Office of the Dean of Students

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Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students connects students with university and community resources in support of their educational experience.  Our office upholds community standards which encourage open communication, values-based decision-making, ethical behavior, and resiliency within a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment.  The Office advocates for and assists students in resolving concerns which affect them and the University community as a whole.  We partner and share responsibility with key stakeholders, including campus staff, faculty, and families, to enhance learning, promote success, and respond to the evolving needs of current and future students.

The Office of the Dean of Students oversees:

Meet Our Staff

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William Johnson

Dean of Students

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Allison Berger headshot

Allison Berger

Associate Dean of Students

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Caroline Fain

Operations Assistant

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Caitlin Miles headshot

Caitlin Miles

Assistant Director

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Clinesha Johnson

Associate Director

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Rita Sherwood

Administrative Assistant

Office of the Dean of Students

Student Conduct

Ƶ University holds high expectations of how we live and interact with one another, as the successes and failures of each member of our community shape our institution. Respect for self and respect for others, both within and outside the University community, lie at the heart of our standards of conduct. Students are held accountable for their behavior both on and off campus as a necessary part of our community life. The Student Code of Conduct process

Be Safe

At Ƶ University, we are committed to providing a learning environment free of sexual misconduct. If you or a friend are a victim of sexual misconduct, please know you are not alone, and it is not your fault. There are many resources available to you, both confidential and non-confidential.

Forms and Resources

The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) provides for the confidentiality of student educational records. Ƶ University may not disclose information in a student's educational record to anyone, without the permission of the student, unless disclosure is permitted by an exception set forth in FERPA, 20 U.S.C.A., Sec. 1232 et seq.

If a student would like to grant permission to Ƶ University officials to disclose and/or discuss contents contained in education records at Ƶ University they must complete and sign a release.


As parents, it is important for you to be aware of issues your student may face while in college. All parents, especially first-year parents, are invited to participate in monthly webinars on topics of interest.

Selected Communications

The Office of the Dean of Students frequently sends messages to students, faculty and staff via e-mail, campus mail, or U.S. mail.

Student Achievement Awards

During the final weeks of the academic year, the University will recognize members of the senior class who have made an impact during their four years at Ƶ University.

Student Handbook

This handbook contains many of the policies and procedures for students at Ƶ University. In addition, this handbook contains information about Ƶ's history, mission, and culture, as well as a number of the services and resources which are available to students.

Veteran Student Services

From their service to our country, veterans bring a wide range of experiences to both their academic pursuits and to the overall Ƶ University student body.

From admission, to financial aid, to assistance in transitioning into college, we’re available to support all our veterans and help them achieve their educational goals.

Gender Inclusive Resources

Ƶ’s vibrant community welcomes all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability/disability status, religion, and tradition. Fostering inclusion and understanding across the many human differences that often divide and marginalize, the Ƶ community is united in its reverence for the human dignity of every person. We recognize that viable solutions to enduring problems emerge when people with diverse backgrounds and skills work together with mutual respect, toward common goals.

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