Student Affairs

A message from the Dean

Dr. Gilbert Hinga

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney! It is an exciting time to be a UNK Loper!

The staff in the Division are responsible for many of the co-curricular components of the student experience at UNK. Much of what you learn in college comes from your experiences outside the classroom. We provide quality services, programs, and facilities to help enrich your classroom experiences. Our priority is to help you be academically, socially, mentally, and physically successful while you are here—and to help you develop some skills that you will need after you graduate.

The Division of Student Affairs at UNK is comprised of three functional departments encompassing the following offices:

Our staff are committed to your success and work collaboratively to provide a robust array of programs and services to meet the needs of diverse students who attend UNK.

One of the most important things that you can do to succeed is to take advantage of all the opportunities we offer at UNK. Live on campus. Cheer on the Lopers at a sporting event. Join a fraternity or sorority or one of the over 200 student organizations on campus. Attend a lecture, a concert, a theatre production, or one of our annual events such as Blue & Gold Welcome Week or Homecoming. Volunteer in the Kearney community. Participate in a club sport or intramurals. Opportunities abound! The more you engage in your collegiate experience, the more you will get out of it. If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, please contact us at

If there is anything that we can do to make your experience at UNK better, please let us know.


Gilbert Hinga, PsyD.
Dean, Division of Student Affairs

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