Support for Students

Some students will face obstacles along the path toward their academic goals, such as personal distress, anxiety, depression, family emergencies, health issues and more. There are excellent support services on campus to assist students, with the purpose of getting them back on track toward their goals. The Dean of Students can assist students one-on-one by identifying the appropriate campus resources to best help them.

If you are concerned about a friend, a fellow student, let us know so we can help. It is also not uncommon for peers to be the first person to recognize when a student is in distress. If you see dramatic changes in a friend's behavior, if you're concerned about a fellow student, share your concern with someone who can intervene and assist. The Dean of Students can assist in this situation. Students can report their concerns via the online reporting form.

Online Reporting Form

Online Reporting Form


Dr. Bares Pelaez
Dean of Students
Graham Center 219
Fax: 305-348-1957

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm