Office of Student Life

Overview

Mission Statement ​

The Office of Student Life at the Newark campus strives to cultivate a campus community where students can achieve success and become responsible citizens. Our purpose is to support the university’s mission by providing service​s and programs, encouraging student learning in and out of the classroom, and developing a diverse community which​ is educationally purposeful, open, just, disciplined, caring and celebrative. ​​

Vision Statement 

The Office of Student Life intentionally creates an involved community to promote students’ well-being, personal development and commitment to the common good through transforming experiences. To provide our students with an opportunity to develop these dimensions, the Office of Student Life offers an array of programs, services and activities.

John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, room 226.
740.364.9578​

MEET OUR STAFF​​

Holly Mason
Dean of Students
740.364.9578

Hannah Barney
Assistant Dean of Students
740.755.7316

Laura Norman
Coordinator for Student Involvement
740.755.7265

​Connie Zang
Director, Student Life-Disability Services​
740.366.9441

​Shannon Donley
Access Specialist, Student Life-Disability Services
740.366.9385

Stephayne Harris, MSW, LISW
Licensed Independent Social Worker​, Counseling Services
740.755.7262

Megan Hughett, MSW, LISW
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Counseling Services
740.755.7307

Derek L. Thatcher
Manager, Career Development & Experiential Learning​​
740.366.9453

Vorley M. Taylor
Program Manager, Multi-Cultural Affairs
740.366.9443

​Lazaro G. Fuentes, Jr.
Program Coordinator, Recreational Sports
740.366.9410

Vacant
Program Assistant, Recreational Sports
740.755.7266

Joe McCartney
Housing Coordinator – Newark Campus
740.366.9430​

Vacant
Administrative Assistant
740.364.9578

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Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

​Sexual Violence Education & Support

We are the area within the Office of Student Life that addresses situations of sexual assault, stalking, intimate partner abuse, and sexual harassment. We cover the prevention and the education aspect, as well as the advocacy and support aspect of sexual violence.

​​Support and Advocacy
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response
Contact Student Life at 740.364.9578

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Title IX

​​​​​​​Title IX is a federal law passed in 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all activities and programs of educational institutions receiving federal funds.  Prohibited sex-based discrimination includes pregnancy discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual violence.