Dean of Students

Lucy Clunes, PhD, Dean

The mission of the Dean of Students Office (DOS) is to encourage and enable students to achieve academic success, and to exhibit the highest standards of professionalism in their chosen fields of study at St. George’s University. This is accomplished by providing support and guidance in nonacademic areas. From orientation to graduation, the DOS assists all students in the University including the School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Graduate Studies, as well as other University programs.

The DOS Office accomplishes its mission by providing guidance in both academic and nonacademic areas, enabling students to freely access the services and support mechanisms needed to achieve their professional goals, and enhance their personal growth during their tenure at St. George’s University.

The DOS enforces the student code of conduct as described in the SGU Student Manual. All students who have cognitive or non-cognitive concerns are provided with a wide range of support services, and the DOS serves as a student advocate in accessing needed services on- or off-campus. For additional ongoing support, matriculated students are assigned a faculty advisor as part of the Faculty Advisor Program, which is administered by the DOS. The advisor becomes personally acquainted with the student’s goals, strengths and challenges and serves as a source of support and advice throughout the student’s tenure at the University.

The office of Student Accessibility and Accommodation Services (SAAS) is located in the DOS office with Ms. Andrea Blair as Director. SAAS provide support to students with disabilities. The mission is to consider requests for accommodations, determine student eligibility, and if appropriate, provide reasonable accommodations. This may include accommodations for the classroom (ie, test accommodations) in housing, or accessible parking/transportation. To request an accommodation, a completed application form and supporting documentation is required. More information regarding the application process and documentation guidelines can be found at (students not admitted) or (admitted students). Other services provided include peer- support groups and assistance on applying for accommodation on the USMLE Step exams. The office is open 8am–5pm, Monday–Friday, and walk-ins are welcome.

The DOS supports nearly 80 student organizations that enhance student life by promoting a variety of activities with a range of goals: religious, cultural, professional, sports and recreation, social, and academic. In addition, campus wide Athletics and Wellness programs are coordinated through the DOS office, by Mr. David Twum- Barimah (Director of Student Campus Facilities).