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Welcome from the Dean of Students

Welcome to the Dean of Students Office!

ODU is a place that encourages and embraces the diversity and richness of our community. Every Monarch brings something unique to our community. ODU is a place that cares! We are committed to helping every Monarch be successful. We cannot think of a better campus community to be a member of during this exciting time in your life.

While you are a student at ODU, we encourage you to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way. We also challenge you to try things that are outside of your comfort zone. We hope you will consider getting involved in a campus organization, joining an intramural sports team, a fraternity or sorority, or any of the academic, service, or social organizations on campus. Every Monarch is encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities for leadership development, community service, and student engagement.

The Dean of Students Office is here to help you navigate your campus experience. We are here to be your advocate, and to provide you with assistance if you need help managing a crisis. We can also help you understand ODU policy and to connect you with the many resources on our campus. Ultimately, we are here to help you be successful.

Please take a few minutes to review our website to familiarize yourself with our support and outreach programs. Most importantly, we encourage you to stop by the Dean of Students Office, follow us on Twitter, and let us know how we can help you.

It's always a great day to be a Monarch!

-Dean of Students Staff Team

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