Our Purpose & Core Values

Our Purpose

In accordance with the WPI Plan and the University’s mission statement, the focus of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life at WPI is on student-centered learning and educational activities to prepare our students for leadership as well as for active lifelong learning. As student affairs professionals, we are committed to providing services and learning opportunities in a professional and caring manner. We strive to educate the whole person by offering processes, programs and activities designed to influence attitudes, change behaviors, develop skills, and expand students’ knowledge in the areas of global citizenship, professionalism, and leadership. In this environment and in partnership with students, parents, faculty, and staff, our purpose is to shape and enrich a learning community that fosters self-esteem and personal development while preparing students to work, live, and lead in a global society.

Our Core Values

The Division of Student Affairs subscribes to a set of core values that provide the underlying structure for our work with students.


Advancing the agenda of students to the university community.


Promoting integrity, leadership, personal responsibility, and global perspective.


Fostering and encouraging the growth and self-esteem of others.


Providing a voice to multiple viewpoints and promoting a culture of civility. 


Modeling care and consideration of all members of our community and their contributions.


Demonstrating genuine concern for the health, balance, and well being of others.

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