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There is plenty to get involved with including student government, the Mines Activities Council (programming board), 11 Greek Chapters (7 Fraternities and 4 Sororities), Orientation leaders,  and over 180 registered student organizations!

Come and see us in the Student Center.  The Student Activities Office is a great place to start your Mines involvement!

 

Mission Statement

The Student Activities Office provides an environment for students to test new ideas, develop leadership skills and create community at Mines, while advocating for and affirming their identities. Through co-curricular opportunities and experiences such as student organizations, events, Greek Life, new and transfer student transition, civic engagement and leadership development, students gain invaluable skills and experiential knowledge that they will continue to develop during their time on campus and beyond as future leaders.

 

Vision Statement

The Office of Student Activities promotes student success by supporting the development of one’s whole self via co-curricular growth opportunities.  We enhance student learning through social, cultural, and community engagement and leadership programs.  Through a variety of involvement opportunities, we strive to instill the following:

  • An awareness of self and others
  • The development of social and leadership skills
  • A sense of service and citizenship
  • The development of critical thinking skills
  • The importance of being inclusive
  • The value of living a purposeful life

 

Values Statement

  • Collaboration is fostered through outreach and partnerships across our student groups, the Division of Student Life, Colorado School of Mines, and the greater community;
  • Inclusion is evident in the affirmation of identities within the context of mutual respect;
  • Excellence is cultivated through the diligent effort of both the individual and collective, to be satisfied with no less than the highest goals we can envision;
  • Engagement is demonstrated through active conversations and bringing awareness and community building to the forefront of quality experiences and involvement;
  • Leadership is inspired at all levels through guidance and reflection by creating new opportunities that will benefit the Mines community and transcend beyond their college career;
  • Innovation is promoted through designing and supporting programing that fosters student expression, encourages disruptive thinking, and applauds experimentation

 

Learning Outcomes

All of the learning outcomes for our office have been split into the different content areas in which we serve. We do this so we can more accurately focus our programs and initiatives to best support our students.

 

SAO Programming:

Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by SAO and other programming bodies will or will be able to:

  1. Choose opportunities for involvement that empower them to collaborate with other organizations and within the community
  2. Develop leadership skills (such as conflict resolution, organization, and team management) that are transferable to campus and professional goals
  3. Identify leadership as learned and developed skills that are integral to the student experience
  4. Employ critical thinking skills through the development, participation, implementation, and/or assessment of programs
  5. Recognize the significance of engagement on campus in their overall success at Mines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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