Office of the VP for Student Life

Staff Development


January 31, 2017

Help us spread the word…

…that UW is a welcoming and inclusive campus committed to ensuring the safety of all of our community members. With support from the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center and translation assistance from the Division of Student Life, the Office of Student Veteran Life and Unite UW, the Bias Incident Advisory Committee has produced a poster expressing that ‘Hate Has No…


July 20, 2016

Student Life @ The Mariners

Join your Student Life Colleagues for a Mariners game! The Mariners are playing the NY Yankees and Student Life is going to be there. It also happens to be The Beatles Tribute Night, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles concert at the Seattle Center Coliseum on August 25th, 1966. Music of The Beatles will…


May 6, 2016

Generation Z Goes to College: Webcast screening and brown bag lunch

Student Life Staff Development Committee presents: Higher Ed Live webcast “Generation Z Goes to College” brown bag lunch Friday, May 20, 12 – 1 p.m., Alder 103 Join colleagues in the Division of Student Life to watch “Generation Z Goes to College,” a webcast from Higher Ed Live. The event will include a webcast screening, followed…


December 18, 2014

Unit spotlight: Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness has undergone some exciting changes in the last year. As many of you know, we have a small staff pulling off extraordinary programs (as is often the Student Life way). While we are proud of our innovative program, we know we couldn’t do this work without our partners in both Student Life…


May 28, 2014

The Green Dot movement

In partnership with the university as a whole, the Division of Student Life is enhancing its ongoing commitment to a safer campus through Green Dot, a bystander intervention program aimed at reducing sexual assault and relationship violence in our community. Bystander intervention has been touted as a best practice both in the University of Washington…


Unit spotlight: Disability Resources for Students

Bree Callahan, Disability Resources for Students (DRS) Director, shares the latest news and program updates from DRS. What a year 2013-2014 has been for DRS! Spring quarter marks the end of my first 18 months as the new UW DRS Director, as well as my first full academic year on campus. With so much transformation…


Mini-conference 2014: A recap

The Student Life Staff Development Committee hosted its annual mini-conference on Thursday, April 3. This year’s theme, Foundations of Student Life, brought together more than 140 staff members from Student Life, Undergraduate Academic Affairs and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. The day began with a unique twist on a keynote address: the audience…


A message from your VP

Dear Student Life Staff, As we prepare to send another class of UW graduates out into the world, I’d like to take a moment to commend your great work on student engagement across campus. The UW has been a leader in the holistic development of students for years now, but over the last several months,…


April 3, 2014

Mini-Conference 2014: Resources

What is Our “Why”? Discussion Group Notes Linguistic Diversity Suggested Readings Linguistic Diversity PowerPoint Slides David Brooks: A new creed for employers Universal Design for Presenting


March 20, 2014

Student Life Mini-Conference 2014: Session descriptions

Educational block 1 How to Rock Being a Fabulous Trans* Ally as an Advisor: Policy, Process, & Peeing! (Alder Aud.) – Jen Self and Lor Anderson, Q Center Come join us for a discussion about how to be a supportive and effective ally to transgender students on your campus. Desk Yoga (Alder 105) – Gary Martin, IMA Many…



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