About Student Affairs

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If you are unsure how to advise a student in need of support or suggestions of any kind, call the Office of the Dean of Students at 303-492-8476 for help and referrals.

The first priority of Student Affairs is students' development as successful, intellectually curious learners, and as healthy, competent, active citizens of the world. In collaboration with other members of the campus community, the division provides educational opportunities, resources, and support to help each individual student reach his or her academic and personal goals. Student Affairs encompasses all the basic support services that enhance the classroom experience: where students eat, sleep, build community, make friends, and where students can go when they need help. 

Student Affairs is committed to enhancing the factors that lead to academic success while mitigating the obstacles that may impede progress. Student Affairs supports student success by creating inclusive environments that address the social, emotional, physical, spiritual, professional and academic needs of students in order to increase retention, academic progress and graduation rates. The Division of Student Affairs focuses on providing programs and services that support students’ health and wellness, personal and professional goal-setting and progress, connection to the university community, social involvement, motivation and academic self-efficacy.

Student Affairs Learning Outcomes

The Division of Student Affairs has outlined the following learning outcomes students participating in our programs and services will achieve:

  • Personal and professional development
  • An understanding of the importance of diversity, inclusion, and humanitarianism; appreciation of differences 
  • Civic engagement and effective leadership
  • Interpersonal and intrapersonal competence; independence and interdependence
  • Responsibility and accountability

The Division of Student Affairs regularly assesses student outcomes in relation to these goals and will document those outcomes on this site and in other publications produced by the Division.



Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Regent Administrative Building
Suite 206
031 UCB
Boulder, CO, 80309-0031
Phone: (303) 492-9048
E-mail: studentaffairs@colorado.edu
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