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Student Learning Outcomes by Co-curricular program

Division of Student Life

Students will:

  • Develop a sense of belonging at SCU.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility, integrity, care for self and others in ways that contribute to the common good. 
  • Cultivate knowledge and practices that promote physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. 
  • Create equitable and just communities 
  • Explore and appreciate the identities, histories, narratives, and collective experiences of others, both at SCU and beyond.
  • Engage in ethical reflection and self examination of life's meaning and purpose in ways that inform values and actions. 
  • Attain leadership skills and abilities to collaborate with, empower, and develop others. 
  • Articulate knowledge and exhibit transferable skills gained from co-curricular experiences to enable students to thrive in the world.

By participating in CSI Organizations and events, students will:

  • Develop skills in building meaningful relationships and creating a sense of community with their peers through involvement in various student organizations and activities. 
  • Develop their leadership abilities by taking on roles within student organizations and activities, and will gain experience in team building, conflict resolution, and effective communication.
  • Identify different ways to get involved and find opportunities to connect with others who share similar interests or values. 
  • Identify transferable skills they have gained, such as collaboration, delegation and program management, and explain how they can apply these skills in their academic or professional lives. 
  • Develop a deeper understanding of their personal strengths, interests, and areas for growth.
  • Develop confidence to meet, connect, and maintain relationships with their peers, especially those with different backgrounds and life experiences. 

After participating in Off Campus Living orientations and events, student will be able to:

  • Summarize city code to avoid violating them, specifically noise violations and trash.
  • Identify how they can continuously develop mutually respectful relationships with their neighbors. 
  • Articulate the importance of civic participating in the City of Santa Clara community
  • Develop life skills that will help transition students from living on campus to living off campus; including fiscal responsibility, civic responsibility and conflict resolution

Student who work for Campus Recreation will: 

  • Evaluate experiences and transferable skills between their Campus Recreation role and their first desired professional role post graduation. 
  • Develop and articulate their own leadership skills and abilities.
  • Define the 8 dimensions of wellness and discuss how each dimension applies to themselves and their peers.
  • Articulate their role in creating an inclusive recreational environment.  
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility, integrity, and care for others.

Residents who live in the residence halls will be able to:

  • Experience a sense of belonging in their residential community.
  • Identify strategies for navigating conflicts.
  • Explore and expand their knowledge, understanding, and awareness of social justice and the Jesuit tradition.
  • Cultivate practices that promote physical, mental, academic, and spiritual wellbeing.
  • Develop skills that contribute to an inclusive community.
  • Describe how their attitudes and actions impact others in their communities.

Division of Mission and Ministry

Students who are active in campus ministry will: participate in CM events will:

  • Exhibit respect for their own faith and the faith of others.
  • Foster a Sense of Belonging connections across faith communities.
  • Reflect on issues of justice in the context of faith.
  • Demonstrate active leadership within the SCU faith communities.
  • Reflect on their unique call in life enlightened by faith.

As a result of engaging with the Ignatian Center, students will:

  • Identify their role in creating and sustaining a more just society.
  • Develop critical thinking skills for addressing social issues through the Ignatian tradition.
  • Deepen their understanding of social, economic, or political inequalities facing communities.
  • Deepen empathetic relationships rooted in humility and mutual respect.
  • Cultivate deeper compassion for others through shared experience with people who are currently or historically impacted by structures and systems of oppression.

Division of Inclusive Excellence

Students who participate in LEAD will be able to:

  1. Build a social and professional network.
  2. Identify and describe how to access resources available in LEAD and on campus.
  3. Employ academic and self management strategies that enhance success, such as time management, help-seeking, study skills, etc. 
  4. Recognize opportunities that enhance vocational development.
  5. Develop and practice holistic wellness skills and attitudes.

Undergraduate Studies

Students who engage with the Career Center will be able to:

  • Construct effective application materials like resumes, cover letters and LinkedIn.
  • Describe and link their skills and experiences in an interview to specific career opportunities of interest.
  • Feel confident about their career journey.
  • Build a social and professional network.

By participating in the Residential Learning Communities, students will:

  • Identify connections between their RLC’s theme and experiences/opportunities at SCU. 
  • Clarify and articulate intellectual, professional, and/or personal interests.
  • Feel supported in their academic and personal development.
  • Develop a sense of belonging to their RLC and to the University.
  • Deepen their understanding of the university, including its programs, resources, and priorities.
  • Expand their awareness of current social and political issues at a local, national, or global level, with a focus on social justice.

*Residential Learning Communities are a collaboration between Undergraduate Studies and Residential Life