The purpose of the Office of Student Development (OSD) is to promote an environment at North Carolina A&T that provides for the overall growth and development of students. OSD is charged with the implementation of orientation and transitional programs for students and their families. Through social, cultural, leadership, educational and service experiences, students are encouraged to form a community that includes those from every academic division and program, and to become active participants in university life. Our mission is to foster student growth and development and facilitate student success and retention.
OSD promotes purposeful involvement of students by:
- Fostering an atmosphere in which students share ideas freely and work collaboratively.
- Providing a safe and inclusive environment.
- Offering opportunities to develop leadership skills.
- Supporting the growth of student organizations.
- To provide opportunities for students to interface with city, state and national government officials.
- To promote student organizations as viable resources for the University and Greensboro Communities.
As a compliment to the established mission of the Division of Student Affairs, this unit promotes leadership experiences and processes by which individuals and organizations are empowered to work together synergistically toward a common goal or vision that will create change, transform institutions and thus improve their quality of life.
The primary goals of the unit include:
- Providing opportunities for students to explore and address issues that affect them and their environments through Social consciousness, Leadership effectiveness, Academic awareness, as well as Membership Development.
- Coordinating and facilitating workshops, seminars, programs and conferences geared towards personal and professional growth, human relations, and civility.
- Utilizing the entire Aggie community, to develop our 5 C's of Leadership: Character, Congruence, Commitment, Collaboration, and Citizenship, in the student body.
- Creating a support mechanism, central location for resources and information, and development opportunities for the various constituent groups and programs associated with leadership, such as the Council of President, Organization Advisors, Leadership 101 series, and the Aggie Leadership Certification Program.
- As an integral component of the Office of Student Development, fostering an environment where students share ideas freely and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and other students; while promoting them as ambassadors to the global community.
Civic and Service Education (CASE)
To further the mission of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, The Office of Student Development, through the Civic and Service Education Program (CASE) has dedicated itself to promote a just and humane society through community service and civic engagement. The program is to promote service-learning as an integral aspect of education and to foster university engagement with the larger community.
To provide and promote quality service-learning that fosters student learning and development toward outcomes including Civic engagement, collaborative leadership and appreciation of diversity. The program will foster authentic partnerships that support and enhance the University's mission as an engaged citizen in the greater community. To promote the Institutionalization and sustainability of service-learning as an integral aspect of education and provide a variety of forms of service-learning at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
The general goal of the Civic and Service Education (CASE) Program is to integrate the pedagogy of service learning into North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University's fundamental courses of University Studies by developing an infrastructure on the foundation of existing interdisciplinary initiatives in community development. This will facilitate the institutionalization of service-learning at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and augment the University's role in meeting community-defined need through university-community partnerships.