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The Dean of Students Office (DOS) is an invaluable resource, advocate and support for providing and identifying resources and services for students. The office helps students in navigating the university, particularly during difficult situations, as in personal and/or family crises, medical and/or personal leaves of absence and implementation of the Code of Student Responsibility.

DOS' work can best be conceptualized by four words: recognize, respond, resolve and reassure.

We recognize that college students today grapple with a myriad of life factors that can affect their ability to be academically successful. We stand committed to supporting and providing education to students at every step of their educational journey and collaborate with faculty and staff throughout the institution to assist students in overcoming the hurdles they encounter.

We respond to personal and community emergencies in a manner consistent with the mission of DePaul University. Ensuring the dignity of our students and the safety of our community is paramount as we respond to student needs.

We attempt to resolve any student crisis, personal distress, conduct case or advocacy need by partnering with the student and other community members to promote self reflection, critical thinking and personal and professional growth within a context that acknowledges and values diversity.

We are here to reassure that any DePaul community member who is uncertain of where to turn may call DOS and speak to a staff member who has the appropriate knowledge, experience and commitment to the mission of DePaul. Please feel free to stop by our offices to inquire about our services. We are happy to work with you as we support the student experience at DePaul University.