Students on Pratt Institute Campus in the Fall. The middle student is holding a giant daisy.

The Student Affairs division includes the Office of the Vice President and the departments of:

The Office of the Vice President is located in the lower level of Main Building, room 008. It is a good place to visit if you have questions. We are experts at guiding you through what may sometimes feel like a maze!

Helen Matusow-Ayres
Vice President for Student Affairs

Nadine Shuler
Administrative Assistant

Mission Statement

The Student Affairs division includes the Office of the Vice President and the departments of Athletics and Recreation; Campus Ministry; Career and Professional Development; the Learning/Access Center; International Affairs; Health and Counseling Services; Residential Life and the Center for Student Involvement; and Parent and Family Programs. The Vice President’s office adjudicates human rights complaints and offers a variety of ombudsperson services.

As a partner in the academic enterprise, the Student Affairs Division:

  • Provides programs and services that promote student personal and professional development
  • Fosters a campus environment that is conducive to student learning
  • Advocates for and supports students as they meet the challenges of the Pratt experience

Enduring Goals

  • Provide leadership to the institute community in the enhancement and coordination of all campus co-curricular experiences
  • Build a stronger sense of community by increasing student satisfaction with the Pratt experience; develop programs and services that increase family/parent satisfaction
  • Provide opportunities for students to be responsible, active participants of the Pratt community; expand and promote opportunities for students to develop leadership skills
  • Provide experiences that will help students to think critically and make effective and socially responsible decisions and lifestyle choices
  • Cultivate an environment that celebrates and supports diverse cultures; provide students with experiences that expand their world view
  • Continue to advocate for improved facilities to meet student needs. Including, but not limited to the building of a new student union, improvement of campus residence halls, and the creation and improvement of community gathering and recreational spaces
  • Continuously explore avenues to make our services and programs more accessible through the effective use of technology and innovative approaches to communication
  • Integrate assessment into all student affairs programs and services