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Student Affairs Departments and Units


Student Affairs employs more than 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 UC San Diego'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' close campus partners:


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Case Management

Student Affairs Case Management Services is committed to creating a culture of care by providing non-clinical case management support to undergraduate and graduate students. The Case Management team is also available to consult with faculty and staff on supporting students in distress.

College Deans of Student Affairs

The College Deans of Student Affairs at UC San Diego's seven colleges oversee the administration of student life and student development – including New Student Orientation – within the colleges.

General inquiries may be directed to the college-based Student Affairs offices at:

Revelle College
John Muir College
Thurgood Marshall College
Earl Warren College
Eleanor Roosevelt College
Sixth College
Seventh College

Global Education

Global Education supports UC San Diego's mission of providing transformative experiences in a globally-connected world by bridging educational opportunities with the vast global research network of our campus.

Units include:

Student Health & 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 UC San Diego students.

Reina Juarez and Stacie San Miguel are acting co-leads for Student Health & Well-being. Although Student Health departments are officially part of the UC San Diego Health System, they maintain a strong collaborative relationship and partnership with Student Affairs.

Units include:

Student Life

Along with student programs originating in the colleges, and in cooperation with UC San Diego's Associated Students and the Graduate Student Association, the Student Life team — led by Assistant Vice Chancellor Patty Mahaffey — is responsible for the scope and quality of student cultural, social, and civic life at UC San Diego.

Student Life units include:

Student Retention & Success

Student Retention & Success (SRS) plays a leadership role in creating programs and services that foster student success and degree completion. SRS is currently led by Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor - Dr. Ebonee Williams. The educational opportunities fostered 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:

Vice Chancellor – Student Affairs Office

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