Support Services

The Dean of Students Office provides several services to the campus community.  Our staff is available to answer questions, advocate on behalf of students, and to connect students and their families to appropriate resources to get the information they need.  The goal of the staff is to respond to individual student needs and concerns.

When Should I Seek Support From the Student Life Team?

The Student Life Team within the Dean of Students Office consists of the Associate Dean of Student Life, three full-time Case Managers, and a graduate student staff member who specializes in Student Life intake and referrals.  All members of the Student Life Team meet with students, listen to their concerns, and assist students in developing a comprehensive action plan for academic and personal success.

Reasons a Student Should Access the Student Life Team

  • 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
  • Suicide Ideation (thoughts of suicide or self-harm)
  • 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
  • Experiencing a Problem and Don’t Know Where to Go

Important Reminder: Privacy vs. Confidentiality

The Dean of Students Office, including the Student Life Team, is NOT a confidential office.  We are mandated reporters and work with other offices on a need-to-know basis.  For confidential reporting/resources please visit the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health, Center for Women and Community, University Health Services, or Student Legal Services Office