The Office of Student Affairs, with the spirit of ‘dedicating itself sincerely, acting with goodwill, and seeking perfection,’ engages in student affairs in every aspect. Pursuing the aim of achieving spiritual growth as an earnest and grateful doer, the Office is devoted to making students love both themselves and others, holding a firm belief in justice, developing a cosmopolitan outlook, demonstrating activeness and self-discipline, and maintaining the university’s good tradition: ‘Trust and Act.’ The Office of Student Affairs consists of the following divisions:
Student Advising Division
The philosophy of the Student Advising Division is to ‘show concern for students, engage in character building, create a friendly campus, and provide quality services.’ To follow the philosophy, the Division addresses the needs of currently enrolled CYCU students, assists them in overcoming their difficulties in life, helps them develop good habits and moral character, builds a quality and friendly learning environment, works hard with empathy, and provides good services with care.
Extracurricular Activities Division
The main duty of the Extracurricular Activities Division is to support student groups in the hope through study, discussions, competitions, and inter-university exchanges, students may enjoy a full life at university and broaden horizons. In addition, students are offered opportunities to develop their creativity, activeness, leadership, and competitiveness through extracurricular learning activities. Students are also encouraged to be involved in citizen participation, service-learning, project planning and implementation, and social interaction which are essential to holistic education.
The Counseling Center was established as a spiritual harbor where students are provided with holistic concern and treated with love and care. With a team of professional counselors, the Center provides individual and group counseling ,diverse and lively mental health activities. Theme-oriented counseling week programs and potential development projects are launched on a regular basis. Meanwhile, class meetings, lectures, and workshops are conducted to increase students’ knowledge of mental health and boost their inner strength.
Health Services Division
Focusing on health care, the Health Services Division wishes to provide the CYCU faculty, staff and students with a healthy environment, health teaching, and health services. The Division particularly works on enhancing the quality of medical services, promoting medical education, improving the health and safety of the campus, and providing education on food nutrition and hygiene in the hope of making the University a healthy place for living, study, and work.
International and Mainland Students Advising Division
International and Mainland Students Advising Division is dedicated to serve overseas students in their living as well as learning. We support and strengthen their connections with the CYCU community through holistic concern including personal counseling, living service, care giving, service learning and cross-cultural activities. Enhancing a vibrant international community is our goal.
Student Housing Service Division
Student Housing Service Division is in charge of providing students the guidance and service for on-campus housing and off-campus housing. Through our dormitory committee, we also hold the activities of character education for resident students, offer off-campus housing information on the school website, and pay regular visits to off-campus resident students for housing safety evaluation. We aim to reinforce the housing quality for the students, develop the student’s autonomy, and provide them the better safety life and environment for learning.
The Service-Learning Center supports academic service-learning projects and courses in CYCU. Based on the five basic principles: passion, creativity, profession, caring and learning, it is our mission to engage and equip our students, faculty and staff and our community partners in Service-Learning projects that benefits the university and its surrounding community. The center also sponsors a variety of overseas service-learning activities. Through the integration of the professional practices, innovative researches and other resources, the Center continuously and systematically promotes service-learning courses, projects and activities.
John Dewey’s “learning by doing” theory and the famous phrase “set an example by personally taking part” are two major concepts advocated by the Center for achieving the holistic education goal in Chung Yuan.
Indigenous Students Resource Center
The missions of Indigenous Students Resource Center are indigenous resource integration, students learning and living assistance. The center provides resource counseling and indigenous culture activities. Indigenous students can get the information they need from the center. In addition, they can enhance their knowledge of indigenous culture through a variety of activities which are held by the center.
Center for Students with Special Needs
The Center for Students with Special Needs, also known as “Planet with ears” where we prick up our ears to every individual’s heart, is a garden especially for the currently enrolled CYCU students with special needs. The Center supplies prestigious resources on living and academic life, as well as on psychological and career transition consultant, with the hope that these students adapt to a holistic life in CYCU.