Student and Faculty Resources

The Student Affairs team strives to enhance students’ experiences and well-being by fostering supportive community environments, processes, and services that empower students throughout their educational journey to ensure personal, professional, and academic success. How quickly you progress through the journey depends on the nature of your degree and personal factors. The Student Affairs team is here during every phase of your educational journey.

  • Entry Phase (First Year): Graduate students become accustomed to the culture of graduate education, expectations of doctoral research, and understanding of the advisor/advisee relationship.
  • Integration Phase (Second Year): Graduate students begin to flourish when they acquire basic competency in their field of study and are comfortable and confident moving around new social spaces, including the introduction into communities of practice.
  • Enhancement Phase (Third & Fourth Years): Graduate students turn theory into practice, produce new knowledge, and make investments to enhance themselves and the global good.
  • Culmination Phase (5+ Years): Graduate students begin their pathway to a professional role after graduation