College Student Affairs

College Student Affairs (M.Ed.)


Bloomsburg University's College Student Affairs (CSA) program within the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership provides a balance of academic and theoretical learning with a strong focus on practical application of knowledge.

Whether you are new to a career in College Student Affairs or have prior experience and want to strengthen your credentials for a leadership position, the CSA program has a great deal to offer.

The CSA program prepares students to work in higher education in various capacities including admissions, residence life, academic advisement, career development, orientation, multicultural affairs, and more.Core faculty with extensive experience in the college student affairs field provide important learning opportunities for graduate students in this program.

College Student Affairs Mission

Resting on a foundation of scholarship and best practices, the college student affairs program prepares leaders for the student affairs profession within higher education. We emphasize the centrality of the helping relationship as a means to create and nurture engaging learning environments that promote holistic college student development.

Our program is characterized by the application of theory to practice in coursework, graduate assistantships, and a capstone field experience.

A closer look at College Student Affairs

CSA Graduates

Where will CSA take you?

College Student Affairs

CSA Program Coordinator
  Denise Davidson, Ph.D., ddavidso@bloomu.edu
  McCormick Center 1136
  570-389-4876 | @Bloomsburg_CSA

Graduate Programs Coordinator
Thomas J. Starmack, Ed.D | tstarmac@bloomu.edu

College of Education
1100 MCHS McCormick Center
Phone: 570-389-4878
Fax: 570-389-3848

 
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College Student Affairs Values

As an educational community dedicated to promoting learning and development in college students, we enact our values through our actions. We ...

  • empower students to engage in practical experiences that challenge their previous modes of thinking while demonstrating the application of their knowledge
  • respect the history and foundations of the college student affairs profession as well as emerging trends and frameworks
  • honor and include all voices from all walks of life and experience
  • nurture collaboration among students, faculty, and internal and external university partners
  • cultivate a learning community where students feel safe expressing thoughts and ideas
  • promote professional and ethical practice
  • reflect on our academic endeavors, our practical experiences, and our progress toward professional competence
  • encourage an active stance on professional involvement as a means to professional development
  • value lifelong learning and the use of scholarship to inform our practice and regard practice as a means to inform our scholarship

 

College Student Affairs

Ambivert personality research hits national stage

Rebecca Slutsky has a chameleon-like personality, an extrovert one minute and then introverted the next … all depending on the situation. Coincidently, fellow Bloomsburg University College of Students Affairs graduate student Michael Sloboda considers himself the same.

So it made perfect sense the two would team up for research, which they will showcase on a national stage this spring at the NASPA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The conference will bring together is a global gathering of more than 5,000 student affairs administrators in higher education who are passionate about important higher education issues.

“Michael and I started this research because we wanted to see what else is out there,” Slutsky said. “This ties into my professional interest, because I’m always interacting with students who are either introverted or extroverted. I did not know there was a grey area to these personalities. With this research, I will be able to understand and best help students who are ambiverts, along with be a support to them while they are in college.”