Dean of Students

Campbell Student Union 311
(716) 878-4618

The Dean of Students Office provides leadership for defining and promoting campuswide expectations that are expressed through the Buffalo State Compact for a Civil and Caring Academic Community.

The compact is a set of principles that describes how those who live, study, and work together as members of the college community should treat each other—with civility and respect, with care and concern, and with a commitment to the academic purpose for which Buffalo State exists. The compact is meant to foster conversation, interaction, and reflection on behavior as a way to promote understanding of self and others in the context of a shared community. Use of the compact is encouraged to help promote the expectations arising from its premise that Buffalo State is and should be a community grounded on the principles of civility and care. 

The dean of students works closely with students and student groups to further their intellectual, emotional, and social development. The dean serves as an advocate for the rights of students; offers individual student support; provides programs, services, and co-curricular opportunities; and contributes to policy development. The office will assist victims of sexual violence and assault and helps ensure compliance with victim rights under Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. The dean convenes a Students of Concern Care Team to respond when a student's behavior appears troubled or disturbed and is creating cause for concern. The Students of Concern Care Team will investigate reports and determine appropriate action or referral.