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Presidential Orders


Executive Order


No. 10



The Vice President for Student Life



1. Delegated Authority

The Vice President for Student Life is responsible for overseeing the general health and welfare of the students at the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. The responsibilities include campus safety; undergraduate admission; registration; nonacademic services for students; extra-classroom learning opportunities; supervision of the activities of student organizations; student conduct and discipline; assistance to students with personal, social, and adjustment challenges; and advice to the President, the chancellors, and other University officers in these matters.

2. Student Life Units

The Vice President for Student Life oversees the following units on the UW Seattle campus:

  A. Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Provides admission and outreach services, and school and college relations.

  B. Office of the University Registrar

Serves all UW campuses, schools, and colleges with regard to curriculum management, course schedules and catalogs, registration services, grade collection and reporting, the student information system, academic information management, graduation review and diplomas, transcript services, state residence classification, ESL requirement advising, state and federal enrollment reporting, FERPA compliance, and student hardship petitions.

  C. Office of Student Financial Aid

Administers a financial aid scholarship program to ensure access and opportunity from all socioeconomic backgrounds, provides counseling relative to student expenses and financial aid opportunities, and delivers reports and evaluations concerning the financial aid program.

  D. Counseling Center

Offers individual, couple, and group counseling services to enrolled students who need help resolving personal issues that may interfere with their academic success.

  E. Career Center

Provides career and job search services to students and alumni.

  F. Student Activities and the Husky Union Building

Offers student leadership opportunities, facilities management, student programs, special events, and hosts University and third-party services.

  G. Community Standards and Student Conduct (CSSC)

Administers the student conduct code and provides support and guidance to the campus community in maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

  H. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Acts as a liaison between the University and the individually owned and operated fraternities and sororities associated with the lnterfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association and assists in the administration and coordination of the Recognition Agreements between each Greek house and the University.

  I. Recreational Sports Programs

Provides a comprehensive program of sports, fitness, and recreational activities designed to meet student needs and interests and manages a variety of recreational facilities.

  J. Student Publications

Provides financial and administrative support for various student publications, including The Daily and the Visitors Guide.

  K. Disability Resources for Students (DRS)

Works collaboratively with students with disabilities to ensure equal access for students with permanent or temporary disabilities to University courses, programs, facilities, services, and activities by providing or arranging reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, training, consultation, and technical assistance.

  L. UW Police Department

Provides police services to the University community on a 24-hour basis. The primary responsibility of the department is to ensure that the UW Seattle campus and nearby vicinity remains a safe and lawful place for students, employees, and visitors of the University.

  M. Housing and Food Services (HFS)

Manages all University housing facilities on the UW Seattle campus, including residence halls, single-student apartments, and family housing apartments; operates numerous food service facilities including restaurants, convenience stores, cafes, espresso bars, and a full-service catering group; and manages Conference Services and the Husky ID Card office that oversee the Student U-PASS, the Husky Card Account, and the Resident Dining Program.

  N. Office of Ceremonies

Plans and executes the University’s commencement, convocation, and other large-scale public ceremonies which honor students and involve faculty, staff, visitors, and the student body at the University.

  O. Health and Wellness

Provides tools and resources to help students maintain their physical and emotional well-being.

  P. Veterans Center

Provides access to University resources specifically designed for veterans through direct service and referrals to a number of campus and community resources with the goal of helping veterans balance their academic and personal demands.

  Q. Q Center

Provides a resource center dedicated to serving University students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions.

June 1, 1972; February 21, 1978; October 1, 1982; August 24, 1984; May 21, 1990; September 24, 1996; May 1, 2013 [Effective July 29, 2013].


For additional delegations of authority, see:

  • Board of Regents Governance, Bylaws, Article V, "Officers of the University"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 1, "Delegation of Authority"
  • Board of Regents Governance, Standing Orders, Chapter 8, "Authority for Washington Administrative Code Rule Making"
  • Executive Order No. 1, "The Office of the President"
  • Executive Order No. 4, "The Provost"
  • Executive Order No. 5, "The Senior Vice President for Finance and Facilities"
  • Executive Order No. 6, "The Chief Executive Officer (CEO), UW Medicine and Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington"
  • Executive Order No. 7, "The Vice President for Minority Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 9, "The Vice President for Human Resources"
  • Executive Order No. 11, "The Vice President for External Affairs"
  • Executive Order No. 12, "The Deans"
  • Executive Order No. 14, "Chancellor, UW Bothell and UW Tacoma"
  • Executive Order No. 18, "The University Ombud"
  • Executive Order No. 62, "The Vice President for University Advancement"
  • Executive Order No. 63, "The Vice President for UW Information Technology and Chief Information Officer"
  • Administrative Orders: Delegations of Authority