If you do not know where and when to start, or whom to contact, the Dean of Students Office is there to help. The Office provides wide-ranging support to all students in times of challenges and life-threatening situations.
The Office is committed to the welfare of each student, from entry to exit. We are aware that after your admission in the University, you experience a “culture shock”. This is a form of anxiety experienced when one moves to a completely new environment. The anxiety sets in after the first few weeks of coming to a new place. It is characterized by lack of direction, the feeling of not knowing what to do or how to do things in a new environment, and not knowing what is appropriate or inappropriate.
We are dedicated to helping you overcome culture shock. Overcoming the shock stimulates self-discovery and understanding, personal creativity, and provides opportunity for learning and acquiring new perspectives.
This Office maintains competent staff who help students adjust to life in the University. Utilizing a comprehensive approach to student advocacy, the Office collaborates with students, staff, faculty, parents and community partners to support students in reaching their academic and personal success.
Each student and case is unique, and the DOS staff members work to support and encourage academic progress and success. Some of the issues addressed include: physical and mental health, catering and accommodation, recreation and sports, personal safety (including sexual violence and assault), harassment, discrimination, and promote initiatives that strengthen campus and community life.