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About the Dean of Students Office at UNC

The purpose of the Dean of Students Office is to enhance and recognize student learning and personal responsibility through:

  • Resolving student issues which may include consultation with faculty and staff
  • Serving as an information and referral center for the campus community
  • Coordinating a student recognition and awards program for academic and leadership achievement
  • Holding students accountable who have exhibited conduct incompatible with the academic mission of the University

How can we help?

Come see us in the lower level of Michener Library (Room L15) to share concerns and navigate difficult situations. Student Outreach and Support, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Legal Services, Bear Pantry, and Student Judiciary are located here to assist you.


Student Code of Conduct Downloadable PDF

Bear Code

Departments Who Report to Dean of Students

Career Services

Career Services engages, supports and empowers students and alumni to discover, create and implement their career and future educational plans. Career Services creates opportunities for students to connect with employers and working alumni in order to learn insider information about the world of work and to increase the likelihood of becoming gainfully employed upon graduation. Career Services stays current on economic and world of work trends and provides this information to students and the UNC community while adapting services accordingly.

Community Standards & Conflict Resolution (CSCR)

The Office of Community Standards and Conflict Resolution develops and enforces standards of student conduct to promote a safe and respectful living and learning environment. In an effort to foster civility, empathy, and accountability, the student conduct process aims to serve as a learning experience that can result in growth and personal understanding of one’s responsibilities and privileges within both the university and the greater community.

Counseling Center

Students face both academic and personal issues while at the University. Sometimes, personal issues become intense and may interfere with school performance and personal happiness. The Counseling Center provides a place for students to talk about issues or concerns that are important to them.

The Counseling Center Senior Staff is made up of licensed psychologists and licensed professional counselors who specialize in working with the college population. Additionally, the Center offers psychiatric services at a lower cost. Staff members also provide outreach presentations on campus that address topics including healthy relationships, dealing with stress, and self care, while focusing on prevention education. 

Disability Support Services (DSS)

The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office collaborates with the University in its commitment to recognize disability as a valued aspect of diversity and to embrace access to the University of Northern Colorado community as a matter of equity and inclusion. The office provides the University with resources, education, and direct services to design a more welcoming and inclusive environment.

Student Outreach & Support (SOS)

The University of Northern Colorado Student Outreach and Support (SOS) office fosters student development, engagement, and success by assisting students during difficult circumstances which may include medical, mental health, personal or family crisis, illness or injury. SOS Case Managers coordinate with referral sources; make appropriate referrals and provide follow-up to address unique needs of each student. SOS focuses on reducing the impact of an incident or behavior on the student, faculty, staff, and UNC community.

Office of Student Life (OSL)

The Office of Student Life provides programs and services that foster a sense of belonging, an inclusive campus, and opportunities for learning and growth.

The Office of Student Life Office consists of 4 different areas that allow students to get involved, gain leadership skills, have a voice on campus, and have most of all: have fun! These areas are: Fraternity & Sorority Life, Office of Student Organizations (OSO), Student Senate, and University Program Council (UPC).


President's Prize for Leadership Application

The Robert & Ludie Dickeson Presidential Prize for Leadership Award was established by the eighth president of the University of Northern Colorado, Robert Dickeson, and his wife, Ludie, in December of 1990. The award was created to acknowledge and reward student leadership on the UNC campus.

To be eligible for this esteemed award, a student must be considered a leader by his or her peers, faculty, and the administration. The individual must be a graduating senior and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Please submit the application to apply for this prestigious award.