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Supporting students, faculty, and staff

The Dean of Students Office is a primary resource for students navigating personal, academic, or health issues to get the help they need, whether that be on campus or in the community. The office also serves as a central location for reporting bias and other student-related concerns. 

All concerns or reports made to our office will be taken seriously and information will be provided to the proper office for review and follow-up. As members of the campus community, it is your choice whether to report an issue/incident. The Dean of Students Office will support you during this process, by providing information, support, and advocacy.

Summer Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 11:30am, 1pm – 4pm

Staff are available for support and consultation via phone, email, and same day appointments during the above hours. Connect with us.

As always, we’re here for you.

 

Report an incident

Student of concern

Any student displaying behaviors that may interfere with their ability to be successful or disrupts the learning of others.

Report student concern

Bias concern

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

Report bias concern

Other Incidents

This could include sexual violence, hazing, stalking, a missing student, or another concern that needs attention.

Report other incidents

Drop-In Appointments

Anytime you'd like to chat, we'd be glad to talk about any concern you have, without judgment.

Drop-In available Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm

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We're here for you!

The Dean of Students Office is a primary resource for students navigating personal, academic, or health issues to get the help they need, whether that be on campus or in the community. The office also serves as a central location for reporting bias concerns and general complaints.

Our main focus areas are to inform, consult, and refer you to the right place

Meet your Dean of Students

Dean of Students Christina Olstad

Dean of Students Christina Olstad oversees departments in the areas of Student Advocacy within Student Affairs, including Associated Students of Madison, Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Office of Student Transition and Family Engagement.

Learn more about Dean Olstad

Contact Dean Olstad’s Office

608-263-5702

dos@studentaffairs.wisc.edu

Guidance for students, faculty and staff

Student assistance

Guidance and support for all students dealing with personal problems, including helping someone you know, reporting an incident, addressing a problem, and who to contact.

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Faculty and staff resources

Guides and resources for faculty and staff to help support students experiencing issues including academic and non-academic misconduct, how to talk to students you are concerned about, addressing disruptive behavior, and verbal de-escalation.

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