The division of Student Life is made up for 14 departments and units at the University of Washington that are committed to supporting the intellectual, physical, and emotional development of all UW students. Programs and services provided by these departments and units will help your student navigate the University, stay physically and mentally healthy, meet new friends and network, develop a career path.
We embrace and actively promote student success through our programs, counseling and events and provide students and alumni with a wide range of options to discover and build lifelong career engagement.
The Office of Ceremonies unites the entire University—its faculty, staff, administration, and all 16 schools and colleges— to celebrate its fundamental purpose: to provide students with a transformative educational experience and instill in them a passion for learning.
Community Standards & Student Conduct
We foster a developmental approach to student conduct, provide support and guidance to the University community and promote the values and expectations of the UW.
We provide confidential and culturally-sensitive personal counseling to help currently enrolled students thrive and succeed academically and personally. Our staff work across campus to promote mental health, emotional resilience, and wellness through consultation, educational programming and crisis response.
We are committed to working with students, faculty, staff and others within our campus community with disabilities to ensure full inclusion and equal access to all aspects of campus life. We promote inclusive design to remove access barriers within campus facilities, programs and services and actively work with students to provide individualized accommodations and services needed to minimize or remove existing barriers to their access.
Fraternity & Sorority Life
Advocacy, programming, leadership training and advising are just some of the services provided by Fraternity & Sorority Life to IFC (Inter-Fraternity Counsel) fraternities and Panhellenic sororities. We foster holistic growth and continued assessment of our standards and values in order to develop tomorrows leaders into engaged citizens of a global community.
Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. We provide intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and work with faculty and staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom or beyond.
Housing & Food Services
Housing & Food Services (HFS) provides a dynamic and safe living-learning environment and collaborates with the UW community to ensure our students’ success. HFS also provides a range of services to the campus community that support and promote our UW values and mission.
The Q Center facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming liberatory and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities and expressions. The Q is a community center that disrupts homophobia/transphobia and fosters community building through social support, respite, education, advocacy, celebration, leadership developing, creativity and activism.
Recreational Sports Programs / IMA
We encourage healthy lifestyles by providing opportunities for students to engage in sports and fitness activities that will enhance their academic achievement while providing personal learning and leadership experiences.
Student Activities & Union Facilities / The HUB
The HUB offers facilities, programs, services and leadership opportunities that allow students to create their own unique UW experience. We provide environments where the campus community can relax, share a meal, connect with others and gather in our informal and formal spaces.
Student Life Advancement
Student Life Advancement is a broad-based engagement initiative administered in partnership with the Office of Alumni Constituent Relations, UW Marketing and UW Advancement Services. Student Life works with these teams to develop and implement programs and services designed to engage alumni, parents and friends in a lifelong relationship with the UW.
The Daily provides news and information relevant to the UW community in a realistic setting where students can engage in and learn about the news and media business.
The University of Washington Police Department works to create a safe and secure environment on and around the UW campus in which students, staff and faculty can follow their intellectual, creative and academic pursuits.