Message from the Dean of Students

Welcome to Student Life! The mission of Soka University of America (SUA) is “to foster a steady stream of global citizens committed to living a contributive life.” In Student Affairs, our hope is that all of our students will experience what it means to be a global citizen starting here at SUA. We also strive to model and reflect the mission of the university in the ways in which we support our students. With an understanding that their success depends on their entire campus experience, we offer a wide variety of programs, resources, and support outside their classes designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of our students. Our aim is that each of our students will thrive at SUA and experience being a global citizen through these activities.

Toward that end, we put the greatest emphasis on the development of our students as whole individuals. Being a small university, we pride ourselves on being able to make personal connections with our students. It is through these connections, not only in the classrooms, but in their residence halls, athletics fields, and in various student activities, that we are able to provide the care, attention, and support they need for their personal growth.

Student Affairs is comprised of the Office of Student Activities, Office of Student Services (including counseling, disability services, health services, dining services, and shuttle services), Office of Residential Life, Athletics and Recreation, Career Services/Internships, and other areas of student life. We also work and collaborate with student government, clubs and organizations, and the student newspaper. Our dedicated staff deeply care for each and every student and truly enjoy working together as collaborative partners with students. Please be assured that we are here to provide the assistance necessary for students to have the most meaningful and successful educational experience.

I hope the information available online helps you better understand student life and Student Affairs at SUA. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you.

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Hyon Moon, Ed. D.
Dean of Students

Residential Life

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The mission of the Office of Residential Life at Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo is to support residents in cultivating a meaningful living-learning community and to provide a purposeful experiential program fostering student leadership where residents develop life and interpersonal skills, self-responsibility, and an appreciation for diversity. Please take a look at the Housing page for more information.


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Soka University of America's Class of 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 24th at the Soka Performing Arts Center. Commencement related information can be seen at Commencement page.