Student Services: Supporting Student Success

The mission of student services at Divine Mercy University is to contribute to the achievement of the teaching and learning outcomes and support of student success in meeting the goals of the educational programs consistent with the institution’s mission and identity and appropriate for the institution’s graduate commuter and distance education students. To accomplish this mission, the institution provides a variety of support services and programs to students at all locations.  These resources and services include writing resources, academic advising, mental health resources, disability services, campus ministry, financial aid and scholarships, online classroom support, and information technology. Student support services are distributed throughout the institution with educational support and student development provided by the academic program and other offices including the Financial Aid Office, Student Success Office, Online Campus Support, Campus Ministry, the Dean of Students, and the Student Service Office.  

Communication about academic events, student development opportunities, employment opportunities, lectures, and spiritual activities is provided through a variety of mediums, including through academic programs, email, Canvas, the institution’s website, official DMU social media accounts, and, for on campus students, on campus student bulletin boards,  and student mailboxes.

The Office of Student Services provides support to both our onsite students as well as our online students in areas such as Disability support, Mental Health and Insurance. Additional on-site resources in the Sterling, VA campus area are also available for local students, online residency attendees and visitors.  These resources include local hospitals and clinics, mental health resources and services, local housing resources, Catholic parishes, places of interest, student-discounted tickets, and transportation. 

Student Handbook