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

Nomination Deadline is January 16, 2015 for the

2015 James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award, and the
2015 University of Nebraska Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Academic Advising

NOTE:  You must Download the nomination form and save it before completing it.- - - - - - - - -

Nominees are being sought for the James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award and the University of Nebraska Foundation/Builders Award for Outstanding Academic Advising.  The deadline for nominations is Jan. 16.  Recipients will be honored at Honors Convocation on April 12.

“Many persons within the UNL community are deserving of this recognition, but they will only be considered if members of the UNL community nominate them,” said Chancellor Harvey Perlman.  “Please make a special effort to share this information with others and encourage your colleagues to submit nominations.”

The James V. Griesen Award was established in 1986 as the Chancellor’s Exemplary Service to Students award.  It was renamed in 2006 to honor James Griesen’s service to students.  Griesen retired as vice chancellor for student affairs on July 30, 2006.  The award recognizes extraordinary and sustained performance by individuals serving UNL students.

The NU Foundation/Builders Award, established in 1987, recognizes faculty or advising staff who have demonstrated outstanding advising ability and have made a considerable contribution to the educational enrichment of UNL students.

All UNL faculty and staff are eligible for these awards.  Each award includes a $1,500 stipend.  Nominations may be made by any UNL student, faculty member, staff member or administrator.

Guidelines for the nomination/selection process and nomination forms for the awards are available online at http://stuafs.unl.edu.

For more information about the Griesen Award, contact Kacey Tegtmeier at kacey@unl.edu or at 402-472-3204.

For more information about the NU Foundation/Builders Award, contact Alicia Haugen at ahaugen@nufoundation.org or at 402-458-1210.

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, 2014-2015.



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)