Student Affairs & Inclusive Excellence (SAIE) is the central student life division of the University. We are committed to providing students with the resources, skills and support they need to become empowered citizens who positively impact their communities now and in the future. We do so by challenging students to:
- Reflect on their values and identities
- Recognize their strengths and weaknesses
- Understand the importance of seeking support
- Cultivate their passions
- Foster the public good
The 4D Student Experience
Our holistic, comprehensive approach to education is called the 4D Experience. The goal of the 4D experience is to empower you to build an educational experience that aligns with your goals and interests, as well as in service of the public good. This means that each student can build towards a future where they're able to draw on their own passions and perspectives while strengthening the communities around them.
Student Affairs' role in that process centers around two specific goals: Exploring Character and Promoting Well-Being.
You'll work to intentionally develop knowledge and skills that prepare you to live, work, collaborate, and communicate across differences in background, perspective, and experience. As you develop these skills, you'll also explore and reflect on your own character, and explore the importance of different character traits.
We help facilitate these values of collaboration and reflection by providing extensive opportunities for engagement between diverse groups of students. These opportunities range from large-scale events like the Cultural Center's Diversity Summit to small-group events put on by the many affinity groups we support. In addition, we are always working to support and strengthen our campus-wide atmosphere of openness and inclusion.
During your time at DU, we work to ensure you have the opportunity to learn the skills and behaviors that will help you achieve and maintain social, emotional, physical, financial, and spiritual wellness. We believe these skills are of equal importance to your intellectual development and can help ensure you're able to thrive and make a positive impact here at the University and throughout the rest of your life.
That means ensuring that our support services are run with intentionality and empower you to grow with every interaction. Whether it's building coping skills through our Health & Counseling Center or strengthening your abilities as a teammate and leader as part of a club sports team, we'll make sure you're able to flourish personally in college and beyond.
Get to know the dedicated leaders helping to create an exemplary student experience here at the University.