DSL Tactical Priority 1, Student Development, focuses on strengthening programs and support services that emphasize student development. This includes intentional opportunities to connect students early on, programs and services that support all students and student wellness, and innovative programs, services, activities, and employment that reduces financial barriers for students.
Hats off to the Office of Multicultural Student Life for keeping our students engaged by organizing "Rock the Vote" this past July. This event was meant to educate students about voting. Recently, NPR reported that people voting for the first time are more likely to make errors when voting via mail and get their ballots rejected; this is especially true for minorities and young voters. So, increasing students' civic engagement and educating them is key.