The Student Affairs mission is to inspire students to
engage meaningfully, grow intellectually, and build
character so they will create thriving communities.
To fulfill this mission, over the next five years, Student
Foster a greater sense of belonging and commitment to
creating positive change among UGA students
Achieving this outcome will require the creative and
dedicated efforts of faculty and staff across Student
As student needs become more diverse, new technologies
emerge, mental health challenges become more
prominent and complex, financial challenges for many
persist, generational and cultural changes take root, and
the student population grows, ensuring that all students
feel at home and develop a strong sense of belonging at
UGA has become even more challenging.
In working with UGA students, Student Affairs has an
important opportunity, and responsibility, to empower and
support students to find strength and belonging in the
UGA community. Inclusive of a student’s background, life
experiences, entry point, or field of study, Student Affairs
provides invaluable points of connection, transition, and
growth. To help every learner today flourish, Student
Affairs resources and support must become even more
integrated, adaptive, and personalized to meet the unique
needs of individuals and identified student populations,
including underrepresented, rural, first-generation, and
other underserved students.
Commitment to creating positive change extends from the
individual to the community and world. Students practice
and realize their own skills, engagement opportunities,
and well-being at UGA as they learn to take effective
action in serving others, and addressing the grand
challenges of our time on a national and global scale.
Increasing a student’s sense of belonging and
commitment to creating positive change improves not
only a student’s experience at UGA but their capacity
for leadership and stewardship in creating more healthy,
prosperous, and stable communities in Georgia and
around the world.
Through the Student Affairs 2025 plan, Student Affairs
will provide critical leadership and support for UGA
students to immerse fully in the campus experience,
practice the skills, and develop the mindsets they will
need to reach their fullest potential, at UGA and in life.
Read the Executive Summary for the 2025 Plan