The student affairs office is responsible for the welfare of all students within campus and is charged with the task of ensuring you have settled well in school, and monitor your academic and social progress.
Important officers to note:
1. Ag. Dean of Students - Rev. Samuel Githnji
Rev. Samuel Githnji is the present Ag.Dean of students and is responsible for the students’ welfare. She oversees the student’s social activities e.g clubs, societies, sports among others. She also ensures that the halls of residence are safe and habitable at all times. She also sits in disciplinary committees for students.
2. Student Counselor Lydia Wangu
Counselling is a free and confidential service offered by the university to support you in your university life and help you achieve your goals. Lydia Maina serves as the students’ counselor for all campuses of SPU. She is charged with responsibility of offering guidance to students throughout their life at SPU. She assists students to maintain high academic performance while enjoying the vibrant social life of University. She provides advice to students with academic, financial and social difficulties.
At St. Paul's University, we are aware that once in a while, there will arise situations that may distract the students from their studies and prevent them from having a great experience in the university. The University Counseling Center boosts the chances of our students succeeding in achieving their academic goals by providing professional personal, career, and academic counseling. The Counseling Center also tailor makes relevant training programs, workshops and public lectures on areas that the students may be facing challenges in. The Counseling Center has a professional Counseling Psychologist and is open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00pm. The Center provides both face to face and online counseling. Online counseling is used as an adjunct for the face to face counseling for our students in the satellite campuses where the Counselor visits only on specific days. Students in the evening programs who may not have the time to leave their offices to go see a counselor benefit from online counseling.
Services provided at the Counseling Center
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Life skills training
- Self-help groups
Outreach programs such as; retreats, public lectures, career fair, peer counseling training and supervision, counselor/trainee supervision, organization of interactive events, awareness campaigns e.g.,HIV and AIDS awareness among others.
Scope of problem situations handled at the Counseling Center
- Academic and career counseling
- Emotional stress
- Low self esteem
- Anger/Stress management
- Loss ( job, death, etc)
- Drug and substance use and abuse
- Developmental problems
- Personal growth
- And any other concerns that you may have.
Where the case presented is beyond the scope of the center, appropriate referral is made.