Student Affairs strives to fulfill its mission through a commitment to the following guiding principles:
- Education and advocacy
- Quality service
- Research and innovation
- Excellence and accountability
- Commitment to community involvement and service
Student Affairs provides out-of-the-classroom experiences that serve both to increase students’ knowledge and skills and to create a way to refine students’ values and help them become more self-aware. Created first as a graduate research institution that later admitted undergraduates, UT Dallas continues to grow and evolve into a more traditional university campus. A wider variety of program and service demands has accompanied this evolution. The Division addresses these changes by designing and delivering programs and services that intentionally augment the in-class and out-of-class experiences of students and that support the mission of the University.