Student Assistance

The Dean of Students Office provides resources to students struggling with a variety of issues and seeks to be the “go to” spot for student assistance on campus.

We’re here to help! Reach us by phone, in-person, or online.

Drop-In Hours:
Fall and Spring Semesters: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Winter Break and Summer: Monday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: 70 Bascom Hall.  Click here to locate us on the campus map.

For more information, see our Contact Us page.

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Please contact our office if you are struggling with any of the following:

  • Health Issue
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Mental Health Concerns
  • Physical Health (Illness, injury, etc.)
  • Pregnancy and Parenting Students
  • Sexual Assault, Dating, Domestic Violence or Stalking
  • Students of Concern
  • Student Report of Misconduct of Other Student
  • Victim of a Crime
  • Witness


  • Behavior Intervention Team

    The Behavior Intervention Team is a committee, chaired by the Dean of Students Office. The Team’s purpose is to provide guidance, recommend interventions and to make referrals for students that have demonstrated concerning, distressed, or …

  • Bias or Hate Reporting

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  • Crisis Loan

    Please utilize the Office of Student Financial Aid for financial questions during this time. The Office of Student Financial Aid has a team of people ready to help connect you to the financial and other …

  • Dean’s Certification

    Many transfer, graduate, law, medical, and professional schools require the completion of a Dean’s Certification or disciplinary clearance. To expedite the process, all requests can be made through the Registrar’s office, the official record keepers …

  • Drop in

    Throughout the year, a Dean of Students Office staff member is available on a drop-in basis for walk-in visits, phone calls, and e-mails. Below are a few of the reasons to contact the Dean of …

  • Exceptional Citizenship Award

    Exceptional Citizenship Award The Dean of Students Office recognizes students’ contribution to making the University campus a safer community through the Exceptional Citizenship Award. This award is given to students who decide to act with courage …

  • Hazing

    Values and Definition Hazing is incompatible with the values and standards of the University of Wisconsin-Madison community. Hazing is considered to be any activity that is expected of someone joining or participating in a group …

  • Missing Student

    Faculty, teaching assistants, and university staff members often become concerned about students who suddenly stop attending their classes or other university activities, miss an exam, or stop responding to emails. We encourage those concerned to …

  • StrengthsFinder/Strengths Quest

    The Clifton StrengthsFinder is a web-based assessment of normal personality from the perspective of Positive Psychology. The purpose of the Clifton StrengthsFinder is to start you on the path to strength by helping you discover …

  • Student Death

    The Dean of Students Office is responsible for initiating the process to close the records of deceased students. When informed of a student’s death, the Dean of Students Office will send the official campus correspondence …

  • Student of Concern

    Day-to-day interaction with students is both a vital and essential part of being on a university campus. This interaction provides for teaching moments and creates an environment for learning which takes place both in and …

  • True Colors

    True Colors is a model for understanding yourself and others based on your personality temperament. The colors of Orange, Gold, Green, and Blue are used to differentiate the four central personality styles of True Colors. …

  • Undocumented Student Support

    As a student population in the U.S., there are unique challenges for dreamers who may be DACA-mented, or undocumented. The Multicultural Student Center is a place for all students to seek support, resources, and community building opportunities. …

  • Services