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About Student Affairs


Reporting to the Executive Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs oversees many student-centered departments and units, and works collaboratively with campus partners to ensure student well-being and success.

Vision, Mission & Core Values

To empower students to discover and achieve their dreams.

To create an inclusive and collaborative student-centered university that champions student success and well-being in our global society.

As student affairs professionals, we strive to live by the same values that we promote to our students.

  • Inclusivity: We value a university in which every individual is affirmed and where we seek to understand, respect and celebrate our diversity as reflected in the UC San Diego Principles of Community.
  • Personal Growth and Engagement: We strive to create a student centered community where co-curricular experiences strengthen and broaden student learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Well-being: We value a community that encourages a balanced life, healthy choices and an environment that facilitates a sense of belonging for every student.
  • Accountability: We value integrity, open communication, assessment and evaluation that demonstrates the impact of our work.
  • Excellence: We strive to be a division recognized as leaders in the field of student affairs, engaged in scholarship and best practices.

Student Affairs at UC San Diego


Our departments and programs range from academic enrichment to athletics, international education, residential life, research opportunities, and more.

View the VCSA Office Org Chart

Departments & Programs

Student Affairs employs more than 500 professional staff and 2,400 student employees. For a complete list of all Student Affairs departments and programs, click below.

See All VCSA Teams

Our Strategy and Impact

Strategic Plan

Learn about the plans that the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs has made for UC San Diego students now, and in the future.

Review the Strategic Plan

Impact Report

The annual Impact Report is a collection of submissions, accolades, achievements and recognitions that highlight the work of UC San Diego's Division of Student Affairs.

Read the Latest Impact Report

Anti-Racism Commitments

In determining how to assess and evaluate our effectiveness in addressing anti-Blackness in our work at UC San Diego, we committed to report on our progress annually each August.

Read Progress Reports

Connect With Us

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