Student Services, U.S.

Depending on the mission, type, and size of a postsecondary institution—community college, 4-year college, or university—the student services division, also known as the student affairs division, is typically comprised of areas including, though not limited to, support services such as accessibility and disability support, admissions and enrollment management, advisement, athletics, career development, financial aid, personal counseling and health services, crisis management, residential life, transfer counseling, and tutoring and study skills. At the heart of the work of student affairs professionals is the provision of holistic (comprehensive) support services to assist students in making successful transitions to college and promoting healthy academic, social, and psychological development.

A holistic approach entails collaboration between student affairs (e.g., student support services, student life, residential life, careers, and athletics), academic affairs ...

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