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The Dean of Students Team is comprised of the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, the Stockton Dean of Students, and the Associate Dean of Students-Student Conduct. They work with campus and community partners to provide services and support for students on both the Turlock and Stockton campuses. Through effective communication and coordination, the Dean of Students team ensures that students have access to the resources and support necessary for a successful and fulfilling University experience.

Meet the Dean of Students Team

Contact StanCares

The StanCares Team (Behavioral Intervention and Care Team) responds to reports from students, staff, faculty, and community members regarding non-emergency student behavioral concerns, providing guidance, resources, and referrals to campus and community support services.

Review the Student Care Referral Guide

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Policies Related to Free Expression on Campus

At Stan State, we are committed to fostering a safe, inclusive environment that supports civil discourse and open dialogue among all community members. We respect and uphold the right to protest and freedom of speech. At the same time, policies must be adhered to ensure the safety and proper functioning of our campus.

Our Time, Place and Manner of Free Expression policy outlines our support to engage in critical conversations, self-expression and advocacy on campus. While individuals are permitted to express their views, we do not tolerate hate speech, violence, discrimination — encompassing all forms of racial and national origin discrimination — harassment or behavior disruptive to the educational mission. Please note the policy’s key points:

  • Freedom of expression activities may take place on campus with the following exceptions: parking lots, inside University buildings and within 20 feet of any location in which instructional, educational and/or official business activities are being conducted. 
  • Activities must not interfere with or obstruct pedestrian or vehicular traffic, disrupt University business, interfere with classes or other scheduled academic, educational or co-curricular programs. 
  • Activities shall not promote violence, bodily or property harm, terrorist threats, defamation, obscenity and/or false advertising. 
  • Activities must not violate any federal, state or local laws or safety codes, such as regulations set by the state fire marshal.  
  • Activities shall not create excessive noise, especially by using amplified devices. 


Additional relevant policies can be found here: University Policies Related to Events

Updated: April 29, 2024