Welcome to the Office of Student Life and Development! We are honored by your decision to join our DSU community and thrilled about your enthusiasm and your motivation to attend Delta State. I am confident that here, you will find an environment that will allow you to define your personal uniqueness as you realize your goals and work toward your future aspirations.
Our focus is to give you the tools necessary to develop skills in scholarship, leadership and service so that you may graduate as well-rounded Statesmen. What this means is that as a Statesman, we would like you to succeed academically by: always striving for high academic honors, assuming leadership roles, getting involved in different clubs and organizations, and giving back to your community through dedicated service.
The faculty, staff and students at DSU are here to make you feel right at home no matter who you are or where you are from. Together, we will help you set goals, make career choices and understand the true meaning of STATESMEN PRIDE! During this new chapter of your life; I suggest you write it with detailed stories of fun, leadership, and growth! Delta State University will forever be my home, and I am glad you have chosen to make it yours as well.
-Michael Lipford, Director of Student Development