Dean of Students
Advocacy & Inclusivity
As a Unit within the Division of Student Affairs, the Dean of Students is committed to integrating the academic mission of the University with the Student Affairs mission.
The mission of the Division of Student Affairs is to support academic success, student retention, and graduation, by fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community, which promotes educational programs, social activities, services, resources, and advocacy.
The Office of the Dean of Students focuses on the development of community, identity and character. Values of openness, advocacy, inclusiveness, social responsibility and mutual respect guide the Dean of Students team as they strive to help students achieve their goals and aspirations. Through the application of sound management and leadership principles, the Dean of Students team devotes themselves to providing effective and efficient program and service delivery to ISU students.
COVID-19 Faculty Notifications
In the event a student experiences a medical situation that impacts their work, the following email notification will be sent to instructors:
At the request of Dr. Michele Soliz, Vice Presidnent for Student Affairs, I am writing to inform you that [NAME, 991] experienced a medical situation that impacted their work and this email is being sent to instructors who are listed on the schedule below:
At this time, the student will be unable to attend face-to-face activities, classes, or other in-person requirements until - at the earliest – [DATE], and their ability to do assignments may also be hindered.
Following the Faculty Senate Approved Syllabus language (“serious medical issue,” August 2021 [to be formally approved at first full Senate meeting]), students with a documented serious medical issue should not be penalized and will be given a reasonable chance to complete exams or assignments. Once notification is made, faculty will make reasonable efforts to accommodate the student’s absence and will communicate that accommodation directly to the student. Please note that faculty are not required to accommodate a serious medical issue with virtual content options, like streaming or recorded lectures.
The student has been copied on this email and is responsible for contacting you to determine any accommodations.
Revised ADA language
A student with a temporary or permanent disability, including those who have a documented health concern that causes the student to be at increased risk for serious health complications from COVID-19, should contact the Accessibility Resource Office as soon as possible to discuss possible accommodations.
Office of the Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Students, serves as an advocate for students, and shares information with students, colleagues, and other interested parties that promote student success, retention, and graduation. The Dean of Students directly supervises and has oversight on the following areas:
- Student Conduct & Integrity
- Student Counseling Center
- Student Health Center (UAP Clinic)
- Dean on Call: student emergencies & crises
- Student Medical Withdrawals
- Student Conduct Appeals and Readmission requests (for non-academic violations)
Strategies and interventions are designed to:
- Facilitate student Academic, Personal, Civic, and Professional Growth and Development
- Prepare students for Leadership in a Global, Diverse and Changing Society
- Cultivate a Campus Community characterized by meaningful challenges and support