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Mission Statement

The Office of the Dean of Students is dedicated to facilitating student development and learning in all facets of the undergraduate experience.

Utilizing a comprehensive approach to community development that is informed by the Jesuit, Catholic values of Boston College we address a variety of issues including civility and respect,  inclusion, disability, gender and sexuality, diversity, and student conduct both on and off campus.

Guided by the belief that learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom, we engage in collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, and students to develop and spearhead initiatives that foster connections between students’ academic, social, spiritual, and personal lives.  We support students’ growth in the areas of personal responsibility, citizenship, and informed decision making in order to facilitate their overall development, commitment to community service, and holistic learning.

DOS staff specialize in a number of specific areas to help create a living-learning environment that supports the overall mission of the Division of Student Affairs and of Boston College.  The office promotes:

  • Programs and opportunities for dialogue on student life issues
  • Community standards and student conduct protocols
  • Off-campus and commuter student life
  • Civic and community engagement
  • Services for students with disabilities
  • Assistance for students in stress or distress; crisis management

The Office of the Dean of Students is available to consult with students, faculty, and staff concerning issues that impact student life.