Initiatives and Partnerships

Academic Partners Series

The Dean of Students office facilitates a workshop series about Student Affairs services and resources for partners around the university.

Collaboration with Student Organizations, Departments and Community Partners

The Dean of Students office has a formal partnership with several groups on campus to allow two way communication about student issues. Examples include Student Government Association, Emerging Leaders and Interfaith Campus Ministries Association.

Students of Concern Training and Resources

The Dean of Students office provides in person training to departments on how to identify and report students of concern. To set up a training please call (804) 828-8940.

The Faculty and Staff Guide to Assisting Distressed Students provides additional information about identifying a student of concern and how to report a concern.


The Dean of Students office administers the Regalia Assistance Fund, assists with the Board of Visitors Award, and several of the Business Services Scholarships.

Grad Regalia Application - To apply for funding to purchase a cap and gown for graduation, read these instructions, fill out the Regalia Assistance google form and send in your essay or download the December 2016 Regalia Assistance Form.

Board of Visitors

Business Services Scholarships

Student Assistance and Support Team

The Student Assistance & Support (SAS) Team serves the university and individual students by coordinating prevention, intervention, and support efforts to assist students involved in psychological distress, inappropriate behaviors, and harm to self and/or others. The SAS Team provides a centralized mechanism to review reports of concern and address the needs of students through a variety of interventions, referrals, and follow ups. 

The team is composed of key personnel from the Division of Student Affairs, University Counseling Services, University Student Health Services, the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Residence Life & Housing, VCU Police, and other units as deemed appropriate. The team meets weekly and is available to faculty, staff or students for case consultation to address significant student situations. Information shared is considered confidential and is limited in its dissemination on a need-to-know basis.

The Student Assistance & Support Team can be reached by contacting the Dean of Students Office at (804) 828-8940 or