Student Affairs is a network of more than 25 programs, services, and experiences that will connect with the life of every UCLA student during his or her collegiate career. In many cases, our connection begins as early as elementary and middle school.
Student Affairs works closely with its Enrollment Management departments including the Undergraduate Admission Office that typically receives more than 90,000 applications for admission each year – more than any other campus in the country. For the students who ultimately become Bruins, the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office will process some form of assistance for more than 21,000 UCLA students.
The Registrar’s Office tracks courses and grades for 39,000-plus students from their first day on campus until they graduate. The Residential Life offers an enormous variety of academic support programs, cultural programs, and opportunities for personal development to over 12,000 Bruins each year.
Health and Wellness is one of our first priorities for students. We offer comprehensive medical care through our Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center, including access to one of the highest rated hospitals in the nation, located on the UCLA campus. Likewise, our Counseling and Psychological Services offer care options that range from wellness workshops to group therapy and long-term individual counseling. UCLA Recreation operates 14 different recreation venues with dozens of exercise and fitness programs, intramural athletics, and facilities for individual workouts.
We offer support for our diverse population of graduate students, transfer students, international students, LGBTQ students, student veterans, parenting students, and many more.
Our departments also facilitate student’s social involvement in campus life and the broader community. We advise dozens of sororities and fraternities, and thousands of student groups with special areas of interest that span the range from the arts, to science, to religion. And when students begin thinking about life after UCLA, the Career Center gives them access to potential employers through job fairs, interviews, internships, and more.
Student Affairs supports the academic success of all UCLA students, fosters their intellectual, personal, social and professional development in preparation for the entirety of their lives, and contributes to enhancing the quality of campus life, the educational environment, and our students' relationship with the broader UCLA family, including alumni.
Student Affairs Areas of Focus:
- Collaborative commitment to fostering the growth and development of our students.
- Intentional commitment to the success and development of every member of our staff.
UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: we value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities of Learning and teaching, Discovery, creativity and innovation, and Civic engagement.
UCLA endeavors to integrate education, research and service, so that each enriches and extends the others. This integration promotes academic excellence and nurtures
innovation and scholarly development.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository of organized knowledge. That obligation, more specifically, includes undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and other kinds of public service, which are shaped and bounded by the central pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge."
— from the University of California Academic Plan, 1974-1978