Office of the Dean of Students
Welcome to Rust College!
I have the great privilege of working with a staff of dedicated colleagues in the service of Rust College’s educational mission. We believe that every person has a unique combination of interests and talents to contribute to the world. Our job is to support you in developing your gifts so you can share them with others.
The Area of Student Affairs seeks to enrich the Rust experience by supporting students’ efforts in the classroom, and by extending the learning environment beyond the classroom, and beyond the campus. We attend to the whole student and the entire community, nurturing the passion, intensity, and creativity that characterize the Rust education. We endeavor to guide students in their quest to learn and grow from the moment they arrive on campus to the day they graduate, and throughout their lives as Rust alumni.
Included in this Student Handbook are the Code of Student Conduct, Rules, Procedures, Rights and Responsibilities governing non-academic relationships approved by the Administration of Rust College and endorsed by the Board of Trustees. It defines the rights students have, in general, and the procedures the College must follow in bringing charges for prohibited behavior and for invoking disciplinary sanctions. A detailed description of punishable offenses begins on page 17 of the Student Codes, Rights and Responsibilities and Conduct, and Rules and Regulations.
I invite you to explore all the departments that make up Student Affairs to see the many resources we offer to support you in enriching your experience at Rust College. You are also encouraged to visit the Office of the Dean of Students. I look forward to meeting you.