Dear Students,

Welcome to Bluefield State University! We are happy to have you join the Big Blue family. As you begin your academic career, know that the Division of Student Affairs is committed to working with you, and also challenging you, to be the best student scholar possible for optimal success both in and out of the classroom.

The professionals within the Division of Student Affairs are dedicated to supporting students to ensure a rewarding university experience. We have outstanding faculty and staff, a vibrant campus and an atmosphere conducive to achieving your career goals. We encourage you to join one or more of our recognized student organizations. All of them offer opportunities for leadership development, networking, community service, and making friends. Our students are involved in Student Government, Greek Life, Athletics, Housing & Residence Life, Peer Mentoring, Recreational Sports and much more.

I encourage you to visit the offices and websites of each area within the Division of Student Affairs. Take advantage of the programs and services that Bluefield State provides for you during your time on “The Hill.” Study hard, get involved, and have fun. Please contact us with questions, concerns, or just to chat. Know that we are here to help.


Ron Shidemantle
Vice President of Student Affairs & Dean of Students