The Dean of Students Office, in the Division of Student Affairs, works with you, your family, faculty, and staff to create a culture of care in which you feel supported and empowered to succeed.

How we help

We assist any student who may be experiencing transition, academic, or personal difficulty as well as any crisis or emergency situation. If you find yourself dealing with an issue that is impacting your academic experience, the Dean of Students staff is available to provide assistance. Our staff is trained to listen, discuss options, provide support, and make appropriate referrals.

Safe and stable food and housing options are critical to the well-being of our students. If you are experiencing food insecurity, the Dean of Students Office can assist in connecting you to resources such as the Spartan Open Pantry and dining hall meal swipes.

We support students who have been previously or are currently involved in any form of interpersonal violence. We meet with students to listen to them and provide support services. Our office collaborates with the Campus Violence Response Center to ensure students have the resources to be successful.

The Dean of Students office meets with students that are managing major mental health crises through the crisis management program. The goal of the program is to work collaboratively with the Counseling & Psychological Services to provide holistic support as students navigate returning to campus after a mental health hospitalization. We can assist with providing academic support and connecting students to valuable campus resources.

Students of all gender expressions and identities are welcome here.  Our office collaborates with the Title IX Office to promote equity, access, and belonging. We can assist students with navigating campus policies related to transitioning, name change, housing options, and all other support offered by the Dean of Students Office.

First-generation college students, those who are the first in their families to attend a four-year university, comprise 45% of our Spartan students! The Dean of Students Office supports the University’s First G at the G program and first-generation students by helping students navigate campus resources, policies, and traditions, as well as connect other campus resources. 

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