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Division of Student Affairs

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The Division of Student Affairs supports the University's Mission and Goals through its commitment in being the leader in providing excellent services to our students beyond the classroom. The Division fosters student success by promoting intentional opportunities for overall student development for undergraduates and graduate students - academic excellence, personal growth, leadership, social and civic responsibility, and diversity.

Through its Student Affairs Division, BSU offers intentional programs that support the co-curricular programs on campus that include, career service, international student services, campus safety, residential life, student activities and leadership programs, the office for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs center, counseling services, student union programming (Wiseman Center), recreation and intramural programs, cheerleading, judicial programs and mediation, and campus health services.

On behalf of the staff of the Division of Student Affairs, I want you to know that it’s a great day to be a Bulldog! I welcome you to Bowie State University because it will be the doorway through which you will pass to many achievements.

The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to supporting a community of scholars, providing a strong foundation for co-curricular learning, promoting personal growth, and providing opportunities for students to develop life-long skills. The division strives to foster in students a sense of citizenship, leadership, and social responsibility. As you become part of the community, you will find out through various means and vehicles that co-curricular learning is a meaningful and significant complement to the academic program. We are dedicated to providing a safe and secure living and learning community, which engages each student in intentional and deliberate co-curricular experiences.

The division operates a broad-based program that reflects the philosophy of Bowie State University, where we provide the skills and tools for each of our students to “prepare for life.”  Each student has the opportunity to become a Bowie man or a Bowie woman.

The Division of Student Affairs comprises the following service areas:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Center
  • Public Safety (campus police)
  • Career, Co-Op, and International Student Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Office of Student Life (commuter programs, intramural programs, orientation, student leadership, student clubs and organizations, and the Student Government Association)
  • Office of Residential Life (housing)
  • Judicial Programs and Mediation
  • Wiseman Student Centre
  • Henry Wise Wellness Center

I strongly encourage you to participate in the life of the Bowie State University community and to celebrate its rich history of being the place where you “prepare for life.”  Take advantage of the varied opportunities to learn from the wealth of knowledge and experiences of your classmates, your top-notch faculty, and your fellow community members. The best part of Bowie State University is you – our next graduate! As we continue the traditions of being a great institution, we welcome great students who will be challenged and supported by a concerned and committed faculty and staff.

Whether you are a new student, returning student, parent, or friend, you will find the Bowie State University community a very welcoming and warm place. At every turn, you will find faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students extending a welcoming hand.  If you have any concerns or questions about your experience, please don’t hesitate to ask a member of the student affairs staff for assistance.

On behalf of the outstanding staff in Student Affairs, congratulations on making Bowie State University your home!

Dr. Artie Lee Travis
Vice President for Student Affairs

Division of Student Affairs
Henry Administration Building  Suite 2500
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, MD 20715