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The Office of the Dean of Students

Statement on Unregistered Organizations

An organization, regardless of national affiliation, that is not registered through the College of Charleston, is considered an unregistered organization. Unregistered organizations are not affiliated with the College of Charleston and do not enjoy the rights and privileges of registered organizations. They do not receive support, advisement, funding or management from the College of Charleston, and do not follow the College’s code of conduct and Risk Management Policies. At one time, these organizations may have been registered, but violations of the College policy may have resulted in their loss of recognition.

In addition to subjecting themselves to risky behaviors, students who join unregistered organizations will not have access to the privileges that members of registered organizations can enjoy. This could include (but is not limited to): leadership development opportunities, reserving space on campus, access to funding through the College, and the ability to represent the organization at College sponsored programs and events (Orientation, Accepted Students Weekend, etc.). Registered Organizations are prohibited from affiliating and socializing with unregistered organizations. This includes co-hosting events either on or off campus.


The Dean of Students and the Team

Dean Jeri Cabot        

 Jeri Cabot, Ph.D., Dean of Students and Associate Vice President                    

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David Aurich, PhD., Associate Dean of Students

Ashley Daniels, Assistant Dean of Students

Ashley Daniels,  M.S., Assistant Dean of Students

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Michael Antoine, Office Manager

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Alison Berk, Coordinator for Prevention Education Initiatives and Student Conduct 


What does the Dean of Students Do?

The responsibilities of the Office of the Dean of Students are to


The Office of the Dean of Students is a centralized resource interacting with students, faculty, staff, families and the community. The Office of the Dean of Students promotes the values of integrity, respect, responsibility, accountability and fairness through educating, advocating, celebrating, and training for student success. 


The Office of the Dean of Students has sustainable resources to meet the changing needs of all stakeholders committed to College of Charleston students reaching their full potential as ethical leaders, principled decision makers and engaged citizens.


  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Accountability
  • Fairness

What is the Honor Code and Code of Conduct? 

The Honor System of the College of Charleston is intended to promote and protect an atmosphere of trust
        and fairness in the classroom and in the conduct of daily life.

The Honor System is composed of two major components:

    1. The Honor Code and
    2. The Code of Conduct.

Specific policies fall under each major component. Students at the College of Charleston are bound by honor and by their enrollment at the College to abide by the honor and conduct codes and to report violations. Faculty and staff members are strongly encouraged to report violations of the Honor Code or Code of Conduct.

The Student Handbook of the College of Charleston

"At the core of the College of Charleston community are individuals from diverse backgrounds whose lives are intertwined in support of the uplifting of the human condition through comprehensive studies.  As with all communities, there is a moral code of ethical behavior that binds participants together and a body of official rules and regulations that defines personal freedoms and responsibilities.  The latter is codified in our Honor Code and Code of Conduct.  They apply to all members of the college community and are intended to promote an atmosphere of trust and fairness in the classroom and in the conduct of daily campus life."  StudentHandbook

How does the Dean of Students' Team support Students?

The Dean of Students’ team
  • advocates for students
  • assists students in need
  • recognizes student achievement, and
  • holds students accountable for their actions.
Staff, faculty and students in collaboration with the Dean of Students
  • create, review, disseminate and enforce College rules and policies
  • uphold and protect student rights and responsibilities. 

Learn more about our Collegiate Recovery Program



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