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Vision, Mission, Goals, Values


Vision

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides a model platform that offers a university experience for students that is focused on self-development, preparing them to be active citizens and leaders both in their local community and in global society.  

Mission

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) contributes to the educational mission of the University by offering services, programs and opportunities to students that nurture personal growth and help them towards the fulfillment of their needs and ambitions. Above all, the Office provides an exemplary living and learning environment that fosters engagement and innovation, enabling students to have a positive impact and act as agents of change in their respective communities.  

Goals

  • Enriching campus life by promoting extra-curricular activities
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop their talents 
  • Attracting, welcoming and retaining active students, with the aim of optimizing their engagement and commitment in events outside the classroom 
  • Developing human and physical resources to improve the quality of student life at the University 
  • Developing the soft skills and critical thinking of students by engaging them in real life projects
  • Soliciting feedback from Stakeholders and helping students adapt to changing needs and new horizons

Values

The OSA employs dedicated people who serve student needs and support their activities. In addition to honoring the campus values of knowledge, openness, excellence, collaboration and caring, OSA workers are guided by the following principles:
  • Maintaining high standards of ethical behavior and personal integrity
  • Respecting diversity and serving all students without discrimination
  • Fostering innovation and leadership 
  • Encouraging teamwork, especially partnership with students 
  • Promoting civic engagement and supporting projects that increase public awareness 

OSA Divisions

We are a team of dedicated faculty and staff members distributed as follows:​

Athletics 
Campus Life and Student Development
Career Services 
Counseling 
Dean’s Office
International Students 
Student Housing
Student Newspaper
Student Work Program
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University of Balamand,
Balamand Al Kurah,
Lebanon

Tel:  +961-6-930250
Fax: +961-6-930278