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||
Ms. Tameka A. Harper, MPA
Mr. Joseph Bannerman
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?
Although staff may be working remotely, our work continues. Staff members are available as usual during normal business hours (8:00am - 4:30pm), but reachable only 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.
The Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct prides itself on serving students. We strive to exercise our professional judgement and support to assist students when they are faced with unexpected and challenging circumstances. Office of the Dean of Students and Student Conduct may prepare a classes missed memo as a courtesy to instructors advising them of a student’s absence. To submit a request for a Classes Missed Notifcation click the following Link: Classes Missed Notification Request Form
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:
Absences for illness or medical appointments- For injury or illness that requires a student to be absent from classes for three or more university business days (to include classes on Saturday), the student should obtain a medical confirmation note from his or her medical provider. The Student Health Center or an off-campus medical professional can provide a medical confirmation note only if medical professionals are involved in the medical care of the student. The medical confirmation note must contain the date and time of the illness and medical professional's confirmation of needed absence.
Serious illness, accident or injury ( inclusive of Injury or illness that is too severe or contagious for the student to attend class
Victim of or witness to a crime
Death or serious illness of a family member
WHAT IS A CLASSES MISSED MEMO NOT?
A classes missed memo is not an institutional excuse. An institutional excuse is limited and is only granted to a student to participate in academic, extracurricular, and athletic events as a representative of the university, or for military service.
With the exception of institutional excuses, how absences are addressed is within the discretion of each instructor and may take into consideration any number of factors including the attendance policy for the course as stated in the syllabus, the structure of the course, the student’s prior attendance and performance in the course. Only an instructor may “excuse” an absence. We counsel students to work closely with their instructors to make up any missed work.
Classes missed memos will not be issued in the following circumstances:
An absence longer than two weeks without extraordinary circumstances;
Personal travel such as holiday travel, weddings, family reunions or job interviews;
Religious Holidays (see Academic Calendar);
A late request: Request is made more than two weeks after the last day of the absence;
Legal Issues; and
Weather related absences or travel delays
Students may request a classes missed memo by completing this form and then contact the Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs (334) 727-8421, via e-mail THarper@Tuskegee.edu or by coming in to the office located in suite 203 Tompkins Hall. Students should provide the reason for their absence, the dates of absence, and the date they expect to return to class. Students should be prepared to present documentation of their reason for absence before the notification is distributed to all professors. Appropriate documentation may include a note from a health care provider, hospital discharge paperwork, an obituary or funeral program, or other documentation that indicates the nature and dates of the absence.
* Documentation must be submitted before the notifications to professors are completed.
Tuskegee University Parents Association and Advisory Council
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 Student Conduct 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.
All parents and family members of current TU students shall be considered General Members within the Tuskegee University Parents Association. To receive full benefits, General Members must activate their memberships by providing the Association with their contact information. Benefits of General Membership include:
Families looking to further support the Tuskegee University Parents Association may join at the Bronze Membership level.
Bronze Membership shall be $100 per family mailing address—even if the family has more than one student enrolled at TU—for the first year, renewable each year the family’s student is enrolled at TU for an additional $50(Parent Pride Pack not included in Bronze Membership after the first year).
Benefits of Bronze Membership include:
- All benefits of General Membership,
- One Parent Pride Pack, and
- Eligibility to serve on the Parents Advisory Council.
Silver Membership shall be $300 per family mailing address—even if the family has more than one student enrolled at TU—which covers the family’s Bronze Membership for its student’s tenure at TU (includes one Parent Pride Pack). Families who do not choose to join at the Silver Membership level the first year, may choose to join at the Silver Membership level the second year.
Benefits of Silver Membership include:
• All benefits of General Membership,
• One Parent Pride Pack,
• Membership fees are covered for the student’s fill tenure at the University, and
• Eligibility to serve on the Parents Advisory Council.
Gold Membership allows families to maintain long-term connections to the Parents Association and TU. This membership shall be $500 and includes a family’s Silver Membership and a charitable gift to the Parents Fund to cover the family’s lifetime membership dues.
Benefits of Gold Membership include:
• All benefits of General Membership,
• Annual Parent Pride Pack,
• Charitable Gift to the Parents Fund covering family’s lifetime membership fees.
• Eligibility to serve on the Parents Advisory Council.
Membership Fees support current and future initiatives to ensure that all students have the resources needed to thrive at Tuskegee University.
Tiger’s Den Food Pantry
The Pantry includes weekly donation of food and toiletries for the on campus food pantry managed by the office of the Dean of Students and the Department of Social Work.
The application to become a member of the Tuskegee University Parents' Association can be accessed clicking this link:
The weekend features an opportunity for parents and families to celebrate, fellowship, as well as the chance to interact with Tuskegee faculty and administrators.
Office of the Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs serve as event planners for Parents' Family Weekend. The weekend typically features a number of activities ideal for both students and their visiting family members.
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.
In response to those findings university officials, including Dean Harper, Department of Social Work and Ms. Kiyana Porter, Junior Political Science student created 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.
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: 2:00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m. to 6: 00 p.m.
*Closed Holidays & Breaks
Friends of the Pantry
How You can Assist: