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About the Dean of Students

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The Dean of Students Office serves as the compass for undergraduate and graduate students' lived experiences, guiding them toward finding their own sense of purpose and belonging. Our mission is to foster an accessible and meaningful educational environment for students by providing individualized student support, responding to impactful incidents, and cultivating the conditions for learning, development, and success in a residential community.

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DOS Central Team

The Dean of Students Office Central team provides oversight for the case management of student-related incidents and issues, facilitates implementation of certain student policies, and engages students in activities to build community and inspire a sense of belonging. The Dean of Students Central Office team are committed to Stanford's communities. Here you can learn about their different backgrounds and interests as well as connect.

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Explore the different offices that are connected to the Dean of Students and help support our communities.

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Graduate Life Office

The Graduate Life Office (GLO) are a division of the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and is guided by Our Most Important Work. We serve the entire graduate student population at Stanford and their families. GLO deans are a source of comprehensive, impartial guidance and information related to all aspects of your life as a graduate student.

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Office of Accessible Education​

The mission of the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) is to promote an accessible and inclusive environment for all students with disabilities. Through both academic and housing accommodations, we work to mitigate physical and attitudinal barriers that students might face. We are dedicated to supporting students with disabilities to give them the opportunity to perform at their highest academic potential. We also strive to promote the inclusive environment they need to experience full membership in our diverse Stanford community.

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Office of Community Standards

The Stanford community strives to create meaningful change both on campus and in the world. A commitment to integrity permeates all aspects of campus life, and the Office of Community Standards (OCS) supports this mission by upholding two of Stanford's foundational principles: the Fundamental Standard and the Honor Code. Together, these standards articulate the values that unite us and outline the responsibilities that attend the great privilege of being at Stanford. Every member of the Stanford community plays an integral role in espousing these ideals and sustaining our culture of excellence.

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Residential Education

Residential Education can be described in many different ways.  However, the most important thing to remember is that Residential Education is about the people it serves! From providing programming in the residences to community engagement, ResEd oversees a myriad of opportunities for both the student body, as well as for the professional university staff by bringing both groups together to engage in the development of intellectual, educational and community building policies, programs, and activities.

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