Welcome to Student Affairs

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What's Happening

Students in the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

Making Strides: Increasing Minority Student Graduation Rates

UNL was recognized by The Education Trust for a 10-point reduction in the achievement gap between white and black students between 2003 and 2013. At the same time, UNL increased the overall graduation rate by 4.5 percent. Take a look at Student Affairs continued contributions toward helping retention and matriculation of minority students. Read more>>

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity celebrate 100 years of the Eta Chapter at UNL

Celebrating 100 Years of Brotherhood

Smiles, hearty laughter and stories of the good old days flowed freely when members of Kappa Alpha Psi gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Eta Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read more>>

International students attend the UNL Rodeo

International Students Visit the UNL Rodeo

To help international students understand the Nebraskan agriculture scene and many of their peers, Student Engagement planned a behind the scenes tour of the UNL Rodeo. Read more>>

Speaker Trina Tram at UNL

Appreciating Asian Pacific American Heritage

On April 20, keynote speaker Trina Tan addressed the importance of celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with an intimate audience at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. Tan discussed the historical connotation of Asian American stereotypes and issues a cal to action to dispel the labels by taking care of self and community. Read more>>

Student Mohammed Al Abdullah
Student Spotlight

Never Forget to Smile, Nebraska

International student Mohammed Hussain Al Abdullah shares his journey and experiences from Saudi Arabia to the Czech Republic, the United Kingdom and Dubai that led him to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Read more>>

UNL Student Code of Conduct
Sexual Misconduct


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

Chancellor outlines new 'Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever' proposals

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.]

Student Affairs Assessment

Results from Student Affairs research that shows "What Matters."

Student Affairs Priorities

  • 2013-2014 Student Affairs Priorities - Download PDF version
  • 2012-2013 Student Affairs Priorities - Download PDF version
  • 2011-2012 Student Affairs Priorities - Download PDF version
  • 2010-2011 Student Affairs Priorities - Download PDF version
  • 2009-2010 Student Affairs Priorities - Download PDF version