Office of the VP for Student Life

Our units

Office of the Vice President

Dr. Denzil J. Suite
Vice President for Student Life

Campus Life

Lincoln Johnson
Associate Vice President for Student Life

Office of Ceremonies

Produces the Freshman Convocation and the University of Washington Commencement.


The Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) streamlines critical support for international students and engages both domestic and international students so that they thrive at UW and in the global economy.

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.


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.

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.

Student Publications (The Daily)

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

Student Veteran Life

Founded by student veterans, Student Veteran Life provides programs, services, and community for student veterans and active duty service members attending the University.

Unite UW

Unite UW is an on-campus cultural exchange program that builds bridges between domestic and international students at UW.

Safety and wellness resources & services

Glenna Chang
Associate Vice President for Student Life

Career & Internship Center

Provides career, internship 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 & 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.


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.


Offers fitness, mindfulness, sports, and adventure opportunities to UW students and employees at all levels of interest and ability.

Housing & Food Services

Pam Schreiber
Assistant Vice President
Executive Director

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

Student Life Advancement

Matthew Brinton
Director for Advancement

Raises money for student scholarships, programs, and services; stewards gifts and donors; facilitates philanthropy among students. Oversees Parent and Family Programs, helping parents stay connected and engaged with the UW student experience.