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Student Development

The Division of Student Development purposefully creates meaningful experiences and opportunities for students outside of the classroom, tends to students' multi-faceted wellbeing, and provides learning and growth opportunities.

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Our hope for students
About Us

What are we hoping students gain from their Holy Cross experience?

Divisional Leadership of Student Involvement
A common vision
Divisional Leadership

A commitment to Jesuit education and student formation creates a shared vision among divisional leaders.

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A roadmap to success
Strategic Goals and Planning

The division has identified six keys areas of focus for our divisional efforts in the coming years.

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Evaluating our efforts

In Student Development, assessment efforts help us evaluate where we have been so we can make informed decisions about programs and resources.

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Life Outside of the Classroom
Our Work

A dedicated staff of professionals from across nine departments partner with others to deliver holistic development and formation. 

Getting Connected

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Check out the latest groups and events.

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The Holy Cross community works hard to ensure the transition from high school to Holy Cross is smooth. The College offers several programs to support students and families during this time.

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Working on Campus

There are a variety of options for students to work on campus.

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Parent and Family Engagement

Holy Cross recognizes that although students are the drivers to their Holy Cross education, family involvement is important on their journey through emerging adulthood. As such we have an office of Parent and Family Engagement dedicated to building partnerships with families.

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Service to the Community

There are a multitude of ways to get involved in the greater Worcester community that Holy Cross is a part of.

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Explore Worcester

There is so much to see, explore, and do in Worcester and the surrounding towns of Central Massachusetts.

Student Resources

Student Care Team

The Holy Cross Student Campus Assessment, Response & Education, or CARE, Team provides coordinated support for students in distress, addressing concerns about a student’s behavior, academic progress, and personal issues, including physical and mental health.

Make a Report

Holy Cross encourages all members of our community to report concerning or threatening behavior, potential misconduct, and other issues.

Student Behavioral Expectations

All students are expected to read and abide by the Community Standards Process and Procedures.

Title IX Office

The Office of Title IX and Equal Opportunity responds to complaints of sexual misconduct, discrimination, and discriminatory harassment and facilitates access to resources for individuals involved.

Student Emergency Aid

The Holy Cross Student Emergency Aid Committee (SEAC) supports students who have extenuating financial requests that are not typically covered by traditional financial aid. 

Other Student Resources

Holy Cross has many offices that offer a variety of resources and services to help students along their college journey. Students can find some key resources on this page.

Contact Student Development

Have questions or concerns?