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Student Affairs Departments and Units

Student Affairs employs over 500 professional staff and 2,400 student employees who provide a multitude of services, resources, and opportunities that enrich the lives of UC San Diego students. We are student-centered.

Many Student Affairs employees are organized into teams, 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 teams:

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 team 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, Community and Engagement, an Alumni Affairs team, but it also maintains a strong collaborative relationship and partnership with Student Affairs.

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 team 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 team is responsible for the scope and quality of student cultural, social, and civic life at UC San Diego.

Student Life units include:

Student Research & Information

Student Research & Information reports to Institutional Research, but has a dotted line to the VCSA. Student Research & Information produces annual reports and administers surveys to undergraduate students.

Student Retention & Success

The Student Retention & Success team is led by Assistant Vice Chancellor Jeff Orgera.

The Student Retention & Success team plays a leadership role in creating programs and services that foster student success and degree completion. The educational opportunities delivered by the SRS team develop the personal, academic, and professional competencies that are critical for successful transition into diverse and global communities.

Student Retention & Success units include:

The College Deans of Student Affairs

The College Deans of Student Affairs 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 teams and departments.