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The Division of Student Affairs supports the educational mission of the university, encouraging the development of students as citizen leaders in a global society. We are educational partners with faculty, staff, and students, providing a seamless web of services, while role modeling integrity, collaboration, respect for human diversity, fairness, and social responsibility.

A Puget Sound education fosters Effective Communication. By engaging in discourse and self-expression through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • utilize effective verbal communication skills
  • utilize effective written communication skills
  • choose communication strategies depending on context, audience and goals

A Puget Sound education fosters Critical Thinking. By engaging in active inquiry and logical analysis through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • examine their personal values and choices
  • demonstrate how to think independently
  • analyze information from multiple perspectives
  • solve problems and accomplish goals
  • identify connections between academic and co-curricular learning
  • integrate concepts of learning into their lives beyond Puget Sound

A Puget Sound education fosters Identity Development. By engaging with diverse identities and perspectives through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • develop knowledge of self and others
  • examine their own values
  • practice acting with integrity
  • establish self-reliance

A Puget Sound education fosters Active Citizenship. By engaging with the university, local and global communities through DSA programs and services, students will be able to:

  • explore the concepts of commonality and difference
  • demonstrate how to be a collaborative participant in the development of inclusive communities
  • apply/employ/utilize social consciousness when making decisions

Uchenna Baker is the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students. She leads the Division of Student Affairs (DSA).


The DSA is comprised of: