Mission Statement

We enhance students’ collegiate experience by creating an inclusive environment which cultivates relationships, fosters a sense of belonging, encourages personal growth and responsibility, and strengthens their interpersonal and professional skills.


We will help students become their best selves by integrating these core values into the programs and services we offer:

BELONGING: Creating and maintaining connections to the YSU community

INCLUSION: Developing a campus community that fosters and celebrates differences and encourages cultural awareness

INTEGRITY: Aligning one’s values and actions, along with 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 you 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 and civic engagement