Office of the Dean of Students

Contact Us

Room L65.00
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
P: (212) 237-8211
F: (212) 237-8282

Office Hours
Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Paul Wyatt, .



A Message from the Dean of Students

On behalf of the Office of the Dean of Students, welcome to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The overall mission of the Office is to support the success of John Jay students in their pursuit of knowledge and learning, and to educate and support the whole student. Therefore, we are committed to creating a purposeful learning environment that integrates curricular and co-curricular experiences. As your Dean of Students, I hope to work along with the staff to provide you with a wide array of programs and services that will help you become successful here at John Jay College. National research shows that students graduate quicker and with better grades if they maintain campus involvement. We urge students to get involved in student life and activities.

There are well over 40 active student organizations on campus, numerous intramural opportunities, and many service and academic clubs. The Office of Community Outreach and Service-Learning helps connect John Jay students and organizations with community service projects in the area. The University has a competitive Division III athletic program. Be sure to cheer the Bloodhounds on to victory in our men’s and women’s sports!

The Office of the Dean of Students also serves as a resource network for faculty, students, and parents in times of need. Life doesn't always go as planned, and Student Affairs can help provide guidance and advice to parents and students experiencing challenges in their lives. These issues can range from personal conflicts and stress, to mental illness and University policy violations. Whatever the issue, the Office of the Dean of Students is a good place to begin in seeking out advice, information or services.

It is our goal to make your John Jay experience memorable and satisfying. We strive to offer the highest level of professionalism and commitment to students. If there is any way the Student Affairs team can assist you, please contact my office at 212-237-8211 or you can reach me via email at We believe learning has no boundaries! Take advantage of our resources and best of luck in your academic endeavors.

 Sincerely, Kenneth Holmes
 Kenneth Holmes
 Dean of Students



Our mission is to support student centered education that nurtures a student's ability to think critically and creatively, develop values and ethics, and promote respect for human diversity while empowering them to make responsible choices and embrace a healthy emotional, physical and professional lifestyle.

To be the hub of the John Jay student experience.