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.

Personal growth, values, and attitudes


of alumni agree that non-classroom faculty interactions contributed to their personal growth, values, and attitudes.


of seniors believe that opportunities to be involved socially are substantially provided