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 Student Conduct 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
- 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
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.
DEAN OF STUDENTS
SGA JUDICIAL AFFAIRS ADVISOR
Ms. Tameka A. Harper, MPA
Ms. Ahlyease Roper
As the university responds to Coronavirus (COVID - 19) to promote the safety of our community, the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct will be working remotely primarily. Our commitment to serving our students and the greater university community continues. We will update this FAQ as our circumstances change. If you have additional questions after reading this page, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (334) 727-8421 and one of our staff members will do their best to assist you.
IS THE OFFICE OPEN?
Staff members are available as usual during normal business hours (8:00am - 4:30pm). It is advisable to contact the office in advance of your visit by phone or email.
I HAVE SANCTIONS DUE SOON. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
We understand that other circumstances may be affecting our students’ ability to complete their sanctions on time. Someone from the University will reach out to you to develop a plan to complete your sanctions if necessary. If you can, continue to work diligently to complete your sanctions on time.
To reiterate, all administrative hearings and deadlines for sanctions will still take place at the scheduled dates and times. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. Our main phone number is (334) 727-8421.
I CALLED THE MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER (334) 727-8421/8420/8422, BUT NO ONE ANSWERED. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The best way to contact our office is via email, either email@example.com. While we are monitoring the main phone number, staff may not be able to answer when you call. We’ve found that students are often hesitant to leave a voicemail and instead prefer to call back frequently until a staff member is able to answer the phone. A better strategy is leaving a voicemail message with the following information:
(1) Your full name;
(2) Your student ID number;
(3) A callback number; and
(4) The reason for your call
The Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct 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 Student Conduct needs your support—every gift matters.
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 and assisting with the daily operations. 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
At the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct, our commitment lies in serving students with utmost dedication. We take pride in offering assistance and exercising professional judgment during times when students encounter unforeseen and difficult circumstances. As part of our commitment, we may provide a classes missed memo as a considerate gesture to inform instructors about a student's absence.
Our primary goal is to support students through challenging situations by maintaining open lines of communication between the Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct, instructors, and students themselves. By preparing classes missed memos, we strive to ensure that instructors are aware of any absences and can work collaboratively with students to address missed coursework or assignments.
We understand that unexpected circumstances can arise, and our aim is to assist students in navigating these situations while fostering an environment of understanding and support.
WHAT IS A CLASSES MISSED MEMO?
Classes missed memos are provided to students under limited circumstances supported by appropriate documentation. These extenuating situations may include:
Please note that a classes missed memo does not serve as an institutional excuse. An institutional excuse is specifically reserved for situations where a student represents the university in academic, extracurricular, or athletic events or is engaged in military service.
Regarding absences that do not fall under institutional excuses, it is at the discretion of each instructor to address them. Various factors may be taken into consideration, including the attendance policy outlined in the course syllabus, the course structure, as well as the student's prior attendance and performance. Only an instructor has the authority to "excuse" an absence. We strongly advise students to maintain open communication with their instructors and collaborate on making arrangements to compensate for any missed work.
It is important for students to recognize that the resolution of missed classwork ultimately lies in coordination with their instructors. By actively engaging with their instructors, students can effectively navigate the process of making up for any missed coursework or assignments.
To request a memo for missed classes, students are required to complete an online form (Classes Missed Notification Request). Please ensure that the form includes the following details: the reason for your absence, the specific dates of your absence, and the anticipated date of your return to class. It is important to note that students must be ready to upload appropriate documentation supporting the reason for their absence. Examples of acceptable documentation include a note from a healthcare provider (Return to School Certificate), hospital discharge paperwork, an obituary or funeral program, or any other relevant documentation that clearly indicates the nature and duration of the absence. It is crucial that all documentation is submitted before the notifications to professors are finalized and distributed.
The Office of the Dean of Students serve as event planners for Parents' Weekend. The weekend typically features a number of activities ideal for both students and their visiting family members. It is an opportunity for parents and families to celebrate, fellowship, as well as the chance to interact with Tuskegee faculty and administrators.
For more information about Parents' Weekend please visit the event's page:
The ceremony for Parent(s) of the Year will be held in the Spring semester during the Scholarship Convocation. Nominations will be opened before that time.
Food insecurity refers to the lack of access to nutritious and affordable food, and it is a significant issue affecting a substantial portion of college students. Research conducted in higher education indicates that approximately one-third of college students experience food insecurity.
In response to these distressing findings, university officials, student organizations, alumni, community partners and more have taken action to help relieve that circumstance at Tuskegee University. With the strong vision and appeal of then Ms. Kiyana Porter, a dedicated Junior Political Science student, the Dvision of Student Affairs spearheaded the creation of a food pantry on our campus in 2019 under the leadership and supervision of the Office of the Dean of Students.
To access the food pantry, students can visit once per week and are required to present their Tuskegee University student ID cards. The food provided will be conveniently prepackaged for efficient distribution.
We are grateful for the commitment and efforts of everyone involved in bringing this valuable resource to our campus. The food pantry stands as a testament to our dedication to supporting our students in times of need.
You can help support the Tuskegee University Tiger’s Den Food Pantry by donating nonperishable food items, toiletries and feminine products! All donations will be used to stock the Food Pantry and support members of the Tuskegee University student campus community.
Essential College Residence Hall Food:
Essentials for Residence Hall Room Cooking and Baking
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
Hours of Operation:
Fall & Spring Semester Hours*
Tuesday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
*Closed Holidays, Breaks, and Inclement Weather
Friends of the Pantry
How You can Assist: