Student Conduct & Support

Student Conduct & Support

Our services are here to support individual students and communities in reaching academic and personal success

We serve students holistically and strive to maintain a safe environment conducive to learning and growth. Our department includes these resources to meet a variety of student and community needs:

The Care Team
Working to ensure that each student has the best support possible

The Care Team was developed with the intention of assessing individuals-of-concern and to ensure that each student has the best support possible. Sometimes there are grey areas when supporting a student in our community, and the Care Team intends to make that process more clear.

Empowered by both the Vice President of Enrollment Administration & Student Success and the College president, the Care Team: 

  • responds to reports regarding individuals-of-concern,
  • works with supports, and connects individuals-of-concern to resources as necessary,
  • develops preventative identification, education, and response strategies, and
  • follows up with individuals of concern.

You may be the first to notice concerning behavior or may hold the last clue to preventing a catastrophe. Whether a student has an outburst, is going through personal challenges, or is acting out of character, the Care Team wants to know about it.

CCD Human Services student in a counseling session
Counseling Center
Counseling services are available to registered CCD students

Including CCD students from the Auraria Campus  and our locations at Lowry and the Advanced Manufacturing Center.  The Counseling Center is located in Tivoli Student Union room 245, and each student is eligible for up to eight sessions each academic year. 

Services include: stress management, grief support, self-care support, anxiety support, crisis support

Call 303.352.6436 to schedule an appointment. 

We will not be taking walk-ins for the rest of the semester. Call 303.352.6436 to make an appointment.  If you need immediate assistance, contact the Auraria Campus Crisis Line at 303.615.9911

An appointment may be beneficial for:

  • Students who are not sure about counseling but would like the perspective of a consultation with a professional.
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling would like the perspective of a consultation with a professional.
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like to briefly discuss the issue.
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and want some guidance and support about how to address the issue.
  • Immediate crisis concerns outside of regularly scheduled appointments

The Auraria Campus Crisis Line (303.615.9911) is available to the Auraria campus community and all CCD students through Colorado Crisis Services.

This free and confidential crisis phone line is available 24/7 to help in all mental health situations, ranging from anxiety and depression to suicide and self-harm.

This resource is also available to consult with those supporting individuals going through a crisis. Mobile units and walk-in clinics are also available. See for more information, or call the number listed above.

Office of Student Conduct
Utilizing a Restorative Justice Lens to Assist Students

The Office of Student Conduct believes that student learning takes place outside — as well as inside  —  the classroom. Our goal is to use the conduct process as a tool for educating students on personal behavior, ethical reasoning, and community responsibility. We will treat each case individually and each student with respect.

In addition, we will involve the entire community in a culture of conversation, where reporting is a natural byproduct of our commitment to campus safety and a conducive learning environment. We believe everyone learns best when challenged and in a safe and supportive community.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff to process how to navigate conflict, get assistance in understanding policies or processes, or concerns about the behavior of another student in your class.

CCD student support
Incident & Grievance Reporting
Reporting Guide

Learn which reports should be submitted for various types of incidents and issues.

Student Grievances

Review information about how to make a complaint or appeal.

Academic Integrity

Review information about how to file reports of academic misconduct.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many reasons you might receive a letter from our office, the most common is that one of our staff members wants to meet with you. You should read the details in the letter and it will explain why we want to meet with you. Then, call our office at 303.352.3205 to schedule a meeting; you will need your S number and the name of the person who sent you the email.

It’s also important to note that you need to schedule an appointment and not attempt to drop in; as without an appointment there is no way to guarantee the staff member you need to meet with will be available.

While meeting with a member of the Care Team, the conversation will focus on what is going on in your life as well as discuss what resources and support exist to help you.

While meeting with a student conduct educator, the focus of that meeting will be for you to share your perspective on the incidents that were reported to our office as well as discuss the impacts on others and potential steps for resolution.

If you disagree with this decision, you have the right to appeal. We encourage all students to consider this option as a fair process is important to us. Appeals can be granted under two circumstances:

  1. A material procedural error occurred that significantly impacted the outcome of the factual findings, outcomes, or both (e.g., substantiated bias, conflict of interest, or material deviation from established procedures).
  2. There is new information, unavailable during the formal investigation that could substantially impact the decision or the outcome. The new information must be included with the student’s request for appeal and the student must show that the new information was not known to them at the time of the investigation. Failure to participate in the initial investigation does not constitute new information for the appeal process. 

If you feel your case falls into the potential appeal categories, you have seven business days from when your letter was sent to you to submit an appeal. Specifics on how to submit an appeal are included in your outcome letter. If you have any appeal questions, please email or contact the student conduct educator who adjudicated your case.

If you fail to respond to requests to meet or fail to attend a scheduled meeting, the student conduct educator will make a formal decision about the case without the benefit of your perspective. That decision may include applying a hold to your student account until a meeting occurs.

At CCD, the director of Student Conduct & Support is the designated Senior Student Affairs Officer.

 We encourage you to talk to them and listen. Additionally, you can report your concern to the Care Team. The Care Team is a group of trained administrators on campus who work to ensure that each student has the best support possible. 

The report can be found in our Incident Reporting Guide. If you are worried about the immediate safety of someone, please call Auraria Police Department at 303.556.5000, the Auraria Crisis Line at 303.615.9911, or the student’s local police department.

THC (the component in marijuana that causes a “high”) is still illegal at the federal level and because CCD receives federal funding, we must abide by federal laws.

All CCD, CCCS and Auraria Campus policies are all important to know, and it is your responsibility to read and know the Code of Behavioral Expectations & Responsibilities. The most common policy violations that we see are:

  • Academic Misconduct: i.e., improper citations, unauthorized group work, unauthorized aids during quizzes or exams. For more information, please view information on Academic Integrity.
  • Disruptive Behavior: i.e., answering your phone in class, repeatedly arriving late to class, repeated interruptions of a staff or faculty preventing them from doing their job.
  • Bullying/Non-Physical Abuse: i.e., yelling or cursing at someone, or any behavior that could be deemed threatening or coercive.
  • Alcohol/Narcotics: i.e., attend class under the influence, possessing or selling any controlled substance on campus (outside of the licensed establishments on campus).

First, you need to call our office, and we will explain why the hold is there and what you need to do to have it removed. It is likely that someone in our office attempted to contact you and was unable to do so, and there are steps you will need to complete before the hold can be removed.

Important Dates
Meet the Team
Megan Humphries
Student Conduct Educator and Care Case Managers
James Ledbetter
Student Conduct Educator and Care Case Managers