The Dean of Students Office provides several services to the campus community. The staff are available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, and to connect students and their families to appropriate resources. The goal of the staff is to respond to individual student needs and concerns.
Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to consult and/or refer a student to the Dean of Students Office when a student is navigating a difficult situation.
When Should I Seek Support From the Dean of Students Office?
The Dean of Students Office staff focuses on assisting students with personal or academic challenges. Typical reasons students and families seek assistance include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Difficulty Transitioning to College Life
- Missing Classes/Significantly Behind in Coursework
- Injury or Illness
- Experiencing Depression, Anxiety, Panic and/or Other General Mental Health Concerns
- Financial Struggles/Homelessness
- Victim of a Physical/Sexual Assault or Harassing Behavior
- Relationship Challenges/Domestic Violence
- Victim of Bullying
- Alcohol or Drug Abuse
- Eating or Exercise Disorder
- Need to Access Multiple Campus Resources
- Not Sure Where to Access Help
Important Reminder - Confidentiality
The Dean of Students Office is NOT a confidential office/source.