What is Student Development?
The Student Development Division provides support services that encourage you to remain a life-long learner. Our staff members, along with the professors and others across college, are concerned with your holistic development. It is our belief that teaching and learning are not limited to the traditional classroom - each occurs with every service and support we provide.
Teaching You To Better Help Yourself
Student Development services and programs assist students towards their academic and career objectives by encouraging self direction and by promoting personal development and empowerment.
Our emphasis is on helping students to learn skills and strategies to better help themselves. It is our desire to assist students in learning how to find and use information, to learn how to make better decisions for themselves, form insights, and understand more about themselves and the world around them.
The staff at Daytona State are committed to supporting your efforts to meet your personal and academic goals. We appreciate that you are a holistic person who holds many roles and responsibilities including those of student, parent, employee caretaker and friend. Our goal is to help you maximize your potential within all of these important roles. No matter which campus location you choose, services and resources are available to support your needs.
The Student Development Office investigates and seeks to resolve student equity concerns and allegations of violations regarding sexual harassment and discrimination based on race, gender, religion, national origin, disability or genetic information. Students may submit a formal complaint to the Question & Answer Center on any college campus. The Question & Answer Center staff will collect the information and forward it to the Dean of Student Development for review and resolution at the lowest level possible. Depending on the nature of the concern, students may submit information directly to the Dean. Reasonable arrangements will be made for distance learning students who are unable to attend meetings on the Daytona Beach Campus.
Mr. K.R. Kennedy, Dean of Student Development
Who can I go to with concerns, suggestions, or complaints?
The Student Advocate is the central point of contact who can offer informal and neutral assistance to resolve student concerns, suggestions, or complaints. For the first step, last resort, or any point in between, the Student Advocate can help ensure your success at Daytona State College.
The Student Advocate can:
- Listen to your concerns and serve as a student resource;
- Assist you with the informal and formal complaint processes;
- Help examine your situation to identify and evaluate options, including appeal processes;
- Connect you to the appropriate person/campus resource;
- Clarify Daytona State policies and procedures;
- Provide feedback to administration and recommend changes when appropriate.
Distance Education students, who have completed the internal institutional grievance process and the applicable state grievance process, may appeal complaints to the FL-SARA PRDEC Council. For additional information on the complaint process, please visit the FL-SARA Complaint Process page.
This office investigates and seeks to resolve student discipline issues and allegations of violations of the Daytona State Student Code of Conduct Rules published in the Student Handbook. Unless otherwise stated, judicial administrative meetings and student disciplinary hearings are held in the college’s Campus Safety Office (Bailey Hall-Building 540) on the Daytona Beach Campus. Reasonable arrangements will be made for distance learning students who are unable to attend meetings on the Daytona Beach Campus.
The Judicial Affair’s department is dedicated to providing students with due process according to College procedures. By offering support and reviewing matters relating to student code of conduct violations, the Judicial Affair’s department is devoted to assisting students resolve judicial matters while focusing on student success and embracing excellence and diversity.
If you have questions, please email JudicialAffairs@DaytonaState.edu.
Our standard hours of operation are: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon, Friday. The college will close at 5 p.m. prior to all federal holidays that are observed by the college such as the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and the day before Independence Day (if a weekday). For more information on when the college is closed please view the Academic Calendar.
Phone: (386) 506-4510