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Division of Student Affairs

Full partners in the student learning experience

The mission of the Northwestern University Division of Student Affairs is to educate students, engage the community, and enrich the Northwestern experience. We pursue our mission through providing learning programs, services, and mentoring to maximize students’ potential; removing barriers to learning; strengthening readiness to learn; and sustaining a safe and healthy Northwestern community.

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Announcements & Events


Julie Payne Kirchmeier
Congratulations to Julie Payne Kirchmeier!
Julie Payne-Kirchmeier has been appointed vice president for Student Affairs, President Morton Schapiro announced today following a nationwide search.

Payne-Kirchmeier had served as interim vice president for Student Affairs since June 1, 2019, after longtime Vice President Patricia Telles-Irvin took a medical leave of absence. Telles-Irvin passed away shortly after. Payne-Kirchmeier, a national leader in student affairs administration, has been at Northwestern since 2012.

View the full article in Northwestern Now


Moving Meditation

April 3, Cancelled
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive

Encourage your energy flow while developing balance and mobility with a fluid style of stretching, Tai Chi, and Qigong. ...

Aqua Fitness

April 3, Cancelled
Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive

This fun, invigorating AQUA workout enhances cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility by means of the natural re...

Mindfulness Meditation

April 3, 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan Road

Guided sitting meditation to cultivate mindfulness and awareness to the present moment without judgement. This practice ...

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