Student Life is a collection of 11 units and numerous initiatives in the Division of Student Affairs. It is my privilege to provide leadership to a team of passionate student affairs professionals who strive to create a campus environment that Supports Every Student's Success through our programs and services.

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Among many other things, Student Life units and initiatives

  • Advocate for the perspectives and needs of students as significant campus constituents,
  • Champion genuine inclusion of all students and their myriad intersecting identities in our learning community, and
  • Encourage student engagement in order to foster civic engagement, leadership, and career success.

Please take some time to explore the different resources offered by Student Life. I invite you to connect with me and my colleagues through social media, by email, in person, and at campus events throughout the year.

We look forward to meeting you!

Go Gauchos!

Katya Armistead, Ed.D., Assistant Vice Chancellor & Dean of Student Life

Learn more about AVC/DOS Armistead and the Student Life Leadership Team

We proudly welcome all new incoming freshmen and transfer students into our campus community!

Find out what's happening on campus today and get involved! At UCSB, there is something for everyone.

New undergraduates must complete AlcoholEDU, Sexual Assault Prevention, Diversity & Inclusion, and Gaucho FYI education modules.

Student Life acknowledges the traditional custodians of this place and all land upon which the University is located, and we pay our respects to the Chumash Elders past, present and future for they hold the memories, the traditions, and the culture of this area, which has become a place of learning for people from all over the world.