Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office provides support, guidance, prevention, intervention, and referral services to the college community. The Office is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment for our community. We assist community members in understanding and adhering to College policies, procedures and codes of conduct.
With the transition to remote learning, the Dean of Students Office would like to reinforce that rules, code of conduct, and behavioral expectations for on-campus learning apply to the remote learning environment as well. Any concerns about inappropriate or threatening statements, actions, and behaviors can be reported and adjudicated in the same manner as on-campus infractions. The difference will be that what might have been handled in a face-to-face appointment will be dealt with via e-mail, phone or a virtual conference. Instructors will continue to address inappropriate, concerning, or disruptive behavior early on, and maintain necessary documentation.
The core functions of the Dean of Students Office include:
Student Concerns & Complaints - a place for students to voice their concerns and complaints and to proactively address challenging situations
Student Conduct - upholding the responsibilities and procedures outlined for student to ensure an environment conducive for learning and social interaction
Equal Opportunity, Harassment & Non-Discrimination - a place for students to report unfairness or prejudice based on age, race, sexual orientation, etc OR unwanted or deliberate comments, gestures, slurs etc.
Title IX & Sexual Misconduct - prohibits acts of sex- and gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct
Behavioral Intervention - respond to faculty/staff referrals of disruptive, problematic or concerning behavior or misconduct
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
- Change your social media profile picture or e-mail signature to the Mental Health Awareness Icon. Don't forget to encourage your family and friends to do that same!
- Change your Teams background to the Mental Health Awareness Teams Background. Each employee who wishes to use it must download the photo and add the background individually before their Teams meeting. Instructions on how to use it can be found here: https://www.hihello.me/blog/how-to-add-a-custom-background-in-microsoft-teams
- See a list of all the ways you can get involved on the Mental Health Awareness Month Flyer
- Mindfulness for Mental Health Video Series:
As always, Counseling Services is available to consult with faculty on challenges and to help brainstorm solutions. The department has added additional and specific resources related to our remote learning environment and the impact from COVID-19.