The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to create and support positive and inclusive communities of students and scholars through advocacy, education, and engagement.
About the Office of the Dean of Students
The Office of the Dean of Students has a variety of initiatives and programs that support students' in overcoming challenges in order to succeed at the University of Iowa.
The Office of Student Accountability works with students to resolve disciplinary matters whether on or off campus. The office also ensures that students receive fair treatment in all hearings. Student Care & Assistance provides coordinated efforts, in conjunction with campus partners, to assist students experiencing crisis and emergency situations. These situations may include: hospitalization, medical emergencies or long-term illness, mental health concerns, chronic conditions, death of a family member, natural disasters, off campus living concerns, or unexpected events or challenges. The Office of the Dean of Students also investigates Title IX reports involving students. Title IX concerns include stalking, dating violence, and domestic abuse as well as sexual misconduct.
The Campus Inclusion Team (CIT) provides support and resources to any student with a concern about diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Campus Inclusion Team will listen to student concerns and help identify potential solutions.
To assist students, the Critical Mentoring and Student Support program (Critical MASS) has been established with UI faculty, staff, and graduate students serving in the mentor role. Critical MASS mentors provide support and a faculty/staff/graduate student connection for referred students.
When incidents happen, primarily on campus, and UI students are involved, our office is the main university entity that works with students to resolve disciplinary matters. We also ensure that students receive fair treatment in all hearings.