Consistent with its mission, the University provides a variety of student support programs, services, and activities that promote student learning and enhance the development of its students. The Office of Student Services seeks to assist students with social, spiritual, and other support services.
DMU strives to provide timely and accurate information to students regarding matters of interest, such as academic events, employment opportunities, lectures, social and spiritual activities. Notification of these events and activities is provided to students via e-mail, through the Student Life Committee, on student bulletin boards, in student mailboxes, in postings on the website, and through contact with the Office of Student Services.
The Office of Student Services also provides information about many services of interest which are available for students in the area. These services include banking, local hospitals and clinics, hotels, parishes, student health services and insurance, places of interest, student-discounted tickets, and transportation.
A student directory is published through the Office of Student Services with student names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Students must give approval in order for their personal information to be included in the student directory in compliance with the federal guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Student Life Committee (SLC)
The SLC is the recognized student leadership and student governance body of the University and works closely with the Office of Student Services. SLC plans social and spiritual activities for students and serves as the formal channel of communication between the student body and the University’s administration. The SLC is made up of eight current members of the University student body. There are two types of members: officers and representatives. The four officer positions are president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Of the four representatives, two facilitate the social life of the University student body, one is a member of the Library Committee, and one serves to promote the spiritual aspects of the University mission. Members and officers of the SLC are elected by the student body in the spring semester and serve one-year terms. In support of the student life programs and services, a student activity fee is paid by each student enrolled.
To facilitate community life, the University regularly sponsors social gatherings of students, faculty, staff, and their families. The Student Leadership Committee coordinates many of these functions, and student attendance is encouraged. Students enrolled in online programs are welcome to attend any time they are in the area. Details are circulated by the Office of Student Services and are posted on student bulletin boards, sent via e-mail, distributed to students’ mailboxes, and posted on the University website.