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Welcome Message from Student Affairs

Dear Student,

Congratulations on your admission to Rhodes University, you are now part of the Rhodes University community, ‘Where Leaders Learn’. The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) wishes to ensure that your journey is seamless, filled with growth and most importantly, that you succeed academically. This new stage of your life may be daunting and exciting as you adjust to a new cultural, social and academic environment. During this time of adjustment and transition, we are here to support you on your academic journey. We wish to ensure you have the best student experience during your studies at Rhodes University.

The Division offers a wide range of new experiences outside of the classroom. Through the different services offered by the Division, the University seeks to ensure holistic student development. We seek to create an opportunity for growth and development in support of the academic project.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of our services designed to ensure ethical leadership, responsible citizenship, and academic success. Specifically, we provide services that ensure your well-being is taken care for in the areas of psycho-social wellbeing, developmental and leadership opportunities. These life-changing opportunities are housed in three sections that constitute the Division of Student Affairs: Wellness Section, Sport Administration and Student Services. This guide is designed to introduce you to the services offered by the three sections.

 Humiliating initiation practises are prohibited at Rhodes University. The University condemns acts of harassment (sexual or otherwise), including bullying, belittling, shaming, frightening, or humiliating others and all forms of demeaning behaviour, including yelling or screaming at new students. The University will take swift action against individuals or groups who do not honour the spirit of respect inherent in all orientation programmes.

If you are in distress and do not know where to turn, please contact the offices of the Division of Student Affairs. We are here to listen, guide and support you.


Ndininqwenelela okuhle kwizifundo zenu.


 All the best for your studies.


Nomangwane Mrwetyana

Director: Student Affairs

Last Modified: Mon, 16 Jan 2023 00:37:20 SAST