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Dean of Student Affairs, Miami Campus

Message from the Dean of Student Affairs

At Albizu University we have something for everyone - take time to explore and embrace the rich opportunities presented to you to join clubs, participate in a workshop, give a workshop, or serve on student council. As a student at Albizu you can take advantage of our diverse community and opportunities to develop your leadership and life skills. We have something for everyone! Your success is our mission!

As Dean I am committed to supporting your development as a professional and a global citizen! The student affairs staff is focused on helping you maximize your personal potential while pursuing your educational dreams; programming is centered around student engagement and support throughout your academic journey here at Albizu University. If you encounter an unexpected obstacle along the way, our office is here to support you. Please take advantage of opportunities to engage in the events and opportunities we offer to enhance your educational experience. Student affairs teams develop webinars, workshops, and consist of tutors and academic coaches who are ready to serve your academic needs.  At Albizu University we believe that student engagement is a part of the fabric of your education and encourage our students to get involved and make a difference at the campus and community level.

Welcome to Albizu University!

Dr. Floralba Arbelo

Dean of Student Affairs

Dr. Arbelo, our Dean of Student Affairs welcomes students to the Fall 2021 Semester and describes the services Albizu University Miami Campus has to support student success.

Supportive Community: A Place for Everyone

Our department offers a safe and open environment for all students. We offer resources for academic support and enrichment as well as career services.

Academic support services are located at the Student Success Center on the second floor of the Miami Campus building. Our tutors are trained to help strengthen student academic skills and competencies through tutoring and coaching activities. Our services promote academic achievement, assist students in developing additional study strategies, enrich student life, and support our students in their professional endeavors.

Through the Student Success Center, Albizu University students can strengthen their skills or competencies in the following areas:

  • Mathematics and sciences
  • Academic writing, grammar, APA style, MS Office
  • Test development
  • Research methodology
  • Statistics
  • SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)
  • English language support for ESOL students
  • Oral exam preparation
  • Presentation skills

Academic support services are available for all Albizu University students. To access these services, visit the Student Success Center or email or We offer individual and group sessions.

The Career Services Center at Albizu University’s Miami Campus assists students in developing and exploring their career options to empower them with the necessary skills to successfully enter the job market in their chosen fields. Career Services are located at the Student Success Center on the second floor of the Miami Campus building.

From the day they enroll at Albizu University until their day of graduation, students will have access to individualized career counseling as well as to regularly updated job postings. Moreover, Miami Campus students have access to career-related documents and field-specific information.

At our office, students work with a career specialist who will help them develop effective job searches and the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen careers. Our team assists with resume and curriculum vitae preparation, how to write cover letters, mock interview practice sessions, and workshops on developing soft skills. We also post job opportunities, advise on possible career paths, and we assist students in preparing to enter the workforce.

In addition, students have access to a variety of resources through our online portal, including:

  • Job search techniques
  • Assistance with job applications
  • Networking opportunities
  • Interview techniques
  • Common errors to avoid in an interview
  • Office etiquette
  • Tips on career transition

At Albizu University, helping students achieve academic and professional success is our goal. To set up an appointment for academic support or career services, call 305-593-1223, ext. 3245, or email

Albizu University currently does not offer on-campus housing. However, we can provide access to local realtors who will assist students with identifying available housing in the area.

Disability and Access Services

Albizu University is a specialized, private, nonprofit university. Albizu University does not discriminate by race, color, creed, sex, gender orientation, age, religion, lifestyle, national origin, or disability against any applicant, student, faculty member, or employee in admissions, hiring, promotion, or any other activity within our academic programs or services.

As an inclusive university, we believe that education should be accessible to everyone. Whether you have a temporary health issue or permanent disability, we have services to help meet your education needs. The university is committed to following the Americans with Disabilities Act, a national mandate that protects the civil rights of individuals with disabilities or functional diversity.

Disability and Access Services (DAS) enables an accessible campus experience at Albizu University by:
• Ensuring access for qualified students with disabilities
• Consulting on digital accessibility, assistive technology, and user experience
Disability and Access Services (DAS) is here to ensure that you have access to all of Albizu programs, activities, and services. For students, staff and visitors, that includes physical access to buildings, activities and classrooms, as well as digital access to course websites, departmental web pages, videos and other online resources.
Disability Equity Statement
Disability Accommodations and Support Services (DASS) is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable environment for students with disabilities.
Events Disability Statement:
The University encourages persons with disabilities and if you anticipate needing any kind of accommodation, or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Disability Accommodations & Support Services as soon as possible at: 305-593-1223 ext. 3113 or

Americans with Disabilities Act (1990)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a national mandate that protects the rights of individuals with disabilities or impairments. The law establishes that mental or physical disabilities do not limit a person’s rights to participate in any professional or academic area or in everyday society.

Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act (1973)

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 gives people with disabilities the same rights and opportunities as individuals without disabilities. This law establishes that all private and public entities who receive federal funds cannot discriminate against individuals with disabilities in any way that limits or excludes their participation in a program or activity.

ADA Amendments Act (2008)

Effective January 2009, these amendments consist of significant changes to the definition of disability in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. These amendments are included in the provisions established in the Albizu University Student Guide to Reasonable Accommodation.

This federal law states that a physical or mental impairment does not limit a person's right to participate in professional, academic, and personal areas in society. At Albizu University, we fully support students’ right to request reasonable accommodations.

Any student interested in requesting reasonable accommodations is welcome to contact the Student Success Coordinator, Ms. Maria Leduc, by email at or by phone at 305-593-1223, ext. 3113. Ms. Martinez’s office is located in the Office of Student Affairs on the main floor of the Miami Campus building.

Students may also request an application packet by emailing or The application packet, which will be emailed to the student, includes:

  • Student Guide to Reasonable Accommodations
  • Disability Services Presentation
  • Disability Services Quiz
  • Request for Reasonable Accommodation Services
  • Reasonable Accommodations Application
  • Medical Certificate for Reasonable Accommodations

Once you complete the application process, we will work with you to determine your eligibility and identify the type of accommodation you will need. It is your choice whether to communicate your health information to faculty members or classmates. We will not disclose health issues or specific diagnoses.

Contact Information

  • Floralba Arbelo, Dean of Student Affairs
    305-593-1223, ext. 3102
  • Lilianne Martinez, Coordinator of Student Success and Career Services
    305-593-1223, ext. 3113
  • Gessel Torres, Administrative Assistant
    305-593-1223, ext. 3245

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