The Office of the Dean of Students has as its mission to lead and inspire the Division of Student Life to foster a sense of community in this residential college in which students build lasting relationships based on: the principles of ethical conduct; an understanding of diversity in all of its complexity; respect for self and others; the lived values of social justice and equity; and a commitment to promoting positive change in the world.
Read more about the office »


If you or someone you know needs help or, please contact any of the resources below. 

Take care of yourselves. 

Take care of each other. 

Ask for help.

 On the Oberlin College Campus: 

Oberlin College Safety and Security 440-775-8911 (emergency); 440-774-8444 

On Call System 

24 hour response service to address campus safety and connect members of the community to the after-hours support system. 

The Counseling Center 440-775-8470 

Confidential counseling services for Oberlin students. After hours telephone counseling support is available by calling the number above and selecting option 2. 

The Multicultural Resource Center 440-775-8802 A gathering place for the collaborative support of historically disenfranchised communities which works on issues of diversity and inclusion within a social justice context. 

The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life 440-775-8103 

A multifaith resource center that supports religious practice, education, service, and activism, and provides spiritual support and counseling. 

The Dean of Students Office/Class Deans 440-775-8462 

Available to provide individual support to students and strategies for accessing resources at Oberlin, including ways to find assistance if you’re not sure where to start. 

International Student Support 440-775-8462, 440-775-8540 

The Dean of Students office provides developmental advising and support for international students. The Dean of Studies office provides regulatory advising. Contact either number for advice on the right place to address your concerns. 

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 440-775-8555 

Support regarding reports of discrimination and harassment, including sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. 

The Dean of Studies Office 440-775-8540 Support and assistance regarding advising and academic policy concerns. 

24 Hour Off-Campus Confidential Phone Resources: 

Lorain County Mental Health Hotline 800-888-6161 

Confidential support, referral and crisis evaluation service. Trained mental health professionals answer the hotline. 

Nord Center Sexual Assault Services 800-888-6161 

Call the hotline for support during sexual assault evidence collection, legal, short-term crisis intervention, individual or group support, referrals for counseling, and support for family members and significant others. 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255 

A 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.