On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs, I take great pride in welcoming you to Jackson State University. Your experience here at Jackson State University will involve so much more than just classes. The Division of Student Affairs is here to provide you with an abundance of support that will help you get started, get adjusted, get involved, get your degree, and, most importantly, get on the road to fulfilling your dreams. We understand that you are a unique individual with distinctive needs. As such, we will offer you personalized attention from caring professionals that are dedicated to helping you complete your academic, career, and personal goals.
Because we are committed to your success, you will find that there are countless numbers of opportunities for you to engage in campus life at Jackson State University. You can be certain that each and every campus activity is aimed at providing you with yet another occasion for self-discovery, personal growth, and holistic development. The Student Affairs staff will do its best to make Jackson State a place where creative and intellectual experiences, of lasting importance, continue to be the norm for every student, but we will count on you to help us reach that goal. There are countless ways to make good use of your time at Jackson State, but they all begin with curiosity, a willingness to meet new people and try new things, and a desire to make your mark. Let us help you do that.
We look forward to getting to know you as the years unfold.
Susan E. Powell, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs
The mission of Jackson State University, an HBCU and comprehensive urban research university, is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.
Challenging Minds, Changing Lives
Teamwork and Collegiality
Pursuit of Excellence
Student Affairs works to engage, retain and educate a diverse student population for success at Jackson State University and globally. We enhance learning by fostering critical thinking, ethical responsibility, leadership, civic engagement and the cultivation of healthy lifestyles to create a transformative university experience.