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Welcome from the Interim Vice President

Welcome to the Division of Student Affairs and the University of Northern Iowa. We have developed this website and the associated links in an effort to provide timely, accurate and clear information. Whether you are a prospective student, new student, returning student or anyone seeking information about services at UNI, we are hopeful this information can assist you. However, if you are having difficulty finding what you need or would like further assistance to address questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We will do our best to assist you and/or put you in contact with those who can best serve your needs.

Go Panthers!
Jan Hanish
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs

Recipients of the Sue Follon Exemplary Service Award at this year’s annual division luncheon from L to R; Dr. Hogan, Cathy Wylam, Lynne Lemert, Kristi Marchesani, and Henderson Thomas

President Bill Ruud addresses graduates at the 2015 fall commencement

Dr. Hogan welcomes Celeste Bembry on stage at the 2016 Student Affairs division luncheon to receive Helping Students Succeed award

The staff at Piazza pose with decorations as part of 2015's Halloween celebrations

Participants celebrate 2015's American's with Disabilities 25th Anniversary Celebration Walk

Staff and students pose after assisting in the Family Weekend opening event at GBPAC

Students look on as President Ruud speaks at the Rainbow Reception, an annual event to welcome back LGBT* students and their allies

TC and TK assist Rialto Cook, Nancy Klodt as she prepares pancakes for guests as part of an alumni breakfast at Homecoming

Northern Iowa's intramural football champions Team UNIted recently qualified for nationals in Florida

Staff and students take the "It's on Us" pledge, part of a national campaign to stop sexual assault

Rainbow Reception welcomes LGBT* students

Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The fourth annual Rainbow Reception was held on September 11th, 2013. The event featured 20 resource tables and attracted approximately 60 participants. Dean of the Students, Leslie Williams, spoke at the start of the reception about UNI’s success in opening the first LGBT* Student Center on campus and highlighted the updates to the Safe Zone Ally training program, which will now include an in-person component. President Bill Ruud also welcomed the LGBT* community back to campus saying that UNI is a place where you come to be you.

UNI hosts Iowa's Statewide Military and Veterans Conference

Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013

On Monday, September 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., UNI hosted Iowa’s Statewide Military and Veterans Conference for the first time. The title of this year’s conference was “Uncamouflaging Campus Diversity: Creating Transparency through Cultural Competence." Breakout sessions covered issues such as how to best serve those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, how military culture brings diversity to our campus and community, how to support military family members on campus, and several other topics.  Over 200 people attended the conference.

Rialto, Piazza, and Prexy's receive Blue Zone Restaurant Certification

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

UNI’s dining centers, the Rialto and the Piazza, as well as Prexy's restaurant in Maucker Union, were awarded the Blue Zones Restaurant Certification. This designation is given to restaurants that complete a specific set of criteria by implementing changes that create a healthy dining environment. Some of UNI’s efforts include serving healthy sides with entrees, making half portions available, and providing nutritional informational as a part of the online menus.

Counseling Center staff receive training on working with military and veteran students

Posted on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Veteran Student Services Coordinator Julia Heuer and six members of the Counseling Center staff -- Priscilla Villarreal, Jennifer Murra, Stephanie Germann, Stephanie Harken, Gretchen Honsell, and David Towle -- traveled to Illinois State University in May to attend a training session on working with military service members and veterans on campus.

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