Our Vision

To continuously promote student success in the Mason community by striving to provide a seamless and comprehensive transition experience for students and their families.

Our Mission

To effectively support the students and families of George Mason University by facilitating a cohesive transition, connection to resources, purposeful experiences, and partnerships that contribute to academic success, social engagement, and ultimately, retention.

Our Core Values

Purpose: Our top priority are our students and families, and we provide support through relevant, accessible, and exciting experiences that meet their unique needs and promote a sense of belonging throughout their time at Mason.

Justice: We are committed to critical self-reflection, acknowledging blind spots, and being mindful of assumptions and positionality to cultivate a culture of belonging. We strive to be leaders in adapting and advocating for changes in the best interest of the populations we serve.

Intentionality: We are dedicated to facilitating purposeful, timely, and equitable experiences for new students and families through their transition journey by staying on the pulse of trends to support current and contemporary students.

Inclusion: Our work is centered in equity, access, and social change. We acknowledge, embrace, and encourage the diverse differences and talents of individuals through compassion, care and concern while actively and continually creating a culture that is respectful and inclusive of all members of our community.

Collaboration: We believe in building successful partnerships that support the mission and values of NSFP through modeling accountability, clear communication, and follow-through. Determined in investing capacity and resources toward well-being, balance, and sustainable structures to contribute to the experiences of employees and stakeholders.