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Our Offices

Student Life is comprised of various offices throughout campus that are all available to students and focus on their personal and academic success.

Office of Student Life

Leads and supports all offices within Student Life, along with direct management of the childcare assistance program and the CARE Team.

Student Life staff:

Center for Student Involvement

Unit Lead: Elizabeth Hansen, Assistant Director for 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.

Counseling & Psychological Services

Unit Lead: Dr. Cassandra Nichols, Director of Counseling & Psychological 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.

Student Health Services

In partnership with CHI 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 Y 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.