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Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs

Tuskegee University is student-centered, and therefore, students are at the heart of all operations. We are committed to making your Tuskegee University experience exciting, challenging and wholesome.

The Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs at Tuskegee University directs its efforts toward promoting student academic success, student personal and professional development, and enhancing the quality of campus life. The Division develops, implements and manages programs, services and activities that ensure the development of competencies that complement the academic mission of the University. 

Dean of Students

Judicial Affairs Officer

Tameka Harper
Tameka Angola Harper, MPA
Phone: 727-8421

Kimberly Ceaser
Kimberly Ceaser
Phone: 727-8422


  • Mission and Philosophy
    Operating within the context of the University’s mission, the Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs seeks to maintain the University’s academic environment by educating and upholding community standards. The Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs supports the educational mission of the University by administering the Student Conduct Code in a manner that educates and holds Students accountable for Student Conduct Code violations and helps Students grow into more responsible and community-minded persons.
  • Core Values

    - Advocate for the needs of all students
    - Help community members navigate the university
    - Encourage student responsibility and leadership
    - Promote a diverse and socially responsible learning community

  • Learning Outcomes

    Students who engage in programs, activities, and services provided by Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution will [or will be able to] . . .
    - Articulate Tuskegee University’s community expectations (Student Codes of Conduct) and practice these expectations in their day-to-day campus activities.
    - Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for their actions as members of the Tuskegee University community.
    - Utilize conflict resolution skills to address and manage interpersonal disputes.
    - Demonstrate congruence between their actions and their personal and community values.
    - Utilize self-assessment strategies and develop skills to become empowered self-advocates.


Ms. Tameka A. Harper, MPA
(334) 727-8421

Ms. Kimberly Ceaser
(334) 727-8422

Joseph Bannerman


The Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs is committed to student learning and the development of the whole student. We facilitate transformation and enrich education through new opportunities for learning and development; fostering an environment for the success of all community members; developing a deeper understanding of ourselves and others on an inclusive campus; enabling students to practice positive physical, emotional, social, and intellectual behaviors and relationships; preparing students to succeed during and after their university experience; resolving complex issues through advocacy, services, and compliance; and providing programs and facilities for the social, psychological, and academic needs of the campus community. 

To do all this, and much more, The Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs needs your support—every gift matters.

  • President's Essay Contest and Awards

    Tuskegee University has made a substantial commitment to make the cost of attending the University more affordable through its institutional scholarship and awards programs. Awards are usually based on financial need and scholarships are generally based on merit, talent or other criteria. The President’s Essay Contest and the awarding of annual prizes has occurred since its inception in 1895 and was an essay contest that was sponsored by the Trinity Church of Boston Massachusetts. The original prize was $25.00 and an additional $15.00 was added a few years later for a second prize. These prizes were awarded to the students who wrote and delivered the best papers on the given subjects assigned for the competition. The program was very successful in the early years and was originally limited to juniors and seniors. However, it was eventually opened to all students and became known as the President’s Essay Contest after the President of the Institute took on the sponsorship. In the early years there were a few other prizes that were established by the friends and benefactors of Tuskegee Institute for students excelling in some aspect of the educational experience at our University. Today the event awards over 100 scholarships with the help of Donors like you!

    To contribute to these awards please contact the Office of Advancement & Development and download, complete and mail your tax-deductible contribution to the Tuskegee University Office of Advancement and Development.

  • Tiger's Den Food Pantry

    Food insecurity is when a person lacks access to nutritious, affordable food. As report by researchers in higher education about one-third of college students experience food insecurity.

    In response to those findings university officials, including Ms. Tameka Harper, MPA, Dean of Students,  Department of Social Work and Ms. Kiyana Porter, Junior Political Science student began the establishment of the Tiger’s Den  the food pantry. Ms. Porter was one of the main students advocating for the food pantry’s creation. After advocating for the pantry for more than a year and a half, Porter is now the student manager of the pantry, who is responsible for training volunteers. She will remain on a subcommittee, along with three university faculty members and administrators to maintain the pantry.

    Students can visit the pantry once per week by showing their Tuskegee University student ID cards. The food will be prepackaged for distribution.

    Students will not be questioned about their food security when they enter the food pantry.

    The pantry will start by giving out canned and non-perishable food items like cereal, juice, pasta and canned fruits and vegetables. The pantry will also provide allergen-friendly items, like dried fruit and gluten-free pasta.

    You can help support the Tuskegee University Tiger’s Den Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items, toiletries and feminine products directly to the Pantry! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support members of the Tuskegee University student campus community. If you would like to make a monetary donation or additional information, please contact Office of Advancement & Development via Email: or Phone: 334-727-8076 or 334-727-8342.

    Download a contribution form and mail your tax-deductible contribution to Tuskegee University Office of Advancement & Development.



  • Mission and Philosophy

    Adopted August 2019

    The Tuskegee University Parent Association aspires to include undergraduate students’ parents in the life of the university. Recognizing the important role parents play in the success of their children's college experience, an engaged parent makes for an engaged student.

    The Parent Association is part of the Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs in the division of Student Affairs. The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs aims to provide resources, services, and programs for parents and family members of undergraduate students that promote student success.

    The Association is an organizational umbrella under which parents collaborate and share their time and talents to enhance the University School experience for students, parents, and staff.

  • Getting Involved
  • Parent's Advisory Council
  • Membership Levels
  • Application
  • Parents Weekend 
  • Parent of the Year 


  • Mission and Philosophy
  • Application
  • How to Support
  • Wish List
  • Hours of Operation

        Fall & Spring Semester Hours*

        Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
        Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
         *Closed Holidays & Breaks

  • Friends of the Pantry


  • Mission and Philosophy
  • History
  • How to Support
  • Past Programs
  • Winning Essays