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Student Affairs Departments and Units

Student Affairs employs over 1,000 staff and 2,000 student employees who provide a multitude of services and opportunities to enrich the education and social lives of UC San Diego students.

Many Student Affairs employees are organized into "clusters," plus the student affairs staff of UCSD's six undergraduate colleges. For organization details, see the Student Affairs Organization Chart (PDF).

Learn more about the Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Office, Student Affairs units, and Student Affairs clusters:

Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Office

Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Office provides policy and management direction for Student Affairs and also directly supervises a number of units, including:

Admissions and Enrollment Services

Admissions and Enrollment Services (AES) is led by Assistant Vice Chancellor Mae Brown.

AES recruits, admits, and enrolls the highest caliber of undergraduate students who represent the diversity of high school graduates and community college transfers. The cluster also manages student financial aid and scholarship programs, classroom scheduling, recording and maintenance of grades and other academic records, and other duties.

AES units include:

Athletics and Recreation

From the NCAA athlete to the intramural tennis player to the yoga guru — all of these departments (and their state-of-the-art sporting facilities) are part of Student Affairs. To learn more, visit these departments' websites.

Units include:

Career Services

UC San Diego's Career Services Center is a department of Alumni, Constitutent, and Enagement, a cluster in Alumni Affairs, but it also maintains a strong collaborative relationship and partnership with Student Affairs.

Experiential Learning

The Experiential Learning cluster (ELC) plays a leadership role in shaping experiences that foster student self-discovery and help develop the personal, academic, and professional skills and relationships needed for a successful transition into diverse and global communities.

Experiential Learning is led by Associate Vice Chancellor Edward J. Spriggs.

Experiential Learning units include:

Student Health and Well-Being

Student Health & Well-Being provides a range of services that maintain and enhance the physical and emotional health, well-being, and safety of UCSD students.

The cluster is led by Executive Director Karen Calfas. Although Student Health departments are officially part of the UCSD Health System, they maintain a strong collaborative relationship and partnership with Student Affairs.

Departments include:

Student Life

Student Life is led by Assistant Vice Chancellor Gary Ratcliff.

Along with student programs originating in the colleges, and in cooperation with UCSD's Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association, the Student Life cluster is responsible for the scope and quality of student cultural, social, and civic life at UC San Diego.

Student Life units include:

The College Deans of Student Affairs and Resident Deans

The College Deans of Student Affairs and Resident Deans at UCSD's six colleges oversee the administration of student life and student development within the colleges.

Units include the Student Affairs offices at:


Contact the Vice Chancellor's Office, (858) 534-4370, or follow the links for more information about individual Student Affairs clusters and departments.