The University of Richmond, through the Office of Student Development, provides a variety of cocurricular and extracurricular programs and student-support services. These are designed to enrich the quality of the collegiate experience by creating an environment in which the student can grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually. The ultimate purpose of this environment is to help each student fulfill his or her potential.
The deans' offices for Richmond College and Westhampton College, the University's colleges, are focal points in student life matters. For the University, the offices are centers for closely knit smaller communities within the whole.
On a more personal level, a student may find the dean or staff member serving as a counselor, advisor, mentor, or collaborator. If questions remain after reading this section of this catalog, a dean's office usually can provide a more complete explanation or indicate where more information may be found. In all cases, the deans' offices are contact points to provide assistance. Each student is encouraged to make full use of these excellent resources.