Dean of Students Mission Statement
The Office of the Dean of Students serves a central role in student learning and development at Vanderbilt, advancing the University’s mission of teaching, research, and service by fostering academic and social networks through which students develop as intentional learners and global citizens.
The Office of the Dean of Students creates opportunities to involve students, faculty and staff in diverse learning communities and provides a critical support structure for enriching the overall student experience. We achieve these ends through strategic alignment, both internally and in concert with other university departments.
We care deeply. We educate completely. We lead with excellence.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and mental health are top priorities for the institution and by extension the offices of the Dean of Students. Our staff are committed to continued growth in knowledge, awareness, skills, and experience engaging with these priorities in a higher education environment.
Our Core Values for Staff Development
- We work in a collaborative and team-oriented environment.
- We lead with a service mindset.
- We offer training and developmental opportunities so employees can grow professionally.
- We are committed to transparency and aim to communicate early and often.
- We celebrate our accomplishments.
Vanderbilt is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.