About the Division of Student Affairs
Welcome from the Vice President of Student Affairs
The Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting students and their families in their transition to UNC and in their personal and academic success. As educators, we know students thrive when they know they matter and when they are both challenged and supported as they learn and encounter new experiences.
Because we want our students to thrive, we provide resources, tools, and opportunities to create a student experience focused on learning, by:
- Creating a strong sense of belonging and campus connection
- Promoting diverse, equitable and inclusive environments
- Developing career readiness
- Supporting wellness and healthy options
- Getting involved, giving back, and developing leadership talent
Please take a moment to view our website to learn about the resources available. We look forward to answering your questions.
All my best,
Katrina Rodriguez, PhD
Vice President for Student Affairs
Through a social justice lens; the Division of Student Affairs exists to enhance student learning through a diverse array of purposeful services and learning opportunities leading to graduation and career readiness.
The Division co-creates an inclusive community that transforms attitudes, skills, knowledge and practice of all students while challenging and supporting them to lead lives of impact and social change. We engage every student, holistically, to become equity-minded, career ready graduates through caring and transparent leadership.
The Division of Campus Climate & Student Affairs is active, intentional and forward thinking in our approach to working with students while promoting social mobility. Diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded in our work as a community. Social justice education is at the core of our collaborative practice.
Student Affairs Strategic Plan
The Division of Student Affairs in new on campus. We work with Academic Affairs to develop partnerships that promote your success. The Division aligns our vision and priorities with the university's goals on retention, student success and career readiness.
Our priorities for the strategic plan and assessment efforts are implemented at the division-level as well as departmental level. Our leadership team works with division directors and employees on ongoing efforts to implement the division-wide objectives and strategies. Employees participate in committee work which is also essential to our efforts and success.
View the Division of Student Affairs organizational chart here.
Meet our Leadership Team
The Division of Student Affairs Leadership Team is available to assist and support the division as well as provide strategic thinking to maintain the priority initiatives and learning outcomes of the division. The leadership team contributes to the development of the whole division and ensures consistent communication.
Dr. Colleen Sonnentag
Dean of Students, Community & Conflict Resolution