Dean of Students

In support of the educational mission, the division of Student Services seeks to enrich the holistic development of students by fostering personal growth, social responsibility, and a sense of community.

The Dean of Students also wants students and families to know about Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention as well as our policies and plans on Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention

Student Handbook (pdf) Neighborhood Relations

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Behavioral Intervention Team

The Behavioral Intervention Team provides a coordinated analysis and response plan to high-risk student concerns and critical incident reports in order to advocate for student well-being and maintain campus safety.

Complete a BIT Care Form

Team Members

Chris Waugh, Dean of Students

Matt Hansen, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Housing

Robert Christopher, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Security

Filing A Report

Reports of concerning, but currently non-emergency nature, may be submitted by email or phone contact with one of the team members above. If you deem information regarding a certain individual to be an EMERGENCY please contact St. Ambrose Security Office 563-333-6104 or call 911 immediately.

Report Processing
The Team meets regularly and every report will be viewed within 24 to 72 hours of being submitted to begin the review process.

Behaviors that should be reported to the Team include but are not limited to:

· Disruptive behavior 
· Possession of a weapon 
· Conduct violations 
· Hostile, violent, or aggressive behaviors 
· Alarming references to firearms, bombs, or shootings 
· Acts or statements motivated by hatred or discrimination 
· Alcohol or drug abuse 
· Drastic, unexpected changes in behaviors 
· Expressing thoughts of doing harm to self or others 
· Significant changes in attendance or academic performance

Strategic Planning

Student Services Vision Statement

To engage each student in a journey toward holistic development and responsible citizenship.

Student Services Mission Statement

In support of the educational mission, the division of Student Services collaboratively seeks to enrich the holistic development of students by fostering personal growth, social responsibility, and a sense of community.

Strategic Planning Documents

All documents are .pdf files.

Association for Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASACCU) Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs
Student Learning Outcomes
Questions Every Ambrosian Should Be Able to Answer

Division Standards of Excellence*

  • All staff will understand, embrace, and work to implement the division and institutional missions.
  • The division will create, adopt, and implement a 5-year strategic plan, identifying annual objectives and goals to achieve this strategic vision.
  • Financial resources will be prioritized toward initiatives that further the division strategic plan and institutional mission.
  • All division program offerings will be designed to further the division student learning outcomes (Adopted August 2008).
  • The division will create an environment that allows for student access to and equitable support for the learning environment.
  • New staff will be consistently oriented to the division and to SAU via a standardized division checklist. The division will conduct annual training and development to improve overall effectiveness.
  • At all times, the division will promote stewardship of time and resources that furthers the institution, and our learning environment, as a whole.
  • Supervisory staff will provide leadership development opportunities. All staff will demonstrate effort to develop and utilize leadership skills for success.
  • Facilities and technology will be assessed and upgraded to maximize learning effectiveness and service delivery.
  • Staff will maintain awareness and understanding of and practice legal standard governing our work as educators and role models.
  • The division will promote and support a diverse learning environment that welcomes all. All staff will act in an ethical manner consistent with professional association standards
  • and University policy. Annual evaluation and assessment will be conducted to inform our work and decisions.

*Developed utilizing the Council on the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education guidelines outlined in the CAS Professional Standards for Higher Education manual, 6th edition.
Draft 08/04/09

Voting Information

General Election

Any voter wishing to vote in Scott County can do so on the St. Ambrose campus during our special early voting dates, regardless of their voting precinct.

If you are a residential student this is an advantage because, depending on your residence hall on election day, you may or may not be voting here on campus. If you are an off-campus student and Scott County resident, this also benefits you because you can vote on campus. SAU Campus precinct boundaries (pdf)

Am I able to vote before election day?

Here is a link to the Scott County Auditor's page with information on Satellite Early Voting. The St. Ambrose University Rogalski Center is an early voting satellite location.

How do I register to vote?*

If you are not currently registered to vote in Scott County, you will need to show:

  • Proof of identity (a valid driver's license, non-driver identification card, U.S. Passport, U.S. Military ID, ID card issued by an employer, or Student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college)
  • Proof of your current residence
    • If you live on campus you'll need to ask Residence Life (2nd Floor Rogalski Center) for a statement affirming you are a current SAU resident.
    • If you live off-campus you'll need one of the following to prove your residence (if it contains your name and current address): Residential lease, property tax statement, utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or another government document.

*Please Note: Registration and voting may only occur in one geographic location. Students may vote locally because they reside in Davenport for the majority of the year. Or, students may also choose to register and vote by absentee ballot in the location of their permanent home address.

How do I vote absentee?

If you prefer to vote in your home county and not in Scott County, you'll need to contact your home county's election officials to request an absentee ballot.

Many absentee ballots can be found online at your county's election website and can be mailed in if you are registered to vote. You may have to register first if you haven't done so already. Each county and state has different rules and regulations regarding registering to vote.

Get your information early and make your vote count.

Other information on voting in Scott County

You will find links to comprehensive information on the Scott County Auditor's page.

Unbiased, non-partisan information about candidates


Christopher Waugh, Dean of Students

Matt Hansen, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Housing
Devorah Lee Alexander
, Administrative Assistant


Christopher Waugh, Dean of Students

Dean of Students
Rogalski Center, 2nd floor
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

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