The Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students provides a critical support system for students. The office’s programs and services enrich students’ overall experiences, and contribute to their persistence and growth. In partnership with the other Student Life departments (Reside​nce Life​Citizen​ship & Off-Campu​s L​​​​ifeStudent Ac​tivities & Cultural Programming​​, and Community Standards​) the Office of the Dean of Students plays a dynamic role in the journey of discovery our students embark upon in college.

Programming

The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a resource and advocate for students as they navigate college and pursue their academic and personal goals. The office coordinates the Peer Mentor Program, the annual Horizons Fall Retreat for first-year and transfer students of color and international students, and advises Student Congress, BMSA, S.H.E.P.A.R.D. and the media groups – The Cowl, WDOM, and PCTV.​  Additionally, the office oversees the development and implementation of the Division’s Contemplation & Communication and Cultural Agility programming (pillars II and III of The Friar Four).

Resources

College can be a time of great excitement, but for many students, it can also be a time of anxiety, stress, and concern. The Office of the Dean of Students assists students in adjusting to college life, and provides support in dealing with academic, personal, and social issues and concerns. The office works with students and families to respond to crises and requests for leaves of absences, and serves as the supervisor of the C.A.R.E. (Campus Assessment, Responsibility, and Evaluation) Team​.
  • Mental/Physical Health Concerns​:  Students with social, emotional, behavioral, or medical difficulties sometimes struggle to fully participate in and engage with the college commun​ity.  The College has numerous resources available to assist students with mental and/or physical health issues.  Faculty members, staff members, and students can also share concerns about a student with the campus CARE team​, an interdepartmental intervention and support team.
  • Bias Incident, Intimidation, or Hate Crime:  As a Catholic and Dominican liberal arts College, we strive to create and to sustain a campus community that fosters mutual respect, civil discourse, and academic freedom, while constantly affirming the God-given dignity of every person.​​
  • Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, or Stalking​:  Sexual misconduct in all forms violates the sanctity of the human body, mind, and spirit and will not be tolerated within our community. ​
  • Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities​: The College strives to offer equal educational and employment opportunities to all members of the College community.  To this end, we offer reasonable accommodations for the needs of persons with disabilities, meeting the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. ​​​​​​
  • Pregnant and Parenting Students and Partners: As a sign of Providence College’s commitment both to its Catholic and Dominican mission and to the inherent dignity of every human life, we offer this resource site for any of our students or partners who find themselves pregnant or parenting during their time of studies.
  • Student Handbook:​  The Student Handbook provides information about resources and activities at Providence College, as well as details on the College’s policies and procedures, including behavioral standards.