We welcome students to connect and engage with faculty, staff and peers through the many involvement, leadership, health and wellness and employment opportunities provided through the Division of Student Affairs.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work
Currently employed by Summit County Children Services as an Intake Social Worker in Akron, Ohio While a student at Ashland University, Jerika made it a focus to... Read more

The Division of Student Affairs at Ashland University is committed to promoting the academic purpose of the university while enhancing student learning outside of the classroom. Through collaboration with faculty, staff and students, we strive to build a strong community of respect and affirm the value of each individual.

With our focus on student learning, we provide opportunities for growth in the following areas: Intellectual Development and Wisdom; Ethical Behavior and Justice; Preparation for Living and Working as Citizens and Global Responsibility.

“Student leaders and alumni have noted the important connection between their undergraduate involvement outside of the classroom and the opportunity to build a skill set that will benefit them in their future careers.” Sue Heimann, Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students

In Their Own Words

See what people are saying about our programs.

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  • Richard Jin
    As a Student Affairs leader, I learned quality customer service, interpersonal communication skills, innovation and self-confidence. I utilized these skills to become the number one sales representative in the north division and number seven in the country for University Directories. I also... more
  • Faith Gruber
    Hands down, my best experience in college is being a part of an organizational community. You get involved fast, receive hands on leadership experience, make awesome friends and create life-long bonds! What more could you want?
  • Lindsey VanSparrentak
    As a senior in high school, I chose Ashland University because I saw the opportunity to take on leadership roles starting my freshman year. Coming into college, I hit the ground running, joining as many clubs as I could fit into my schedule. Now in my senior year, I feel so blessed for the growth... more
  • Jessie Perry
    Recreational Services has done more for me then I could have ever imagined! Never would I have thought when I entered college that I would fall so in love with fitness and end up becoming a group fitness instructor on campus! Teaching group exercise classes has not only given me personal physical... more