Office of Student Involvement

The Office of Student Involvement is responsible for programming and initiatives related to intercultural student life, leadership development, outdoor programs, student activities, and student organizations.

Mission

The Office of Student Involvement (OSI) supports the College’s mission and provides students with opportunities to better understand, lead, and successfully live within an increasingly diverse and complex world. To this end, we work with student colleagues to develop and implement a variety of engaging, fun, and reflective learning experiences through campus events, student organizations, and personal development opportunities.

Goals

We aim to accomplish this through the following goals:

  • Provide student opportunities for creative expression, social interaction, and active participation.
  • Incorporate student voices into the work we do.
  • Encourage students to engage in co-curricular opportunities to enhance their learning, growth, and development.
  • Use evidence based practices and data informed decisions to guide the work we do.
  • Engage in regular evaluation and continual assessment to ensure effective program evolution and improvement to best meet student needs.

Fundamental Values

These are the fundamental values our professional and student staff understand, cherish, and strive towards on a daily basis in our work within the K community.

  1. Be solution(s) oriented
  2. Be good stewards of K resources
  3. Dream big and work effectively to make dreams a reality
  4. Engage in continuous improvement
  5. Assess, evaluate, & reflect
  6. Think diversely always, in all ways
  7. Be clear, complete, compassionate, & effective in all forms of communication

Staff

Jon Collier

Jon Collier

Director of Student Activities

Brian Dietz

Brian T. Dietz, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Students, Director of Student Involvement and the Hicks Student Center

269.337.7209

Jory Horner

Director of Outdoor Programs

Natalie Markech K’21

Program Coordinator for Student Activities

Colleen McInerney

Interim Associate Director of Student Activities

Jess Port

Assistant Director of Outdoor Programs

Justine Shelton

Interim Director of Intercultural Student Life

269.337.7209

Louise Tennant-Filkins

Louise Tennant-Filkins

Office Coordinator

Alaq Zghayer K’21

Program Coordinator for Intercultural Student Life

269.337.7473