About ODOS

About the Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students supports student learning and interpersonal growth that creates engaged citizen leaders. On the second floor of Peabody Hall, students will find a team that is available to assist students in navigating and developing a unique student experience, grounded in the history and traditions of one of the finest higher education institutions in the world.

The Office of the Dean of Students is part of the
Office of the Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer.

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Peabody Hall / Second Floor
Tel: 434.924.7133 · Fax: 434.924.3889 · Directions to Peabody Hall.

The University of Virginia's Commitment to Diversity 

Diversity stands with ethics, integrity, and academic excellence as a cornerstone of University culture. The University promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment that embraces the full spectrum of human attributes, perspectives, and disciplines. When people of different backgrounds come together, they exchange ideas, question assumptions (including their own), and broaden the horizons for us all. A University of Virginia community rich in diversity affords every member equal respect – and provides a forum for understanding our differences as well as our commonalities.

Associations & Units

In addition to the programs, services, and support offered directly through the ODOS main office in Peabody Hall, the office also oversees the following associations & units.


Newcomb Centers & Services

Newcomb Centers & Services is an association of students, faculty, and staff dedicated to creating a vibrant and engaging community experience at UVA. Our vision is to be the hub of community activity at the University, create a living laboratory for student self-governance, and provide world-class service to students, colleagues, and guests.

Five units within ODOS work collaboratively to manage NCS’s diverse portfolio of programs, services, and facilities that support life on and around Grounds:

  • Business Services & Operations
  • Fraternity & Sorority Life
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Student Activities
  • Technology & Audio Visual Services


Business Services & Operations

Working with many constituents across Grounds, ODOS Business Services and Operations supports an environment of inspiration, learning, and enrichment for the UVA community through an array of exemplary support services. We accomplish our mission by providing clean and safe facilities, a dynamic student employment experience, support for diverse student activities, and excellent customer service.

Fraternity & Sorority Life

Fraternity & Sorority Life works closely with the four Greek councils at the University of Virginia: the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), Inter-Sorority Council (ISC), Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), and National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Approximately 30 percent of undergraduate students belong to a fraternal organization.

FSL works to strengthen student self-governance and leadership, and serves as the University liaison to alumni and chapter headquarters’ staff.

Housing & Residence Life

Housing & Residence Life provides services and support for all on-Grounds residential graduate & undergraduate students, university members, and conference guests. HRL strives to create inclusive environments that support the academic, cultural and social goals of the University. Specific living and learning programs include language immersion houses, three residential colleges, a transfer student focused community, and a comprehensive first year experience. Residential environments encompass a diverse array of building styles including traditional residence halls, apartment complexes, townhouses and single family homes.

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Marketing & Communications

Through positive collaboration with faculty, staff, & students, resposibilites include management & production of all ODOS marketing needs. Services include; strategic engagement & communications, website development, branding, advertising, print & electronic media, wayfinding/signage, & social media. Our professional staff produces creative, and consistent solutions to a variety of media needs.

Orientation & New Student Programs

Orientation & New Student Programs assists first-year and transfer students in making a successful academic, intellectual, and social transition to the University. New student orientation programs and initiatives are designed to strengthen students’ connection to the University.

Student Activities

The staff members of Student Activities provide professional support to student organizations at the University of Virginia. Student Activities is also responsible for supporting the University Programs Council (UPC), Arts Board, Women’s Leadership Development Council (WLDP), the Student Activities Center (SAC), the Media Activities Center (MAC), and Student Council.

Technology & Audio Visual Services

Working with our technology service partners at ITS, Technology & Audio/Visual Services is responsible for implementing and supporting the computer and presentation technology for departmental staff, as well as meeting and conference spaces associated with ODOS.