Division of
Student Affairs

Our mission is to create an engaging community where students feel they belong at UWM, to develop transformative learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and to provide services and experiences that support and promote student well-being so that students can thrive, persist, and succeed.

Who We Are What We Do How We Do It Work With Us

UWM Student Affairs employs approximately 382 professional staff members, working together in over 20 unique departments or units to serve all of UWM’s students. Additionally, vital, are our 1,200+ student employment positions. These student employment experiences provide meaningful learning experiences for students, in some cases setting them on a course for future careers.

We are dedicated to helping all students be successful during their time at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and beyond.




In addition to the everyday-services provided by each of our departments, the UWM Division of Student Affairs has combined student communications, student survey data, known best-practices and our own strategic review to determine projects and initiatives addressing needs of improvement, creation or significant change. These projects are reviewed by Divisional leadership, who assemble the best possible teams to accomplish the objectives. Most often these teams are multidisciplinary and require members of numerous departments to complete. Projects and initiatives are observed and reviewed for progress and are included in Divisional recognitions and celebrations. Learn more about the Division’s strategic priorities .




Like all large organizations, our departments specialize in a multitude of disciplines across the Division of Student Affairs, each providing the best services possible. As a collective unit, the Division of Student Affairs depends on all of our skills, talents, and abilities to collaborate on initiatives and projects that align with the best interests of our students and the institutional values and goals at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. The Division of Student Affairs “How We Do It” focuses on the following:

  • Advocacy & Engagement
  • Athletics
  • Dean of Students
  • Student Health and Wellbeing
  • Student Learning, Planning & Assessment
  • Student Life & Services




UWM is looking for staff dedicated to the principles of collegiality, student connection, equity and inclusion, and a pride in the work they accomplish. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students? If so, check out these opportunities to become part of the UWM Student Affairs team:




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