Dean of Students

Helping students on the path to graduation.
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Supporting your academic journey.

College is an important decision and graduating with a degree is an extremely rewarding experience. Whether you're completing coursework online or attending classes on campus, there may be times you have questions or are in a situation that requires assistance, such as:

  • Point of contact for student concerns
  • Attendance issues
  • Academic dismissal appeals
  • Special circumstance withdrawals
  • Student conduct administration
  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • Student complaints
  • Policies, procedures, and information about appeals
  • Title IX - concerns regarding sexual misconduct
  • Bias concerns or issues

Keeping everyone informed.

The Dean of Students is one of the main points of contact for emergency incidents. Please follow the instructions below for connecting with your student or keeping the university informed of external situations that could impact your student's attendance.

Contacting a student during a family crisis

Sometimes a family member might have difficulty contacting a student in a time of crisis, such as a medical emergency or a death in the family. All emergency inquiries during business hours should be directed to Dean of Students Office via phone at 715-232-1181 or via email. After hours, contact the University Police Department at 715-232-2222.

Student crises and absences

In the event of a short-term illness (less than 3 days) it is best for the student to contact their instructor directly. If the student is hospitalized or experiencing a difficulty that will keep them out of school for 3 days or more, please contact the Dean of Students Office via phone 715-232-1181 or via email. If a parent or family member is concerned about their student’s health or wellness, please contact the Dean of Students Office. 

A notification of student absences will be issued by the Dean of Students Office. Documentation is required. This notification does not change attendance policies put in effect by the instructor and is a courtesy memo only, letting the instructor know the whereabouts of the student. Using this process to determine excused absences and/or work assignments is determined by the instructor. It is the responsibility of the student to initiate contact with their instructor regarding any missed work or exams.

Campus Emergency Information

The university posts any large-scale campus emergency on our UW-Stout Alert Messaging System and website. Students will be notified by text message when there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students.

Our Emergency Response Guide provides campus the tools to stay safe during emergencies.