Student Affairs

UIS Student Affairs is committed to excellence in student services through a “Students First” approach.

The Division of Student Affairs provides programs and services to inspire students, to enhance their holistic development, and to support students’ overall well-being. Through our efforts, we seek to help students make connections, think and act in inclusive ways, become more self-aware, and ultimately grow into leaders.

For up-to-date information on UIS’ response to COVID-19 please visit the UIS COVID-19 Updates Page.


The University of Illinois System requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students who will be on campus for the Fall 2021 semester. To learn more visit the Student COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Fall 2021 Page

From the Vice Chancellor

Greetings!! Every staff member in UIS Student Affairs is excited to support you as UIS students. Our priority is to help you learn, grow, build community, and have fun. We hope you take advantage of the variety of programs and services on our campus

This past year has been challenging. Your safety is very important to UIS, and we are moving forward with safety guiding our decisions. The pandemic has truly shown that we are a community and that the actions of one community member can have devastating effects on the rest of the community. Please be a positive community member and support one another.

Our staff and students have worked together to create virtual and in-person events to keep you engaged and connected to the campus. Together, we can have a safe and inclusive experience at UIS.

United In Safety

Ann Comerford

Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Clarice Ford

Dr. Clarice Ford Memorial Page 

Check here to visit the Dr. Ford memorial page

Make a contribution to the Clarice Ford Fund



Give Now logoPlease consider making a contribution to a fund that supports student success at UIS, including support for the UIS Cares Food Pantry, scholarships to help students travel for conferences and presentations, support for green initiatives, leadership opportunities, and much more.