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Dean of Students

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The Dean of Students Office provides strategic leadership and management in the care and experience of students through individual support and case management services, in oversight of graduate and undergraduate programming, in policy and programmatic decision-making related to student community life, and in supporting the health, well-being and inclusivity of the student population. 


More About Dean of Students

Core responsibilities include designing and operationalizing the student residential experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels including parts of the university’s vision for a reformed undergraduate residential experience (ResX) and overseeing the implementation and programmatic design for the addition of over 2,000 on-campus graduate student beds.  This leader is also charged with developing policy and accountability standards to ensure that all students and communities thrive at Stanford; ensuring that student support processes are highly responsive to the diversity of our students including learner variability; maintaining standards of student and student-organization conduct; and overseeing divisional compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), state and federal laws and university policies. 


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Mona Hicks

Meet the Senior Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students.

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