• Student Engagement and Retention



    Our Mission 

    The Office of Student Engagement and Retention seeks to sustain an environment conducive to learning, promote a climate of mutual respect, foster open dialogue that promotes learning and understanding, promote individual well-being and personal development, and encourage the application of ethical decision-making in the daily life of students.

    Our Vision 

    Promoting individual well-being and personal development while encouraging the application of ethical decision-making in the daily life of students at Del Mar College.

    Our Values: 

    Mutual Respect. Belief in the personal dignity and full potential of every individual and in fostering positive human values in the classroom and in all interactions

    Inclusiveness. Embracing diversity in all its forms — global as well as local — and creating a supportive climate that encourages a variety of perspectives and opinions

    Integrity. Maintaining an open, honest, and ethical environment

    Environmental Stewardship. Being mindful of the impact we have on the environment, as individuals and as a community, and fostering environmental responsibility among students

    Student Success. Being an institution that places high value on the academic and personal success of students in and outside of the classroom and where meeting student needs drives all decisions regarding educational programs and services.

    Our Goals:   

    • Support and promote an educational environment that supports the overall mission of the college.
    • Assist in protecting the campus from disruption and harm, providing a safe educational environment that is conducive to academic success.
    • Provide a fair process for each student that comes in contact with the office where students feel that they are being heard.
    • Focus on holistic student development to help each student reach their individual goals and prepare them for future endeavors after college.
    • Train faculty and staff on managing difficult, disruptive, and dangerous behavior on campus effectively and with a focus on campus community at the forefront.
    • Provide preventative educational opportunities to help reduce policy violations.