2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Division of Student Life and Academic Development

Division of Student Life and Academic Development

11 Mellen Street


617.349.8558 Fax

Nathaniel Mays

Dean of Student Life and Academic Development

The Division of Student Life and Academic Development (SLAD), located at 11 Mellen Street, is responsible for monitoring the overall quality of life for undergraduate and graduate students at Lesley University. The Division provides a range of services and programs to support the academic, career, and personal development of all students. SLAD includes the following areas: Athletics, Career Resource Center, Community Service, Commuter Student Services, Counseling Center, Immunization Records for Graduate and LCAL Students, Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientations, and Student Health Service (undergraduate) including immunizations records for undergraduate students.  In addition, SLAD oversees the UNITY Gospel Choir and a MBTA discounted Semester Pass Program (https://www.lesley.edu/students/transportation-parking-and-shuttle/getting-around-cambridge) for travel on the greater Boston public transportation system.

The Dean of Student Life and staff are also responsible for administering the policies that govern student conduct. At Lesley University, we take very seriously the right for all members of our community to receive an education free of harassment, discrimination, violence, and intimidation. 

As a member of the Lesley community, it is important that you become familiar with University Policies, as well as our Conduct Policies. The link to the on-line Student Handbook is:  http://lesley.smartcatalogiq.com/.  You can also find information about our Consent Campaign, Community Standards of Conduct, and Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policies at the following links:  https://www.lesley.edu/students/health-wellness-safety/sexual-assault-prevention-services and https://lesley.edu/students/policies/behavior-policies.  If you, or someone you know, is the recipient of unwanted sexual advances, contact, or requests, please see the Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy (https://lesley.edu/students/policies/behavior-policies/discrimination-harassment-and-sexual-violence-policy) and students can report incidents of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence to:


Heather Stepler

Interim Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
29 Everett Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: equalopportunity@lesley.edu


Public Safety Office

34 Mellen Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Email: publicsafetysupervisors@live.lesley.edu

Reports of harassment and sexual violence may also be made to the police at 911.

Staff in the Division of Student Life and Academic Development, as well as faculty and staff throughout the University, are ready to provide support and serve as resources to help ensure your academic success and create a stimulating and safe environment for our students to learn and live in.

More information on Student Life and other resources can be found on the Lesley web site at https://www.lesley.edu/life-at-lesley.