About the Office
The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a central point of contact for the advocacy, empowerment, and education of all students.
The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) cultivates the holistic growth and development of students through advocacy, empowerment, and education. We enhance the student experience by offering comprehensive support and resources, providing co-curricular opportunities, and fostering a sense of belonging.
Role of the Dean of Students
The Robert W. and Elizabeth C. Staley Dean of Students (DOS) serves as partner to the Vice President for Student and Campus Life (SCL) to provide strategic vision and oversight for all aspects of the student experience.
The Dean ensures successful delivery and the cultivation of co-curricular programs, initiatives and support as leader of the following areas: access to comprehensive initiatives, services, and support that advance student learning and development, including the following areas:
- Office of the Dean of Students
- Centers for Student Equity, Empowerment, and Belonging
- Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards
- Student Support and Advocacy Services
The Dean of Students facilitates student transformation and represents your concerns as an advocate, educator, and campus partner. The Dean also advises undergraduate (UA) and graduate and professional (GPSA) student assemblies.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about registration?
- For assistance with course registration students should connect with their respective registrar's office by visiting the College Registrar Directory.
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about grades, courses, or professors?
- For assistance with academic support students should reach out to their respective advising and support offices to learn more about resources and opportunities to connect.
- How do I request accessibility accommodations for a course?
- Students are encouraged to complete a Disability Self-Disclosure form with Student Disability Services (SDS). After you submit your accommodation request, it can take up to three weeks for SDS to follow up with you.
Family Involvement Questions
- Are there opportunities for families to connect with the Cornell community while their students are enrolled at Cornell?
- Contact Cornell Parent & Family Programs with questions or concerns at email@example.com or 607- 255-9825. Please be sure to sign up to receive email notifications from Cornell and join the Cornell Families Facebook Page. This includes monthly Family Newsletters, many campus-wide messages, and information to keep you informed all year long.
Financial Aid Questions
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about financial aid?
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-255-5145.
Housing and Dining Questions
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about housing on or off campus?
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about my meal plan?
- Please email email@example.com or call 607-255-5952.
Parking and Transportation Questions
- Who do I contact if I have questions or concerns about on-campus parking and transportation options at Cornell?
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-255-4600.
Student Support Questions
- Who do I contact if I have immediate concerns about my students outside of business hours?
- If you have an immediate concern about the health and safety of your student outside of business hours, please contact Cornell University Police Department.
- Who should I contact if I am concerned about a Cornell student, friend, or peer?
- Please connect with staff within Student Support & Advocacy Services by using this form, selecting Student of Concern in the Report Type drop-down menu or calling 607-254-8598.
- Who do I contact if I want to report bias or discrimination incidents or related concerns?
- To report bias and discrimination incidents or related concerns, complete this form or send an email to email@example.com. Know that confidential care and support for individuals affected by bias are available through Cornell Health. More information about Cornell’s bias reporting system is also available.