Welcome to the University of Southern Indiana (USI) and the Dean of Students Office (DOSO). We are a vibrant and exciting learning community focused on providing an inclusive and comprehensive student experience to all students. Our mission is to enhance academic achievement, social integration, and overall transition to USI by supporting student success at USI and helping students to become engaged Screaming Eagles in their local, regional, and global communities.
The core values for the Dean of Students Office are: Access, Connection, Inclusion, Personal Responsibility, and Wellness.
The DOSO staff is here to help students succeed at the University by connecting them to resources, assisting them as they navigate administrative processes with other University offices and serve as advocates when student face academic and personal challenges. We provide support during times of challenge, crisis, and emergencies, as well as opportunities for students to engage in good decision making. It is our hope to empower all students to discover, pursue, and achieve their personal and educational goals. In addition, we serve as primary student advocates offering and promoting collaborative programs and services in collaboration with Academic Affairs and other Student Affairs offices. We do this by assisting students in the resolution of problems, providing information about and referral to campus resources, and promoting institutional initiatives that address students' needs and interests. We also serve as a resource for faculty and staff, as well as parents and families, in supporting student retention, graduation, and overall success at USI.
Our website introduces the Dean of Students staff along with the various offices and programs associated with the Dean of Students Office and the University. It is filled with helpful information about available services and resources, opportunities for involvement, important campus policies, and links to other offices on campus.
Our office is located on the first floor of the University Center East, room 1229. We look forward to meeting you soon!
Dr. Angela E. Batista
Dean of Students