Life on Campus

Student Affairs

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs!

Our motto is: Engage. Explore. Excel.

In the Division of Student Affairs, we provide a wide range of co-curricular programs and services to encourage and support student involvement and experiential learning outside the classroom. Each department or program within the division has unique responsibilities, yet works collaboratively across the campus to serve students and the community.

Several of our departments help students to navigate and become involved in campus life. Engagement options offered through our departments include: New Student Programs, student advocacy, student activities and events, leadership development, service learning, and volunteering opportunities off campus.

Other departments within the division offer services frequently needed or requested by students. Services include assistance in finding off-campus housing, childcare, and Interfaith Campus Ministry. We are also committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, the campus community, and visitors through Public Safety and University Health Services.

We invite you to browse our website and encourage you to contact us with questions or if you want more information.

We are fully committed to your success as a student!

James T. Overton        
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Lisa Buenaventura, EdD      
Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Campus Center 4th Floor 4100
617.287.5800 (telephone)
617.287.5811 (fax)


Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

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