Student Affairs - Dean's Office
Student Handbook

Administrative Offices

  • Office of Academic Affairs
    • The Office of Academic Affairs supports the academic mission of the University by providing services to faculty and supporting the development of the curriculum.

      Rob Rosenthal, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs: 860-685-2010.
  • Academic Deans
    • The three academic deans for 2011-2012 are:

      David Bodznick, Dean of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 860-685-3110

      Gary Shaw, Dean of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Programs 860-685-3110

      Andrew Curran, Dean of Arts and Humanities, 860-685-3110

  • Office of Admission
    • 70 Wyllys Avenue

      The Office of Admission conducts weekday information sessions at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., as well as tours of the campus. Call ext. 3000 for the current tour schedule. The office gives interviews to high school students from April of the junior year until December of the senior year. Interviews are also available Saturday morning in the fall (except for Thanksgiving weekend).

      Wesleyan students interested in volunteering as tour guides or hosts for prospective students should call Chris Lanser, assistant dean of admission, at 860-685-2983. Students interested in the senior interviewer program should call the associate dean of admission at 860-685-2982.

      For more information: 860-685-3000

      Office hours are 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.

      Summer hours (June 1 to Labor Day) 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.

  • Office of Affirmative Action
    • North College

      237 High Street

      Room 318

      The Office of Affirmative Action serves students, faculty, administrators and staff concerning all issues of equity and opportunity as they relate to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression.  The Office develops and offers programming for the campus community regarding issues of diversity and affirmative action.  The Vice President of Diversity and Strategic Partnerships reports directly to the President of the University.

      For more information, contact:

      Trisha Gordon, Affirmative Action Specialist - 860-685-4771

  • Office of the President
    • Second Floor, South College

      The chief executive officer of the University is President Michael Roth. The president holds open hours during the academic year on Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. All students are welcome to attend.

      For more information: 860-685-3500

  • Office of University Relations
    • 318 – 330 High Street

      As its name implies, the Office of University Relations seeks to develop and maintain ties between Wesleyan and its alumni, parents, and friends, as well as the local Middletown community and the general public. The office promotes local Wesleyan clubs across the country that enlist alumni/ae and parent volunteers in activities including admission recruiting, fund-raising, faculty seminars, social events, service projects, and career networking. The University Relations office also hosts some of the major campus weekends, including Homecoming/Family Weekend, Volunteer Weekend, and Reunion & Commencement Weekend. The University Relations office is also responsible for fund raising activities, including capital and annual fund campaigns. The Class of 2002 set a record of 90 percent participation in the annual fund.

      The University Relations office seeks student help at various times throughout the year, particularly during the major campus weekends and when children of alumni/ae visit the campus for the Sons & Daughters Program. The University Relations Office is helped greatly in these efforts by the Red & Black Society, a student group that undertakes volunteer activities. Students are also employed in the University Relations Office through the work-study program and as interns during the regular academic year. At the end of the year, the office hires a student work force to help prepare for and staff Reunion & Commencement Weekend, which brings more than 7,000 alumni/ae, parents, and family members back to campus.

      Locations: The "big white box" at 318 High Street houses the office of the vice president of university relations; it is also the location for the regional programs that work with local alumni/ae and parents across the country. The office also deals with alumni/ae classes and their annual giving. At 330 High Street (the "little house down the driveway," also called the "alumni office") is the Office of Alumni Relations. The office coordinates events on and off campus and works with alumni/ae and parent volunteers on developing events and on planning reunions.

      For more information: 860-685-2200

  • Office of Parent Programs
    • 330 High Street

      The Office of Parent Programs, part of the Office of University Relations, serves as a liaison between parents and the University to encourage two-way communication and assists parents in becoming involved in Wesleyan organizations of alumni and parents.

      The staff members of Parent Programs provide support to the Wesleyan Parents Council, which offers parents the opportunity to become involved in helping to plan Homecoming/Family Weekend, Reunion & Commencement, and other events for parents. The council also works to improve the University’s communications with parents through PARENTLINE, a newsletter by and for parents; assists students in career plans through the Career Resources Center; works with the alumni clubs on local events; helps the Admission Office by calling parents of newly admitted students; and assists with the Parents Fund.

      Meetings are held during Homecoming/Family Weekend in the fall and on a weekend in the spring.

      For more information, contact Dana Coffin, assistant director of parent programs, 860-685-3756 or parents@wesleyan.edu.

  • Office of Media Relations
    • Third Floor, South College

      The Office of Media Relations operates a hometown news release program to highlight the accomplishments of students for their local newspapers, as well as other media. New students receive a card at orientation asking for information that will help the Office of Media Relations target appropriate media outlets with information about them. If you have an achievement at Wesleyan that you would like to see mentioned in a hometown release, please call David Pesci at 860-685-5612 or e-mail him at dpesci@wesleyan.edu.