About Student Retention and Success

UC San Diego students celebrate in cap and gown at commencement (June 2017)

Who We Are

Our Mission: Provide leadership, enhance services and foster student, faculty and staff collaboration to advance our collective responsibility for the academic success of all students

Our Vision: Student Retention and Success will eliminate obstacles and improve pathways for students and faculty to achieve their academic and professional goals. SRS will further establish UC San Diego as a campus where all students graduate with personal and professional competencies to lead in our global society.

Our Values: Accountability, Creativity, Equity, Integrity, Student-Centered

Our Team Leaders

Our History

The Student Retention and Success (SRS) unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor Student Affairs was developed in the spring of 2015 in direct response to UC San Diego’s strategic plan. Our Vice Chancellor Juan C. Gonzalez identified an opportunity to redeploy an existing group of student programs and services toward the explicit goal of aligning with the campus priority of student progress toward.

What We Do

Goal #1 of UC San Diego’s strategic plan is to deliver an educational and overall experience that develops students who are capable of solving problems, leading, and innovating in a diverse and interconnected world. Student Retention and Success contributes to this goal through three strategies:

  • Provide coordinated and comprehensive academic, professional, and career advising across all colleges, departments, and units.
  • Rethink curriculum and pedagogy to improve retention and graduation rates and increase student and faculty engagement.
  • Strengthen the connection between academic and high-impact co-curricular experiences.