August 1, 2009
WELCOME! I am glad that you have chosen to attend Augustana College. We pride ourselves on being a community in which each member is respectful of others, and where all value the diversity of cultures represented on our campus.
In addition to a strong academic program, Augustana offers a variety of opportunities designed to supplement your education. I would like to offer a few suggestions about how to take advantage of those opportunities. First, get involved in the life of the college. Besides meeting other students through participation in activities sponsored by the residence halls, membership in one or more of the campus organizations, or involvement in intramural sports, make it a point to get to know members of the faculty and staff. All of these people will enhance your career at Augustana.
Second, familiarize yourself with the contents of this Handbook and keep it as a handy reference. Using the information in this Handbook will help make your experiences at Augustana more enjoyable and meaningful. Pay particular attention to the rules and regulations which have been provided to protect the rights of all members of the Augustana community, a community of which you are now an important part.
Finally, if there is anything that members of the Dean of Students staff can do for you, let us know. We provide a wide range of services, but can direct you to other resources when appropriate. However, don't feel like you need a problem to come into one of our offices. We would enjoy the opportunity to get to know you, and I encourage you to stop by and become acquainted with us.
Best wishes for a successful year.
Dean and Vice President
of Student Services