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Vision, Mission, and Goals


The OMSLD will serve students and the campus community through mentoring services and initiatives reflective of the highest ethical, professional, and best practice standards of the field. Program efforts will promote diversity, equity, and excellence through unique contributions to a dynamic and strong campus community for the purpose of enhancing the quality of student life and learning, with special emphasis in working on the behalf of students from under-represented and/or under-served populations.


OMSLD mentoring services and initiatives will represent a comprehensive and developmental approach to understanding and enhancing the quality of undergraduate life and learning. Students, faculty, and staff will be encouraged to participate in a variety of initiatives supporting personal, social, cultural, academic, leadership, and professional growth. Finally, through unique contributions to the campus community and to student life, the OMSLD will be representative of the highest quality University efforts to create a stronger and more diverse campus community, better prepare students for life and work in a diverse and global society, and support a common future founded in enhanced achievement and success for all.


The OMSLD will:

  • provide practical and relevant resources and services to students, faculty, departments, and campus organizations as a means of:
    • enhancing student achievement, persistence, and graduation,
    • promoting diversity and equity, and
    • supporting personal, academic, and professional excellence;
  • collaborate with students, faculty, staff, departments, and campus organizations to provide services representing a model for the highest quality program ethics, professionalism, organization, and management;
  • advance opportunities for personal, social, cultural, leadership, professional, and community growth in a comprehensive, developmental program that enhances the quality of student life and learning;
  • employ on-going, consistent program evaluation that includes clear goals and objectives, identification of appropriate means to measure outcomes, and a process for incorporating results into program development and implementation; and,
  • contribute to campus, state, and national conversations regarding the role of mentoring, academic, leadership, professional, and community development programming in the success of students, highlighting its role in the lives of students from under-served and/or under-represented populations.

Office of Academic Support & Diversity
Indiana University, Bloomington

Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development
Ashton-Weatherly 202, 1800 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, Indiana 47406-7511, Tell: 812.855.3540, Fax: 812.856.5152
Last updated: 23 August, 2007 | Comments: smithpd@indiana.edu
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