The Dean for Students has a key role in developing the personality and environment of the University by engaging the full academic community whenever possible in collaborative activities. In addition, the office plays an important role in communicating the interests and concerns of the students to the academic and administrative leadership. The Office of the Dean for Students is responsible for many areas of student life including residential life, student development, campus activities, wellness programs, and counseling services (including services for students with disabilities). The Office also oversees implementation of University rules and regulations that have been established for the well-being of all. Students may arrange to meet with the dean when they wish to discuss personal, emotional, or academic issues.