Student Life


Our Mission

Student Life creates an inclusive, engaging, and supportive university experience that fosters each student’s academic, personal and professional success.

Student Life Equity & Inclusion Statement

The Division of Student Life acknowledges the Coast Salish people of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip, and Muckleshoot Nations. Student Life is committed to developing and maintaining an inclusive climate that honors the diverse array of students, faculty, and staff. We strive to provide pathways for success and to purposefully confront and dismantle existing physical, social, and psychological barriers for minoritized students and communities. We engage in this work while learning and demonstrating cultural humility.

Supporting Student Success through Access, Diversity and Engagement

Students pose for a picture at the W Statue at the north entrance of campus.

The Division of Student Life at the University of Washington serves as a hub for a variety of programs, services, facilities and operations that are all designed to enrich the Husky Experience.

To ensure a leading-edge student experience, we are committed to providing limitless opportunities for students to make the most of their time at the UW, by supporting their intellectual, physical and emotional development. As a division, we understand that student success is not solely defined by academic achievement. Through clubs and activities, leadership and service, and a dedicated network of mentors, students at the UW grow as individuals, embrace diversity and learn to engage in their communities.

Any Hungry Husky

Addresses food insecurity on campus, including providing food assistance to members of the UW community and managing the UW Food Pantry.

Career & Internship Center

Provides career and job search services to UW students and alumni; supports the exploration of career and academic options and development of job search skills; and facilitates connections between employers and students that lead to successful and satisfying futures


Produces the Freshman Convocation and the University of Washington Commencement

CIRCLE (Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange)

Provides programming, support, and cross-cultural engagement opportunities for international and domestic students

Community Standards & Student Conduct

Fosters a developmental approach to student conduct, provides support and guidance to the UW community, and promotes the values and expectations of the UW

Counseling Center

Staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students

Disability Resources for Students

Strives to support the inclusion of students with disabilities as independent, responsible and productive members of the campus community

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Serves as the principal contact in coordinating individual Recognition Agreements between the UW and the sororities and fraternities associated with the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils

Housing & Food Services

Provides safe, sustainable and convenient on-campus housing options for students in all stages of their college experience; offers a variety of dining options, catering and conference services, and manages the Husky Card


The student union at the Seattle campus of the UW welcomes more than two million students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests each year. It also hosts events and houses the programs and services of student government, the Student Activities Office, and a wide variety of dining, meeting and conference spaces.


Provides tools and resources to help students access and develop a sense of self; also helps students who may need a higher level of support and more individualized attention

Parent & Family Programs

Helps parents stay connected and engaged with the UW; plans and welcomes parents and families to campus for Parent & Family Weekend

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


Offers safe, accessible, and dynamic recreation, sports, and fitness opportunities to UW students, faculty, and staff, at every level of interest and ability

Student Life Advancement

Raises money for student scholarships, programs and services; stewards gifts and donors; facilitates philanthropy among students

Student Publications (The Daily)

Provides fiscal and administrative assistance to The Daily, the independent student newspaper for the UW community

Student Veteran Life

Founded by student veterans, Student Veteran Life provides programs, services, and community for student veterans and active duty service members attending the University.

UW Police

Actively collaborates with our community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving and enforcement