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Student Affairs

Student Affairs

  • The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of those units that are responsible for components of student life that are mostly outside of the classroom, from residential life and dining to career planning and community standards, as well as student activities, student health, and community outreach.
  • The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership for the division and serves as the centralized communication point for internal and external constituents.
  • Some of the division’s departments are listed below. For the complete list, please go to the Student Affairs website.
  • LINK: Division of Student Affairs
  • Center for Students with Disabilities
    1. The Center for Students with Disabilities provides support services to UConn’s students with disabilities. Eligibility for these services is determined individually based on documented need. Services includes academic accommodations, academic skills counseling, assistive technology, and residential accommodations.
  • Community Standards
    1. The University of Connecticut seeks to balance the needs and the rights of the individual student with the welfare of the community as a whole. Students and student organizations are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the values embraced by the University community and reflected in Responsibilities of Community Life: The Student Code and The UConn Creed.
  • Dean of Students Office
    1. The Dean of Students Office is available to help faculty and staff guide students in making timely, informed decisions by accessing campus resources in order to best advocate for themselves. The DOS website houses a variety of resources that faculty and staff can share with students in need of assistance; it also explains policies and procedures that often affect faculty as well. Faculty and staff are welcome to email, call 486-3426) or stop by the DOS offices on the second floor of the Wilbur Cross Building.
  • LINK: Dean of Students Office
Dining Services
    1. In addition to providing meals for the residence student population, Dining Services operates a number of retail operations throughout the main campus in Storrs, from formal dining to grab-and-go cafe’s for light meals, snacks, and beverages, and caf├ęs for a quick cup of coffee or tea. Dining Services also offers bakery and catering services.
  • Off-Campus Student Services
    1. Off-Campus Student Services, part of the Office of Student Services and Advocacy (see below), offers resources and advocacy for UConn students’ off-campus living and/or commuting experience.
  • LINK: Off-Campus Student Services
  • Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
    1. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life has resources and information to address faculty and staff questions or concerns about the social fraternities and sororities with chapters at the main campus in Storrs.
  • LINK: Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life
  • One Card Office
    1. The Husky One Card, the University’s ID card for students, faculty, and staff, is used for access to residence halls, the Recreational Facility, the Student Health Services facility, and the Dining Halls (with a valid meal plan). The Husky One Card also serves as the University Library card. In addition, the HUSKY Bucks account, a debit-like account, is accessed using the Husky One Card.
  • LINK: One Card Office
  • Residential Life
    1. Residential Life (ResLife, also known as DRL) provides quality facilities, personnel, services, and programs which contribute to the mission of the University. Within the residential learning environment, individuals are challenged and supported to develop into productive community members who are prepared to enrich society.
  • LINK: Residential Life
  • Student Activities
    1. The Department of Student Activities enriches the intellectual, ethical and social development of our students by engaging them in community involvement and leadership opportunities. The University has more than 300 student clubs and organizations, and a wide variety of serivce and outreach activities.
  • Student Union
    1. As an integral part of the educational mission of the University of Connecticut, the Student Union provides program support, services, facilities and amenities for students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests. The Student Union provides a safe, accessible, and welcoming environment for the campus community and promotes student engagement, leadership and learning outside of the classroom. It offers amenities that enhance campus life, including dining options, and works to foster interaction among University constituency groups and guests.
  • Student Health Services
    1. A wide range of services are offered to students through Student Health Services, including primary health care, acute care (non-life-threatening), counseling and mental health, in-patient care, laboratory, radiology, and pharmacy. Specialized services and programs include a women’s clinic, allergy clinic, sports medicine, nutritional counseling, health and wellness education, a cold self-care center, HIV antibody testing, special health clinics, and substance abuse prevention education.