Section: ISSS

DSOs/AROs

Need a Travel Signature?

The following staff members are DSOs (Designated School Officials) and AROs (Alternate Responsble Officers) at UW-Platteville. DSOs and AROs are authorized to give F-1 and J-1 students/scholars travel signatures and make updates and grant other requests/authorizations in SEVIS. Please click here for the DSO and ARO contact information.

  • Liz Kruse
  • Donna Anderson           
  • Kristin Dalby                   
  • Nina Elskamp                
  • Mohammad Amin         
  • Rebecca Trefz                   

What is a DSO and PDSO?

At schools authorized to receive international students, one or more Designated School Officials (DSOs) are chosen by the school as official representatives to the U.S. government and authorized by the U.S. government to issue F-1 class non-immigrant student visa-related documents. Each government-approved school must choose one Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) who will be responsible for all the DSOs at the school, who will maintain the official government records for international students, and who is authorized to make changes in the DSO team.

What is an ARO and RO?

Alternate Responsible Officers (AROs) and the Responsible Officer (RO) are authorized by the U.S. government to issue J-1 visa-related documents to J-1 exchange visitors, provide pre-arrival and orientation information to J-1 participants, oversee the general activities of the participants, communicate with the U.S. Department of State, and maintain the SEVIS records of J-1 program participants. Each government approved school must choose on RO who will be responsible for all of the AROs and administer the program according to the regulations and to represent the sponsor to the U.S. government.

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