Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) is the student advocate center for both campuses. Students needing assistance in resolving student problems and reviewing university policies and decisions should contact the Dean of Students. The DOS is also the starting place to address crisis situations such as financial matters, medical needs, domestic and housing issues, and other personal circumstances that may impact your ability to be successful as a student at Roosevelt University.

The DOS ensures a timely and appropriate response in the face of various forms of crisis, trauma, or conflict experienced by students. The primary services offered through the DOS are listed below. Feel free to contact the office with any questions or concerns.

Ombudsperson for Students

The Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students and Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities serve as the student ombudspersons. An ombudsperson is someone who investigates situations and assists in the resolution of grievances brought by a student against people at all levels within the university. The ombudsperson works to protect the rights and responsibilities of all parties involved. Students should contact a university ombudsperson if they have a problem and don’t know how to proceed, feel they’re “getting the run around,” need information about university policies and procedures, or believe that they have been treated unfairly. To submit a grievance, complete the Student Grievance Form.

Student Advocacy

DOS exists to help guide you through personal challenges you may encounter during your time at Roosevelt that may conflict with your ability to be a successful student. Whether you are dealing with issues of crime victimization, safety and security, health emergencies, family issues, or interpersonal concerns, we are here to advocate for your needs. DOS works with many campus partners in helping our students face challenging personal times.

Behavioral Assessment Team

The DOS chairs the Behavioral Assessment Team (BAT). BAT was created to enhance campus safety by providing a centralized threat assessment function regarding behavior that could threaten the safety of the University community. BAT is a campus wide team that assesses disruptive or concerning behavior by students, faculty, staff or guests; provides consultation; makes recommendations to the authoritative entity that, in turn, takes action; and brings in appropriate services and departments to resolve situations before they become emergencies. If you have witnessed concerning behavior, please report it.

Additional Concerns

Sexual Respect and Title IX

Title IX is a federal law expressed via Roosevelt University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and was created to protect the entire university community from any discrimination based on gender or sex. The laws and university policy also apply to other third parties within the University’s control, including visitors who are present on campus. In Roosevelt’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, sexual misconduct is defined to include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • sexual harassment
  • gender-based harassment
  • sexual orientation-based harassment
  • sexual assault
  • sexual exploitation
  • domestic violence
  • stalking (includes cyber-stalking)
  • dating and relationship violence
  • absence of affirmative consent
  • retaliation in response to a sexual misconduct case

If you have concerns that may fall in this category, please see our Title IX page for more information or to submit a complaint.

Student Misconduct

As members of the Roosevelt University community, students assume obligations of academic performance and conduct reasonably imposed by the institution relevant to its objectives and mission. If the behavior of a student conflicts with established University standards, the student misconduct process seeks to educate the student about the personal and social consequences of his or her behavior. Learn more about the student misconduct process.

Whistleblower Hotline

Roosevelt University recognizes its obligation to its employees and constituents to maintain the highest ethical standards. To protect the integrity of the University’s learning community, and to ensure the highest standards of conduct by and among members of the University community, the University will investigate any alleged improper activity by its employees or students. All members of the University community are strongly encouraged to report any potential improper activity. The information you provide will be sent to us by EthicsPoint on a totally confidential and anonymous basis. You have our guarantee that your comments will be heard.