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The Dean of Students Office at Harris is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to helping you make the most out of your time at Harris. We do this through building community among students, providing holistic advising, creating impactful learning opportunities outside the classroom, creating academic support resources, advocating for students, creating informational resources, and providing encouragement and support for all of our students.
The Harris Dean of Students Office fosters a robust and inclusive community of aspiring policy leaders through the cultivation of a transformational learning environment and developmental co-curricular experiences.
To continually build expertise in all aspects of the Harris experience in an effort to best educate and guide our students.
To be a thought leader in graduate student affairs and the premier place to work at the University of Chicago and among policy schools.
Provide comprehensive advising with a focus on student success
Facilitate the transition of students into the academic, cultural, and social climate of Harris
Create programmatic opportunities outside of the classroom to supplement the Harris curriculum & prepare students for professional success
Ensure that all co-curricular programming has intentional learning outcomes
Inquiry & Advocacy
Create opportunities for assessment and student input
Advocate to Harris leadership on behalf of students
Facilitate connection between students and external offices
Diversity & Inclusion
Value and support the diversity of identities and beliefs of the Harris community
Foster a community where all students feel welcome, valued, and able to succeed
Accessibility & Responsiveness
Interact with students cheerfully and respectfully
Seek opportunities to proactively interact with students in community spaces
Respond to email correspondence within one business day
Transparency & Fairness
Prioritize the whole of the student body
Ensure consistency in decision making
Share as much information as possible to allow students to make informed choices