Dean of Students

Wildfires burning throughout the Pacific Northwest have impacted students in a variety of ways. If you are currently serving as a first responder or have otherwise been impacted by the fires and need to delay your return to school, please contact the Dean of Students for assistance. You may call 509-335-5757 or email We will help you evaluate your options, and work with you to take next steps. Every student’s situation will be different, and we’re here to help.

What Does the Dean of Students Do?

We're here to help students flourish at Washington State University.

When your life as a Coug gets complicated, we can work with you to figure it out.

Maybe it’s a bureaucratic tangle? A financial catastrophe? A sudden illness or family situation? Maybe you’re just in a complicated mess and you’re not sure where to start to get back on track?

That’s us!

We’re also here to help faculty help students.

If one of your students is in distress, or is causing distress to others, we may be able to help.

Our Vision:

The WSU Office of the Dean of Students promotes students' self-determination: their ability to make meaningful, satisfying, and authentic choices for their own success by helping them create a transformative experience and achieve their goals.

Our Mission:

The WSU Office of the Dean of Students connects students with the services, opportunities, and resources to foster their success at WSU and after graduation. By working with university and community partners, we advise students about services, resources, and options that support their success and provide guidance and assistance during times of challenge, crisis, complexity or emergency.

Come by and see us!