Six students gather outside on campus, speaking and smiling in pairs. Two are walking, three are standing and one is sitting. Six students gather outside on campus, speaking and smiling in pairs. Two are walking, three are standing and one is sitting.

Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) serves as a central resource for students, families, faculty and staff. We work with campus and community partners to support student success, cultivate a diverse and inclusive campus culture and encourage student self-advocacy. Our office works directly with students to assist them with a variety of concerns and connect them with appropriate resources.

The Dean of Students team includes five major units. Please visit their websites to learn more about their work:

  • Student CARE Services administers programs to help students overcome personal, social, and financial barriers to academic success, especially those related to emergency and basic needs. Support may include collaborative needs assessment, resource coordination, financial and in-kind grants and on-going mentorship.

  • Community Standards supports and promotes a safe and civil community through the establishment and administration of the student code of conduct, Community Rights and Responsibilities. Community Standards consults with students, faculty/staff, and community partners and facilitates a variety of resolution processes to address concerns, conflicts and violations of University policy.

  • Disability Access and Inclusion Student Services (DAISS) supports students by ensuring a fully accessible living and learning environment for the University’s programs, services and activities in order to prepare them for a successful future in a diverse and global society. 

  • Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) provides support, resources, programming, outreach, and accountability to students who reside or whom plan to reside off-campus with an emphasis on safety & security, community engagement, being a good neighbor, locating housing, and tenants’ rights. OCSS strives to promote positive University/community relations by working collaboratively with internal and external partners to address issues and concerns that impact the college community off-campus.

  • Veteran and Military Student Services provides support to University at Albany students who are veterans, veteran-dependents, active duty personnel, Reserve and National Guard members, and ROTC cadets to secure Veterans Affairs educational benefits, facilitate connections, and create a sense of community through veteran-centered events and activities.


Contact the Dean of Students
Campus Center, Suite 137

1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222
United States

Office Hours

Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are typically scheduled between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

You'll find our suite on the first floor of Campus Center, on the east side of the building.