Student life is vital to our sense of community at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University! The various programs Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) provide are integral opportunities for students to enhance their educational experience.
Student Activities and Leadership Development use the Competency Guide for College Student Leaders as developed by the National Association for Campus Activities and NASPA--Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. The guide is based on the following competencies identified by the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS).
We believe that successful student leaders will develop the ability to relate classroom learning to situations outside the classroom. Student leaders at CSB/SJU have unique experiences and learning opportunities that both increase the value of the collegiate experience and add to the ability to successfully navigate life after college. SALD strives to maximize these experiences and opportunities by using The Competency Guide for College Student Leaders as a learning map for students who participate in student organizations, community service, campus employment, grass roots activities, leadership positions, followership positions, mentoring relationships with campus activities advisors, etc.
To achieve the department's goals, our employees work to:
The following core values can be found throughout our department:
Student Activities and Leadership Development hosts a first-year orientation program designed to answer any questions that new students might have about the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University and to help them become familiar with the campus and campus life.
During Orientation first-year women and men are led by amazing Student Orientation Leaders who take them through several days of learning about our community. New students get to know other CSB/SJU students, become acquainted with the campuses, and attend programs that help them prepare for their first-year at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University.