Thanks to all who joined us as Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly welcomed dozens of students, faculty, staff and friends back on the Forty Acres for the first ever Fall Reunion Tailgate on Nov. 9, 2019!
This symposium on Nov. 13, 2019, provided insight into the mental health of today’s college students and provided an opportunity for hands-on learning. Dr. Jean Twenge gave her keynote address to 400 staff and faculty members.
The council is comprised of Longhorn parents and families who lead the way in volunteerism and philanthropic investment. Appointed by Dr. Lilly, council members assist in fundraising efforts and provide vital feedback from the parent perspective.
The goal is to facilitate the development and implementation of a new university data ecosystem, including data strategies, policies, governance and staffing. It is a joint project of the executive vice president and provost, chief financial officer and vice president for student affairs.
Supporting UT Austin’s priorities to increase self-awareness of diversity and promote inclusion, Division staffmembers completed the Qualifying Seminar for Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®) Administrators and a council was created. They offer training to Division staff and campus partners.
Dr. Lilly is partnering with Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis to lead this new initiative. The working group consists of faculty, staff, students and units across campus who will identify and find solutions to increase campus-wide support for first-generation Longhorns.
The Vice President for Student Affairs team meets with students regularly at the office and locations across campus. The Listening Series gives students the ability to share their campus-climate concerns, achievements and status updates in an informal setting.
Division New Staff Welcome
The Division’s senior leaders host this program to welcome new staff members to the team. They share information about the Division’s cutting-edge programs, services and facilities. Staff also meet colleagues and representatives from the nine Division departments and Vice President for Student Affairs.
The Vice President for Student Affairs hosts True Colors® seminars for new Division of Student Affairs staff. The workshop helps staff explore personality strengths and stressors, appreciate differences in the ways people communicate, and better understand relationship building, effective communication and team efforts.
In January 2018 President Gregory L. Fenves announced the Counseling and Mental Health Center’s new charge structure. Students no longer pay the $10 individual counseling appointment charge and pay only $10 of the $15 appointment charge for psychiatry. The Longhorn Network is subsidizing these charges.
The Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a positive impact on the university and has demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative and professionalism. The Office of the President, Human Resources and Vice President for Student Affairs, sponsor this recognition of the winner and 10 finalists.
To help better meet the needs of students, the Vice President for Student Affairs has provided funding so students can meet and study additional hours in the Flawn Academic Center. The facility is open 24 hours a day (Sunday through Thursday) during the fall and spring semesters.
This national holiday in September commemorates the historic signing of the Constitution. The Vice President for Student Affairs works with campus partners to educate students on the rights of citizenship and civic engagement.
Dinner with 16 Longhorns
Hosted in partnership with the Office of the University Ombuds, Dinner with 16 Longhorns brings 16 students from across campus together to create a space for genuine dialogue over dinner.
UT Night at the Austin Trail of Lights
The Vice President for Student Affairs is the key sponsor of UT Night at the Trail of Lights. This special evening in Austin gives students, faculty, alumni, family and friends an opportunity to enjoy the festivities while showcasing Longhorn pride.