Welcome to Student Affairs
Students are at the heart of everything we do.
Whether students seek a place to belong, academic support, the comforts of home, or resources for well-being, we provide the inclusive living and learning experiences that inspire students.
Our vibrant campus life, world-class facilities and dedicated mentors help each Husker become who they aspire to be and do what they love. In collaboration with campus and community partners, we develop programs, resources and experiences in
safe environments that encourage students to succeed inside and outside the classroom.
We are champions for students. Our greatest joy comes from helping Nebraska students excel academically, engage in transformational learning experiences, and achieve the pinnacle of graduation while progressing to a chosen
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT AFFAIRS
Dimensions of Well-being
Is the ability to pursue a fulfilling career on a variety of levels. It includes finding satisfaction and enrichment in work while pursuing opportunities to reach professional goals.
Is the ability to respect all aspects of diversity. This includes being aware of one’s own cultural background, as well as the diversity and richness present in other cultural backgrounds. A culturally well individual acknowledges and accepts the impact of diversity on sexual orientation, religion, gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, age groups, and disabilities.
Is the ability to successfully express and manage an entire range of feelings. These feelings may include anger, doubt, hope, joy, as well as many others. Positive emotional well-being encompasses high self-esteem, positive body image, knowing how to regulate feelings and knowing where to seek support and help regarding mental health, not limited to seeking counseling services.
Is the ability to appreciate the external cues and stimuli from the environment. This means recognizing the limits of earth’s natural resources, realizing the effects of daily habits on the world around us and living a life accountable to environmental needs.
Is the ability to fully understand an individual’s current financial state. Financially well individuals set long and short-term goals to reach and achieve self-defined financial success.
Is the ability to seek knowledge and activities that further develop critical thinking and global awareness. Intellectually well individuals engage in lifelong learning and activities associated with a range of subjects that enrich their lives personally and professionally.
Is the ability to actively make healthy decisions on a daily basis. This includes eating a nutritionally balanced diet, trying to get an adequate amount of sleep, routinely visiting the doctor, maintaining positive interpersonal relationships, and making healthy sexual decisions that are consistent with personal values and beliefs. Physically well individuals exercise three to five times per week, limit the use of alcohol and drugs, possess the ability to identify personal needs, and are aware of their body’s limitations.
Is the ability to build healthy relationships based on interdependence, trust and respect. This includes being aware of the feelings of others. Socially well individuals develop a network of friends and co-workers who share in common purpose, who provide support and validation.
Is the ability to identify a core set of personal beliefs which guide decision making and other faith-based endeavors, while understanding others may have a distinctly different set of guiding principles. Individuals who are spiritually well recognize the relationship between spirituality and identity in all persons.