Office of Student Advocacy

​​​​​Dallas College provides a teaching and learning environment that exceeds learner expectations and meets the needs of our community and employers. Through its campuses, Dallas College supports a positive educational environment designed to encourage student success.

The philosophy of student advocacy at Dallas College is one of restorative justice. This philosophy allows us to take incidents that might otherwise result in punitive punishments and finds opportunities, when possible, for students to recognize the impact of their behavior, understand their obligation to take responsibility for their actions and take steps towards making things right.

Dedicated employees in our Office of Student Advocacy work with students to reflect on their choices, take responsibilities for their actions and grow in their personal understanding of their responsibilities and privileges. 

This process happens through conversations, administrative actions and sanctions, which provide individual attention and care for the well-being of our students and community.

 

As a student at Dallas College, you are considered a responsible adult and member of our community. Your enrollment at Dallas College indicates acceptance of the Code of Student Conduct.

The Code of Student Conduct is a shared statement of our commitment to upholding the ethical, professional and legal standards we use as the basis for our daily and long-term decisions and actions. We all must be cognizant of — and comply with — the relevant policies, standards, laws and regulations that guide our work. 

We are all individually accountable for our own actions and, as members of the Dallas College community, are collectively accountable for upholding these standards of behavior and complying with all applicable laws and policies.

 

Access the Code of Student Conduct

 

Do you need assistance?

If you have questions about what constitutes a Code of Student Conduct violation, please contact the Office of Student Advocacy for more information at AdvocacyOffice@dcccd.edu.

Members of Dallas College may report an alleged violation of the Code of Student Conduct through the Dallas College Code of Student Conduct Referral Form. All submitted forms are reviewed by the Office of Student Advocacy and evaluated if action should need to be taken.

A report may be filed anonymously; however, please consider providing your information for effective follow up. Reporting an incident without disclosing your name or contact information may impact the ability of Dallas College to research, take action and offer supportive measures, such as academic accommodations, no-contact orders, change of work schedule, campus escorts or other similar measures tailored to the individualized needs of the parties involved.

Dallas College employees: If a student will need to be temporarily removed from a classroom due to a Code of Student Conduct violation, please talk with your department chair or supervisor before filing a report.

 
 
  1. Open the Dallas College Code of Student Conduct Referral Form
  2. Enter the following informationas required:
    • Your Information (as the “Reporter”)
    • Information About all Involved Parties
    • Your Reason for Filing the Report
    • Supporting Documentation (if any)
  3. Proofread the form fields for accuracy
  4. Submit the form

We recommend using objective, unemotional language by providing facts in your report, rather than sharing your personal feelings. The reporting system is confidential.

If you have questions about submitting a referral, please contact AdvocacyOffice@dcccd.edu.

 

Submit a Code of Student Conduct Referral Form

 

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX Grievances

Dallas College’s Sexual Misconduct policy applies to any instance in which a person is alleged to have engaged in sexual misconduct.

Whether you are a student, faculty member, staff member or visitor, you have the right to file a complaint.

 

CARE Team Referral Form

The CARE Team was created to accept referrals from or on behalf of individuals in distress or who are struggling with basic needs, experiencing unexpected crises or whose behavior raises concerns about their well-being or that of others.

To learn more about the CARE Team, or to refer a member of our community whom you believe to be in distress, please go to the CARE Team web page