The Office of Student Affairs is an integral part of the educational process at the American University of Beirut providing services, programs, and facilities that foster academic success and promotes student assured self-awareness and better-informed career planning in a changing world. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to a holistic approach to student development - intellectual, social, physical, psychological, cultural - in an environment that promotes diversity, tolerance, civic and moral responsibility, local and global awareness, psychological and emotional well-being.
The Office of Student Affairs at the American University of Beirut strives to be a leader in the field of student affairs in the region and beyond. The Office of Student Affairs will stay at the forefront in terms of providing exemplary student-centered services and programs that assist students to explore and discover their academic and personal potential in a rapidly changing and complex world.
The modern, globalized institution of higher learning of today strives to meet the demands of a
young and dynamic population by a) proactively engaging in providing a „holistic‟ education i.e.
covering „all‐round‟ or „whole person‟ development of students through additional learning
platforms outside of the formal academic curricula and research programs in a conscious and
deliberate way; and b) understanding that the powers endowed by academic achievements are no
longer sufficient, nor a sole guarantee that our graduates would be able to function, let alone
succeed and contribute effectively to society, local or global. Our students need to be educated,
cultured and socially aware and responsible citizens in order to be successful role models for
future generations. Read More