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of the Dean of Students provides services and programs
that enable and encourage students to achieve success in their
intellectual and personal development at Purdue and elsewhere.
The office is organized into four distinct areas: Administration,
Counseling Services, Special Programs, and Student Activities
The area of administration in the Office of the Dean of
Students focuses on a variety of generalist and administrative
functions including, but not limited to: emergency loans,
readmission procedures, school withdrawals, student rights
and responsibilities, off-campus housing listings, notary
public services, ombudsman functions, and office personnel
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The area of Student Activities and Organizations is responsible
for the recognition and administration of over 645 student organizations,
including program advisement and calendaring of their activities.
Fraternity, sorority, and cooperative housing organizations are
supervised and advised by staff from this office. Various leadership
programs, including the Mauzy Student Leadership Development Program,
enhance students' leadership, communication, and financial management
skills and give the student opportunities for personal growth.
- The counseling area provides confidential assistance for
students who need help in understanding themselves, in making
adjustments and decisions based on insight gained in a counseling
relationship, in accepting responsibility for their choices,
and in following a course of action to resolve the smallest
or largest of problems. Homesickness, grief and loss issues,
academic problems, self-esteem issues, cultural issues,
relationship concerns, sexuality and/or sexual orientation
issues, substance abuse, sexual harassment, rape, and career
concerns are but a few of the topics addressed in individual
or group counseling sessions. Attention also is given to
helping students and others understand and appreciate cultural,
ethnic, regional group, and individual differences.
- The Testing Center supports career exploration, readmission,
advanced credit, and graduate school admission activities.
- The Span Plan area helps students 24 years of age or older
adjust to returning to a university environment. Services
include an orientation program for adult students, evening
programs, a newsletter, handbook, and a modest grant program.
- ADAPTIVE PROGRAMS provides a variety of support services
for students with disabilities that have been properly documented.
Specific services are based on the student's individual
needs but could include access to services, facilities,
class information, written material, alternative testing
conditions and/or testing methods. Personal and academic
support services and resources are also
- HORIZONS Student Support Services are available for students
from income-eligible families, first-generation college
students, or students with disabilities.
- TAEVIS (Tactile Access to Education for Visually Impaired
Students) provides access to course materials for Purdue
students who are Braille readers, investigates and develops
new products and systems to streamline and economize the
process of Braille Transcription, and makes innovations
and materials available to other schools, thus allowing
greater access to education for all Braille readers.
of the Dean of Students