STOGoals: Intentional and Holistic Self-development

Students will nurture and connect their intellectual, spiritual, physical, social, and emotional gifts



For example, students will be able to:

  • Describe accurately their personal strengths, limitations, skills, interests, and values
  • Make good decisions about their health, safety, and relationships, and their resources of time, talent, and money
  • Persist, adapt, and grow when experiencing a challenge, disappointment, or failure
  • Reflect on, discuss, and develop informed convictions about faith, ethics, and values
  • Speak and act in ways that respect others and build community
  • Venture with confidence into new intellectual, creative, and social realms

Students can develop these abilities through experiences such as:


  • Completing a General Education course in Studies in Physical Movement
  • Conferring with a faculty advisor, a dean of students, or a staff member in choosing courses, programs, or co-curricular activities
  • Working with the Academic Support Center to enhance learning and study strategies
  • Participating actively in a student organization
  • Being a Junior Counselor, Resident Assistant, Senior Hall Coordinator, or Building Assistant
  • Studying off-campus
  • Visiting the Wellness Center or the Counseling Center

For more information about student learning outcomes, visit the college’s Assessment Results pages.