Cazenovia fosters a campus atmosphere conducive to learning and provides students with numerous opportunities to be involved and engaged. Given that approximately two-thirds of a college students' waking hours are devoted to activities other than attending class and studying, it is easy to appreciate the impact of Cazenovia College's Division of Student Development on students’ intellectual and personal development.
According to the College’s Vice President for Student Development and Dean for Student Life Joe Behan, “Students who are actively involved in both academic and out-of-class activities typically gain more from their college experience than their peers who are not as involved. Effectiveness of the undergraduate experience relates to the quality of campus life and is directly linked to the time students spend on campus and the quality of their involvement in extracurricular and co-curricular activities.”
A primary role of the Division of Student Development is to support the academic mission of the institution through the fostering of a campus environment conducive to learning, and to provide students with purposeful out-of-class activities and opportunities for involvement including, but not limited to, institutional governance, leadership in creating and administering student organizations, and involvement in community service.
More than 50 clubs and organizations offer students many opportunities to explore interests, participate in team-building activities and develop leadership skills.
The majority of full-time students live on campus in resident halls, suite-style housing or College-operated apartments. We encourage you to take a closer look at the variety of living options offered at Caz.