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 environment where students share ideas freely and work collaboratively.
  • Providing a safe and inclusive community.
  • Supporting the growth and development of an informed citizenry.
  • Promoting student engagement as viable resources for the University and Greensboro Communities.

Leadership and Engagement

As a compliment to the established mission of the Division of Student Affairs, this unit provides leadership and professional development. A variety of capacity building and leadership development programs are available to all students. iLEAD, a self directed leadership program, in which students earn designations completing a series of leadership development activities.  Live*Learn*Lead, a series of workshops that incorporates diverse topics aligned with building relationships and strengthening a student’s leadership and professional development. Leadership Synergy Program, a series of mini conferences, lunch and learns, leadership certifications and participation in conferences locally, in state and nationally.

The primary goals of the unit include:

  • 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.
  • The Office of Student Development, fosters 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.