Dean of Students
Office of the Dean of Students
The Office the Dean of Students provides general leadership and support for the student experience and campus life. It serves students' success and the campus community in four general areas.
Administrative Support for the Division of Student Affairs
As the university's Senior Student Affairs Officer, the Associate Provost & Dean of Students provides general oversight of the student experience and leadership to the personnel, programs, and services of the Division of Student Affairs.
Student Information & Advocacy
The Associate Provost & Dean of Students Office serves students by communicating to them regarding the university's life and work, soliciting their input and desires regarding their university experience, responding to their questions, complaints, and concerns, and representing their best interests in university planning and decision making.
Student Conduct & Academic Integrity
The Associate Provost & Dean of Students Office provides accountability and support regarding the University's Community Commitments and its Code of Conduct. Students are expected to conduct themselves, inside and outside the classroom, in a manner that exemplifies our Community Commitments of Personal Integrity, Individual Worth, Critical Thinking, Self Control, and Community Responsibility. The University’s disciplinary process is designed to be a part of the educational mission of the university. Additionally, the disciplinary process seeks to maintain a safe and healthy campus community for all individuals to live and learn. The policies outlined in the Bruin Guide and other respective areas of the university are established to foster an atmosphere of academic success as well as personal growth. Actions and behaviors that contradict our Community Commitments or outlined policies are subject to review within the University’s disciplinary process.
- Bruin Guide – The Bruin Guide communicates critical information about student rights and responsibilities and prepares students to be successful in negotiating the policies and procedures of campus life.
- Community Commitments - As an expression of the institution's vision, mission and values, Belmont students commit themselves to individual worth; personal integrity; critical thinking; self-control; and community responsibility. The Community Commitments form the foundation of policies found in the Bruin Guide.
- Substance-free Campus Policy – Belmont is a substance-free campus. Alcohol and controlled substances are not permitted on-campus and the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity will adjudicate students found in violation of the policies. The University’s commitment to a substance free campus is strong and its response to violations is deliberately assertive and typically includes some separation from the University.
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations – a federal or state drug conviction can disqualify students for Financial Student Aid funds for the sale or possession of drugs.
- Tobacco Free Campus - Belmont University is dedicated to the health and well-being of all of its students, faculty and staff. In an endeavor to provide the healthiest possible environment, a smoke/tobacco-free campus policy.
- Academic Honor System - The members of the Belmont University community seek to provide students a high-quality education while encouraging in the entire community a sense of ethics, social responsibility and interdependence. We believe that trust is a vital part of this enterprise and that self-discipline and responsibility to one another are also essential elements. We also believe that any instance of dishonesty is a violation of the values of the Belmont University community.
Student Support and Disability Services
Institutional support for students at risk and specific resources and accommodation for students with disabilities are managed by the Associate Provost & Dean of Students Office.
- Requesting an accommodation – information on how to request an accommodation can be found through the “Disability Services” section of the Parent Pre-Orientation Homework.