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About the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students coordinates the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services promoting student development. The Dean and staff are also responsible for coordinating policies and procedures concerning student conduct and discipline and the conduct process. DOS oversees:

The Dean of Students also advises WZBC 90.3 FM, a 1000-watt college radio station heard throughout the greater Boston area that is operated by undergraduate students at Boston College.


Purpose & Mission

The staff in the Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) are here to enhance the quality of student life outside the classroom. We encourage every student to take advantage of the multiple opportunities for leadership development, volunteer service, student activity programming, and multicultural activities. DOS aims to facilitate the creation of a happy, respectful, and productive community of student scholars.

Many of the lifelong memories that students will keep of their time at Boston College will be of experiences outside the classroom. We encourage students to reach beyond their grasp and develop to their full potential.

DOS is also concerned about moral, ethical, and spiritual development. The Dean of Students holds students to a very high standard of academic and personal behavior that will respect the community standards inherent to a Catholic, Jesuit institution. We want students to learn to make wise and responsible decisions based upon personal reflection and communication with peers and mentors.

The world needs leaders for tomorrow. The Office of the Dean of Students helps students develop the skills and qualities that will allow them to provide this leadership.


Learning Outcomes

For a complete list of learning outcomes for each area in the Office of the Dean of Students, click here.