Vision, Mission and Goals


“SDES empowers students to succeed by adding values”


The Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) engages students in the total collegiate experience at the University of Central Florida (UCF); from matriculation, to successful progression, graduation, and employment in a global workforce. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for enriched student development, leadership growth, experience based learning, values education and civic engagement which lead to overall student success.

As a division within Academic Affairs, SDES affirms that “the student who comes to UCF should not be the same student who leaves UCF.” We embrace the tenets of the UCF Creed – Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence as a framework for developing student learning outcomes to facilitate transformational learning.

SDES goals support the university’s strategic plan to lead and serve the Central Florida citi-state.


  • Promote student progression to graduation, graduate and
    professional school and productive employment.
  • Create opportunities for students to develop and strengthen leadership skills.
  • Assist students to further develop purpose, integrity,
    ethical practices, and civic responsibility.
  • Embrace diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Foster student engagement in the Central Florida citi-state and the global community.