Guiding Principles

Student Affairs strives to fulfill its mission through a commitment to the following guiding principles:

  • Education and advocacy
  • Integrity
  • Inclusion
  • 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.