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Comprised of 22 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.


The Division of Student Affairs cultivates an environment that facilitates belonging, wellbeing, and student success through engagement, discovery, and learning.


The Division of Student Affairs builds a transformative Cougar Experience of a Top 50 Public University.


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:

  1. Care – We are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We passionately work to create a culture of care where individuals feel heard, valued, encouraged, and supported.
  2. Collaboration – Our best work is realized through diverse perspectives, knowledge, and resources within the division, across the university, and with community partners.
  3. Community – We embrace our diversity and work to ensure the University of Houston is a place where everyone feels a sense of belonging and responsibility for the well-being of their fellow community members.
  4. Empowerment – We create opportunities where everyone can learn, grow, and are able to advocate for their own needs and the needs of others.
  5. Innovation – We are committed to providing programs and services that meet the evolving needs of our community. We embrace improvement, adaptability, and professional development.
  6. Integrity – We hold ourselves accountable for delivering exceptional programs, services, and facilities with care, honesty, and transparency about our processes and outcomes.

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.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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 Rebecca Lake, Title IX Coordinator and Assistant VC/VP for Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) or the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. Rebecca Lake serves as the Title IX Coordinator as well as the ADA and Section 504 Coordinator for UH and can be contacted at:

Rebecca Lake
4367 Cougar Village Drive
Bldg 526
Houston, TX 77204