Message from Joy Moore | Boston College Student Affairs

(Synthesizer music) (Synthesizer music) So, the Division of Student Affairs is the area that works with students outside of their academic work, and we’re really the division that will help add to their understanding of who they are as a person and what they are looking for as they go out into the world. We have this wonderful Student Org Fair that happens within the first week of school and they set up tables out on Stokes Green. For every student there’s a particular organization that he or she is gonna find themselves, I think, interested in at least exploring and seeing if that’s something that they want to be part of. We cluster the departments within teams. We have our Health and Wellness team, so that would include Counseling Center, our Health Services, and our Health Promotion, our Student Support and Outreach, our Women’s Center…So, as you can see, you know, they’re all focused on students’ health and well-being. One of the largest departments that we have in the division is our Residential Life department and we have over 30 residence halls and nearly 8,000 students who live on campus. That creates such a vibrant community for our students. One of the programs within the Division of Student Affairs is our Thea Bowman AHANA and Intercultural Center. This group has a lot of programming that is specifically designed for awareness and also to come together as a community. And then we have our Career Services, and they offer a myriad of services as students start to think about their career direction and things that interest them, and how they might want to pursue that as a profession. This campus is so vibrant and there are so many activities. There are large signature events that we have that draw out many, many students. You’ll find performances that are going on in Robsham Theater. You’ll find students going off to mass at one of the many masses that we have. It’s an environment in a community where people of all walks of life can, sort of, find their space. There’s a platform for everyone. What I love most about working with Boston College students is their energy, their passion, their care and concern for one another. It just adds to the excitement of the campus. So I love being a part of that. I think there’s a sense of understanding the importance of integrity and honesty. You have to learn how to share your gifts and talents with the world and how you develop that as you start to transition and move away from BC to your life as a young adult.

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