My Simmons

Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

“Empowering student voices and fostering purpose”

Our Commitment

The Division of Student Affairs plays a critical role in “providing transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose”. John Simmons had a vision to create a community of scholars who would influence the trajectory of the country and the world. In doing so, he empowered generations of students to embrace a life of purpose, paving a path for women and other marginalized populations. Just as Simmons enters into a stage of transformation, we leverage this moment as an affirmation of our commitment to students’ transformation as they engage within our community.


To deepen the Simmons student experience through strategic partnerships, coordinated care, and thoughtful and intentional programming.


To empower all Simmons students to engage in transformative experiences outside of the classroom that foster career readiness, self-efficacy and a sense of purpose.


  • Inclusive Excellence and Belonging;
  • Collaboration;
  • Data-Driven Decision Making;
  • Student-Centered Practice; and
  • Transformational Experiences


  • Create an inclusive community where students develop a sense of identity, belonging, and pride
  • Deepen strategic partnerships that enhance engagement, leadership and student success
  • Prioritize well-being and support for undergraduate, graduate and online students
  • Coordinate and strengthen communication to students, faculty and staff
  • Reduce systemic and organizational barriers to student success
  • Engage in data-informed decision making