From the Vice President for Student Life

Welcome, Leopards! From eating in the dining hall, to participating in residence hall activities, to joining a club, you will have the opportunity to make lasting connections and deepen your knowledge of yourself and others. The staff in the Division of Student Life are poised to help you create a sense of belonging in the community. As the next generation of leaders, you will be challenged to broaden your perspectives and hone your skills. Fundamental to the work we do is an awareness that alignment between your academic and personal goals is important. We also know that an inclusive environment with a strong foundation focused on wellness and safety provides the platform to reach your goals. Campus traditions such as the Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry, Midnight Breakfast, and Homecoming are juxtaposed against annually changing programs and speakers all designed with students at the center. Try something new, or return to a favorite from semesters past. There are plenty of options to spark your interest. On behalf of all the staff across the Division of Student Life, welcome. You belong here.

Annette Diorio, Vice President for Student Life

Mission

We are educators who advance the mission of the College by facilitating student engagement, inclusion, belonging, and success while working together to create an equitable community. (Spring 2022)

  • We fulfill our mission by embodying professional excellence, promoting student-centered learning, and cultivating community.
  • We uphold the highest standards of operational excellence through our commitment to ongoing professional development, continuous improvement, collaborative practice, and responsible stewardship of resources.
  • We create an environment where students accept responsibility for learning and are valued partners in the advancement and implementation of programs and services.
  • We strive to foster a safe, equitable, and interconnected community where people care about each other and the world around them.