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Office of the Dean of Students
Office of the
Dean of Students
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New To DoS?

The Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) offers access to a comprehensive array of the resources available at The University of Texas at Austin. Our staff provides information and referrals to prospective and current students, Longhorn parents, faculty, staff and alumni.

Whether your interest is in leadership development and registered student organizations, new student and transfer student orientation, or the legal, judicial, and emergency services or the undergraduate and graduate research we provide, contact us.

See the links on the left side of this page for an overview of the Office of the Dean of Students' critical functions and program areas and annual events.

For more detailed information, visit our FAQs page. Links to each program area's section of our site may be found on the left side of our home page.

DoS Mission Statement

The Office of the Dean of Students provides opportunities and experiences that support student learning and personal development.

DoS Core Values

  • Advocate for the needs of all students
  • Help community members navigate the university
  • Encourage student responsibility and leadership
  • Promote a diverse and socially responsible learning community

DoS Commitment to Inclusion

The Office of the Dean of Students actively creates an open, welcoming and inclusive environment that nurtures and empowers all students. Through our programs, services and initiatives, we are committed to cultivating respect, communication and engagement with all communities whose identities include but are not limited to ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class and veteran status.

We strongly believe that a diverse community strengthens all members and ultimately develops leaders who change the world.