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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 and Organizations.
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 matters.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
The area of Student Activities and Organizations (SAO) is responsible
for the recognition and administration of over 699 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. The SAO staff
also advises Purdue Student Government. Various leadership classes
and programs enhance students' leadership, communication,
and financial management skills; encourage teamwork, diversity,
and ethics; and give the student opportunities for personal growth.
The Leadership Resource Center is also located in the SAO area,
which contains books, videos, and teambuilding activities.
BOILER VOLUNTEER NETWORK
The mission of the Boiler Volunteer Network, also known as the
Office of Community Service and Learning, is to foster and
strengthen relationships between Purdue University faculty,
staff, and students and the Lafayette-West Lafayette community
by facilitating intentional and meaningful community service
and learning opportunities that meet societal needs.
- 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, 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. Academic 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, allowing
greater access to education for Braille readers.
of the Dean of Students