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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 September 2017
Career Center September 2017
Center for the Advancement of Student Agency and Advocacy September 2017
Communications September 2017
Counseling and Psychological Services September 2017
Development, Alumni Relations, and Parent & Family Programs September 2017
Dining September 2017
Finance Center September 2017
Health Promotion September 2017
Housing Operations September 2017
Learning and Innovation September 2017
Recreation and Wellness September 2017
Residence Life September 2017
Sorority and Fraternity Life September 2017
Student Conduct September 2017
Student Health Services September 2017
Student Success Programs and Services September 2017
Technology and Bookstore Relations September 2017
University Center September 2017

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