Student Affairs Thematic Areas

With a mission of supporting student life on campus, the PFC learns about and helps to fund the priorities of Career Development & Professional Engagement and the four thematic areas of Student Affairs. Presentations and conversations with senior staff leadership offer PFC families greater knowledge and a deeper understanding of William & Mary so they can be effective ambassadors to the larger parent community.

Campus Living

The foundation of undergraduate life at William & Mary is the residential experience, and the Campus Living thematic area includes Residence Life and Student Transition Engagement Programs (STEP).

Career Development & Professional Engagement

The Career Development & Professional Engagement team at the Cohen Career Center offers programs and resources that empower students to achieve their career goals. PFC families serve as ambassadors for students and alumni by sharing their knowledge and networks and offering job, internship and externship opportunities.

Health & Wellness

William & Mary strives to enhance well-being for the entire community across many dimensions of wellness by providing education, services and support through four Health & Wellness departments—Campus Recreation, Health Promotion, the Counseling Center and the Student Health Center. PFC families help promote a culture of healthy behavior and choices for students that improve quality of life and promote flourishing and resilience.

Student Engagement & Leadership

This area of Student Affairs covers a broad range of departments including the Office of Community Engagement, Office of Student Veteran Engagement, Office of Student Unions & Engagement and the Office of Student Leadership Development, which includes Clubs & Organizations, Fraternity & Sorority Life, Student Media and Student Government.

Student Success

Student Affairs departments included in this area are the Center for Student Diversity, The Haven and the Dean of Students Office, which includes Student Accessibility Services, Parent & Family Programs, Academic Enrichment Programs, Care Support Services, Enrollment Support Services and Community Values and Restorative Practices.