Welcome to Student Affairs

2015-2016 Outstanding Student Leader Award Semifinalists

What's Happening

Students discuss recent events at the UNL Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center.

UNL Community Dishes on Building Community and Creating Action

Approximately 50 students, staff and faculty gathered Friday, July 15 at noon to discuss the epidemic of recent tragedies across the country. Over the course of the hour, participants shared feelings ranging from sadness and frustration to angst, fear and hope. Read more>>

UNL to host LGBTQA Institute

LGBTQA+ Day-long Institute at UNL on July 22

The UNL LGBTQA+ Resource Center will host an institute for the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals on July 22. UNL staff, faculty and graduate students are encouraged to register to participate. Sessions will highlight emerging practices in gender identity inclusion, policy, research and student support. Learn more>>

Digital Sign in Selleck Dining Hall

Digital Signs the Future of Residence Hall and Dining Hall Promos

As of August 1, all promotional messages in the residence halls and dining centers will move to digital signs. Table tents will no longer be allowed as a means of promoting sustainable practices and reducing paper consumption. Student organizations and other university departments and affiliates can submit digital sign requests. Read more>>

Charlesette "Charlie" Foster
Staff Connection

Q&A with Charlie Foster

Get to know Charlie Foster, the new interim director of the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs for diversity and inclusion. After 15 years in Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS), Foster is excited to work with new staff at the Gaughan and to further her connections with UNL students. Read more>>

UNL Student Code of Conduct
Sexual Misconduct


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

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

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