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Message from the Dean

The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) strives to help students in their journey to reaching their full potential inside and outside the classroom. We support students through advocacy in the Student Assistance Center (SAC), promotion of accountability and responsibility in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR), legal assistance in Student Legal Services, and enhancement of landlord-tenant relationships and success with Off-Campus Community Living (OCCL). An emergency dean is available outside of normal business hours to respond to student crises or pressing student concerns that cannot wait until the next business day. We also support faculty and staff within each college as they work with their students on college-specific issues.

I hope you will consider us your place to turn when you need any of our services identified above. Even if you are unsure of where to go for assistance, please reach out to us (, 217-333-0050) and we will help identify resources for you.

Stephen Bryan

Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Advocacy and Dean of Students