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About Us - Vision / Mission / Goals

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Vision / Mission / Values

The Dean of Students staff serves as a liaison between students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators to assist with individual or group crisis, navigate campus procedures, and serve as an advocate for students when needed. The office is the primary resource for individuals who need assistance identifying the appropriate resources available. In an effort to meet the individual needs of our students, the Center for Counseling and Student Development, the Department for Disability Support Services, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Legal Services, and the Student Health Services join with the Dean of Students to make available comprehensive student services and thematic programming that emphasizes personal, emotional and academic development. These departments work in partnership with the Office of the Dean of Students by responding pro-actively to crisis, safety, wellness and access matters. Collectively, we are committed to helping every member of our community succeed.


ECU students graduate to become productive, responsible, global citizens.


The Office of the Dean of Students models standards of excellence by promoting student development in a safe environment conducive to learning. We deliver inclusive student services that aid in removing barriers to student success.


The Office of the Dean of Students achieves excellence by adhering to the Division of Student Affairs’ core values.

Student Centered: We remember that students are central to our mission. Through collaborative partnerships and comprehensive programs and services, we develop opportunities for students to learn, lead, and serve our University.

Inclusion: We value the uniqueness of people, cultures and perspectives. We encourage diversity by promoting civility, providing accessible programming and services and cultivating a community that is inclusive.

Integrity: We maintain open and transparent communication within the University. Our actions align with our values, and we display honesty, personal responsibility, and fairness.

Respect: We treat each individual with high regard, appreciation, and courtesy. We honor the contributions of individuals, departments, tradition, theory and practice.

Service: We demonstrate a commitment to service. We embrace our role as educators to promote personal responsibility, leadership, and service from a campus and global perspective.

Excellence: We strive to provide high quality, value-added services and educational programs.

We distinguish ourselves by staying abreast of current and future issues and trends and maintaining a standard and expectation for quality and excellence in all we do.

Center for Counseling
Disability Support
Office fo Student Rights and Reponsibilities
Student Legal Services
Student Health
Victim Services