The Dean of Students supervises a comprehensive student life program of services and activities to enhance student growth and development and to support the integration of formal and out-of-class learning experiences. Through coordination of planning, policy formulation and management of the Housing and Residence Life and Student Activities and Leadership Development Offices, the dean is a primary administrative liaison to the student body. The conduct policies and procedures also are administered by the Dean of Students.
The mission of the Housing and Residence Life Office is to provide a safe, comfortable, secure and nurturing living-learning environment conducive to students' academic and personal development while intentionally fostering a sense of community, civic engagement and responsibility and appreciation for diversity.
Accommodations range from traditional corridor-style residence halls to suites with private baths, townhouse-style apartments and small living units. Each facility is staffed by a graduate student Residence Director, and undergraduate and graduate students serve as Resident Assistants in all living units. Selected based on leadership ability, communication and interpersonal relationship skills, the Residence Life staff is well trained to develop a vibrant living/learning community.
The Center for Student Activities and Leadership Development supports the University's academic goals and complements the mission of the Division of Student Life. To fulfill its commitment to student learning, the office promotes engagement and participation in the social, cultural, and intellectual life of the University, while instilling in students the capacity for both independent and collaborative action. As the principal advisor to student organizations and commuter programs, the office fosters qualities of character, civility and scholarship. This is achieved through student involvement and leadership development opportunities offered that form an integral component of each student's educational experience.
Other responsibilities of the office include the New Student Orientation Program, coordination of the formal leadership development/education program, administration of the student activities budget system, advisement of the Student Government Association and the Commuter Committee, recognition and advisement of student organizations, administration of the identification card system and supervision of co-curricular activities and related programs.