pm, to D & F Plaza, TJ Maxx/Aldi's, Tops Plaza, Wal-Mart and other locations in Dunkirk. It costs about $2.75 to $3.25 for each ride (must have exact amount). For more information, call 716-366-4500 or 800-388-6534. Visit here for the specific routes and details.