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Mission Statement

The mission of the Dean of Students Office is to support Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the Division of Student Affairs by providing services, resources and advocacy for all of our students to promote an ethical community through fundamental fairness, mutual respect, personal accountability and responsible citizenship. Through our collaborative efforts, we strive to create a safe and welcoming campus environment that embraces a diversity of ideas, beliefs and cultures, where ideas can be freely exchanged in an environment guided by fairness, honesty and integrity.

Embry-Riddle Prescott Campus Dean of Students Rhondie Voorhees

Letter from Dean Rhondie...

From the time our students arrive on the Prescott Campus for their orientation and first class until the last final exam is completed prior to graduation, the ERAU Prescott Dean of Students Office interacts with students in ways that contribute to an exceptional and comprehensive student experience.

Our students are exposed to what can only be described as unlimited opportunities for involvement, leadership, and personal exploration. The Dean of Students Office, and the departments that fall under it, help students take an active role in positively shaping our campus community and their futures.

We are involved, interested, and invested in the education and development of our students. We support our students and assist them in fulfilling our University Vision Statement: “Embry-Riddle will be the world's source for innovation and excellence in aerospace education and applied research, global security and intelligence, aviation business administration, meteorology and more.”

I encourage all students to explore this website. Even more, I encourage students to visit the Dean of Students Office and get to know me and my staff members who are dedicated to their social, ethical, spiritual, and leadership development. Go Eagles!

Rhondie Voorhees
Dean of Students

Dean of Students Dean of Students Office Services and Assistance

If this is an emergency, call Campus Safety & Security at 928-777-3333 immediately.

Are you concerned about an Embry-Riddle student? If you have witnessed a situation involving a student that creates concern for his/her health and safety, feel like a student requires additional assistance, or see a student behaving inappropriately in class or on campus, please submit the Student of Concern Form.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University believes it is important to foster an environment that encourages students to maintain a standard of responsibility for self-care which includes the ability to respond adequately to one's emotional, physical, and educational needs. Some students who are distressed engage in behaviors that impact their self-welfare and the welfare of the university community. 

Visit the Behavioral Intervention Team for more information. 

Students are provided an opportunity to express any complaint, grievance, or dispute that upon investigation may be remedied. The Dean of Students Office will provide advice and guidance to students who present us with grievances or complaints, whether personal or academically related.

Student Guidance

Student Handbook

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University continually strives to recognize, respect, and celebrate the differences and cultural identities among individuals as we recruit, support, and embrace our diverse community. We work to provide a safe environment where self-expression is welcome. We strive to create a campus climate free of discrimination, so that networks, partnerships, and cultural competency continue to be fostered through leadership, integrity, care and respect.

Title IX Sexual Harassment & University Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Dean of Students Office is able to assist students with class excuses for short term situations on an as-needed basis due to personal and family emergencies such as personal illness (hospitalization or ER visits) and family emergencies (family member dealt or sudden illness). Medical and Crisis Withdrawals are also initiated through the Dean of Students Office as well. Please contact either the Dean of Students or the Associate Dean of Students for more information or assistance. 

Embry-Riddle's policies and regulations are established to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community and its members.  Students and recognized organizations are responsible for knowing and adhering to all published policies and regulations.  

Please click here for more information about student and recognized organization conduct. 

The Student Handbook is a tool for students to use that contains pertinent information about departments, services, and University polices.  All students are reminded that they are responsible for the information in the handbook and the information in the handbook on line is considered to be the most up to date version.

 Student Handbook

Functions Supported by the Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office organizes graduation for graduates in the fall and spring semesters.  Graduation is held off campus at the Prescott Valley Event Center.

To learn more about Graduation, click here.

The Alumni Relations office along with campus departments are working to make this one of the best homecoming reunion weekends ever. 

To learn more about OctoberWest, click HERE.

The mission of the Parent & Family Association is to promote and foster open communication between the University Administration and family members of our students. 

To learn more about the Parent & Family Association, click HERE.

The Student Government is responsible for maintaining a communication link between students, faculty, staff and administration. The SGA is the student resource for voicing concerns and suggesting new ideas for improvement to the University. Members of the Student Government Association are involved campus-wide. The SGA President serves as a student delegate to the Board of Trustees and each council member serves on a variety of committees including Food Services Committee and the Jack Hunt President’s and Ed King Award selection committees. Student Government members also meet with the deans regularly to discuss academic and extra-curricular issues, provide input on a variety of campus projects and sit in on student conduct appeals to ensure fundamental fairness to all students.

Learn more about the Student Government Association.

Contact Us

Dean of Students Office

Introducing Prescott's New Dean of Students, Dr. Rhondie Voorhees

Coming from the University of Montana where she served as Dean of Students since 2012, Dr. Voorhees brings over thirty years of experience in higher education to Embry-Riddle, including a Ph.D. in higher education and student affairs. We caught up with Dean Voorhees to learn more about her background, what brought her to Embry-Riddle, and what motivates her to do what she does.