Department of Student Life

About the Office of the Dean of Students


        Dean Karen Van Norman        
Karen Van Norman
The mission of the Office of the Dean of Students and Community Development is to work with students, faculty, and staff to create and sustain a vital, engaged University community.  This office develops and implements activities, and services that nurture successful learning in all settings of university life and that encourage students to become engaged global citizens.
Through our offices, services, and programs we work with students to complement their academic experience with an exciting and enriching out of classroom experience. Whether it is through developing leadership skills that will serve you throughout your life or just hanging out with friends at a concert on campus, you can always find something to do at SHU.
An important aspect of Seton Hall’s mission as a Catholic University is the development of community, where each person is respected, nurtured, and encouraged. From NCBI, a unique program designed to welcome diversity, to Community Standards, the University’s judicial system, students learn about themselves and their relationship to others, resulting in a rich and dynamic campus community.
We encourage you to learn more about our programs and services by exploring this website.

Karen Van Norman
Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students

Contact Us

Department of Student Life
(973) 761-9076
Bishop Dougherty University Center

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