Director of  Student Affairs


Congratulations on your admission to Rhodes University . You are now part of the Rhodes University community . The Division of Student Affairs wants to ensure that your journey is seamless, that you grow, and most importantly, that you succeed academically . This new stage of your life can 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 .

You join the University at a time when the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic . The health, wellbeing and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance . As a University, we have health and safety guidelines in place that align with national COVID- 19 regulations . Slowing the transmission of the virus is our individual and collective responsibility . We encourage you to familiarise yourself with all Rhodes

University COVID-19 health and safety guidelines . Remember to follow all non-pharmaceutical preventive measures: Always wear a mask in public spaces, maintain a distance of 1, 5 m from the nearest person, wash or sanitise your hands regularly, screen for COVID-19 symptoms daily with the Higher Health App .

The Division offers a wide range of new experiences outside of the classroom . Through the various offerings of the Division, the University seeks to ensure the holistic development of our students . We wish to create an opportunity for growth and development in support of the academic project . We invite students to take advantage of our services designed to ensure ethical leadership, responsible citizenship, and academic success . Specifically, we offer a wide range of services for a holistic and enriching student experience . These life-changing opportunities are located with three sections that constitute the Division of Student Affairs: Wellness Section, Sports Administration, and Student Services . This guide aims to introduce you to the services offered by these three sections .

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

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

Ndininqwenelela impumelelo kwizifundo zenu! All the best for your studies!

Nomangwane Mrwetyana
Director: Student Affairs



To create a living and learning student support system and environment that is inclusive and conducive to academic success, through promoting a healthy lifestyle and personal growth.



To provide a welcoming, professional, affirming and safe student support system as well as a diverse array of residential, sporting, cultural and leadership opportunities that will foster the holistic development of students.


  • Encourage potential and cultivate academic success and excellence
  • Develop ethical leaders and responsible citizens
  • Value and celebrate diversity
  • Promote personal growth and resilience
  • Cultivate sporting participation and excellence
  • Promote a wellness approach to life

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