Student Affairs

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From left: Christopher R. Sheffield, associate vice president for student affairs; Betty Andropolis, executive assistant; Jason A. Jakubowski, dean of student affairs.

Location:
Gallagher Center, lower level

Team leader:
Christopher R. Sheffield, associate vice president for student affairs

Team members:
Betty Andropolis, executive assistant; Jason A. Jakubowski, dean of student affairs

How to contact:
studentaffairs@niagara.edu/716.286.8405

Hours:
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

By the numbers:
In fall 2019, the Office of Student Affairs saw 361 registered participants in club sports programs, 643 Health Services appointments, and more than 5,000 students participating in Campus Activities and Campus Programming Board events.

Just the Facts:
The Office of Student Affairs works to enhance the Niagara University student experience by coordinating a number of diverse programs and services that promote the educational, Catholic, and Vincentian mission of the university.

Through co-curricular programs and services, the Student Affairs sector facilitates a holistic approach that promotes student academic success, personal and professional development, and engagement in a vibrant campus community. Students who are engaged in these programs are given the tools and skills necessary to lead and serve the needs of others in a diverse, global community.

The programs that Student Affairs oversees include Residence Life, Campus Activities, Counseling Services, Health Services, Multicultural Affairs, NUOP, Veteran Services, Recreation, Intramural and Club Sports, Office for Equity and Inclusion, and Institutional Research.

This year, the Office of Student Affairs has prioritized its efforts in a number of key areas. In addition to working to maximize resident student retention, the office has made efforts to raise awareness and support for issues relating to student mental health and wellness. Furthermore, it has reinforced its commitment to diversity and inclusivity by promoting equity and inclusion through staffing and resources. 

Last seen:
Promoting the Vincentian mission by helping to operate the newly implemented NU Food Pantry, which stocks food and other basic necessities for students facing food insecurities.