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.
The University uses four types of communication when informing the community about public safety. A complete description of the four types, with examples, is posted in an online chart. Community Alerts:
- Notify the University community (those with a virginia.edu email address) about crimes that pose a serious and ongoing threat to safety.
- Are NOT required by law.
- Are prompted by a crime that has already occurred and been reported outside a geographic area of the University as prescribed by the Clery Act.
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.