To assist DCTC students to overcome barriers on their path toward educational success.
The Office of Social Navigation envisions itself to be an office of resources and services for academic, emotional, and social support, in which students can turn to and college personnel can confidently rely on to refer students. The Office will foster strong relationships with community organizations. These relationships will enhance services to students, faculty, and staff. The Office will provide professional development to college employees and awareness workshops for students.
DCTC promotes a positive environment of inclusiveness and encourages educational equity opportunities for all. In the path toward achieving their educational goals at DCTC, students may encounter stressful life circumstances and events that present barriers to their educational success. These barriers may be related to:
Not having access to basic needs (food, clothing, shelter)
Personal health and well-being (i.e., anxiety, depression, and/or other mental health conditions)
Being a victim of domestic abuse, sexual harassment and violence
Other personal affairs/concerns that can hinder educational success
There are many resources for students to support their educational success, but navigating them can sometimes be a challenge and we are here to make the navigating process easier and connecting students with needed resources and support faster. Through listening sessions, the resources navigator works with the students to identify those barriers, assists in seeking out resources, and finds solutions and supports to overcome them. If you find yourself or know someone facing these barriers, please call or email to set up a listening session.