Message From The Dean

Kijua Sanders-McMurtryI am excited to welcome you to Agnes Scott College, a place where our mission and values are core to the student life experience. We value your diverse backgrounds and work collaboratively as a Division of Student Life to affirm and celebrate who you are when you arrive on campus and who you will become over the next four years of your time as a student.

Agnes Scott is a place where inclusive excellence is embodied in the work of student life educators throughout the departments which comprise athletics, counseling and psychological services, the center for global diversity and inclusion, the center for leadership and service, the center for leadership and service, the center for student involvement, health services, religious and spiritual life, and residence life. You will find that each department offers a wealth of resources and programs via their website pages that will help you navigate steps you can take on your journey as you get involved on campus and find your purpose in the world.

We have a multitude of individuals who care deeply about supporting you through the services provided in our division. I can attest personally to the life altering transformations that Scotties engage in as they become immersed in the community of scholars and practitioners that grow and learn together in this unique and special environment. You can choose to become involved in a variety of activities on campus including playing a sport as a Scholar Athlete, becoming a student organization leaders, learning to plan events at our annual student leadership retreat, begin to engage in deep dialogues through our intercultural dialogue series, or participate in diversity education training through the Safe Zone program designed to raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQ) just to name a few. You might also find yourself volunteering at local non-profits designed to improve the City of Decatur, the greater Metropolitan Atlanta community or cities throughout the Southern states as opportunities abound to engage girls and women at the Global Village Project, the Center for Civil and Human Rights or in Selma, Alabama where last spring a group of students traveled for an Alternative Spring Break trip to tutor children in schools.

We know that you will be challenged, tested, affirmed in your multiple identities and most importantly grow with us as we continue to develop our consciousness as a community that cares. This model of compassionate community engagement is one that we deeply value and is entrenched in the cultural experience at Agnes Scott. I am so happy to welcome you to this special place.