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Who We Are

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The Dean of Students Office is committed to ensuring that all students are successful during their time at Stanford by providing support to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the university community, regarding issues concerning student life. The dean also oversees the adjudication processes for students and student organizations.

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Mona Hicks is the Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students. 

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For Non-Emergencies

For Emergencies

  • Campus Police: 9-911
  • (Undergraduate) Resident Director On Call: 650-504-8022
  • (Graduate) Graduate Life Dean On Call: 650-723-7288, pager #25085
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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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Our Team

Meet the different members of our Dean of Students office team and learn about their different backgrounds and interests. 

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James W. Lyons Award

The James W. Lyons Award for Service was established in 1981 and named in honor of the late Jim Lyons who served as Stanford's dean of student affairs from 1972-1990. This annual award recognizes and honors current students of the Stanford community for their exceptional service and contributions made through a variety of departments, teams, clubs, residences and community projects on and off-campus.