Saint Joseph’s University and the Office of Student Success & First Year Experience are dedicated to cura personalis, the fullest development of the individual student's potential both inside and outside the classroom.
By supporting students as they face obstacles associated with college life, the Office of Student Success & First Year Experience assists students to make connections with campus resources and provides coaching on strategies for having a positive experience at SJU.
Every SJU student is fully capable of earning a degree from Saint Joseph's University. At times, students experience difficulties: academic, emotional, health-related, family emergencies, and disciplinary actions, and there are many people on campus that can help.
Dr. Kim Allen-Stuck is the Assistant Vice President of Student Success & Educational Support. Kim developed the Office of Student Success in 2007. Dan McDevitt joined in 2011 and is the Associate Director of Student Success & First Year Experience. They are committed to helping students make the most of their college experience. During individual meetings they present students with options to help them decide how to proceed. Sometimes a short-term change may be the long-term solution to earning a baccalaureate degree.