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Student Right to Know

The following information is provided as part of DCCCD’s Consumer Information for students. 

Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act

  • Dallas County Community College District Report: Updated Annually

    The Dallas County Community College District Police Department compiles and publishes campus crime data to comply with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act. Information about crimes that have occurred on our campuses and in the immediate surrounding communities is published annually on the Dallas County Community College Police Department webpage.

    The report contains statistics about certain specified crimes and related incidents that have been reported to the Dallas County Community College District Police Department and other campus security authorities over the past three years. All incidents contained within the report have either occurred on campus, in off-campus buildings, or on or near property owned by the Dallas County Community College District.

    View reports on police activity at each DCCCD main location and campus:
    Dallas County Community College District Crime and Security Reports
  • Dallas Sex Offender Website

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

To learn about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), withdrawal procedures and access to student records, please visit the Registrar’s Office at the college you attend.

Graduation Rates

View the district’s fact book to see graduation rates of students of all colleges of DCCCD (PDF - 628KB).

College Services

For information about tuition and fees, how to apply for financial aid, services available for disabled students and study abroad opportunities, please visit these webpages:


Alcohol and Other Drugs

Students in violation of drug and alcohol policies will be subject to college judicial procedures as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Also, students may be subject to legal proceedings in accordance with local, state and federal law. Dallas County Community College District has listed some of the most frequently abused drugs below:

  • Alcohol is a drug that is classified as a depressant that, if consumed excessively, slows down the vital functions resulting in slurred speech, unsteady movement, disturbed perceptions and an inability to react quickly. It has been proven that if alcohol is abused over a length of time, it can cause damage to the body, which includes the liver and brain.
  • Prescription drugs can be described as taking medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed, taking someone else’s prescription or taking medication to feel a euphoria. The most commonly misused prescription drugs are opioids (usually prescribed to treat pain) and central nervous system depressants (tranquilizers, sedatives and hypnotics) used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. Serious misuse of prescription drugs can cause addiction and unintentional overdose, which could lead to death.
  • Marijuana is dried leaves, flower stems and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa, that contain a mind-altering chemical that overactivates parts of the brain and causes people to feel “high.” Long-term marijuana use has been linked to mental illness in some people, such as temporary hallucinations, paranoia and schizophrenia. Marijuana has also been linked to other mental problems such as depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among teens.
  • Cocaine is presently one of the most abused major stimulant drugs in America. Cocaine is a naturally occurring alkaloid usually extracted from the leaves of the coca shrub. Cocaine can be used either as a white, powdered drug that is snorted or rubbed into the gums or dissolved in water and injected into the bloodstream. Another popular method of use is to smoke cocaine that has been processed to make a rock crystal. The effects of this drug cause a person to have a feeling of euphoria. Long-term use of this drug can cause heart attacks and strokes.
  • Methamphetamine is usually a white, bitter-tasting powder or pill. People can take methamphetamine by inhaling/smoking, swallowing, snorting or injecting the drug. Short-term health effects include increased wakefulness and physical activity, decreased appetite and increased blood pressure and body temperature. Long-term effects include risk of contracting HIV and hepatitis, severe dental problems, intense itching, violent behavior, paranoia and accidental overdose, which can lead to death.
  • Heroine and opiates are drugs that depress the nervous system and slow down breathing and circulation in the respiratory system. These drugs can cause a person to overdose, which could possibly lead to death.
  • Hallucinogens are drugs that cause hallucinations, which are profound distortions in a person’s perception of reality. Common hallucinogens are LSD and PCP. Long-term use of these drugs can cause schizophrenia and depression.

Available Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services

If you or someone you know needs drug or alcohol counseling, Dallas County Community College District provides students, faculty and staff access to those services.

For initial screening, students should contact the Health Center or the Counseling Center. For treatment, programs and services, students should contact the Counseling Center, Health Center and/or location Human Resources Office.

Faculty and staff can use the Employee Assistance Program (myPortal – login required).