Dean of Students

Consistent with the mission of Gwynedd Mercy University, the Office of the Dean of Students fosters a learning community rich in the core values of our institution.  The Office of the Dean of Students provides a campus living and learning environment where students engage in co-curricular activities, service, leadership opportunities and personal and para-professional enrichment experiences. Additionally, the Office of the Dean of Students contributes to the safety and security of GMercyU students.

GMercyU's Healthy Campus Initiative

Starting on August 1, 2017, GMercyU will join nearly 1,800 other college and university campuses across the country in going completely tobacco and smoke-free. The new policy prohibits the use of all tobacco and smoke-inducing products in all GMercyU campus locations, including parking areas. The decision to go smoke-free was based on requests from our Student Government Association and is in keeping with our commitment to providing a healthy and safe campus environment.  Learn more about GMercyU’s tobacco-free campus and other Healthy Campus Initiatives

Services and Departments 

Under the guidance of the Office of the Dean of Students, the following services and departments are available to assist our students in their development:

Counseling Services
Health and Wellness Services 
Incident Reporting Form
LGBTQIA Resources
Residence Life 
Student Activities and Leadership Programs 
Student Accessibility Services 
Student Conduct
Student Handbook (PDF)

Student Conduct

Gwynedd Mercy University operates as a learning community under specific and explicit norms of behavior. These standards have as their purpose the desire to maintain respect for the rights of individuals, respect for freedom of thought and expression and fair and equitable treatment of all. The Dean of Students has the responsibility for maintaining and implementing the Code of Student Conduct and is responsible for the administration of the conduct system and procedural rules for the management/administration of the Campus Hearing Board processes that are not inconsistent with provisions in the Student Code.    

Incident Reporting 

Please use  GMercyU's Incident Reporting Form to report a known student behavior or issue that you believe may impede you or your fellow student's ability to learn, study and socialize in a safe and comfortable environment. For emergencies, call the Gwynedd Mercy University Department of Public Safety at (215) 641-5522 or call 911.

Contact Dean of Students

Contact Dean of Students Carol Gruber with any questions or concerns you may have at