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Student Life and Services

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office seeks to empowER our students through enhanced experiences and access to opportunities.

The Dean of Students Office serves as advocates, connecting students to resources, and supports the academic mission to promote student success. To prepare students for life as Embry-Riddle Eagles, the Dean of Students Office provides policies and guidelines for conduct in the comprehensive Student Handbook. In addition, the Deans of Students administer the student conduct process through the Honor Code found in the Student Handbook. Also the office verifies information for background investigations for security clearance and employment references and adheres to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to protect educational records based on the student’s preferences.

Students have access to many resources throughout the Student Affairs division, many of which the Dean of Students oversees.

  • Career Services
  • Counseling Center
  • Health Services
  • Housing & Residence Life
  • Student Engagement & Student Union

Diversity and Inclusion Office

Mission

Embry-Riddle’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion at Daytona Beach strives to advance the campus community’s understanding, commitment, and respect for diversity. Through education, programming, advocacy and outreach the office will foster an environment that is both nurturing and supportive for all students, faculty, and staff.

Vision

The vision of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Embry-Riddle, Daytona Beach, is to be a world leader of diversity and inclusion education and experiential learning.

Value Statement

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University administrators recognize that our students, staff, and faculty are our greatest strength. Embry-Riddle fosters a culture where students, staff, faculty, and guests are valued for their contributions and are motivated to participate to the fullness of their potential.  The following value statement from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion summarizes how we embrace cultivating a campus environment where everyone is respected and significant to campus life:

Our campus culture nurtures and celebrates different and unique perspectives while valuing the ideas and efforts of individual contributors in a safe and non-judgmental environment.  We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and guest so that we are enriched by the variety of people this world has to offer. We purposely promote civility and respect so that our stakeholders will enjoy meaningful experiences.

We consider one of our most important missions to be the stewardship of our students, who are our primary focus. Their well-being and feeling of belonging is paramount to this office. It is our goal to ensure that students feel welcomed and included into the Embry-Riddle “family”.

Student Union

The Student Union serves the students of ERAU by providing unique co-curricular opportunities, resources, and services to maximize their educational experiences to allow for holistic growth and development. The department strives to create an environment in which students are encouraged and aided in the exploration of co-curricular involvement, leadership development, student programming, self-governance, and civic engagement.

Through these services, the Student Union staff support and enhance holistic development by building community, complementing the academic experience, and advancing life skills.

There are over 160 student organizations on the Daytona Beach Campus. The department encourages participation in sports clubs, special interest groups, Greek life (sororities and fraternities), honor societies, aviation clubs, military organizations, and religious organizations. The Department of Student Union provides support for all these organizations in addition to assisting students in starting new student organizations. Involvement on campus develops skills in social responsibility, strong group dynamics, leadership, communication, management, budgeting, and decision making. Students have the opportunity to learn about all the student organizations at the fall and spring Activities Fair.

The Student Union is also the point of contact for the Student Government Association and its divisions – the student programming board (Touch-N-Go Productions), the WIKD 102.5 FM radio station, and the Avion newspaper – as well as New Student Orientation, Family Relations, Leadership Development Programs, the International Student Programming Council and Blue & Gold Week.  Additional information can be found online via ERAU Connection at www.connection.erau.edu.

For specific information, contact the Student Union at (386) 226-6039 or dbstuact@erau.edu.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is responsible for providing a link between the students and the faculty, staff, and administration. While being the voice of the students, the SGA provides many services, represents the student body, and is actively involved with student programs. SGA services to the students include a free beverage service, Safe Ride, which provides a free taxi ride to students when they are in unsafe situations; legal consultation service; lockers; banners; color printing; and free faxing. SGA members also participate on almost every committee on campus, and the president of the SGA is a member of Embry-Riddle’s Board of Trustees. Direct questions, comments, or concerns to sgapres@erau.edu or call (386) 226-6045.

Student Government Association Leadership Program

The Student Government Association (SGA) at each residential campus offers partial tuition waivers for elected officials of the organization. The amount of the waiver varies depending on the position held. The goal is to stimulate interest in holding elected office and to recognize the commitment student leaders make in such positions.

For information about the criteria students must meet to run in an SGA election, or for other information about the program, contact the Student Government Association office.

Students Under Age 18

A student under the age of 18 is required to have a signature from a parent or guardian to participate in certain campus events such as field trips, recreational activities, and sporting events. Attempting to obtain a signature for each would be burdensome for both the student and the parent or guardian, possibly causing the student to miss activities normally associated with college life.

A waiver form may be signed one time by the parent or guardian and the student giving consent for the student to sign in place of the parent or guardian for all activities and events that require written consent. Waiver forms are available in the Dean of Students Office and will be mailed to each underage student prior to their scheduled arrival. The waiver expires the day the student reaches the age of 18.