Comprised of 29 departments and programs, the Division of Student Affairs supports the University's mission by providing a comprehensive array of services, programs, and activities that enhance the learning environment and development of the whole student.
The Division of Student Affairs is comprised of five major functional areas:
- Teaching Students to Stay Healthy
We offer programs and services that address the mind, body, and spirit. Our students have many fitness and athletic options to explore and have access to excellent healthcare services.
- Leading Students to Get Involved
We help students get involved on campus to better develop leadership skills, character, and discipline. We create global citizens who are ready to contribute to the world.
- Providing Ways to Get Support
We provide opportunities for students to achieve their goals by offering services that complement their academic experiences. We support students' general needs that, when met, provide a foundation for academic and personal success.
- Encouraging Students to Live On Campus
Living in a residence hall provides access to many services and resources, as well as the support to focus on academics and the experience of being a part of a diverse community.
- Empowering Students to Take Charge
We support prospective and admitted students through a variety of resources and touchpoints throughout their college life-cycle that lead to retention and timely graduation.
The Division of Student Affairs cultivates an environment that facilitates student success through learning, discovery, and engagement.
The Division of Student Affairs will provide a nationally acclaimed student experience that results in a valuable impact on persistence and graduation.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to an ethic of care, including a commitment to civility and individual growth and learning, while holding firm and true to our core values:
- Empowerment – We empower students and staff through programs, development, and employment.
- Transparency – We provide transparency of purpose with honesty and integrity.
- Accountability – We are accountable for the provision of quality programs and services.
- Diversity and Inclusion – We celebrate diversity and embrace the intentional inclusion of all experiences and cultures while fostering a welcoming and open community.
- Innovation – We expect innovation as we develop cutting-edge programs and services that continuously strive for excellence while supporting student success.
- Collaboration – We embrace the spirit of collaboration through mutually beneficial partnerships on campus and in the surrounding environments fostering the exchange of knowledge, resources and expertise.
DSA Facts and Figures
- More than 400 full-time employees
- 6 main campus residence halls
- 3 off-campus housing units
- 3 main campus health and wellness facilities: Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, Health Center, Counseling and Psychological Services
- 2 campus event centers: Student Centers, A.D. Bruce Religion center
Whether you want to join a student organization, volunteer in the community, apply for an internship, or just find something to do on a Thursday afternoon, The Division of Student Affairs is your source for life beyond the classroom.
The policy of the University of Houston (UH) is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), except where such a distinction is required by law. Additionally, UH prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Employees, students, and visitors to campus with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination, or sexual misconduct (such as sexual violence) under Title IX may contact Toni Sanchez Benoit, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant VC/VP for Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Toni Sanchez Benoit serves as the Title IX Coordinator as well as the ADA and Section 504 Coordinator for UH and can be contacted at:
Toni Sanchez Benoit
4367 Wheeler St
Houston, TX 77204