The Office of Student Life works proactively to help our students shape their co-curricular experiences while navigating their academic responsibilities. Student Life advises student clubs, special interest groups, and our three student government associations with faculty and staff involvement to ensure all students are getting the most from their experiences here in Des Moines, out on rotations, or attending classes through our online programs. Whether it is overseeing new student orientations, DMU’s spring and summer Commencement ceremonies, providing leadership development, coordinating student health insurance, promoting the Professional Integrity Code, overseeing campus-wide programming and community outreach through service, or providing support and guidance to the Student Life Council, we are here to serve all DMU students.
Never hesitate to visit our offices located on the 5th floor in the Academic Center if you have any questions or would like to chat over a cup of coffee.
- Alicia Lynch, Student Services, 515-271-1457, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Mohr, Student Life, 515-271-1440, email@example.com
- Jerry Parker, Ph.D., Student Life, 515-271-1684, firstname.lastname@example.org
New student orientation
The PA orientation will occur May 28-30, 2014. Information regarding PA orientation and mandatory sessions will be posted on the new student Pulse page beginning April 1.
The D.O., D.P.M., D.P.T., M.S.B.S., and M.S.A. orientation will occur August 5-7, 2014. Please note that academic classes will begin on Friday, August 8, 2014. Information regarding orientation and mandatory sessions will be posted on the new student Pulse page beginning June 1. For additional information, please contact Dr. Parker at 515-271-1684 or via email at email@example.com.
A Safe Zone
Des Moines University is committed to providing an inclusive environment in which every student and employee is able to thrive on an academic, professional and personal level. It is our goal through the Safe Zone program to foster a community that is based on respect and dignity by acknowledging that all sexual orientations and gender presentations are a valued part of our culture. The Safe Zone program provides a visible network of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, questioning, and other individuals seeking information and assistance regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, harassment, and/or discrimination concerns.