While it is always exciting to hear the band practicing several days before the semester starts, or witness the arrival of more than 1,000 sorority women the week before classes, it is the New Student Convocation on Friday that brings together the incoming class. Read more>>
Six departments and more than 16 programs in the Division of Student Affairs benefitted from $1,914,646 in grant and sponsorship funds during the 2016 calendar year. Read more>>
The arrival experience for many international students coming to the U.S. for the first time can be full of the unknown – new language, new culture, new customs, new faces, new academic environment and more. This year the international welcome team piloted increased efforts to welcome students as soon as they arrive in Lincoln. Read more>>
On July 14, the Council of Student Affairs Directors (CSAD) approved an amended copy of the Student Affairs Strategic Plan. Read more>>
We foster social and learning environments that enhance students' lives, preparing them for lifelong success.
We create an environment where students feel they matter.
Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs.
A Division which fosters student success by creating an environment in which every student matters. We strive to ensure that every student not only succeeds but thrives. With programs that provide for safety, security, dining, shelter, and physical and emotional well-being, we try to provide for the basic needs of students to prepare them for the rigor of college life.
We also strive to develop the whole person with special emphasis on leadership, character, integrity, caring for others and becoming civic-minded citizens. At UNL, we want students to become globally engaged citizens who are prepared to live, work and thrive in increasingly interdependent societies. We encourage students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them. We foster personal growth, skill development, and broad-based experimental learning in a diverse community which contributes significantly to students’ overall success at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and prepares them for life-long personal and professional enrichment.Juan N. FrancoVice Chancellor for Student Affairs
In the fall of 2014 a few incidents suggesting racial bigotry or insensitivity occurred at UNL. These incidents were very unfortunate and very disappointing. They provoked an understandable response from students, faculty, and staff and demands for further efforts on the part of the university. The resulting conversation revolved around a broader set of concerns about perceived barriers to success for diverse students of all kinds and proposals for ameliorating those barriers. [Updated — click here for more information on the Chancellor's recommendations as published in UNL Today on Feb. 9, 2016.]
Results from Student Affairs research that shows "What Matters."