Life @ CMU
Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students is a general resource for students and will advocate for students when appropriate. Staff in the Dean’s office often help develop, articulate, disseminate and enforce University rules, regulations, and policies. The Dean of Students Office supports teaching, learning, research and service through:

  • Facilitating student academic, personal, civic and professional growth and development.
  • Preparing students for leadership in a global, diverse and changing society.
  • Cultivating a caring and supportive campus environment.

The Dean of Students Office works directly with students to help solve problems and to assist in individual and group crisis management. Students are encouraged to visit staff in the Dean’s Office to discuss ideas, personal issues, or general concerns about student life at CMU.

The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to engage and support students throughout their learning experience by providing co-curricular programs and services.

Your success is our primary objective. The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) will serve you from orientation to graduation as it strives to ensure that every student’s experience at CMU is not only professionally rewarding but also an opportunity for personal growth. The DOS accomplishes this goal by providing guidance in both academic and nonacademic areas, enabling you to freely access the support you need to achieve your professional goals and grow as a person during your time at CMU.

The Office of the Dean of Students advocates on behalf of students to help you make the best use of the services available both on and off campus. Any student with mental or physical disabilities is provided a wide range of support services. The DOS works closely with DES, as well as with the academic deans and the various support services available to the University community. The DOS sits on the University Council of Deans, the Student Academic Affairs Committee and the Student Nonacademic Affairs Committee, as well as other committees and panels involved in the interests of student affairs.