The James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award and the University of Nebraska Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Academic Advising were established to give proper recognition for outstanding and exemplary contributions by staff and faculty at the university. Recipients of these awards will be honored at the Honors Convocation on April 23, 2017. Read more>>
When junior Angelica Solomon arrived to listen to speaker Joe Starita at the Native American Symposium, she thought she’d be getting lunch and maybe listen to something interesting—she had no idea that she’d hear about her great-grandmother’s plight in becoming the first female Native American doctor. Read more>>
On Friday, Nov. 18, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Character Council awarded 30 students with the Franco’s List distinction. At the same event, the Center for Civic Engagement announced the winners for the Give Back. Big. awards, which provide two $1,000 grants to help students change the world around them. Read more>>
In spring 2017, a new resource will open in the Nebraska Union to help address food and shelter insecurities among Nebraska students. Help us get ready! Donate non-perishable foods, toiletries, school supplies, and other items by Dec. 22. Drop off donations at the Student Money Management Center (237 Nebraska Union). Read more>>
In partnership with University Housing, Campus NightLife offered Relax and Re-Energize on Nov. 21 at the East Campus Union. Activities included a smoothie bar, aqua massage tables, chair messages, hand waxing and coloring—just to name a few. Overall, 88% of survey respondents said they would likely attend another CNL event. 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.]
Student Affairs Assessment
Student Affairs Priorities
- 2015-2019 Student Affairs Strategic Plan
- 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
- Diversity in Student Affairs