The Division of Student Life is responsible for the quality of student life outside the classroom, as well as for providing opportunities for students to develop skills and interests beyond their academic course work. Among its areas of concern are social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and religious programs; residential life; intercollegiate and intramural athletics; health and counseling services; the availability of professional resources to aid students in their present endeavors and future educational and career planning; and student conduct matters. The Division of Student Life is responsible for the management of all residence halls - including events programming and the Faculty Residence program - and oversees Usdan Student Center, Cholmondley's, and the Student Services Bureau. Student Life also advises over 200 clubs and organizations, the student judicial system, and Student Events. It coordinates such events as undergraduate Orientation, Family Weekend, Black History Month, Women's History Month, College Bowl, Earth Month, and Senior Week, and publishes the yearbook and "Take the Lead" series. An Associate Dean and a Director, who report to the Dean of Student Affairs, head the Division.
The Dean of Student Affairs coordinates student services through the following departments: Student Activities, Community Service, Residence Life, Student Development, Athletics and Physical Education, Judicial Education, the Intercultural Center, Hiatt Career Center, the Health Center, and the Psychological Counseling Center. The Division of Student Affairs responds to student emergencies, addresses problems related to student issues, provides staff in-service training, advises the Graduate Student Association and graduate orientation, and heads the Student Media Advisory Board and the Prizes and Awards Committee. Media Advisory Board and the Prizes and Awards Committee.