2019-20 Catalogs

Dean of Students Office and Community Standards

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office within the unit of Student Affairs has primary responsibility for student advocacy and support. The university's dean of students can be a very knowledgeable and helpful resource, including:

  • Help you find solutions to various problems (academic, financial, personal);
  • Help connect you to people on campus who can assist you in addressing various issues;
  • Help connect you with resources on and off campus;
  • Help you navigate the Student Conduct Code process and academic policies. The office is responsible for administering the Student Conduct Code, through which the office maintains community standards of behavior that support the University's educational mission, promote students' academic achievement, and protect the rights of University community members. Violations of state or federal law and/or a University policy or regulation will be addressed through student conduct action and/or action through the appropriate criminal/civil process.

For more information (including a copy of the Student Conduct Code): (207) 780-5242, usm.maine.edu/deanofstudents, or visit 188 Upton Hall on the Gorham Campus. For additional information about student policies or a copy of any policy, please visit the University Policies Page.

If you are not sure where to go or if the dean of students is the right place, stop by anyway.  Visit us at 135 Woodbury Campus Center (Portland), 207-780-4035 or usmdeanofstudents@maine.edu