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