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Division of Student Affairs

Building just, healthy, and meaningful student learning experiences.

Student Affairs cultivates student programs, services, and skills; disrupts barriers; and partners across Northwestern and neighboring communities to create a culture in which all students can thrive.

Welcome to Student Affairs

As students navigate their time at Northwestern University, the Division of Student Affairs is here to support and engage with students every step of the way. From the moment students are admitted to Northwestern, to the day they cross the stage during graduation, we help students learn about themselves and their purpose, engage with and build community, make long-standing connections, navigate challenges and seek out help, and prepare for the future. In short, we help students thrive. 
A student’s time at Northwestern is full of possibilities—academically and beyond. More than 30 departments across the Student Affairs engage students throughout their Northwestern experience, provide resources, and help them develop important skills both in and out of the classroom. We provide services that are essential to a positive student experience and offer expertise in health and well-being; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and student engagement and involvement. 


Announcements & Events


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Susan M. Davis named vice president for Student Affairs

Susan M. Davis has been named Northwestern University’s vice president for Student Affairs, President Michael Schill announced today. Davis will join Northwestern on April 1.

Davis, the senior associate vice president for Student Affairs at the University of Virginia (UVA), has 23 years of experience in law and higher education. She oversees student health and wellness, student safety and support, judicial affairs and research on the student experience.


Apply for Jumpstart - The Garage's Summer Pre-Accelerator Program

January 26, All Day

The Jumpstart Pre-Accelerator Program at The Garage seeks to help early-stage ventures learn, grow, and overcome obstacl...

Upcoming Art Exhibition: "The Heart's Knowledge: Science and Empa...

January 26, All Day

"The Heart's Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto" Block Museum of Art Jan 26-Jul 9 What do we owe...

The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Ro...

January 26, 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive

What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scienti...

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