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The Division of Student Affairs advocates for students and supports their development as citizen-leaders. Six core values guide the work of Student Affairs in serving both undergraduate and graduate students: academic rigor, honor, student self-governance, service, wellness, and diversity. In addition to the vice president’s office, the division includes the following units: Office of the Dean of Students, Student Health, the Career Center, and Office of African-American Affairs.

Connections Newsletter

UVA's mobile safety app - Guardian

Connections is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds.

Guardian Safety App

Take a minute to download Guardian, UVA’s new safety app. You can:

  • Invite your friends on a "virtual walk" and set a timer for your arrival (but please note, a virtual walk does not substitute for walking with others or seeking safe transportation).
  • Call 911.
  • Locate University safety resources.
  • Send a concern or tip to UVA police, even anonymously.
  • Be connected by phone to resources on and off Grounds.

For more information, visit the website.

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Support the Student Experience

A gift to Student Affairs ensures that we have the resources to recruit diverse and talented students, to help them formulate and follow their dreams, to embrace student self-governance, and to make healthy, responsible decisions in their time at the University.

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Student Leadership

Student Affairs provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills. Students can take a leadership role within agency groups, special status groups, Contracted Independent Organizations, sports and recreational programs, and public service.

Parents and graduate at Final Exercises

Parent Handbook

The Parent Handbook is a central resource for information. Updated annually, it is available online and translated to Chinese and Spanish. Print copies are available for parents at Summer Orientation, Family Weekend, and by request.