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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the Office of the Dean of Students and where is it located?
The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to promote the development of the total student by enhancing the academic, cultural and social interactions of the Southern University student body. We do this by offering co-curricular opportunities that are geared towards student development, leadership, self-governance, and citizenship in the local community. The Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union. 

 

Who do I see if I have a suggestion or complaint about an issue on campus?
The Student Government Association can take certain student suggestions and complaints. Students should feel free to express their opinion that could lead to improvements in various services on campus. Students are encouraged to attend all open meetings of the Student Government Association.  For formal grievances or complaints regarding students for academic or Student Code of Conduct issues or violations, visit www.subr.edu/sraa.

 

Does the Office of the Dean of Students offer scholarships for students?
Any scholarship opportunities available through the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management can be found by visiting www.subr.edu/studentaffairs under "Publications & Documents".

 

Are freshman allowed to register cars on campus?
The general University policy is that freshman students living on campus are not allowed to register cars on campus, but students with extenuating circumstances can apply for a waiver.  Waiver information can be found at www.subr.edu/studentlife under "Policies and Information".  Freshmen that are commuter students may register their vehicle as a commuter. 

 

If I get a parking citation on campus, can I appeal it?
Students and employees that have registered vehicles on the Southern University campus can appeal citations.  Appeals information can be found at www.subr.edu/studentlife under "Policies and Information".

 

How do I report campus issues to that violates the Student Code of Conduct?
For information regarding any formal grievance or complaint involving academic or Student Code of Conduct issue or violation, please visit www.subr.edu/sraa.

 

Who is required to attend new student orientation?
Every new student admitted to Southern University and A&M College is required to attend 365 Jaguar Orientation.


If a student has a dispute with a faculty/staff member, should the student file a complaint with the Office of the Dean of Students?
No. The Dean of Students is responsible for issues related to the Student Code of Conduct, which governs student behaviors. If a student has an academic and/or job performance grievance involving a faculty/staff member, the following procedure is applicable for either formal or informal resolution:

  • Step 1: Contact the faculty/staff member directly for resolution, if possible.

  • Step 2: Contact the faculty/staff member's department chair or director for resolution.

  • Step 3: Contact the dean of the appropriate college for resolution, if the problem involves a college.

  • Step 4: Write the vice chancellor for academic affairs, if the problem involves an academic area.

 

Does Title IX protect all students from sexual violence?
Yes. Title IX protects all current students that are enrolled at Southern University and A&M College. Title IX protects students from sex discrimination, including sexual violence. Any student can experience sexual violence: male and female students; straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students; part-time and full-time students; students with and without disabilities; and students of different races and national origins.

 

Does Title IX cover employee complaints of sexual misconduct against another employee?
The primary federal law addressing sexual misconduct/harassment claims by one employee against another is Title VII rather than Title IX. While both statutes prohibit sexual misconduct/harassment at an educational institution, the statutes have different administrative requirements and are overseen by different deferral agencies. Any employee that has a complaint of sexual misconduct/harassment against another employee should report the complaint to his or her supervisor or Human Resource Officer.