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Nebraska by Heart public art project at the Alpha Omicron Pi house
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Greek community donates $30,000 to ‘Nebraska by Heart’

Painted, tiled, colorful and creative hearts popped up around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus this spring, but those in front of Greek chapters are unique. Most fraternities or sororities with a six-foot heart in their yard chose to become a sponsor for the Nebraska by Heart public art project celebrating the state’s sesquicentennial.

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Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Dining services begin at Cather Complex in June

The Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin serving meals after June 4. The three-story complex replaces the CPN Dining Center that will be razed along with Cather and Pound Residence Halls in the next year.

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Three students study in residence hall.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Data shows Nebraska students who live in University Housing more likely to graduate

A 2016 report from the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that living in University Housing positively impacts student graduation and retention rates.

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Native American dancer performs on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln green space at the UNITE powwow.
Monday, April 24, 2017
UNITE powwow honors graduates and celebrates traditions

On Saturday, April 22 the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE) hosted a powwow on the Nebraska Union green space to honor graduates. Hundreds of community members and Nebraska affiliates gathered to watch traditional dances and socialize.

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2017 Nebraska Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists, not pictured: Angela Mercurio
Monday, April 24, 2017
Beier, Lofdahl and Mercurio named outstanding student leaders
2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists. (Top left: Eastin Allgood, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco, Taylor Lofdahl. Bottom left: Brianna Ridenour, Olivia Beier, Tiffany Truong. Not pictured: Angela Mercurio.)

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We foster social and learning environments that enhance students' lives, preparing them for lifelong success.

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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

2016 Assessment Report
Results from Student Affairs research that shows "What Matters"
Student Affairs Assessment Training Series - Spring 2017

Student Affairs Priorities