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Overview: Strategic Plan Process

To realize and sustain Emory Campus Life’s mission and vision through our Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Redefining the Center is a collective effort to develop interdisciplinary departmental strategic plans. They defined common goals, developed intentional steps to achieve progress, and implemented purposeful action.

ECL departments created individual strategic plans, which were combined to create the overall ECL Strategic Plan.

Built on a foundation of collaboration and inclusivity, departmental strategic plans advance Emory Campus Life and make our envisioned future a reality. Toward that end, departments used the following process to complete their departmental strategic plans.


Departmental Plans

Department Updated Plans
Athletics March 2018
Barkley Forum September 2018
Career Center March 2018
Center for the Advancement of Student Agency and Advocacy March 2018
Communications March 2018
Counseling and Psychological Services March 2018
Development, Alumni Relations, and Parent & Family Programs March 2018
Dining March 2018
Finance Center March 2018
Health Promotion March 2018
Housing Operations March 2018
Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender Life September 2018
Learning and Innovation March 2018
Recreation and Wellness March 2018
Residence Life March 2018
Sorority and Fraternity Life March 2018
Student Conduct March 2018
Student Health Services March 2018
Student Success Programs and Services September 2017
Technology and Bookstore Relations March 2018
University Center March 2018

Key Points 

1. To complete the departmental strategic plan, each department considered how well its current status aligns with Campus Life’s envisioned future: Emory Campus Life, a community recognized internationally for advancing education into action and delivering world-class programs and services, promotes a healthy and sustainable environment where students live what they learn and learn what they live for self and society. Emory Campus Life catalyzes a distinctive, caring, inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, polycultural, and socially just community of students, faculty, staff, alumni, families, and visitors that imagine and lead positive transformation in the world.

2. Campus Life’s envisioned future is reflected in the shared opportunities developed collectively earlier in the process. Guided by shared opportunities, departments developed their strategic plan goals, objectives, and metrics, as described below. Then, departmental plans – connected thematically by shared opportunities – were combined into one seamless ECL strategic plan.


Ideologies Behind Emory Campus Life Departmental Strategic Plans