Welcome to the Dean of Students Office
As an Armstrong student or family member, you can feel assured the Dean of Students Office will be there for you in times of concerns or crises. The Dean of Students serves as an advocate for student needs and interests at Armstrong, offering students a place to bring questions or concerns and providing opportunites for leadership on these issues. The Dean of Students also provides support and guidance for students and families if a personal emergency occurs.
Faculty and staff colleagues also rely on the Dean of Students Office for questions and consultation regarding students of concern and/or students who may have violated the Code of Student Integrity.
As part of the Division of Student Affairs, the office contributes to Armstrong's strategic goal for transformative student learning inside and outside the classroom.
Dean on Call - The Dean of Students and two Assistant Deans provide "Dean on Call" coverage during office hours to ensure a student may be seen as quickly as possible. The Dean of Students serves on call, in addition to Housing and Residence Life, to respond to after-hours student emergencies.
Faculty Notification - The Dean of Students Office can notify faculty members by request of a student (or family member) in case of a personal emergency. This notification is provided as a service to the student and does not guarantee any excused absences, extensions or make-up work, which is determined by each faculty member.
Campus and Community Referrals - The Office of the Dean of Students serves as a central location to help guide students through questions regarding campus policies, procedures and resources to address their concern.
Campus Initiatives - Several campus-wide initiatives through the Dean of Students Office address potential barriers to student's likelihood of success:
- Student Success Team - a team of staff members that work with students of concern or students in-crisis to get them connected with resources and develop success plans
- Behavioral Assessment Team - a multidisciplinary team including the Counseling Center, University Police, Housing and Residence Life, Disability Services, Provost's Office, and faculty that assesses and develops action plans for students who may be a potential threat to the university community
- EMBARK@Armstrong - a campus-wide network for providing support and resources to students experiencing housing or food insecurity
- Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Task Force - campus and community partnership to address the national issue of sexual assault and interpersonal violence on college campuses by educating students regarding consent, sexual misconduct and bystander intervention and providing policies and resources to assist students who experience sexual assault.
Career Services connects national, regional and local employers with Armstrong students seeking employment. Career Services also provides assistance in career planning, resume and employment correspondence, interviewing skills, job search essentials, and applying to graduate school. Other offerings include: the annual Clothing Closet, the Part-Time Job Fair, the Career Fair and the Graduate School Fair. Stop by or make an appointment.
Armstrong's Office of Disability Services is committed to working with students with disabilities to assess their needs and to assist with academic accommodations that may be necessary and appropriate due to their disability. The Office of Disability Services assists in the coordination of appropriate services, based on the student's individual documented needs.
The Student Health Center provides quality healthcare to students with an acute illness. The Health Center also provides routine healthcare including physicals, well woman exams, contraception counseling and prescriptions, and lab testing. Office visits are $10 with physicals and most lab tests included. The office is supervised by a licensed, certified, Nurse Practitioner, Tammy Medlin, FNP, under the direction of Elena Piminova, MD. The Health Center is contracted through and supported by Memorial Health University Medical Center.
The Office of Student Integrity assists students at Armstrong as they live and matriculate under the regulations of the Code of Student Integrity. This Code represents a strong tradition at Armstrong and ensures that students are given the chance to grow as individuals by responsible decision making and ethical choices.
With Savannah as your playground, you have access to all of the history, culture, and beauty the city has to offer. With volunteer services such as Treasure Savannah, Armstrong provides multiple opportunities to give back to the city that founded our university. The Office of Student Life provides many opportunities to find your place at Armstrong and participate in co-curricular programs, student organizations, performances, forums and athletics.