Office of the Dean of Students

Oakland Center, Suite 150
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3352
[email protected]

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Faculty & Staff Resources

Oakland University (OU) faculty and staff occasionally encounter disruptive behaviors that may need to be reported to the Dean of Students office. Disruptive behaviors include frequent interferences with the classroom environment; disrespectful, intimidating or harassing behavior; and, excessive or unreasonable demands.

Common Issues
  • Unreasonable demands for time and attention both in and outside of the classroom
  • Monopolizing classroom discussion
  • Use of cellular phones
  • Talking when the instructor is speaking
  • Lack of attention (sleeping or reading newspaper during class)
  • Arriving late or leaving early
  • Coming to class unprepared to participate
Extreme Issues
  • Use of profanity or disparaging language
  • Intoxication
  • Verbal abuse
  • Threats
  • Physical violence
  • Harassment

Before reporting a student's behavior to the Dean of Students office, we encourage faculty and staff to review these methods for reducing the occurrence of this kind of behavior:

  • Attempt to speak with the student in private — address the behavior and never the student.
  • Outline and discuss what is acceptable behavior and what is not.
  • Limit the topic of discussion to matters that are relevant to the class.

In cases of extreme behavior that endangers the classroom environment or participants therein, contact the OU Police Department at 911 from any campus phone or (248) 370-3331 from your cell phone. A Concerning Behavior Report may also be submitted. Please remember to document all disruptive behavior in writing, including the date of the occurrence and a clear description of the behavior.

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