Student Affairs - Dean's Office
Student Handbook

University Resources that Support Learning and Student Development

  • Academic Resources
    • In addition to faculty advising, each student is encouraged to utilize the expertise of the faculty and student life staff to develop a curricular and cocurricular program that is consistent with his or her goals. You are also encouraged to reflect on your goals, academic plan, and cocurricular activities and modify them to acquire the required capabilities for effective citizenry, leadership, and a life of learning. You may discuss these plans with your deans, faculty advisors, and with members of the administrative support staff.

      We take great pride in the broad range of academic resources provided to enhance your experience. Each Wesleyan student has to adjust to change and respond to academic, social, and cultural changes. As you think about your goals and needs, and how to respond appropriately to new experiences and challenges, please use this section of the Student Handbook to identify people, services, and programs that will help you develop effective strategies and appropriate decision-making.

  • Office of International Student Affairs
    • Associate Dean of International Student Affairs: Alice Hadler, Downey House, room 209, extension 2832.

      The Office of International Student Affairs (OISA) assists international students in adjusting to life at Wesleyan.  The office facilitates their transition to full and active participation in campus life and in the Middletown Community.  A key priority is providing assistance to students by identifying University and other resources that will help them achieve their academic and personal goals.  The office also supports and promotes students' ideas for programs and initiatives that contribute to the vibrant cross-cultural learning that is a key component of Wesleyan's global engagement.

      Please go to http://www.wesleyan.edu/immigration/ for information on United States Immigration and Naturalization Services, which includes issuing and signing immigration documents such as the I-20 Form and the Occupational Practical Training form.

  • Office for Diversity and Student Engagement
    • Dean for Diversity and Student Engagement: Renee Johnson-Thornton, North College, Room 122, extension 2272.

      The Office for Diversity and Student Engagement provides opportunities and resources for students that complement their academic pursuits and engage their interests, passions, and ideas for enhancing the campus climate.  Initiatives include a diversity and academic advancement fund, mentoring program, and difficult dialogues forum.  For more information visit:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/odaa and difficultdialogues.blogs.wesleyan.edu.

  • Resources for Students with Disabilities
    • Associate Dean for Student Academic Resources and Disabilities: Laura Patey, serves as the coordinator of services for students with disabilities.  Contact her at: North College, Room 021/022, ext. 5581 or email: lpatey@wesleyan.edu.

      Wesleyan University is committed to supporting all students in their academic and co-curricular endeavors. Each semester, a significant number of students document disabilities, which may require accommodations, modifications or adjustments to ensure access to education, housing, and recreation. Although Wesleyan does not offer special academic programs for individuals with disabilities, the University does provide services, modifications and adjustments to all students who need and have a legal entitlement to such accommodations.

  • Academic Support Services
    • The following services are available to assist all students, including students with disabilities:

      • Writing Workshop Peer Mentoring Program: This program is open to all students and is directed by Anne Greene. Students with disabilities are encouraged to use writing mentors, a special program funded by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
      • Math Workshops
      • Time Management Workshops
      • Student tutors for individual courses when needed.