Student Affairs & Enrollment Management

The departments and programs that compromise the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management provide resources and services to assist students in pursuing their academic goals at Dickinson State University. From Admission to Graduation, the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is here to assist students find individualized success. In collaboration with the mission of the University, the philosophical foundation of the division is one of student-centered leadership. Staff seek to create a community of care, fostered through collaborative and personal relationships. The staff within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management invite students to engage with the holistic DSU experience, in and out of the classroom. The staff are here to assist students every step of the way.

Numerous functional units contribute to the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, including: the Academic Success Center, Admissions, Career Development, Campus Programming, Financial Aid, Housing & Dining, International Programs, Student Conduct, Student Senate, Student Health, Student Involvement & Leadership Development, TRiO Student Support Services, and Wellness. The services and resources provided by these functional unties are informed by the following core values:

Student-Centered Services: Dickinson State University is committed to fostering student success. As such, the University provides many programs and resources, all in effort of being student-centered, to help ensure student success as assessed through defined university learning outcomes and resulting in the earning of college degree. These services are provided with a focus on students, and designed to help students learn and grow as part of the Blue Hawk family. Students are paramount to the campus community!

Collaborative Partnerships: To help students experience success at DSU, the University community works collaboratively. The division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management maintains partnerships on and off campus specifically focused on students.

Enhancing Student Learning: The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management supports the Mission of the University by providing resources to promote personal and professional development, leadership, and life-long learning in a safe environment that encourages collaboration, campus and civic engagement and diversity. While numerous functional units enhance student learning, students may seek specific information to the First Year Experience, Academic Success Center services and supports, the Dickinson State University TRiO Student Support Services Program and Career Development, which are described in the Student Handbook.

Creating a Community of Care: The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is committed to the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of Dickinson State University students. We make a conscious and engaged effort to offer opportunities to learn about and to implement positive behaviors for the purpose of improving and/or maintaining health and well-being. This effort involves collaborative efforts between Student Health Services, Campus Wellness, and student-focused programming in and out of the residential halls. Student Privacy Rights, Drug and Substance Abuse Policy, Tobacco Free Policy, and the Significant Infectious Diseases Policy information are accessible through the Student Handbook online. Of particular importance is the information pertaining to Campus violence, Sexual Harassment and Dickinson State University’s Harassment Complaint Policy and procedure information. 

Fostering an Accessible & Inclusive Community: DSU is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students. Whether through financial support, student development efforts, and/or student clubs and organizations, there is a place for every student at DSU. The Student Center is an essential meeting place for members of the University community: students, faculty, administration, alumni and guests. The Student Center allows a place for the campus community to get to better know and understand each other through association and activities outside the classroom. The campus community engages in learning and growth opportunities. As such, students have the right and responsibility to engage in dialogue respectively, honoring differing perspectives.

Students, as part of the DSU community, should be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, which can be found online. The Student Code of Conduct establishes the standards and disciplinary procedures which govern student conduct at Dickinson State University. All students and Student Organizations are expected to become familiar with this Code and to assure its successful implementation by observation and support of its objectives.  

Additionally, students should be familiar with the policies, rights, and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Handbook, which can also be found online. The Student Handbook contains information such as motor vehicle use and parking, Library usage, and policies relevant to students such as: Email Policy, Computer Use Policy, and Electronic Device Policy.