Welcome to Student Life

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Student life is committed to helping you balance your academic, social, civic, and personal growth and development. We are also advocates for diversity and social justice which is reflected in our many programs and services. We hope that you will look around the site and discover opportunities to get involved and become a part of the Salem State community as well as meet our incredible staff.

Carla Tharp, Ph.D
Dean of Students
Meier Hall room 245

Shawn A. Newton
Assistant Dean of Students
Meier Hall room 245

Chris Sullivan
Director of Student Advocacy
Ellison Campus Center room 219

Cassie Kao
Coordinator, Student Conduct and Mediation Programs
Meier Hall room 245

Lucy Corchado
Staff Assistant
Meier Hall room 245

Feel free to contact us at 978.542.6401 if you have questions about the many programs and services within student life or if you need help resolving issues at the university. You may also call our student help hotline at 978.542.6980.

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