Welcome to Student Affairs

2013-2014 Outstanding Student Leader Award Semifinalists

Student Affairs Mission

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

Dr. Juan Franco, Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs

Student Affairs Vision

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

Things You Need to Know about Sexual Misconduct (PDF)


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

During the fall semester 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.  [Click here or on the headline above for more information on the Chancellor's proposal as published in UNL Today on January 23, 2014.]

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

Student Affairs Framework for Creating a Socially Just and Inclusive Environment: 2013-2018




Click here for the Student Affairs New Employee Handbook, 2013-2014.



Parents:  Click here for important information:
Power of Parenting

The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs expects all first-year students to complete an Online Alcohol Education Program.  Please use this as an opportunity to communicate your expectations and encourage them to think through outcomes of the choices they make.


University Health Center

Click here for Frequently asked Health Center Questions.
Click here for Letter from Chancellor Perlman regarding the Health Center.


Video:  Bryan/University Health Center presentation (Tuesday, November 13, at 4:45 pm)