Oberlin College offices represent the administrative and academic functions of the college, ranging from human resources and academic advising to student records and residential education. These offices support the functions of the college and conservatory to ensure all campus members receive appropriate information and support.

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Creativity and Leadership

Open to all Oberlin students and student organizations, Creativity & Leadership offers academic courses, funding for project development , guest lectures, and experiential learning opportunities—culminating in LaunchU , Oberlin’s annual startup accelerator, bootcamp, and pitch competition.

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Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

The Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences administers the academics of the college. Directly and through academic departments and programs, the dean’s office deals with a wide range of academic issues, including hiring and promotion of faculty members, faculty development, curriculum, and educational policy.

  • Cox Administration Building, Room 101
  • 440-775-8410

Dean of the Conservatory

The Office of the Dean of the Conservatory administers the academics of the conservatory. Directly and through the music divisions and departments, the dean’s office deals with a wide range of administrative and academic issues that guide and support conservatory faculty, staff, and students.

  • Bibbins Hall, Room 113
  • 440-775-8200

Department of Human Resources

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for all matters regarding Oberlin College employees, including benefits, compensation, labor relations, and employee policies.

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Development and Alumni Affairs

The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs serves the interests of Oberlin’s alumni, parents, and friends by maintaining close relationships with the donors and volunteers who help sustain Oberlin.

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Disability Resources at the Center for Student Success

The staff of Disability Resources at the Center for Student Success facilitates access to all programs, services, and activities that are provided at Oberlin College, while encouraging and helping students to develop student self-advocacy.

  • Peters Hall, Rooms 116 and 118
  • 440-775-5588
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.), Monday through Friday

Fellowships and Awards

The Fellowships and Awards office works with Oberlin College students and alumni interested in applying for nationally competitive programs in a broad range of fields.

International Student Resource Center

Oberlin College is home to a vibrant and tightly knit international student community representing more than 50 countries and 8 percent of the student population. Additionally, Oberlin has close to 200 students with either dual U.S. and foreign citizenship, permanent residency in the United States, or U.S. citizenship with permanent residence abroad.