Dean of Students


The Office of the Dean of Students (ODOS) works with individual students, student organizations, families, and faculty members to provide information, advice, support, and advocacy in solving problems.

The University Dean of Students is located in Peabody Hall and oversees the following units located elsewhere on Grounds: Orientation and New Student Programs; Housing & Residence Life; Student Activities; Fraternity and Sorority Life; and several facilities, including Newcomb Hall and Ern Commons.

The Dean-on-Call program, providing 24/7 incident response, follow-up, and support for students, is managed out of Peabody Hall, as is the Parent Help Line. Parents may contact the Dean-on-Call after hours by calling the University Police at 434.924.7166.

Within ODOS are staff who support a broad range of student groups and organizations. ODOS also provides outreach and advising to identified populations, and the Peabody Hall office provides support services for any student who has been the victim of sexual violence, stalking, or harassment, or who may need the support of a dean for any reason.

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Asian and Asian Pacific American Students

Programming supports Asian and Asian Pacific American students by furthering their individual and collective education and success at the University; by providing support and advocacy on behalf of these students and their organizations; by designing and implementing responsive programs and services; and by articulating these interests to the larger University. Program Coordinator Marc Paulo Guzman oversees this work.

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Multicultural Student Support

A broad array of programming supports Hispanic/Latino, Native American, and Middle Eastern/Arab students, a growing component of the student body. Peer Mentor Programs, for example, assist first-year and entering transfer students in these communities with their college transition by providing guidance. A Program Coordinator works closely with students and student groups that identify as Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Middle Eastern/Arab. The University also manages the Multicultural Student Center, a gathering space for students located on the lower level of Newcomb Hall.

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Students

The LGBTQ Center at the University of Virginia supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students. The center, located on the lower level of Newcomb Hall, serves to raise both awareness and inclusion of sexual and gender minorities and to provide a safe, informal gathering space.

Program Coordinator Scott Rheinheimer leads the University's support of LGBTQ students and student organizations.

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