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Dean of Students records

 Collection
Identifier: RG0046

Collection Scope and Content

Materials in this collection include student surveys, annual reports, correspondence, memos, manuals, and committee files. They range in date from 1968 to 1992, and were transferred to the University Archives by the Dean of Students. Note: Not all series are processed. Ask staff for assistance.

Dates

  • 1968-1992

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Series 4 and 5 are closed to research for 25 years from date of record creation.

Access to student records is governed by the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects the privacy of student education records. Student records in series 2 and 3 are closed for 100 years from date of record creation.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical Note

The Associate Vice President and Dean of Students of The George Washington University reports to the Senior Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services (in 2003 the name was changed from Vice President for Student and Academic Support Services). Before 1989 the Dean of Students was under the Vice President for Student Affairs.

The Dean has responsibility for oversight of housing and residential facilities for the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and the Columbia Plaza Housing Program. The Dean enforces University policies - Code of Student Conduct, alcohol policy, sexual harassment, residential community conduct guidelines and administrative policies, etc.

The Dean provides administrative and personal assistance and referral regarding student medical or mental health problems. Assistance includes: withdrawals, notification of appropriate administrative staff and consultations with medical personnel.

The Dean handles civil rights and discrimination complaints, responds to federal and state agencies, ADA, sexual harassment, Drug Free Schools and Community Act, and other laws and regulations as they affect students. The Dean also oversees substance abuse prevention strategies and interventions with student substance abusers.

The office publishes the Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities each year.

N.B. This history note was written in 2005

Extent

27.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection includes student surveys, annual reports, correspondence, memos, manuals, and committee files.

Collection Organization

Organized into six series: One series titled Publications and five series titled Office files.

Acquisition Information

Materials acquired through transfers from the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students.
Title
Guide to the Dean of Students records, 1968-1992
Author
University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2007
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

Contact:
2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America