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Student Development Departments

  • Campus Dining - Your dining experience is more than great food.  It is community experience centered on culinary expertise, fresh ingredients, healthy options and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility.  Our team is committed to creating the best possible dining experience.
  • Counseling Center - the staff of the Counseling Center addresses students' mental health needs by providing counseling, crisis intervention, group therapy, and prevention programming.
  • Intercultural Student Life - Through advocacy, education and relationship-building, the Office of Intercultural Student Life (ISL) at Kalamazoo College strives to cultivate an inclusive campus culture that celebrates our community's many differences, while affirming our shared interconnections. ISL organizes programs, initiatives, and dialogues that center the lived experiences and voices of minoritized students. Recognizing the value that our pluralistic and globally representative campus provides, the Office of Intercultural Student Life works with a range of stakeholders to foster a network of support that ensures all of our students can grow (academically, socially, and personally) through meaningful engagement across difference.
  • Office of Campus Safety - helps us maintain campus safety and security, works with local law enforcement in the resolution of criminal complaints, has oversight of campus parking, and educates students in creating a safe environment for all members of the community.
  • Office of Disability Services - assists students with a variety of disabilities to function successfully, and helps students, faculty, and staff in creating a welcoming environment and climate for students with disabilities.
  • Office of First-Year Experience - this First-Year Program emphasizes the desired dimensions of a Kalamazoo College education: intercultural understanding, social responsibility, leadership, lifelong learning, and career readiness.
  • Outdoor Programs - is dedicated to offering outdoor activities to the campus community, including LandSea, the College's optional outdoor pre-Orientation program designed to help incoming students make the transition from high school to college.
  • Office of Religious and Spiritual Life - the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life includes a full set of programs dedicated to enhancing the development and enrichment of students as they make meaning and pursue lives of commitment across the religious and spiritual spectrum.  A center piece of those efforts are regular Friday Community Reflections in Stetson Chapel and a variety of ongoing programs geared to individual exploration/expression for students from all faith traditions.
  • Office of Residential Life - provides oversight of the College's housing system, including the overall student experience, professional and student staff training, a broad range of programs and activities, housing assignments, residence hall maintenance and renovations, and the resolution of student conduct matters.
  • Office of Student Conduct - The College is committed to preserving peace, promoting social justice, and protecting its property and that of its community members.  The College Student Code of Conduct describes a disciplinary process that has an educational focus and helps students grow into responsible persons.
  • Office of Student Involvement - the Office of Student Involvement includes programming and initiatives related to student activities, leadership development, and student organizations.
  • Student Health Center - provides direct medical services to all currently enrolled students at the campus clinic and a variety of education programs aimed at preventative care, women's health issues, safe sexual practice, and developing the capacity to take charge of one's own health care.
  • The Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students has oversight of divisional offices and departments, and through the implementation of initiatives, advocacy, review and evaluation, seeks to lead the division and focus the campus on an education that is "student-centered."