About Macon State
The Office of Student Affairs supports the mission of the College and the retention, progression and graduation of a diverse student body by providing an environment conducive to the positive growth, development and the general welfare of students. This environment includes a wide array of extra- and co-curricular programs and services which compliment the academic mission of the institution and contributes to the College’s efforts to educate the whole student. In addition to responsibilities for central administration, general student and parent concerns, staff development, student conduct/ behavioral assessment, and the College’s customer service initiative, the Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the following programs:
New/Transfer Student Orientation
Recreation and Wellness Program
Student Conduct/Behavioral Assessment Team
The ten major goals of the Office of Student Affairs are to:
The Office of Student Affairs takes this opportunity to project its vision for the future. Through this vision, the Office affirms its commitment to the mission of the College and the University System of Georgia, to assist in “creating a more educated Georgia.”
The mission of the Office of Student Affairs stipulates that its purpose is to support the mission of the College and the retention, progression and graduation of a diverse student body by providing an environment conducive to the positive growth, development and the general welfare of students. This is accomplished in a collaborative partnership with faculty members and other staff members of the institution. This partnership will produce programs and services that, through the institution’s academic program, educate the whole student. This will be accomplished not apart from classroom instruction, but in partnership with it; programs and services will complement academic classwork, not supplement it. As an integral part of the educational community, the Office of Student Affairs holds the intellectual growth and personal development of the student to be its main focus. As partners in this educational community, we will promote educational experiences that will (a) ensure an appreciation for diverse cultural and global differences, (b) enhance individual and group awareness, (c) enrich personal understanding, and (d) prepare for productive citizenship.
Further, the Office of Student Affairs will provide programs and services for students that will facilitate the successful attainment of their educational goals. These programs and services will be delivered effectively and efficiently using the latest technology to facilitate the preparation of students to succeed during the present and the future. Recognizing that as the student population changes over the years, their needs will as well, the Office of Student Affairs will monitor, assess and evaluate those changes so as to continue to deliver appropriate programs, services, and activities utilizing a model of program and service delivery that is outcome driven.
The student experience at Macon State College will result in students who have:
In meeting these challenges, the Office of Student Affairs will utilize resources efficiently, effectively, and collaboratively while exploring all avenues that will challenge students to realize their full potential.