The Division of Student Affairs provides educational, student-centered programs and services to the University community. The twenty offices within the Division are dedicated to providing a variety of support and amenities to help UNK students achieve success.
Among the Division's major responsibilities are the following:
Provide direct support and services to students to facilitate their obtaining an education.
Foster student development by providing and supporting programs which contribute to the education of students in various developmental areas, such as cognitive and aesthetic development, identity formation, physical self, moral reasoning, interpersonal relatedness, and social perspective.
Help remove personal obstacles, provide the information, and teach the competencies students need to benefit from the University learning environment.
Assist students with the transition into UNK community.
Gather information about the student, the environment, and the outcomes of that interaction in order to identify the potential concerns and needed interventions.
Provide direct support for university, college, and department programs.
Offices and departments the Division of Student Affairs works closely with:
The staff within the division are responsible for most of the co-curricular components of the student experience at UNK. We provide quality services, programs, and facilities that enrich the educational experience of students. Our priority is to help undergraduates and graduates be academically, socially, mentally, and physically successful while attending Kearney.
Most importantly, the safety and success of UNK students is our main objective at the University. The following information is provided for easy access to important policies, programs, resources, and boards offered by the Division of Student Affairs.
Student Affairs boards, programs, and reports
Student Affairs committees, policies, and resources
The Student Affairs Council (SAC) is comprised of individuals who lead functional areas within the Division of Student Affairs (Academic Success Offices, Counseling & Health Care, Kearney Bound, Learning Commons, Multicultural Affairs, Student Life, and Residence Life) as well as "friends of the Division" (Academic & Career Services, Campus Ministries, Campus Recreation, Dining Services, Financial Aid, First Year Programs, Intercollegiate Athletics, International Education, and Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions).
Moreover, the Student Affairs Council allows the opportunity for regular monthly (or more) meetings to inform all respective departments on University related matters, as well as information sharing. SAC provides guidance to the Dean for the Division of Student Affairs on policy related matters, as well as student-driven timely issues, exercises delegated authority to form or modify committees, and establish policies and procedures for the Division of Student Affairs and its 20 offices. All actions of Student Affairs Council are recorded in the minutes provided on this webpage.
From Orientation to Commencement, our outstanding staff members, facilities, and programs are committed to supporting and challenging students through a variety of new experiences they may encounter at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
Our extensive range of services and co-curricular activities are designed to enhance student connections between classroom learning and out-of-the-classroom opportunities. We also strive to promote professional development of leadership skills and intellectual abilities, identification and exploration of personal interests, and preparation for roles as future professionals and community leaders.