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Fall 2017 Enrollment - FAQs

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Dean of Students - FAQs

What is the difference between the Dean of Students and my Academic Dean?
The Dean of Students Office serves as a student advocate for University related concerns.  Our office also provides assistance to students faced with concerns outside of the academic setting such as dealing with illness or injury, family emergencies and other situations that may interfere with student success at Cal Poly. 

Where is the Dean of Students Office located?
The Dean of Students Office is located:
Building 65, Room  217 (University Union)
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Phone:  (805)756-0327
Fax:      (805)756-5425

Our office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Is information shared with the Dean of Students confidential?
This office works with students and parents to protect privacy and share information with others only on an educational need-to-know basis or when required by law.

How do I report a suspected incident of hazing, sexual harassment or discrimination?
You may contact the Dean of Students at (805)756-0327 or email to report an incident of hazing, sexual harassment or discrimination.  When emergency assistance is needed call 911.

What should I do if faced with a medical or family emergency that prevents me from attending class or meeting assignment due dates?
If you are dealing with an unexpected emergency situation and need to be away from school, contact your course professors via email and work out a plan for completing assignments.  Should you need to take a leave or because of the nature of the situation you are not able to contact your professors, contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance.  The Dean of Students can be reached at (805)756-0327 or

As a parent can I get assistance from the Dean of Students Office?
Yes, the Dean of Students Office can assist with clarification of university policies and procedures. The Dean of Students is also available to assist with emergency situations.
The Parent Program , (805)756-6700 is also a resource for parents.

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