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Dean of Students
The Dean of Students Office assists students with a variety of concerns by working directly with them and connecting them to appropriate resources on or off campus. We are also a resource for faculty, staff, parents, families, and friends, working together to serve students.
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ACC Policies & Procedures
Learn more about ACC policies, procedures, and guidelines related to students, employees, and the community.
Assistance for DACA and Undocumented Students
On July 20, 2021, a U.S. District Court held that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is unlawful. However, the current order does not affect current DACA recipients who have the 2-year renewable work permits. You can find relevant resources and service providers through www.undocuhelp.com or www.indocuayuda.com. Local and National resources are also listed below. Please reach out to us. We can help connect you with legal, counseling, financial, and other support services.
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Castle Rock Office offers services to help individuals and families move toward self-sufficiency, including case management, ESL classes, counseling, family immigration services, and a variety of outreach programs. The office serves Douglas, Park, and Elbert county residents.
Colorado Asset and DACA Resources
Colorado Asset and DACA Resources provide information and assistance related to the Asset and Deferred Action programs in Colorado. Additionally, there are legal resources for students and immigration attorney information.
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business, and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state.
Douglas County Youth and Family Resource Guide
The Douglas County Youth and Family Resource Guide is created by the Douglas County Youth Initiative that provides a curated list of resources in a variety of areas including immigration services, assistance programs, and mental health resources.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center is a National website that provides an overview of the recent decisions by the current administration regarding Deferred Action (DACA). Additionally, this website provides information and resources for immigrants by state.
Littleton Immigrant Resources Center (LIRC)
LIRC helps immigrants connect to community services, learn English, study for the citizenship test, and apply for immigration benefits such as U.S. citizenship and provides consultations on immigration issues and helps clients apply for Green Cards, DACA, and Employment Authorization Documents renewals. There is a fee for services. Call 303-795-3968 for a legal appointment and 303-795-3915 for the Educational programs.
Mi Casa Resource Center
The Mi Casa Resource Center, in partnership with the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, hosts a FREE Virtual Clinic on the second Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm. Appointments are required via their website or call 303.573.1302.
National Immigration Legal Services Directory
The National Immigration Legal Services Directory can provide legal resources.
ACC offers free mental health counseling services for students. For virtual or phone appointments, or to find emergency mental health resources, visit our Counseling Services page or contact the Dean of Students Office in M2720 at the Littleton Campus or call 303.797.5730.
Drug and Alcohol Prevention
The following are the College's regulations on drug and alcohol presence on campus and the consequences for non-compliance.
Code of Conduct
The following actions and/or behaviors violate College rules and regulations and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary proceedings: Possessing, selling, furnishing, distributing, or consuming alcoholic beverages on College property, including on-campus or off-campus events, sponsored by the institution; or appearing on campus while intoxicated as defined by state and local laws.
There are legal sanctions for violations of the Code of Conduct. Any student convicted of the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, use, or abuse of illicit drugs or alcohol is subject to criminal penalties under local, state, or federal law. Penalties range in severity from a fine of $100 to $8,000,000 and/or life imprisonment. The exact penalty assessed depends upon the nature and severity of the individual offense.
The College will impose penalties against students who violate our Code of Conduct. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, probation, suspension or expulsion from the College or probation, suspension or termination of employment, and referral to authorities for prosecution, as appropriate.
Many health risks are associated with drug and alcohol abuse. Risks include, but are not limited to, malnutrition, brain damage, heart disease, pancreatitis, cirrhosis of the liver, mental illness, death, low birth-weight babies, and babies with drug addictions. Personal relationships, family dynamics, and the ability to work and study are also at risk.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention information is available through Human Resources. Counseling resources are available through the Dean of Students Office.
ACC is a state community College governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education. Board Policy requires the College to comply with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101 226 in Federal law). A copy of this law is available in the Human Resources office. The College has adopted the following Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program:
A controlled substances schedule is on file for your reference in the Dean of Students Office.
