To thrive in a college fueled by rigorous inquiry, students need professional support for taking intellectual risks. The Office of the Dean of Students in the College offers individualized services that support students, their academic success, and their holistic development. The intention is for College students to leave the University of Chicago with the skills necessary to become resilient problem solvers, engaged citizens, and capable scholars, equipped to further explore and success on their chosen paths and in navigating the complexities of the world.
Inclusive of five areas of focus, the Office of the Dean of Students in the College provides student development professionals and resources to educate and empower undergraduates in identifying, pursuing, and advancing their individual academic, personal, and professional ambitions.
A dedicated team of academic advisers who provide expertise that equips students to navigate the curriculum for academic success and utilize College and University resources to achieve personal and professional goals.
Dedicated spaces, resources, and staff to support and celebrate students in the College – particularly those who may identity as first-generation, lower-income, and immigrant – to enhance belonging and well-being.
Support for undergraduates and alumni as they pursue scholarly undergraduate research and national fellowships, including high-impact developmental advising, meaningful connections between faculty and students, and education for the University community about scholarly opportunities.
Undergraduate events and programming that foster students’ connection to one another and the University community.
Student support professionals who promote persistence, well-being, and academic and social integrity, and uphold the standards and expectations of the College and University communities.