The Dean of Students office (DoSO) is committed to helping all students at the college reach their fullest potentials in and out of the classroom. Our office provides a variety of students support services along with opportunities for leadership experience and diverse student work environment. The DoSO connects students to resources, provides support and helps to create policies that impact each student’s experience. We are the main office whose main activity is Student affairs. The office provides wide ranging support to all students in times of challenge and crisis or when faced with concerns and struggles. ‘If you don’t know whom to contact, or where to start, the DOS office is here to help you’. The DoSO is committed to the welfare of each student as well as addressing issues of personal safety, harassment, discrimination and promoting initiatives that strengthen our college and community. The DoSO oversees the entire scope of matters pertaining to students’ issues ranging from accommodation allocations and supervision to catering services. The DoSO is responsible for sporting activities and facilities, students associations, student council elections and general harmony in the various activities undertaken by students within the Polytechnic. This explains why we play a fundamental part in the systemic flow of academic and co-curricular activities in the institution. The DoSO deals with matters of student orientation in the Polytechnic, the clinic, drug provision and treatment.
There is a department of Guidance and Counseling with a HoD under the office of the dean, and whose main duty is to answer to the needs of students and staff that grapple with problems occasioned by the ever-changing lifestyles and social environment. The Eldoret Polytechnic Student Union (EPSU) commonly referred to as the students government fall under our office. We help students conduct their elections, swear in offcials, orientate them to office and work closely with them to deliver services. Thus, we are tasked with the provision of linkages, flow of information and synergy of purpose in providing a conducive learning environment for students. Clubs and societies like wildlife club, environment club, karate club, religious groups such as Catholic Students Association (CSA), Christian Union (CU), Seventh Day Adventists (SDA), Muslim Students Association (MSA), Red Cross Society and music and drama clubs are organised and harmonised by our office. We arrange field trips, excursions and all social events to ensure discipline and integrity in students’ dealings. We also arrange for student motivation talks, prayer days and spiritual nourishments and assist students to overcome and manage any other emerging issues and challenges that may arise from time to time. We also advise and assist students apply for TVET/HELB loans, bursaries as well as linkages to various County Government loans and bursary programs and schemes. Indeed, our office oversees and coordinates all aspects of student activities.