The Office of Student Support and Conduct works with the Douglas community to identify and support students in distress or address disruptive student behaviour.
Supporting Students in Distress
Faculty and staff concerned about a student
Faculty or staff members may be the first to notice a student who is experiencing difficulty or distress. When distress interferes with a student’s ability to focus on their courses, they may require additional support. When encountering students who appear to be struggling, faculty, staff and other students make their best efforts to provide direct support to these individuals and, where appropriate, make referrals to campus services.
For more information on how to best help a student, faculty and staff members should review the Supporting a Student in Distress resource on DC Connect.
Students concerned about a fellow student
Students who are worried about a fellow Douglas College student can speak with a trusted staff or faculty member for help, or refer their friend to supports and resources at the College.
The office works collaboratively with students, faculty and campus partners, to help resolve disputes in a restorative and respectful manner. Our office receives and processes student conduct complaints while offering consulting and advising to faculty and staff regarding potential (and/or actual) student conduct cases and incidents. We meet with students to resolve student conduct incidents and answer their questions about the student conduct process. Where possible our goal is to help student's learn from conduct incidents. To that end we may provide guidance, referral for support, case management or educational resources that can help students gain insights into their conduct. Additionally, we train and educate staff, faculty, and students about the student conduct process and student rights and responsibilities. Our goal is to foster an environment that is safe, supportive, inclusive, fair, and conducive to learning.
In the event you remain concerned about a struggling student, you may make a record of the incident or conversation by filling out a Care Report Form. The Care Report is designed to support faculty and staff in helping students who exhibit behaviours that show they need support. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to use the form to provide helpful information to Student Affairs and Services about a student who exhibits concerning behaviours.
Student conduct process
View the frequently asked questions around the process around student conduct.
Sexual violence - education and support
As a community, Douglas College is committed to maintaining a respectful and positive learning, working and living environment where sexual violence will not be tolerated and is treated with the seriousness it deserves.