How We Do It

The Student Affairs organization is created to align divisional and departmental efforts in support of the divisional vision, values, and priorities in an integrated, cross-functional way. There are six areas within the Student Affairs organization as follows:

Student Health and Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing are multifaceted; as a Division we strive to emphasize a campus culture that engages a holistic health model that leverages physical, mental, spiritual, occupational, social, intellectual and emotional wellbeing. At the core of this work the Division is intentional to seek ways to reduce health inequities and improve access to high-quality health and wellbeing resources that are respectful of and responsive to the needs of diverse students. View more

Dean of Students

The Dean of Students Office assists students with matters beyond academics. The Dean of Students oversees the student disciplinary process and tuition and fee appeals. The Dean of Students helps students manage personal crises, emergencies, and unusual situations by discussing options and connecting students to resources. They can also help students who have a grievance or complaint helping the student identify options and processes to have their complaint addressed. View more

Student Advocacy and Engagement

Identify experiences and determine strategies to create a positive environment where students would say, “I feel like I belong in the UWM community.” View more

Student Life & Services

Foster a culture of excellence and quality service orientation with a sharp focus on the needs of students today and in the future, and a deep commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. View more


Each year, more than 300 of UWM’s student-athletes compete in 15 NCAA Division I varsity sports at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics. UWM Panther Athletics brings together the campus community, alumni, and Milwaukee fans, instilling a sense of pride and school spirit in our great university. In addition, our student-athletes provide more than 4,000 hours of community service each year. View more

Student Learning, Planning & Assessment

Develop, activate, and support innovative programming and initiatives that support student learning, success, graduation, and retention across the institution’s diverse populations in an inclusive and collaborative manner. View more