Student Support

The Dean of Students Office serves students and their families as they navigate the collegiate experience through support services and resources committed to students’ advocacy, safety, and well-being.

Juan Guardia

Greetings Bearcats! My name is Dr. Juan R. Guardia, and I serve as the Dean of Students at the University of Cincinnati. As Dean of Students, I serve as a resource to students, parents, faculty, and administrators. Our programs and services within the Division of Student Affairs focus around issues impacting students’ lives, including Resident Education and Development, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and the Bearcat Bands. All of these programs enhance students’ holistic development academically, socially, and personally.

The Dean of Students also provides a timely and appropriate response to various forms of crisis, conflict, and risk to student retention. Some of these services include:

·         CARE (Crisis, Assessment, Referral, Evaluation) Team

·         Tuition Refund Application (TRA)

·         Student Related Critical Incidents Response Policy

I invite you to learn more about the resources offered by our office. The Dean of Students is located in the Steger Student Life Center, Suite 630 and available from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please feel free to contact us at (513) 556-4119 or

Welcome to the University of Cincinnati!

Juan R. Guardia, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students