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How We Help Students

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The Dean of Students Office serves as a resource for students throughout their academic careers at American University. Students are often faced with issues that reach across the boundaries of academic, social, and extracurricular activities.

The Dean of Students Office can be an ally at these times. Here are a few ways in which the office is involved in students' lives:

Advocacy: There will be times in nearly every student's academic career when things will start to feel out of control. The Dean of Students can help students work with faculty and staff members to find ways to get through difficult times or situations.

Program Support: The Dean of Students Office sponsors and provides support for a variety of programs and events on the American University campus. Contact us for more information.

Information Sharing: Many of our publications have been put on-line so that you can have access to the policies and procedures that affect you. We also value your input in helping us improve student life at American University.

Helping Students in need: Have you noticed changes in another student's behavior? Assistance for physical and emotional problems is often more available than most students realize, and you can help them by starting with our office. You may also want to begin with this document, How to Help a Student in Distress, sponsored by the Counseling Center.

Contact the Dean of Students Office for more information on how we can help, or to help us by sending an e-mail or by calling us at (202) 885-3300.