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Discover your passion, people and purpose

A wheel/pie chart with four sections and a smaller circle in the center. The center circle has the University of Utah Student Affairs logo. the four sections include, Equity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness, Engagement & Leadership, and Places & Spaces. Under the chart reads, "We support student well-being and success. Our vision is for students to discover their passion, people, and purpose."The University of Utah is a big place. With an abundance of resources, events and programs to choose from, it can be overwhelming. But getting involved on campus is critical to student success and well-being. Many studies have shown that college student involvement is positively related to academic performance, cognitive development, well-being, leadership, multicultural awareness and career outcomes.

So, how do you get started?

Student Affairs at the U works to help students discover their passion, people, and purpose. With focus areas on equity and inclusion; health and wellness; engagement and leadership; and places and spaces, there is something to support each student’s well-being and success. Comprised of more than 20 departments, Student Affairs encourages U students to participate in the creation of their own campus culture, collaboratively working alongside professional staff, student leaders, and academic partners to ensure all members of our community not only feel welcomed but are fully incorporated into university life.

“College can be such an energizing, fulfilling time, but it does take some effort to fully take advantage of everything going on,” said Lori McDonald, vice president for Student Affairs. “I encourage all our students to check out the list of departments, follow a few departments on social media, and show up for a program or event that sounds interesting. It’s also critical that our staff and faculty are familiar with the resources available so they can best refer any student who comes to them with a question that could impact their sense of safety and belonging on our campus.”

Opportunities through Student Affairs include, but are not limited to:

  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Community Building
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Financial and Career Coaching
  • Health and Wellness Resources
  • Events and Recreation
  • Inclusive Programming
  • Leadership Development
  • On-campus Jobs

Visit studentaffairs.utah.edu to start making the most of your time here.

A wheel/pie chart with four sections and a smaller circle in the center. The center circle has the University of Utah Student Affairs logo. the four sections include, Equity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness, Engagement & Leadership, and Places & Spaces. Under the chart reads, "We support student well-being and success. Our vision is for students to discover their passion, people, and purpose." Four squares of different colors, each corresponding to the colors on the wheel in the previous slide. In each section, the offices falling into each theme category are listed in bulleted lists to read: "Equity & Inclusion: Women's Resource Center, Veteran's Support Center, Center for Disability and Access; Health & Wellness: University Counseling Center, Center for Student Wellness, Financial Wellness Center, Basic Needs Collective; Engagement & Leadership: Student Leadership & Involvement, Bennion Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career and Professional Development, Student Accountability & Support; Places & Spaces: Campus Recreation Services, Center for Child Care and Family Resources, Housing & Residential Education, Dining Services, Union."