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 is a newsletter distributed every Wednesday and is another way for you to find out what's going on around the Grounds.
Beginning March 19, all students will be invited to participate in a short, confidential survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct at the University of Virginia. The results from the survey will be used to guide policies that will encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment on Grounds. Keep an eye on your University email account for the link.
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.
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.
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.