We work with the Office of the Vice President to promote the mission of Campus Life: to create an engaging environment that inspires students to realize their full potential through self-discovery, connection to community, meaningful work, a love of learning, and a life of purpose.
ODUS works to enrich the co-curricular experience by cultivating in our students the capacity for responsible citizenship and effective leadership and by promoting the well-being of self and others while upholding the values of integrity, respect, and inclusion that will prepare them for service and success in a global society.
Responsibilities and Functions
ODUS is a valuable resource for students who want to participate in and contribute to our rich and complex university community. We support our students by providing guidance on how to make the most of the University's resources in pursuit of their educational goals. Though our office is primarily engaged in enriching the Princeton undergraduate experience, we also serve graduate students, faculty, alumni, parents and members of our administration.
ODUS partners with many campus offices, in particular our colleagues in Campus Life, the Office of the Dean of the College, and residential colleges to provide opportunities for students to build community, pursue their interests, and to connect with resources. We manage a number of student-facing buildings and offices that support this work.
ODUS staff support the following:
- Student-Initiated Programs and Activities - Our office provides guidance, advising and administrative support to undergraduate organizations and agencies on matters of leadership and governance, event planning, funding sources and fiscal management.
- Student Well-Being – Our staff work with students to address issues of concern around personal, social, family and residential issues. We manage crisis response involving undergraduates and provide round-the-clock emergency coverage. We provide referrals and help students make connections with other University resources, particularly around mental health concerns, alcohol or drug issues, sexual misconduct, or any form of harassment or discrimination. Working closely with other offices, we strive to promote positive environments conducive to the development of healthy habits and good decision-making.
- Community Standards – We interpret and uphold community standards of behavior and institutional policies aimed at maintaining our institutional values and preserving a campus climate that fosters respect among all members of the University community.
- Campus Events and Programs – Our office coordinates and supports numerous large events, including those that are part of Orientation and Commencement that serve to welcome new members to our community and build a sense of belonging and affiliation throughout students’ careers at the University. We sponsor ongoing programs that promote personal growth, ethical and adaptive leadership, self-discovery and reflection.
Morrison Hall (formerly West College)
Frist Campus Center
48 University Place
350 Alexander Street