The Dean of Students Office cultivates the retention, growth and success of students. The staff educates and empowers students regarding their rights and responsibilities as members of the St. Thomas and surrounding community. The office ensures the university community functions as freely as possible from disruptive and inappropriate behavior through the oversight of student conduct, bias related incidents and sexual violence/harassment protocol. The department staff support students and their families in crisis or challenging situations and through collaborative programming in their transition to the university.
Our central staff are most likely to connect with students, their families, faculty and staff around the following issues:
- Behavioral intervention
- Campus crises
- Conflict resolution/consultation
- Orientation, transition and retention programs
- Student rights and responsibilities
While the central staff is responsible for campus-wide programs and services (including student non-academic misconduct, Orientation & Registration, parent and family programs, and Off-Campus Student Services), our additional offices provide specific programs and services to students. These units include: