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Engage with the Dean

As the Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Stephanie Russell Krebs serves as the senior student affairs officer of the University and the co-chief diversity officer. Dean Krebs encourages students to engage with her so she can fully understand the student voice.

  • Lunch with the Dean and Student Government President
    During a typical semester, the student government president and and the dean eats lunch in Ultimate Dining in the Vaughn Center every Friday at noon with anyone who would like to join to share thoughts on the campus climate. Due to physical distancing constraints, this year they will be taking reservations for the lunches on a first come first serve basis. They will be eating outdoors or can arrange a virtual lunch date. To reserve your spot please email

  • Social Media
    Follow Dean Russell Krebs on Facebook. Messages will go out regularly about campus events and creative contests will take place. Don’t miss out. Friend and follow!

  • Diversity Advisory Group
    A forum for the administrators to hear directly from students about their experiences to better advocate for a more inclusive learning environment that supports unique perspectives and values differences.

  • Diversity and Inclusion Timeline
    Student Affairs Co-Curricular Diversity and Inclusion Timeline that highlights key intiatives over the past 20 years. 

  • Values to Action: UT’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Recommending ways to enhance efforts by benchmarking campus diversity, equity and inclusion practices; contributing to the development of a diversity statement; collaborating in curricular and co-curricular diversity efforts; and reviewing programs at similar institutions.
  • Connect Lunch
    Designed to encourage positive engagement and mentoring outside of the classroom between faculty, staff and students, the Connect UT Lunch Program offers faculty and staff members the opportunity to dine with up to three students during the academic year.

Mission to Educate and Empower

Student Affairs at UT educates and empowers students to be global citizens through experiential and diverse learning experiences. Through the Spartan Code and Spartan Ready, students pledge and develop high demand competencies to become effective leaders and engaged citizens.

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Student Life Policies

Learn more about The University of Tampa student life policies including discrimination, FERPA, Dean of Students hold, tobacco policy, involuntary withdrawal, University grievances, severe weather, infectious control, student rights and responsibilities, addressing student complaints, photo/video policy, drone policy and pet policy.

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See Something, Say Something

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If you see something, say something through the many channels to report information. Report a student of concern, a public incident, a bias incident or report a crime anonymously. UT is also proud to offer victim advocacy to any student who has been the victim of a violent crime.

Spartan Support Program Silent Witness Victim Advocacy
Stephanie Russell Krebs, Dean of Students

I have the best job in the world. Working with the Student Affairs staff to aid in the holistic development of students as they prepare to be Spartan Ready is a true pleasure. Students at The University of Tampa are one of a kind.”

— Stephanie Russell Krebs, Ph.D., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students