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The Dean of Students Office (DOS) is primarily responsible for meeting the urgent needs of students by providing clear and critical support structures in times of need. Additionally, the department helps develop and maintain community standards in order to facilitate a safe and healthy campus environment for our students. The Dean of Students Office provides the administrative withdrawal and absence notification processes, and can help students identify campus and community resources in times of personal and/or family crises and medical emergencies.
When staff in the Dean of Students Office interact with students, they encourage the student to engage in self-reflection and think critically about their situation in order to foster personal growth. Each student and case is unique, and DOS staff members work to meet each of them where they are in order to support and encourage their academic progress and success.
The Dean of Students Office at DePaul University promotes student learning and ethical decision making in an inclusive and student-centered environment. Utilizing a comprehensive approach to student advocacy that is informed by DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian, and urban mission, the office collaborates with students, staff, faculty, parents and community partners to support students in reaching their academic and personal success.
Lincoln Park CampusStudent Center, Suite 3072250 N. Sheffield Ave.773-325-7290773-325-7396 (fax)
Students can request an appointment with a staff member by calling 773-325-7290 or email email@example.com. In cases of emergency, please call the Department of Public Safety at 773-325-7777.
Students can expect a response from a Dean of Students representative within 24-48 hours of their initial outreach during business
hours. Outside of meetings related to the student conduct process,
students can expect to be scheduled with an appointment within 1-2
business days of their appointment request. Although DOS may not be able
to accommodate walk-ins or same day appointments, students are
encouraged to call ahead to inquire on staff’s availability.
Additional information can be found in the Faculty Resource Guide.