Letter from the Dean
Welcome to LSU!
This is the beginning of my fourth year as the Associate Vice President and Dean of students. If we have not met, I urge you to introduce yourself to me and share your LSU story. I like to be called Mari (pronounced Mah-dee).
The Office of the Dean of Students has been busy planning for the Fall 2018 semester. The priorities of our office include leadership & involvement; diversity, inclusion & cultural competence; holistic student development; and safety & security. Some of our plans for this semester include:
- implementing the revised Code of Student Conduct to include an amnesty policy, student organization misconduct, and updating categories of misconduct;
welcoming students at events included on the Bengal Bound schedule;
celebrating students’ eligibility to wear the LSU Ring during LSU Ring Week (August 20-24 at Barnes & Noble LSU) and presenting rings to students at the LSU Ring Ceremony in November;
promoting safety resources available to our community at Public Safety Day on Sept. 5 (10am-2pm, Tower Drive) and through the Stay Safe LSU campaign;
hosting National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Welcoming Diversity Workshops; and
participating in National Hazing Prevention Week on September 24-28. Be on the lookout for more information and events.
I also want to make you aware of a campus-wide initiative called LSU Cares; which is dedicated to the well-being of students and the promotion of a community that cares about each of its members. If at any time you have a concern or complaint, please submit your concern through the LSU Cares webpage.
Our staff are here to be your advocates, cheerleaders, and supporters throughout your college experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the events, services, and resources available through the Office of the Dean of Students. Geaux Tigers!
Mari Fuentes-Martin, Ed.D.
Associate Vice President & Dean of Students
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