UW Tacoma Student Life strives to empower students to change the world while changing themselves. We provide students with opportunities and programs that inspire campus connection, social responsibility and personal transformation.
Where all students contribute to a connected learning community and experience transformational growth.
Leads and supports all offices within Student Life, along with direct management of student conduct, the CARE Team, and the childcare assistance program.
Student Life staff:
- Dr. Bernard Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Life
- Kelly Tyrrell, Program Support Supervisor
Center for Student Involvement
Unit Lead: Elizabeth Hansen, Director of Student Involvement and Leadership
Provides involvement opportunities and events on campus, including the Associated Students of UW Tacoma (ASUWT), service and leadership, student clubs and organizations, Student Activities Board, Tahoma West literary and creative arts magazine, The Ledger student newspaper.
Psychological & Wellness Services
Unit Lead: Dr. Cassandra Nichols, Director of Psychological & Wellness Services
Provides free counseling and other psychological services to currently enrolled UW Tacoma students, including individual, couple, and group counseling, educational workshops and classroom presentations, support groups, consultation, and referrals.
Disability Resources for Students
Unit Lead: Victor Flores, Associate Director of Disability Resources for Students
Ensures access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the UW Tacoma campus.
Housing & Residence Life
Unit Lead: Ramon Borunda, Associate Director of Residence Life
Offers students the opportunity to convenience to live on-campus in a safe and community-based living environment.
Student Advocacy & Support
Unit Lead: Roseann Martinez, LCSW, Assistant Director for Student Advocacy and Support
Assists students to set goals and find on campus and community supports to meet life challenges that create barriers to achieving their educational goals.
Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
Unit Lead: Surtida Shelton, Associate Director for Student Conduct and Academic Integrity
Provides leadership of and maintains the Student Code of Conduct and an educational resolution process for violations.
In partnership with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, provides compassionate, convenient, and affordable healthcare services for University of Washington Tacoma students, from care for illness and minor injury to preventive medicine and women’s health.
University YMCA Student Center
In partnership with YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties, provides recreational and fitness services and equipment to the UW Tacoma and local community. Also serves as a student center with lounge space, a game room, event and meeting spaces, and the Center for Student Involvement.