It's an exciting time for the thematic area of Student Engagement and Leadership. We've developed new ways of advising, coaching, teaching students and delivery exemplary programs and services. Here's an overview of the changes that began in July 2019.
Student Unions and Engagement
Student Unions and Engagement (SUE) as a new unit provides leadership in the areas of student unions operations, student employment, scheduling and marketing design, student program board and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these components, educational, leadership and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.
Office of Student Leadership Development
The SLD has a deep commitment to teaching and practicing student leadership. The white paper that was written in December 2013 is the guide for the work. SLD staff support students in practicing leadership via student organizations. SLD oversees services including and not limited to fraternity and sorority life, TribeLink, the array of leadership development initiatives, Student Assembly, involvement fairs and more.
Office of Community Engagement
The OCE connects the University and the community to support students' development as active and engaged citizens and to promote positive, community-driven social change. Award winning programs in tutoring and mentoring, Alternative Breaks and deep human connections are at the core of their work.
Office of Student Veteran Engagement
The new office has been created to centralize and expand existing support programs for student veterans that relate to admissions, academic success, wellness, and career guidance. The Director will learn about and articulate a thorough understanding of the needs and challenges of W&M student veterans, ccentralize programming aimed at student veterans to facilitate academic, career, and personal success and ddeepen and broaden relationships with nearby military posts and universities with exemplary student veteran support programs.