The primary mission of the Southern University at Shreveport, Office of Student Life is to provide services and promote activities that are responsive to the physical, social, recreational, and educational development of the students, faculty and alumni through programs and services conducted by members and committees of the Office of Student Life.
The Office of Student Life adheres to a philosophy that attempts to meet students at respective developmental stages and assist them in their personal goals, and spiritual, physical, career, social, and academic growth. Therefore, the Office of Student Life delivers programs, services and activities in order for students to learn better communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills; experience enhanced self-esteem through self-appraisal and values clarification; experience healthy life styles, selection of career goals, and independence; and learn social responsibility through service.
The Johnny L. Vance, Jr. Student Activity Center is dedicated to the memory of Johnny Vance (1954 - 2001)
In a dedication ceremony on June 20, 2002, the J.L. Vance Student Activity Center became the first building to be named after an individual who has contributed to the evolution of the Shreveport campus. Mr. Vance was an educator and community leader who began his academic career as a SUSLA student and later returned to serve with SUSLA as Counselor, Recruiter, Financial Aid Director, Dean of Students, Student Support Services Director, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The Center houses the offices of the Dean of Students, Residential Life/Judicial Affairs Coordinator, Student Government Association, Student Center Board, and the University Bookstore.
Dean of Students and Campus Life