The Dean of Students enhances students’ academic and personal success by collaborating with students, faculty, and staff and by leveraging connections between students’ curricular and co- curricular pursuits in support of student learning.

By harnessing the residential nature of the College to build community and out-of-class learning opportunities, the dean of students works to create a holistic student experience across students’ four years.

The dean of students also performs other duties as assigned by the president, such as helping coordinate New Student Orientation and Connected Communities.  Students are encouraged to contact the dean of students, who welcomes the opportunity to discuss questions and concerns and to provide advice or counsel.

Messages from the Dean

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Messages from the Dean

  • Dear Students, I’m writing to send a revised version of the Lafayette College Student Handbook for Academic Year 2016-2017.  Ordinarily, we revise the Student Handbook during the summer for an entire academic year; however, there were several changes that we needed to include sooner than the upcoming summer.  This revised version for the 2016-17 academic year includes the following changes: • Inclusion of a new Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Policy recently approved by the Faculty – p.41 • Section regarding investigations edited for consistency with the new Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking Policy – p.19 • Removal of the Student Appeals Committee section – p. 19 (As of Fall 2016, the Faculty Committee on Student Conduct and the Student Appeals Committee became a single committee) • Removed an unnecessary comma – p.14 • Corrected the page number given to access the Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy – p.18 • Updated language to include new investigator options in cases of sexual misconduct- p.21 • Update Title VI, Title IX, Sec. 504 Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act Grievance Procedures – p.55 You can find the revised version at the Student Conduct web site: As always, please let me know if you have questions. Best, Dean McLoughlin