Welcome from the Vice President
Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs at UNI! We provide connections and resources for students to be successful on their educational journey. We aspire to develop partnerships that build a welcoming, equitable and engaging environment, and connect in-the-classroom learning with out-of-classroom opportunities. By collaborating with others across the campus community, we challenge students to grow to their full potential. Join us on this journey as we contribute to the development of students to become better leaders of today and better citizens of tomorrow.
Please let us know how we can do better at our shared goals for student success. Departments in Student Affairs include:
- Vice President for Student Affairs
- Career Services
- Center for Multicultural Education
- Dean of Students
- Health and Recreation Services
- Student Life & Event Services
- Student Success & Retention
Paula Knudson, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
On Wednesday, April 16 the Northern Iowa Student Government (NISG) and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning came together to host the first-ever Above and Beyond Awards Reception. The following Student Affairs Division staff were nominated for the Excellence in Advising/Service to Students Award:
The Department of Residence is now accepting summer housing contracts in ROTH and Panther Village. Enrollment in summer school is not required. Meal plans are optional and all utilities are included. Continuous housing through August is available to students who have a contract for fall semester housing. Those without a fall semester contract may contract to live on campus from May 10 through August 1. There is a 15 percent discount for a full summer contract housing May 10 through August 1. The minimum stay is one week.
In 2008, UNI was selected to participate in the national higher education project “Foundations of Excellence® (FOE) First-Year.” As a result of this extensive self-study, many university-wide initiatives to improve the first-year college experience at UNI were implemented. On March 5 in the Commons Ballroom, members from across campus came together to celebrate these initiatives and the individuals who have worked to make them successful. Included are the First-Year Cornerstone Class, the MAP-Works early alert initiative, the common reading, ALEKS math placement testing and more.