Student Affairs

The DKU Office of Student Affairs develops students holistically by curating the transformational co-curricular students experience at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in order to promote an inclusive, cross-cultural, and vibrant campus community. We challenge and support students through an ethic of care to empower students to move into the next stage of their lives with opportunities that foster cultural humility, leadership skills, life-long learning, and civility.

The Office of Student Affairs will be recognized worldwide for facilitating a transformative and global college experience that focuses on student success.

Cultural Humility:

Cultural humility embraces a lifelong process of self-reflection and self-critique whereby the individual not only learns about another’s culture, but one starts with an examination of her/his own beliefs and cultural identities to interact effectively with people across cultures and norms with an open mind towards diverse cultural practices and views.

Health and wellness:

Holistic wellness is a state of physiological and psychological integrity; the ability to cope with stress and guided by personal values.

Critical Thinking:

Critical Thinking is the objective observation, information collection, and analysis of an issue to create an informed and well-rounded conclusion using effective communication and problem-solving abilities.


Leadership is a process of influencing and empowering others towards achieving a common goal. Anyone can practice leadership as it is a skill that both comes naturally and can be developed.

Social Responsibility:

Social responsibility is an obligation of individuals and organizations to cooperate for the benefit of society as a whole. Being socially responsible means that we are aware of how our decisions affect others and contribute to sustainable positive change.


Respect is a feeling of deference or admiration for others based on their actions, values, and abilities. Being respectful is treating others fairly, disagreeing with them honestly, exploring your thoughts openly, and helping each other achieve a common goal.