Welcome to Stanford University, and welcome to Student Affairs!
Student Affairs comprises more than 25 offices and centers spread across campus. We are a diverse division encompassing everything from the student residences and student health center to the community, public service, and international student centers.
We also provide many student services, from paying tuition and ordering transcripts to career education and mentoring. I encourage you to view the full list of Student Affairs offices and centers.
Our mission in Student Affairs is to educate students to make meaningful contributions as citizens of a complex world.
Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Stanford students embody our community’s standards of respect, resilience, individual leadership and collective responsibility.
A collaborative and inclusive team of experts who create opportunities for transformative experiences within and beyond the classroom.
We support, sustain, and engage students in programs that cultivate good habits of mind, ethical behavior, empathy and intellectual curiosity.
Student Affairs advances student development and learning by encouraging students to embrace rigor, examination and exploration in all aspects of their lives. We challenge students to take risks, engage in ethical and effective public service, and apply imagination, creativity and leadership to advance their understanding of themselves and the world.
Student Affairs cultivates ethical leaders, influencers and critical thinkers, promoting students to become responsible and engaged citizens who positively impact their communities. Through sustained reflection about the world’s complexity and their role in it, we encourage students to increase their understanding and practice of inclusion, to contribute to a more just world and to develop cultural competency and empathy for others.
As students explore their identities, we provide opportunities for meaningful connections and relationships that foster individual growth and nurture our vibrant campus community.
Student Affairs enables students to thrive by promoting student health and well-being. We work with students to take ownership of healthy habits that increase their resilience, strength and adaptability.