Dean of Students

Overview of the DoS Office

The Office of the Dean of Students oversees the students’ welfare at the University. It serves as a link between the University Management and the students’ democratically elected government (the Moshi Co-operative University Students’ Organization). The Office is also responsible for students’ disciplinary matters. Through Moshi Co-operative University Students’ Organization, the office of the Dean of Students ensures high standard of students well being during their stay at the University, especially in the following areas: accommodation, medical, library, postal & banking, catering & shopping, religious, sports & games, students’ funding & loan’s desk. Thus, the DoS is the Head of the University Students Welfare and is the chief advisor of the students at the University.

The Office is a central place for students, parents, faculty and staff to receive assistance with navigating the complex issues of student life.  The staff of the Dean of Students Office provides support to individual students or groups experiencing life situations impacting their University experience and coordinates the appropriate individual or campus-wide response.  Staff members work to promote a safe, respectful, healthy and inclusive academic community, coordinate specific programs and services, and monitor and respond to emerging situations that impact students. 

Ms. Elisifa Nnko
Dean of Students

Office Instruments

Apart from the Universities Act of 2005 and the MoCU University Charter of 2015 , the office has other instruments that are used for decisions and guiding daily activities namely;

  • MoCU Students Disciplinary Rules and Procedures, 2016
  • MoCU Students Accommodation Policy, 2016
  • MoCU Dress Code, 2015
  • MoCU Student Disability Policy, 2017
  • MoCU Sports and Recreation Policy, 2017
  • MoCU Student Welfare Policy, 2017
  • The Constitution of the Moshi Co-operative University Students’ Association, 2015
  • Financial Regulations of the Moshi Co-operative University Students’ Association, 2015
  • Election Regulations of the Moshi Co-operative University Students’ Association, 2015

Core Areas of Work

The Office of DoS work on the following four core functional areas:

  • Promote a safe, respectful, healthy and inclusive academic community
  • Enhance students’ University experience through career guidance, counselling and advice students on job placement
  • Provide support services and manage critical incidents impacting students and the University community
  • Respond to emerging needs within the student population

Leadership and Departments

The top leader in the office Dean of student is the Dean. In order to assist the Dean to perform his activities, the dean’s office has Four (4) departments namely, Accommodation, Guiding and Counselling, Sports and Recreation as well as Students Affairs Kizumbi Teaching Centre

Accommodation Department

Some of the duties and responsibilities of this department include:
• Arranging accommodations for new students
• Ensuring that students’ residences are well maintained
• Ensuring that the university by-laws and regulations guiding the students life in halls of residence are being observed
• Keeping and maintaining proper residence records
• Ensuring that security prevails in and around halls of residence
• Coordinating the application of residence permits for foreign students

Department of Sports and Recreation

This department as an overall in charge of all students’ games, sports and recreation at the University, among others is responsible in:
• Advising the DoS on issues pertaining to the purchase of sports gear and other equipment
• Identifying sports, games, recreations and health initiatives and overseeing their planning and implementation
• Organizing students interclass sports programs and inter university games
• Preparing sports and games budget
• Supervising all sports and games at the university and ensuring all records are kept in proper order
• Conducting workshops and symposia on sports and games to the university community
• Liaising with head of department students’ accommodation in coordinating students’ cultural, recreational and sports activities in halls of residence

The Department of Guidance and Counselling

This department is responsible in performing various tasks including:
• Providing educational, vocational, social counselling and guidance to students
• Receiving and considering complaints from students on matters related to welfare
• Arbitrating conflicts among students and handling students’ emergency cases
• Helping students choose, prepare to enter and make progress in career advancement
• Helping students to adjust to and cope with the situations at the university including academic pressure
• Identifying, helping and motivating students with disabilities
• Coordinating students election activities
• Educating, advising and creating awareness on crosscutting issues including HIV/AIDS to individual students/groups
• Liaising with other departments in coordinating students cultural, recreational and sports activities.