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The Division of Student Life

Our Mission

Recognizing the importance of the student educational and developmental experience that extends outside of the classroom, the Division of Student Life seeks to foster a hospitable environment which provides our students an opportunity to learn to live responsibly, respectfully, and reflectively as interdependent members of a diverse community inspired by the Mercy tradition. The Division fulfills Mercyhurst’s mission by supporting, engaging, and challenging students in their on-going exploration of their place in the world.


Our Staff

Dr. Laura Zirkle, Vice President for the Division of Student Life
Office Location: 314 Egan
Phone: (814) 824-2262

Courtney Olevnik, Coordinator for the Division of Student Life
Office Location: 316 Egan
Phone: (814) 824-2333


The Divisions of Student Life

Student Life is comprised of: