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* New Event: Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:30pm
   "What Would it be Like if......"

Join us for this Ted Style talk followed by a reception where you can talk to the speakers or just enjoy a snack.

Have you ever wondered what happens if you go to places like Planned Parenthood, an Eating Disorders Clinic, a Recovery Meeting or other organizations like it? We did to, so these organization and students who have used some of these organizations will be talking about what to expect at our event.

Wednesday, March 22nd, 6:30pm

Alumni Center at the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC

Nomination Forms are Due

March 24, 2017 4:30pm Deadline to Nominate

The Office of the Dean of Students has decided to extend the deadline to receive nominations for the Bishop Robert Smith Award and the Ted Stern Cup to March 24, 2017. The awards will be presented during the Student Activism and Leadership Achievement (SALA) Awards Ceremony hosted by the Higdon Student Leadership Center.  This year’s ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19th at 4:30 p.m. in the Stern Student Center Ballroom with a reception to follow. 

April 7, 2017 5pm Deadline for nominations for the Alexander Chambliss Connelley Award 2017

Check out what's happening with our new Collegiate Recovery Program

 Open Meetings: The CRP hosts an open meeting on campus each week,

 Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in room 210, Levin Library, of the Jewish
 Studies Center, 96 Wentworth St.

 Open to any student interested in learning more about what being in recovery is about.

  •   The meetings will answer these questions:
    • What is sobriety?
    • What is recovery?
    • What does it take?
    • Is it for me?
    • How do I support a friend in recovery?
  • The group will be facilitated by Wood Marchant, CRP Director and a sober alum of the College.
  • This will be an open forum to ask questions and learn about sobriety in a discreet setting.

Member Meetings in CRP Lounge:

  • Meetings for members are held in the CRP Lounge on the third floor of the Stern Center.
  • These meetings focus on recovery-related issues and challenges one may face as a recovering young person and student.
  • The CRP Lounge provides a safe space for students to study, get together and to plan social events on and off campus.
  • A focus on community-service is part of the CRP as students will collectively find and work with local community partners.
  • Another important aspect of the program is helping students plan for their post-graduate careers by having sober community members who work in various fields come speak to students to provide guidance and perspective.

To become a member of the CRP, students must fill out an application and meet with Wood Marchant, Director of the CRP, for an interview.

Questions? Please contact Wood Marchant with any questions at 843.953.6630 or at

Dean Jeri Cabot        

 Jeri Cabot 
 Dean of Students  
 Associate Vice President                    

Photo of David Aurich

David Aurich, PhD.
Associate Dean of Students

Alison Berk
Coordinator for
Prevention Education Initiatives
and Student Conduct 
(No Photo Available) 

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Michael Antoine
Office Manager



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: The Honor Code and 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

What does the Dean of Students' Team Do for 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.

The Dean of Students Logo. The Dean of Students is part of the Division of Student Affairs. Our Motto is Live. Learn. Grow.