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 a student's ability to be successful 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 at or call 312-341-2024.

Dean of Students Staff and Offices:

  • Jamar Orr, Dean of Students
  • Charity Seaborn, Director of the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities
  • Robi Ann Nalls, Executive Secretary

Ombudsperson for Students

The Staff in the Office of the Dean of Students 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 formal grievance, follow the Policy and Procedure for Student Grievances. If a student is unsure how to proceed, contact the Office of Dean of Students.

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. We hope that if you cannot find the help, support, and resources you are seeking in our DOS site that the links provided below will help.

Contact Info

Dean of Students
AUD 204

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