Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs is responsible for planning and implementing educational programs and services that are essential to the retention of students; integral to the promotion of a diverse educational community; indispensable to the achievement of educational goals; and vital to the cultural, social, moral, intellectual, and physical development of students.
The Division of Student Affairs consists of the following departments:
The Department of Student Health & Wellness (SHAW) provides services and resources that support students and help them manage personal, professional, academic, emotional, and physical stressors so they can succeed in their daily university endeavors. To this end, we provide the following: Student Counseling Center, Disability Support Services, Health & Wellness Education & Promotion, and Student Health Services. All counseling, disability accommodation, and health care services provided are confidential, and at no additional cost to students.
The Department of Student Involvement (SI) reinforces student learning through co-curricular experiences that foster personal growth, inspire leadership development, and promote community engagement . We house and advise multiple organizations & programs including: the Associated Students of UW Tacoma (ASUWT), the Student Activities Board (SAB), Volunteer Services, Registered Student Organizations (RSOs), & Recreation and Fitness Programs.
The Department of Student Planning & Administration (SPA) serves as the central point of coordination for strategic planning, policy development, financial management, and assessment initiatives of the Division of Student Affairs.
The Department of Student Services (SS) provides innovative programs, services, and resources that enhance student success while fostering a culture of personal accountability and growth. The Department of Student Services is comprised of the following functions: Campus Housing, Career Development & Education, Childcare Assistance, New Student Programs, and Student Conduct.
Cedric Howard, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, provides leadership and supervision for Student Affairs departments and services at the University of Washington Tacoma. The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs serves as the Chief Student Affairs Officer for the campus and reports directly to the UW Tacoma Chancellor.