Division of Student Affairs
Welcome to Philander Smith College! We are excited to have you as a student. The Division of Student Affairs includes Campus Security, Health Services, Center for Student Services, Office of Religious Life, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, and Residential Life. Our focus is to provide co-curricular services and activities that will help you be successful.
The mission of the Division of Student Affairs at Philander Smith College is to prepare generations of life-long learners through academic support, spiritual development, and cultural enrichment to engage in professional leadership and service.
VISION: To increase retention and graduation rates through tangible co-curricular endeavors.
What is available to you through our division?
Through the various departments, the Division of Student Affairs offers the following services:
Career planning and placement services
School nurse for preventative and immediate health care (school physician is off-site)
Weekly chapel services
How Can I Get Involved on Campus?
While you come to college for your academic studies, research shows that students who are actively involved in co-curricular activities have better grades and higher graduation rates. Thus, we strongly encourage our students to get involved in various organizations, events/activities, and services offered. A few of these opportunities include:
Student Leadership Development Program (strengthens your leadership skills)
Student Government Association (offers you a visible campus leadership role)
Panther Programming Council (student activities programming board)
Pre-Alumni Council (learn to be a great alumnus early)
Residential Assistant (leadership opportunity that gets you a free dorm room--available
after your first year)
Miss Philander Smith College (reign as campus queen and official college ambassador)
Greek Life (minimum GPA and credit hour requirements)