Referrals for counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and re-entry programs are available through the community:
- Mental Health Center, Arapahoe, 5500 S. Sycamore St., Littleton, 303.797.8858; emergency line 303.730.3303
- Mental Health Center, Jefferson, 5265 Vance, Arvada, 303.425.0300 (Jefferson County residents only)
- Professional Psychology Center at University of Denver - 303.871.3626
- Alcoholics Anonymous - 303.975.8677 or 303.322.4440 (24-hour hotline)
- Narcotics Anonymous – 303.832.DRUG (3784)
- Focus on Recovery, Helpline – 1.800.234.0420
You may also consult the yellow pages for a listing of private and community-based programs. Check listings under “Alcoholism Treatment” and “Drug Abuse Information and Treatment.”
This information is provided in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Amendments of 1989 (PL 101-226).
Sexual Misconduct and Title IX
The ACC community has the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the ACC community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. Access our procedures and resources related to Sexual Misconduct and Title IX.
Student Bill of Rights
The General Assembly implemented the Student Bill of Rights (C.R.S. 23-1-125) to assure that students enrolled in public institutions of higher education have the following rights:
- A quality general education experience that develops competencies in reading, writing, mathematics, technology, and critical thinking through an integrated arts and science experience.
- Students should be able to complete their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree programs in no more than 60 credit hours or their baccalaureate programs in no more than 120 credit hours unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the commission.
- A student can sign a 2-year or 4-year graduation agreement that formalizes a plan for that student to obtain a degree in 2 or 4 years unless there are additional degree requirements recognized by the commission.
- Students have a right to clear and concise information concerning which courses must be completed successfully to complete their degrees.
- Students have a right to know which courses are transferable among the state public 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education.
- Students, upon successful completion of core general education courses, should have those courses satisfy the core course requirements of all Colorado public institutions of higher education.
- Students have a right to know if courses from one or more public higher education institutions satisfy the student’s graduation requirements.
A student’s credit for the completion of the core requirements and core courses shall not expire for 10 years from the date of initial enrollment and shall be transferable.
Student Rights, Freedoms, and Responsibilities
Through its procedures, Arapahoe Community College (ACC) ensures the rights of all its students to pursue their educational objectives. The ACC community includes students who are enrolled in ACC courses for credit or non-credit courses, including Community Education courses. The ACC community also includes faculty, staff, administrators, and guests.
A student is subject to two sources of authority: College authority and civil-criminal authority. ACC also expects students who are enrolled in specialized programs to follow the standards specified in their respective program handbooks (e.g., Nursing, Law Enforcement Academy, and Emergency Medical Technician).
Judicial processes, including code of conduct, academic misconduct statement, and grievance procedures are stated in the ACC Student Handbook. The Handbook is available online. An alternate format of the Student Handbook can be obtained through the Dean of Students office, Room M2720. For answers to specific questions, contact the Associate Dean of Judicial Affairs and Support Services.
The Student Handbook is filled with information you need to be successful at ACC. It will help you understand college processes and to identify and locate services available at ACC.
If you are a student and in need of a device to help you be successful in your remote learning experiences, ACC is prepared to provide you with a laptop for one semester. Please let us know by contacting the Dean of Students Office at 303.797.5730 or via our online form if you are in need of technology assistance.
In-Person Services at Littleton Campus, M2720
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Sturm, Virtual, or after-hours appointments are available upon request.
acc [dot] dos [at] arapahoe [dot] edu
Refer a Concern
Student Food Pantry
When you are concerned about a student, faculty, or staff member, confidentially Refer a Concern and reach out to the ACC CARE Team. The Team includes professionals from across the College committed to being caring and providing services and strategies to help.Refer a Concern
The Student Food Pantry at ACC is an on-campus resource for students in need. We have 7 food pantries at various locations around the Littleton Campus, including outside of the Dean of Students office, and 2 food pantries available at the Sturm Collaboration Campus at Castle Rock. Take items when you need them or give them to the pantry when you can.Donate to the Student Food Pantry
Single Stop is a website dedicated to finding basic needs and other various resources for those in need.
- Food resources
- Immigration and legal resources
- Housing resources
- Education and care resources
- The website is available in seven different languages
- Single Stop has connections to federal, state, and local community services
For more information, contact Julie Bruce in the Dean of Students Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.797.5740Visit Single Stop
ACC Student Food Pantry
ACC's Student Food Pantry exists to help our students during times of need. We offer food pantries / gift cards at the Littleton and Sturm Collaboration Campuses to help keep our students focused on their goals and give them a boost when they need it most.