Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students works to create a living and learning environment in which students can maximize their academic potential. Our goal, consistent with the University's mission, is to support student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged citizen leaders. With professional staff located on the second floor of Peabody Hall, throughout Newcomb Hall and in Gibbons House, students will find a team that is available to assist in navigating and developing a unique student experience grounded in the history and traditions of one of the finest higher education institutions in the world.
Dean on Call
The Office of the Dean of Students provides 24-hour crisis management and incident response services to University students. The dean on call may be reached by contacting the central office at (434) 924-7133 or, after hours, by contacting the University Police Department at (434) 924-7166 and asking for the dean on call.
Reports of Perceived Bias-Motivated Conduct
You may report an incident involving an act you believe to be motivated by bias using the Just Report It system maintained by the Office of the Dean of Students. You will be contacted by a dean within 24 hours of your report unless you elect to remain anonymous. Please note that an anonymous report may limit the University's ability to fully respond to the alleged act of bias.
The Office of the Dean of Students manages a broad portfolio of spaces for student meetings, social events, and other activities. Spaces may be reserved through Newcomb Centers & Services.
Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity
Diversity stands with integrity and academic excellence as a cornerstone of University culture.
Guides and mentors student organizations. Creates a rich and comprehensive portfolio of student spaces and resources.
Guides efforts in creating a welcoming and inclusive community for all students. Develops public service as a core aspect of the student experience.
Facilitates a safe environment for students to live and study. Supports programs and resources for first generation and low income students.
Guides the transition of first-year and transfer students. Builds connected and engaged residential communities.