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Update from the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office would like to announce some exciting upcoming changes to the Office beginning in May of 2017.

First, we would like to welcome our new full-time staff member, Lindsey Vega, who will represent the office as an Assistant Dean of Students. Beginning May 15, Lindsey will serve in the case manager role in the Dean of Students Office, supporting students by providing comprehensive outreach services to those who have experienced a crisis while enrolled at UNCG. Lindsey received her B.A. in Business Administration from UNCG in 2013 and will be graduating with her M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development from UNCG on May 12. Lindsey is no stranger to the Dean of Students Office as she has been working in the Office as the SMART Planning Intern for the past academic year.

The Dean of Students Office would also like to announce the relocation of the administrative functions of student conduct and academic integrity to its new home in EUC 236B. Effective May 15, Assistant Dean Robert Barker, who currently oversees all student conduct and academic integrity functions, and Assistant Director Sarah Jefferson (formally the DOS case manager), will be relocating to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) which will continue to fall under the responsibility of the Dean of Students Office. Along with overseeing all student conduct and academic integrity functions, OSRR will be responsible for outreach and marketing efforts to promote student responsibility and civility, and the development of students as responsible citizens and members of the UNCG community.

The decision to relocate these functions to a new location, with an identifying office name, was based on several factors. Similar models already exist at other UNC schools, the current space in the Dean of Students Office has reached service capacity due to an increase in the volume of students seeking support, and the Dean of Students Office needed to strategically position itself to accommodate future growth in students seeking support. One of the main factors warranting the relocation is the current perception of students who visit the Dean of Students Office that it is like “going to the Principal’s Office” as they only view the Office as a conduct office. Students have shown they are hesitant to use the services of the Dean of Students Office because they fear their peers will believe they are in trouble as many of those peers have visited the Dean of Students Office for conduct-related situations. Finally, this physical separation will ensure the Dean of Students Office is meeting the mission and goals of the office while balancing the competing needs of students who may visit for student support and student conduct.

To celebrate the official opening of OSRR, please save the date of August 28, 2017. More details to follow this summer about the grand opening! The office website will be functioning beginning June 1, 2017. Feel free to visit osrr.uncg.edu to learn more about the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The new contact information for the office is included below:

Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities
236B EUC
336-334-4640
Email: osrr@uncg.edu
Web: osrr.uncg.edu