Departments

Led by Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly, the Division of Student Affairs works with academic partners, staff, parents and student leaders to influence our students in living the Longhorn life®. Supported by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Division's nine departments, 37 units (listed below) and 40 facilities offer first-class programs, facilities and services. They include on-campus residence halls, apartments and their dining facilities, medical and mental health services, new student orientation, recreational sports and two university unions. The Division employs 1,500 students annually and supports 1,000 student organizations, student emergency and veteran services, and leadership programs.

Center for Students in Recovery

The Center for Students in Recovery provides a supportive community where students in recovery and in hope of recovery from addiction of any kind can achieve academic success while enjoying a genuine college experience.

Counseling and Mental Health Center

The Counseling and Mental Health Center serves the university’s diverse campus community by providing high quality, innovative and culturally informed mental health programs and services that enhance and support students’ well-being, and academic and life goals.

  • Business Services*
  • Data/IT, Assessment and Communication*
  • Integrated Health*
  • Longhorn Wellness Center (Health Promotion/Prevention)*
  • Mental Health Clinical Services
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Psychology and Social Work Training Programs

*shared services with University Health Services

New Student Services

New Student Services coordinates programming and initiatives for students year-round to ensure they transition both academically and socially to the university. This includes New Student Orientation, transition initiatives, off-campus living resources, first-generation student resources, and autism and neurodiversity outreach and support.

  • Communication
  • Longhorn TIES (Transition, Inclusion, Empower, Success) Neurodiversity Support
  • New Student Orientation
  • Off-campus Living Resources
  • Transition Initiatives

Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students empowers Longhorns through leadership development, engaging programs and events, support for close to 1,000 student organizations, as well as specialized services. Those services include student conduct, emergency support, veteran services, hazing prevention, peer support services and more.

  • Legal Services for Students
  • Legislative Student Organizations
  • Living the Longhorn Life Events
  • Sorority and Fraternity Life
  • Student Activities
  • Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
  • Student Emergency Services
  • Texas Leadership Education and Development
  • Veteran and Military Affiliated Services

Recreational Sports

Recreational Sports promotes physical fitness, healthy habits and balanced behaviors through an array of recreation facilities, programs, services, special events and student employment opportunities. Programs offered include Intramural Sports, Fitness/Wellness, Outdoor Recreation, Sport Clubs, the Instructional Program and Informal Recreation.

  • Business Services
  • Communications and Development
  • Facility Operations
  • Programs and Memberships

Texas Parents

Texas Parents serves all students’ families who need assistance navigating university resources. All parents and families of enrolled undergraduate students are members of the Texas Parents Association, the university’s official association for parents. Membership provides benefits to support and promote student success from enrollment through graduation.

University Health Services

University Health Services provides healthcare and public health leadership to support students in reaching their optimal health so they can achieve their academic and personal potential.

  • Business Services*
  • Data/IT, Assessment and Communication*
  • Diagnostic, Ancillary Services and Patient Access
  • Integrated Health*
  • Longhorn Wellness Center (Health Promotion/Prevention)*
  • Medical Services
  • Nursing Services

*shared services with the Counseling and Mental Health Center

University Housing and Dining

University Housing and Dining oversees 15 residence halls, University Apartments, 2400 Nueces, Dobie Twenty21 and 10 dining and retail venues. By creating transformative living and learning communities, the staff fosters student engagement, growth and success.

• Business Services
• Dining
• Facilities
• Human Resources
• Residence Life

University Unions

The University Unions provides a wide array of student services, educational and leadership development opportunities, study and event spaces, and food venues. The department enhances the student experience through our unique and multi-faceted facilities, programs and services, as well as a vibrant student organization.

  • Business Services, IT and Communications
  • Facilities, Operations, Hospitality and Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Student Programming

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