Student Activities Mission and Vision | University of Portland

Student Activities Mission and Vision

Orientation leaders welcoming new students to the All Aboard program during Orientation Weekend

Mission and Purpose Statement

In support of the tenets of the University of Portland's mission (Teaching and Learning, Faith and Formation, and Service and Leadership), the Office of Student Activities exists to facilitate active participation in extracurricular activities and leadership. We provide a fun, dynamic environment that creates educational opportunities for students to learn and practice decision-making as it relates to their core values and the benefits of the community. Through active mentorship, we promote a complex understanding of the dignity of human diversity, the formation of productive relationships, responsible citizenship, and life-long learning.

Vision Statement

As Holy Cross Educators, we strive to connect and engage each student in at least one continuous extracurricular activity that is meaningful to them. We also strive to prepare students for adult and professional life by presenting diverse perspectives and new ideas and promoting opportunities to reflect upon their experiential learning. The Office of Student Activities strives to be a center for information on campus involvement and a model department for student advising and relational leadership, professional work flow processes, data-driven decision-making, and digital storytelling.