Our Units

University of Washington Student Life units.

Office of the Vice President

Dr. Denzil Suite
Vice President for Student Life
  • Executive Director of External Relations and Strategic Initiatives
  • Manager and Administrator
  • Finance Manager

Campus Life

Lincoln Johnson
Associate Vice President for Student Life and Director of The HUB

Office of Ceremonies

Produces the Freshman Convocation and the University of Washington Commencement.


Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life

Serves as the principal contact in coordinating individual Recognition Agreements between the UW and the sororities and fraternities associated with the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils.


Q Center

Builds and facilitates queer (gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit, trans, intersex, questioning, same-gender-loving, allies) academic and social community through education, advocacy, and support services.


Recreational Sports Programs/IMA

Offers exercise, sports, and fitness opportunities to UW students, faculty and staff, at every level of interest and ability.



The Student Union Building at the Seattle campus of the UW welcomes more than two million students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests a year. It also hosts events and houses the programs and services of student government, the Student Activities Office, and a wide variety of dining, meeting and conference spaces.


Student Publications (The Daily)

Provides fiscal and administrative assistance to The Daily, the independent student newspaper for the UW community.



Enrollment and Admissions

Philip A. Ballinger
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment & Director of Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Recruits and admits a vibrant undergraduate student body, one that is intellectually and culturally diverse, representative of the people of Washington, and prepared to contribute to
the rich educational life of the UW.


Office of the University Registrar (OUR)

As the steward of the University of Washington’s academic history, maintains the integrity of our records and documents the excellence of our students.


International Student Services (ISS)

Provides visa and immigration advising to international students who are at the UW on an F or J student visa.


Student Insurance Programs

Manages the Student Insurance Plan for registered and matriculated UW students.



Financial Aid & Scholarships

S. Kay Lewis
Assistant Vice President for Student Life & Director of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Office of Student Financial Aid

Provides educational access and opportunity for all students and promotes participation in higher education through programs of assistance to help bridge the gap between the cost of attending the UW and the student’s and family’s own resources.


Student/Parent Resource Center

Provides a resource center for student parents at the UW and manages the childcare assistance program.


Veterans Center

Offers a place for veterans to connect with each other, provides access to UW resources specifically designed for veterans, and certifies veterans benefits.



Student Life and Care

Ellen B. Taylor
Assistant Vice President & Director of the Counseling Center

Career Center

Provides career and job search services to UW students and alumni; supports the exploration of career and academic options and development of job search skills; and facilitates connections between employers and students that lead to successful and satisfying futures.


Community Standards and Student Conduct

Fosters a developmental approach to student conduct, provides support and guidance to the UW community, and promotes the values and expectations of the UW.


Counseling Center

Staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students.


Disability Resources for Students

Strives to support the inclusion of students with disabilities as independent, responsible, and productive members of the campus community.


Health and Wellness

Provides tools and resources to help students access and develop a sense of self; also helps students who may need a higher level of support and more individualized attention.



Housing and Food Services

Pam Schreiber

Housing and Food Services

Provides safe, sustainable, and convenient on-campus housing options for students in all stages of their Also offers a variety of dining options, catering, and conference services, and manages the Husky Card.



Student Life External Relations and Strategic Initiatives

Glenna C. Chang
Executive Director


Raises money for student scholarships, programs, and services; stewards gifts and donors; facilitates philanthropy among students.

Parent Program

Helps parents stay connected and engaged with the UW.

UW Police

John Vinson

UW Police

Actively collaborates with our community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving, and enforcement.

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