Student Handbook

Student Affairs encompasses organized programs, activities and services outside the classroom that support students in a formal way or involve student participation. Student Affairs includes: Transition & Parent Programs, Residential Education, Housing and Student Life Operations, University Dining Services, Highsmith Student Union and Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Campus Recreation, Student Health & Counseling Center, University Police and Public Safety.

If you have been sexually assaulted: please seek help, safety, and security. If you are in danger, please contact 911 immediately

  • UNCA Health & Counseling Center (confidential): 828.251.6520 or after-hours at 1.888.267.3675
  • Our VOICE 24 hour rape crisis hotline (confidential): 828.255.7576
  • University Police: 828.251.6710
  • Asheville Police Department: 911

To make a report to the university, contact :

Dr. Jill Moffitt, Title IX Coordinator
Highsmith Union 112

Mission Statement

The UNC Asheville Division of Student Affairs develops and implements programs and services that foster an inclusive, nurturing, and challenging community in which all students have the opportunity to engage in integrated and transformative learning which prepares them to be productive citizens of a global society and develop a lifelong commitment to learning and personal wellness. Students are encouraged to take ownership of their personal and intellectual development and be accountable to themselves, each other, and the community by achieving the following goals:

  • Students persist and achieve academically
  • Students communicate effectively
  • Students appreciate and respect diversity
  • Students promote and practice wellness
  • Students solve problems creatively
  • Students lead with integrity
  • Students serve the local and global community
  • Students live life with passion and compassion