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What's Happening

Paul Gebers, a student employee at the Outdoor Adventures Center bike shop, works on a chain as part of a basic bike tune-up.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Husker Grow conversations reinforce student learning

A newly implemented program called Husker Grow is helping student employees connect job experiences with academic learning. During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 departments in Student Affairs piloted the program where student employees engage in structured conversations with a supervisor.

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Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at Nebraska received top honors at the 2017 Pi Kappa Alpha Academy. Pictured: PIKE International President Shad Williams, Callaway Holt, Phil Levos, and PIKE Executive Vice President & CEO Justin Buck.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity earns national honor

The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was honored with the Robert Adger Smythe Award, the highest undergraduate honor from the organization's headquarters. The award signifies that the Nebraska chapter is in the top 10 percentile of high performing chapters across the United States and Canada.

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Student Affairs priorities announced

New priorities for Student Affairs were announced on August 1 in an email to division employees. In the communication Laurie Bellows, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, introduced herself, explained her interim role and outlined the following five priorities.

#1 - Organizational Structure of Student Affairs

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Participants in the Mandela Fellows program sort donations to the Homeless Prevention Center.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Mandela Fellows say Nebraska fosters a culture of giving

On a warm Friday afternoon, eight fellows visiting Nebraska through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders volunteered to sort goods at the Homeless Prevention Center as part of the Civic Leadership Institute.

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Members of Alpha Omicron Pi study in the Nebraska Union.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sororities and fraternities exceed campus average GPAs

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life grade report from Spring 2017 shows that members of fraternities and sororities are out-performing their peers. The all-Greek female average of 3.438 surpassed the campus female grade point average of a 3.232.

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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. FrancoPast Vice 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

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

Student Affairs Priorities