Our work with students is purposeful. Our interactions with students are intended to foster their independence as young adults. In place of resolving issues on a student’s behalf, the staff in the Office of Student Life (OSL) provide support and guidance for students. We are attentive to advocating for students and involving them in the process at hand. At times we do this in partnership with parents and we are available to parents to address questions and concerns.
Below are some links to SCU pages that may be helpful.
Student Welfare and Support
The Office of Student Life (OSL) serves as an advocate for students during difficult times, providing support and resources to help build resilience and overcome challenges. When addressing student needs, OSL often works closely with these offices:
- Campus Ministry
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
- Cowell Health Center
- Drahmann Academic and Advising Center
- Housing and Residence Life
- Office of Accessible Education (formerly Disabilities Resources)
- Wellness Center
For additional information about how the Office of Student Life can support your student, please visit our Culture of CARE page.
When a student is unable to contact professors about an absence due to hospitalization or incapacitation, or a family crisis, the family or the student themselves may contact the Office of Student Life to have their faculty members notified. The student will be included in the notification and is responsible for following up with each professor regarding the missed class time as soon as they can do so.
Statement Regarding Fraternities and Sororities
National and local social fraternities and sororities, specifically those organizations affiliated with the North-American Interfraternity Conference (formerly known as the National Interfraternity Conference), and National Panhellenic Conference are not permitted at Santa Clara University. Santa Clara University is not affiliated with, nor does the University recognize, such organizations even if Santa Clara University students are members of those organizations.