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Dean of Students

The Division of Student Life supports the University's commitment to providing a nationally recognized liberal arts education for all students. Student Life recognizes the importance of a challenging, supportive and inclusive living and learning environment. Five areas of emphasis have been identified to assist students in achieving an optimal education.

Critical and Reflective Thinking

As a result of their DePauw experience, students will:

  • consider the impact of their decisions on themselves and others;
  • make ethical decisions that are congruent with their personal values;
  • explore global issues and discuss alternative perspectives with their peers; and,
  • apply critical thinking skills and connect academic interests to life beyond the classroom.

Meaningful Relationships

As a result of their DePauw experience, students will:

  • cultivate appropriate and meaningful relationships;
  • empathize with others;
  • understand the components of healthy relationships and the indicators of unhealthy relationships; and,
  • practice civility, professionalism and responsible intervention.

Community Engagement

As a result of their DePauw experience, students will:

  • actively involve themselves within their community,
  • positively impact others;
  • practice collective responsibility through self-governance; and,
  • model and promote civic responsibility.

Intercultural Competency

As a result of their DePauw experience, students will:

  • develop flexibility and adaptability in diverse environments;
  • examine power, privilege and access as it relates to individual identity;
  • explore and understand personal intersecting identities;
  • interact, support and learn from people with different life experiences from their own; and,
  • be critically aware of cultural differences and global trends.

Personal Wellness and Growth

As a result of their DePauw experience, students will

  • develop a sense of identity and purpose;
  • identify strategies and utilize resources to maintain personal health;
  • be resilient as they navigate successes and failures; and,
  • advocate for themselves to resolve challenges.