The Office of the Dean of Students provides several services to students, including:

  • Assisting students in adjusting to university life and providing support with academic, personal, or social issues and concerns.
  • Providing support in the event of a personal, medical, or family emergency (including temporary injuries).
  • Discussing and answering questions about university policies, procedures, and services and directing students to appropriate campus resources. 
  • Processing permanent withdrawals and temporary academic leaves from the University; whether planned or emergency. 

Find out more about the office and it's work by visiting the Dean of Students website and the links below.

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Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development supports the development of character and ethics by providing educational programming and resources to members of the Catholic University community.

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Residence Life

At Catholic University it is our goal to provide residents with a community that offers support and opportunities to maximize your collegiate experience. Students live in a safe and inclusive community where personal development and collaboration are celebrated.

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Disability Support Services

The Office of Disability Support Services evaluates and maintains disability-related documents, certifies eligibility for services, determines reasonable accommodations, assists students in negotiating disability-related barriers, strives to improve access, and promotes increased awareness of disability issues on campus.

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Student Health Services

All students, full time and part time, are eligible for care at Catholic University's Student Health Services. We are your health care providers away from home.

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Counseling Center

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center helps you make the most of yourself as a developing person — more comfortable and effective in your own life and in your relations with others. This could mean overcoming unwanted feelings and behaviors or enhancing what you are already doing well.

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Student Wellness

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware and learning to make choices that will help you reach your fullest potential.

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Off-Campus Living

Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services is committed to providing services and resources to support our students' off-campus living and/or commuting experience.

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PEERS

PEERS is Catholic University's only peer education group that educates students on alcohol and other drug use and abuse, mental health awareness, sexual assault and violence education, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention.

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Sexual Assault Education

The Sexual Assault and Violence Education program is a collaborative effort with other University departments and the peer education program PEERS to prevent sexual violence through education, awareness, and skill building.

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