Wednesday 18 September 2019
The Office of Student Life (OSL) is here to encourage involvement in campus life, support student initiatives, and serve as a primary liaison for students. Education happens both inside and outside the classroom and a successful college career includes social as well as intellectual development. Invest in your own success by getting involved!
The Office of Student Life inspires and empowers UC Merced students to become transformational leaders of positive social change.
Guided by the principles of identity, integrity and involvement, the Office of Student Life at UC Merced implements innovative co-curricular student-centered programs and services that support the university’s academic mission and connect students with resources and opportunities for social, intellectual and personal development.
Identity: The Office of Student Life fosters connections and meaningful conversations to build community related to identity exploration and development opportunities.
This kind of community-building is a reflective and creative process, sometimes challenging, provocative, other times healing and often inspirational. It is transformative, as students experience change that enacts a more inclusive, vital and equitable society.
Integrity: The Office of Student Life strives to enlighten and reinforce good personal choices and ethical decision making. We encourage and motivate students to do the right thing even when no one is watching. By these guiding principles, we hope to support the pillars of identity and involvement by championing integrity in all its forms including, personal, academic, professional, civic and service to the community.
Involvement: The Office of Student Life provides opportunities to help students connect, explore and network through a variety of events, services and resources. Through the work of the ASUCM, Campus Activities Board, student volunteers and more than 200 clubs and organizations create inclusive environments that promote belonging and foster experiential learning.