The Dean of Students Office promotes student development and enhances students’ Michigan experience through programs, services, partnerships/connections, and policy development that promotes an inclusive campus climate and facilitates the successful navigation of campus life.
Utilizing an educational, social justice orientation, the Dean of Students Office contributes to students’ individual development, promotes self-authorship, and facilitates a safe, vibrant, inclusive, healthy and resilient University of Michigan community through four core areas of work.
The office is a central place for students, parents, faculty and staff to receive assistance with navigating the complex issues of student life. The staff of the Dean of Students Office provides support to individual students or groups experiencing life situations impacting their Michigan experience and coordinates the appropriate individual or campus-wide response. Staff members work to promote a safe, respectful, healthy and inclusive campus community, coordinate specific programs and services, and monitor and respond to emerging situations that impact students.
Four core areas of work include:
Promote a safe, respectful, healthy and inclusive campus community
Enhance students’ Michigan experience
Provide support services and manage critical incidents impacting students and the campus community
Respond to emerging needs within the student population