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Helping to Navigate the Niner Nation Experience

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Helping to Navigate the Niner Nation Experience

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  1. Helping to Navigate the Niner NationExperience

  2. Our Mission The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to enhance student learning and interpersonal growth by serving as a resource for students and families navigating the Niner Nation journey. Each program unit within the Dean of Students Office has a specific mission, but one common goal: to provide education, outreach, and support that maximizes opportunities to fully participate in and authentically contribute to the University experience.

  3. OurVision Through dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable staff, we empower, engage, encourage, and cultivate: • independent thinking • leadership • problem solving skills • personal accountability • diverse perspectives • civility • global citizenship

  4. Staff and Program Units • Christine Reed Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students • Oversee four program units comprised of multiple functions • Lead a team of 31 full-time professional staff; 100+ graduate and undergraduate leadership staff • Chair, Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment teams • Deputy Title IX Coordinator • Crisis management response • Primary point of contact for death of a student • Campus Memorial Service • Commencement Speaker and Bell Ringer selections • Annual Honors and Awards selections • Office location: King 217

  5. Transition Initiatives • Led by Assistant Vice Chancellor, Dr. Dennis Wiese • New Student and Family Services • Freshman and Transfer Student Orientation • Gold Rush Week of Welcome • Parent and Family Services • Family Council • Fall Family Weekend & Spring Family Reunion events • Office location: King 209 • Director, Emily Wheeler

  6. Transition Initiatives • Veteran Services • G.I. Bill benefit certifications for veterans and dependents • Guidance on transition from military to university life • Connections to campus and community resources • Veteran Student Lounge • Veterans Week events • Advising for Student Veterans of America student organization • Office location: Barnard 103 • Director, Bill Wilson

  7. Identity, Equity and Engagement • Led by Associate Dean and Director, Kim Turner • Offers programs, resources, and experiences that enhance cultural competency, inclusion, and identity expansion • Provides support to 100+ multicultural student organizations • Student Advising for Freshman Excellence (SAFE) year long peer mentoring program • Identity development/exploration • Cultural heritage month programming • Conversation series • LGBTQ+ outreach and education • Office locations: • Union 210 & King 210

  8. Student Conduct & Academic Integrity • Led by Associate Dean and DirectorJames Lorello • Oversee Code of Student Responsibility and Code of Academic Integrity polices, procedures, and adjudication • Coordinate Help Seeking Protocol • Advise Student Conduct Board • Pre-Admission Safety Review • Consultation for faculty/staff about about student behavior • Encourage responsible decisions through compassionate conversations • Office location: King 217

  9. Student Assistance and Support Services • Led by Associate Dean and Director, Larry Gourdine • Advocate for students with issues that negatively impact academic success • Absence verifications and requests for Incompletes • Withdrawal for Extenuating circumstances • Niner Care case management team • Coordinate Bias Assessment Resource Team (BART) • Tuition, Housing & Dining (THD) Appeals • Swipe Out Hunger and Student Emergency Housing programs • Office location: King 118

  10. Traditions and Niner Pride

  11. 217 King Bldg 704-687-0345 dso.uncc.edu @UNCCDean Dean of Students Office Values: Service to Students Excellence Integrity Trust @unccdeanofstudentsts