The Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs supports both undergraduate and graduate students in all aspects of student life at the University of Virginia. Units within the division seek to expand the intellectual, social, and cultural horizons of the student body through a broad range of support services and programs that parallel the University’s formal academic curriculum. Within the Division of Student Affairs, students can find offices that support multicultural activities, LGBTQ+ students, and new student programs. 

There are also four larger units that sit within the Division of Student Affairs:

Newcomb Hall serves as the main center of undergraduate student activities at the University, in addition to a satellite facility, 1515 University Ave, which is located in the heart of the Corner area adjacent to Grounds. Conveniently located adjacent to the main UVA Bookstore and the Central Grounds Parking Garage, Newcomb houses Fresh Food Co., one of three residential dining rooms on Grounds; a U.S. Postal Service branch; a Bank of America full-service bank; offices for several units within the Division of Student Affairs; the Student Activities Center; the Multicultural Student Center; the LGBTQ Center; the Interfaith Student Center, the Latinx Student Center, offices for key student organizations, such as Student Council and the Honor Committee; and meeting rooms for students, faculty, and staff. To reserve space in Newcomb, contact Newcomb Hall Event Planning Services.

UVA students are highly engaged in activities outside the classroom. More than 700 student organizations offer opportunities for involvement in community service, club sports, the arts, media, professional development, and other interests. About 30 percent of the student body decides to participate in the fraternity/sorority community.

In addition to central support services managed by the Division of Student Affairs, most of the University’s schools provide some level of student services and support through student affairs professionals in the school. This is especially true of the graduate and professional schools. However, all critical issues and emergencies should route through the central Division of Student Affairs.