Mission Statement

The Division of Student Experience at Youngstown State University enhances students’ collegiate experience by providing an environment conducive to cultivating relationships, creating a sense of belonging, encouraging personal growth and responsibility, and developing a strong set of interpersonal and professional skills.  Through the programs and services offered by the units within our Division, students will learn the value of civic engagement, cultural awareness, and gain an appreciation for diverse perspectives.  We foster a sense of respect for our community that also promotes pride and loyalty for YSU while creating lasting memories.

We will accomplish this mission by subscribing to the following core values:

BELONGING:  Developing a campus community that fosters and celebrates differences

INTEGRITY:  Accepting personal responsibility and a willingness to hold others in the community accountable

AUTONOMY:  Encouraging independence through promotion and education of healthy lifestyle choices

RESPECT:  Valuing each member’s contributions towards our collective successes while treating others how they would like to be treated

PASSION:  Helping students identify their passion as well as pursue it appropriately

SERVICE:  Creating a sense of institutional pride that encourages community engagement