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Message from David Braverman, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

David Braverman Student support is founded upon programs and facilities that promote a rewarding campus life experience and make the College a great place in which to live, work, study, learn, and play.
David G. Braverman, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Contact Information

Phone: (413) 748.3100
Fax: (413) 748.3509
E-mail: dbraverman@spfldcol.edu

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The mission of the division of Student Affairs at Springfield College is to foster an inclusive and diverse environment where students grow as leaders while exploring, understanding and internalizing the Humanics philosophy. Our expert staff of student affairs professionals accomplishes this by working in concert with students, families, faculty, and staff through dynamic, intentional and interactive cocurricular programs and services which inspire an open and just community.


The mission of Springfield College starts with Humanics, which calls for the education of the whole person— in spirit, mind, and body— for leadership in service to others. This mission, in addition to understanding the developmental process and needs of today’s college student, is the foundation for the quality services and learning opportunities available to Springfield College students outside of the classroom.

The Division of Student Affairs works with students, families, faculty, and staff throughout the College to create and maintain programs and services that embrace its distinctive Humanics philosophy and facilitates the realization of the mission of Springfield College. The division is committed to establishing and sustaining an inclusive environment where every aspect of the campus community reflects a diverse, multicultural, and international world view.

 Photos Student affairs provides student challenge and support services for traditional undergraduate and graduate students. The Division of Student Affairs works in concert with the many other offices on campus, including but not limited to, the Academic Success Center, the Athletic Department, the International Center, the Spiritual Life Center, and the Department of Public Safety helping to broaden the scope of services available to students. All of these services support the mission of Springfield College.


    Cocurricular Experience

    Springfield College recognizes that quality learning must occur both in and outside of the classroom. Cocurricular activities and community-based learning are essential components to empowering students to develop the skills and experiences necessary to serve as successful leaders in today’s global society.

Division of Student Affairs/Dean of Students

The Division of Student Affairs provides advocacy for all Springfield College students, as well as support and guidance through the implementation of the student code of conduct and first-year experience programming. The division also administers leaves of absences and withdrawal processes.

First-Year Experience

First-year Experience Programming

 Photos One goal of the Division of Student Affairs is help students effectively transition into college life. A student’s initial introduction to the College begins with the admissions application process, open houses, and tours of the campus. The College has also developed a comprehensive First-year Experience program that begins with the Summer Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program in June, and then progresses to optional pre-orientation programs and a required four-day New Student Orientation (NSO) program, which leads up to the start of the new academic year. First-year students can choose to enroll in specially designed classes, such as the First-year Seminar and/or the Humanics Seminar, to support their transition into Springfield College.

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