Stephen F. Austin State University

University Affairs

The Division of University Affairs is a team of great people organized into dynamic units and departments that assist students in making their time at SFA productive and successful.

The SFA Envisioned strategic plan focuses our work on providing transformative experiences for our students.

That is what we work for every day - providing opportunities for our students to change their lives for the better.

Thanks for being, or thinking about becoming, a Lumberjack!


Steve Westbrook

Vice President

Our Mission

University: Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work, and service. Through the personal attention of our faculty and staff, we engage our students in a learner-centered environment and offer opportunities to prepare for the challenges of living in the global community.

Division: We provide transformative experiences for our students with co-curricular PROGRAMS that create opportunities for students to engage in active and high-impact learning; with ACTIVITIES that strengthen students' connections to the university and to each other; with targeted SERVICES that support our students' pursuit of their personal and academic goals, and we develop and maintain the FACILITIES necessary to fulfill this mission.

2016-17 Reading and Discussion Program: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing on What Matters Most

The purpose of this reading and discussion program is to explore how we collectively fulfill these promises and how we can take action to improve.

Small groups will read and meet to discuss the topics outlined in the book "The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most." We will hold larger gatherings periodically to discuss how we can apply what we learned through our collaboration.

To help frame the ongoing discussions, we are asking each discussion group to address a set of framing questions. These questions are structured according to four aspects of our brand promise:

You can see the group assignments here.

You can grab a set of the guiding questions here to help you prepare for each group discussion.

The book references a "guiding vision" to shape our work. Be sure to use the SFA Envisioned Vision Statement (web) (download) to support your discussions.

You can see the broad schedule here.

If you did not sign-up by the deadline, you may still be able to participate! E-mail Eileen Dunbar at to ask for a book and a group assignment.

Project CEO: The Value of Beyond-the Classroom Experiences for Developing Career Competencies

Our students can develop desired career competencies through their involvement in experiences beyond the classroom. For a quick overview watch this video "Why Involvement in College Matters."

How Are We Providing Transformative Experiences Beyond The Classroom?

Division Units and Departments

Divisional Organization
Campus Recreation (website)

Employee Wellness

Fitness & Wellness

Intramural Sports

Outdoor Pursuits

Sports Clubs

Divisional Operations (website)

Budget Management

SFA Department of Public Safety (website)

Emergency Management

Parking & Traffic

Public Safety Technology

University Police

Student Affairs (website)

Career Development Center

Counseling Center

Disability Services

Multicultural Affairs

New Student Orientation

SFA Spirit Teams

Student Engagement

Student Health Clinic

Student Rights & Responsibilities

Testing Services

University Health Services

Veterans Resource Center

Student Publications and Divisional Media (website)

The Pine Log (Student Newspaper)

The Stone Fort (Yearbook)

Divisional Media

Student Services (website)

Baker Pattillo Student Center

Card Services

Residence Life

University Printing

SFA Ticket Office

SFA Post Office

Reservations and Conferences

Contract Services:

- Accent Vending

- ARAMARK Dining Services

- Barnes & Noble Bookstore