Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs collaborates with staff members, faculty, alumni, parents, and other agencies to supplement every aspect of students’ life at Thames. The programs, services, and facilities that the Office of Student Affairs offers its students equip them with the necessary aptitude, knowledge, and skills to succeed both in academics and their lives. The Office of Student Affairs is committed to enabling the students to participate in the interdisciplinary and active learning environment at Thames. Aligning with Thames’ mission to prepare students both personally and professionally to become critical thinkers and innovative learners, the Office of Student Affairs provides support and resources for the orientation and the development of students.
Diversity and cultural exchange is an important part of student life at Thames. The diverse student body ensures greater cultural sensitivity and exchange, while the language centers, various student driven creative endeavors, and the social work programs at Thames encourage students to open up to different cultural practices and values.
The Office of Student Affairs offers students many opportunities to learn and explore interests that aren’t included in the academic programs. The courses offered in the past include, Patan 101: The Heritage Walk, Creating that Perfect Presentation, I can Speak, Critical Thinking for Global Challenges, Creating a Business Plan, and Thinkshop, exposing students to the world around them and teaching them soft skills to use in their academia as well as their personal and professional endeavors.
Social responsibility is an integral part of our core values. You will be provided with many community service opportunities including volunteering in social organizations, fundraising campaigns, rural camps and awareness campaign on various social issues.
Community Service teaches empathy, a characteristic widely sought after by modern employers. Empathetic managers understand the needs of employees and clients. Empathetic social workers, development practitioners, or journalists are better able to understand the needs of the society and can therefore serve them better. Empathy develops social responsibility, which is an integral part of our core values. To build these values, students will be provided with many community service opportunities including volunteering in social organizations, fundraising campaigns, rural camps and awareness campaign on various social issues.