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Student Affairs Vision and Mission


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.

Core values

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

  • Inclusively: 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.
  • Wellbeing: 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.

Learn about Student Affairs' strategic planning process and our strategic plan and goal areas.