The Division of Student Affairs strives to know each student by name and story. In doing so we are able
to ensure that each students’ need is understood and met, that each student is honored for whom they are,
and that each student has the space to create their own story.

Engineering students studying

Student Affairs at Washington University is charged with providing guidance, support services, and a variety of programs and activities intended to complement the academic pursuits of students and to promote their learning, development and success. Throughout the Division of Student Affairs, a student will encounter caring professionals who are trained and skilled in their own specialties, and are professional educators dedicated to assisting students in developing their full potential.

Scott JacobsTo put it frankly, my experiences outside of the classroom have defined my college experience. I know that I am graduating prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges after graduation because of the experiences that Student Affairs provided to me as a student at WashU.”
– Scott Jacobs ’16

About the Division


  • 368 Staff Employees
  • 86 Graduate Student Employees
  • 1,001 Undergraduate Student Employees
  • 132 Resident Assistants (RAs)


  • 10 Residential Colleges, housing 3,300 students
  • 11 Fraternity Houses
  • 2 Suite-Style Residence Halls, housing 310 students
  • 31 University Apartments, housing 1,457 students
  • The William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth University Center
  • Habif Health and Wellness Center
  • Risa Commons
  • The Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center
  • The Athletics Complex consists of several facilities: the Field House, David R. Francis Field, David R. Francis Gymnasium, I.E. Millstone Pool, James Butler Bushyhead Track and the Tao Tennis Center.
  • The Boathouse (Crew)
  • Kelly Field at Irv Utz Stadium