Welcome from the Dean

edina_headshot.jpgOn behalf of the staff in the Division of Student Affairs, welcome to The University of Bridgeport (UB). The overall mission of the Office of the Dean of Students is to support the success of UB students in their pursuit of knowledge and learning and to educate and support the whole student. Therefore, we are committed to creating a purposeful learning environment that integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences. As your Dean of Students, I hope to work along with the staff to provide you with a wide array of programs and services that will help you be successful at UB. National research shows that students graduate quicker and with better grades if they maintain campus involvement. We urge students to get involved in campus organizations and activities.

 
There are well over 50 active student organizations on campus, including Greek social organizations, faith-based campus ministry groups, numerous intramural opportunities, and many service and academic clubs. Volunteer Services helps connect UB students and organizations with community service projects in the area. The University has a competitive Division II athletic program. Be sure to cheer the Purple Knight’s on to victory in all our men’s and women’s sports! 
 
Student Affairs also serves as a resource network for faculty, students, and parents in times of need. Life doesn't always go as planned, and Student Affairs can help provide guidance and advice to parents and students experiencing challenges in their lives. These issues can range from roommate conflicts and stress, to mental illness and University policy violations. Whatever the issue, Student Affairs is a good place to begin in seeking out advice, information or services.
 
 
It is our goal to make your UB experience memorable and satisfying. We strive to offer the highest level of professionalism and commitment to students. If there is any way the Student Affairs team can assist you, please contact my office at 203-576-4393 or reach me through electronic mail at deanofstudents@bridgeport.edu. We believe learning has no boundaries! Take advantage of our resources and best of luck in your academic endeavors.

Sincerely,
Edina Oestreicher
Dean of Students