Dean of Student Affairs


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Contact Us

For further information, contact:

The Dean of Student Affairs Office
Bard College
PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504

Phone: 845-758-7454

What We Do

Through the following services, Bard College seeks to enhance the value of the undergraduate experience and encourage students to participate actively in their community.

  • The Department of Athletics and Recreation provides opportunities for both student athletes and non-athletes to participate in a host of traditional and nontraditional sports and physical activities.
  • The Chaplaincy at Bard College aims to help community members develop a clearer understanding of not only what they believe, but also how they relate to their own faiths and to those of other faiths. We call upon the resources of several religious and philosophical traditions in our work, without asking others to adhere to them. Our concern is with how the individual integrates his or her own spirituality within a community of diverse faiths, and with how the larger community accommodates the fact of diversity.
  • Counseling Services and Health Services attend to individual student needs by providing private, confidential assistance, while BRAVE provides peer counseling and educational programs for the community.
  • The Office of the First-Year Experience addresses issues that may arise during the transition from high school to college.
  • The International Student Services Office helps international students achieve their educational and personal goals. The office advises students on all matters pertaining to their legal status in the United States and on cultural, social, educational, and personal concerns. The International Student Adviser also serves as informal adviser to the International Student Organization.
  • The Office of Multicultural Affairs acts as the primary contact for students, staff and faculty regarding cross-cultural communication, inter-cultural engagement and campus climate.
  • The Office of Residence Life & Housing oversees Area Coordinators and a staff of student Peer Counselors who work closely together to support and coordinate all aspects of student life in the residence halls.
  • The Bard College Safety and Security Department works to make the campus as safe as possible. The Department is available 24 hours a day to assist all members of the College community. It is service oriented, providing assistance and information to students daily, often successfully solving student problems without the need for direct intervention. 
  • The Office of the Sophomore-Year Experience helps students navigate between the excitement and newness of your first-year and the more focused upper level seminars taken during junior and senior years. Traditionally, the sophomore year is when students moderate into their discipline of study and advance into the upper college program.
  • The Student Activities Office works with Bard's Student Government and student-run clubs and organizations to facilitate events, create long-range plans to enhance student life, and develop leadership opportunities.
  • The Trustee Leader Scholar (TLS) program supports students who exhibit a strong commitment to academic rigor and community service. Students who are designated Trustee Leader-Scholars receive partial scholarships and/or stipends and are eligible for financial aid on the basis of need.