Resources and contacts for faculty, staff, instructors, and advisers to support a variety of student needs.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office is the main point of contact to connect students with the appropriate campus support when they are facing personal challenges. The office consults faculty and staff, parents, families, and friends to provide holistic support to students.
- Supporting and talking with students
- Supporting DACA recipients
- Managing classroom behavior and virtual environments
- Addressing student misconduct
- Student deaths
- And more
Resources for specific needs
Students with disabilities
Captioning, interpreting, accessible language
Mental health support
Suicide and violence prevention, trainings, consultation
How does FERPA apply?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. Discussing a student you are concerned about with a campus office that can help you assist the student directly is permitted by FERPA if the discussion relates to the student’s experience at UW–Madison or could help the university support the student. The Registrar’s Office has more information on student rights protected under FERPA.