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Margaret Klawunn

KB edit-webI am Margaret Klawunn, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UCSB. In my position, I oversee a number of non-academic departments on campus that exist to serve the student body. These include everything from Admissions and Financial Aid to Student Health, Counseling & Psychological Services, Career Services, the Multi-Cultural Center, Campus Learning Assistance Services and the Children's Center—more than 20 departments in all.

Within these departments, students can find academic and personal support; recreational, social, and cultural activities; leadership programs and internship opportunities. We encourage new and continuing students at UCSB to take advantage of the many services and the countless opportunities available to you in the Division of Student Affairs.

At UCSB, we seek to uphold a high standard of behavior and to create a community that values diversity and remains free from bigotry and intolerance—a campus that is safe and welcoming to all regardless of race, gender and sexual preference and creates an open atmosphere, provides the perfect medium for the free exchange of ideas. Being a student at a world-class institution confers privilege, prestige, and unique opportunity, but it also obligates students to meet a set of standards and to fulfill certain expectations. I ask students to think of three things during there time here: scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.

Scholarship is more than learning facts and getting good grades. Scholarship involves the ability to think critically, evaluate information, and form your own opinion.

Leadership involves the ability to inspire others and is best accomplished by example. You are the future of this country and the world and have the capacity to develop the leadership skills that inspire people to follow your vision.

Citizenship involves your rights and obligations in the multiple communities in which you live: the university, county, state, nation, and the world. Wherever your interests and talents take you, I hope that you will inform yourself, take an active interest, and give back to the community.

At Student Affairs, our staff is here to help you achieve your academic and personal goals. I invite you to explore the many services and opportunities available to you and to drop by and meet our friendly and dedicated staff in the Student Resource Building and other locations on campus.


Margaret Klawunn
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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