Department of Student Engagement

Assistant Vice President Dean: Winston Roberts, M.S.
Bishop Dougherty University Center, Second Floor (973) 275-2937
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Office of Student Engagement

The Department of Student Engagement partners with students to develop and promote opportunities that celebrate community. The department provides educational, social and leadership opportunities for all students and encourages them to create and take responsibility for the community in which they live. The department motivates and empowers students to succeed today and in the future. For more information, call (973) 275-2937.

Leadership Development

The department provides a student-focused environment that enhances creative expression, motivates students and organizations to achieve goals for individuals and groups, and enhances interpersonal connections with others. The department fosters collaboration among campus departments and student organizations toward the goal of presenting a comprehensive campus life program that facilitates social, educational, spiritual, cultural, cognitive and ethical development.

The department also provides an engaging program of opportunities for individuals and groups to develop and enhance this leadership skills in a variety of forums throughout the year. These opportunities are available to ALL students and are an invaluable enhancement to the academic experience.

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association is made up of the legislative (senate) and executive branches. Both branches are responsible for representing students and allocating monies to clubs. Elected representatives from the schools/colleges of the University make up the Student Senate. Student senators are elected to the University Senate, which addresses all legislative matters pertinent to the University. The executive branch is responsible for managing the student government and its organizations.

Student Activities Board (SAB)

The Student Activities Board is the central programming body that plans all major activities on campus. Through its various committees, the board provides a variety of low-cost programs. Events, such as films, lectures, travel, recreation, special events, comedy, concerts and coffeehouses are sponsored by the SAB and organized through committees.

Student Organizations

Over 150 student clubs and organizations and more than 25 fraternities and sororities are recognized by the University. All of these groups are student-led and determined by student interest and activity. Details on each organization and its leadership are available on the Student Life section of the University’s website or by visiting our student engagement platform ENGAGE

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