Student Development

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.

Leadership Development

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 Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Institute, scholarships, internships and programs, Gates Scholars, Leadership Synergy Program (for Freshmen), Leadership 101 series, and the Aggie Leadership Certificate 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.