Student Development

Student Development

Finlandia University is committed to helping you in your self-discovery process.

Whether you’re hanging out at Finlandia Hall, visiting with your friends and classmates in the dining hall, or involved in a student activity, your experience at Finlandia will be a learning one.


Student development on campus provides students with programs and services that intentionally promote student leadership opportunities. Students are provided with opportunities that promote a physically and mentally healthy and active lifestyle.

  1. Communication/Personal Perspective: Student leaders will be able to effectively demonstrate and apply professionalism, communication skills and leadership talents in small group settings.
  2. Communication/Personal Perspective: Students will design and organize programs and activities that seek to involve all members of the campus community.
  3. Personal Perspective: Students leaders will engage in, promote, and organize meaningful community service projects.
  4. Personal Perspective: Student clubs and organizations will coordinate and implement student led events that foster professional and personal growth of those within the organization.
  5. Global Perspective: Student leaders will demonstrate the skills needed to develop programs and services that emphasize multiculturalism and respect for others.
  6. Analytic and Critical Thinking: Students will be able to describe the Finlandia University Code of Student Conduct and understand their Rights and Responsibilities.
  7. Personal Perspective: Students will participate in activities and programs that promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
  8. Analytic and Critical Thinking: Students will apply critical thinking skills in making decisions regarding healthy and responsible behavior.



Welcome to Finlandia University’s Student Handbook. We hope you, as a University student, find this to be a valuable and useful resource. The Student Handbook contains information regarding University policies, resources for student success, and general information on campus life. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the various components of this handbook, and keep it bookmarked for quick reference.

Finlandia is committed to the success of our students. Our mission is to prepare you for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading and serving. We are guided by principles and practices which encourage student self-governance, exposure to alternative ideas and perspectives, and which promote interaction among students, faculty and staff members. We invite you to become an engaged, participative member of our vibrant campus community, and promise your total student experience will be much richer for it!


Luke Morrill, Ed.D.
Vice President of Student Development
Dean of Students




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