The division of Student Affairs at Willamette University fosters a healthy, inclusive learning community in which students discover their passions, develop valuable skills, and commit to responsible citizenship.

We achieve our mission by:

  • Educating the Whole Person. We enrich the mind, body, and spirit of each Willamette student through a diverse range of services and co-curricular opportunities.
  • Cultivating Individual Development. We create opportunities for reflection and assessment through which students identify their strengths and areas for growth. Our students create their own plans for achieving goals in learning, life, and career.
  • Providing Opportunities for Experiential Learning. We encourage students to learn by doing. Through hands-on experiences, students acquire knowledge, develop skills, and gain insight.
  • Promoting Community Engagement. We challenge students to live the University motto: Not Unto Ourselves Alone Are We Born. Through service, students prepare for active roles in their communities.
News Story

New parking meters on Winter Street

The City of Salem will activate electronic parking stations along Winter Street on Oct. 1.

electronic parking station on Winter Street with College of Law in background
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Bearcats get involved at the fall expo

Activities and Resources Expo featured clubs, resources and opportunities for Bearcats.

Student holding sign that says La Chipsa de Salem the Salem Spark
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Student Affairs changes staffing responsibilities

The division oversees key student areas including housing, dining, athletics, multicultural affairs and Bishop Wellness.