Commuter and Non-traditional Students

Commuter and Non-Traditional Students

Commuter and Non-traditional Students

Questions and Concerns

If you are in need of help, have a question or concern, Rick Trietley, vice president for student affairs, may be the person to call. You may contact him at 608-796-3801 or You may also contact the Office of Campus Activities and Orientation at 608-796-3807 or As a commuting student, it's important to stay connected. You are a valued member of the Viterbo community. 

The role of the vice president for student arrairs is to serve as student advocate, ombudsman, and as a catalyst for improving student life. Working in partnership with students, faculty, and staff, the vice president develops policies, services and programs that promote learning, interaction, and healthy living. The vice president is also responsible for producing, interpreting, and enforcing the StudentHandbook. The vice president also is the advisor to the Student Government Association. Oversight and support of these areas also falls within the purview of the vice president: campus activities, counseling services, dining services, health services, intercollegiate athletics, new student orientation, recreational sports, residence life, and student conduct.

As a division, Student Affairs offers multiple services and places students at the center of its focus. Student Affairs professionals work to foster active student learning, leadership, and service. Many campus events and services are coordinated by Student Affairs professionals. These include athletic competitions, intramural sports, Family Day, the Health Fair, Homecoming Week, Lunch 'n Learn programs, Midnight Madness, New Student Orientation, the President's Holiday Dinner, World View Week, St. Francis Day festivities, VU After Dark Weekend Late Night Programs, Welcome Week, the Student Leadership Recognition Dinner and more.