The University of Arizona is committed to providing access to quality education, creating opportunities for research and discovery, launching bold, new industries and improving lives around the state, the nation and the world. Established in 1885 as the first university in the state and Arizona’s land grant university, the UA is home to nearly 40,000 students – undergraduate and graduate – representing every state in the nation and 116 countries around the world. The University offers more than 300 majors through 20 colleges on three campuses in Tucson, Phoenix and Sierra Vista, and has the state’s only allopathic medical school. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which recognizes universities that excel in research and academic achievement, the UA receives more than $625 million annually in research funding. The National Science Foundation ranks the UA #19 in the nation among all public universities and colleges. As the state’s land grant university, the UA has offices in every county and more than 500 community outreach programs statewide. The UA is part of the Pac-12 conference with more than 500 student athletes who compete in 19 sports.
Student Assistance in the Dean of Students office is closely associated with HECMA and spearheaded the successful conference proposal. Case managers in Student Assistance align themselves with the case management definition utilized by HECMA and this team is comprised of a unique group of coordinators and graduate assistants from a variety of educational backgrounds; higher education, counseling psychology and social work. During the 2012-2013 academic year, this team supported approximately 1350 students. In addition to coordinating with several other key campus partners, Student Assistance works closely with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and Residence Life to support students. Please click on either of the logos below for more information about the aforementioned units.