The Dean of Students Office seeks to support and advance the mission of Dalton State College. Our goal is to promote student engagement, learning, and development through intentional programming, support services, and resources. Your journey starts here!


The Campus Assessment, Response, and Evaluation Team, also known as CARE, at Dalton State College engages in proactive and collaborative approaches to identify and assess students who are potentially distressed or may exhibit concerning behaviors. The CARE team is an interdisciplinary assessment group comprised of both faculty and staff. In order to ensure the well-being and safety of our students, please submit concerns via the online CARE Referral Form.

The goal of the CARE Team is to create a seamless experience for our students by providing resources to the appropriate campus experts and departments. We strive to provide confidential and supportive consultation through assessment, response, and evaluation regarding students who may be in distress or at risk.

Faculty, staff, and students have the responsibility to report incidents or concerns that have the potential to produce significant anxiety, fear, shock, or grief to other individuals. If any person poses an immediate risk of harm or violence to self or others, then contact Public Safety IMMEDIATELY (706-272-4461) or 911 and then file a CARE Team Report after the situation has stabilized.


Career & Professional Development (CPD) serves students and alumni by expanding their knowledge and skills by providing them with comprehensive career-related resources which empower them to attain short and long-term professional goals. Several career assessment instruments are available, as are one-on-one sessions designed to help students discover their interests, abilities, and values related to the world of work. CPD also assist students with developing and updating resumes/cover letters, preparing for interviews/salary negotiating, applying to graduate school, using LinkedIn and networking skills, and training students on appropriate business etiquette.

CPD supports the career development of students and alumni by coordinating opportunities to obtain relevant work experience both during and after their college years. Dalton State uses a career management system, Handshake.  Students must activate their profile to view and apply for on and off-campus jobs, internships, and co-ops post their resumes and register for events. Handshake is available to all students and alumni. Other resources available to students and alumni include a virtual mock interview simulator (My Interview Practice), a career assessment to help choose the right career path/major (Focus2 Career), and multiple events/workshops throughout the year such as Free Headshot Day, Schmoozapalooza (networking event), and Career and Graduate School Fairs. Further, CPD manages a Professional Clothing Closet that current students can 'shop' from if they are in need of professional attire for a presentation or interview. Stop by The Nest in the lower level of the student center to check out the Professional Clothing Closet. 

For specific information please visit our website.


Disability Access provides a broad range of support and services to make academic and campus life accessible through encouraging students to develop self-advocacy, empowerment, responsibility, independence, and growth. In accordance with BOR Policy 4.1.5, we provide equal access, not guaranteed success.

It is the student’s responsibility to voluntarily self-disclose a disability to Disability Access in order to apply for reasonable physical or academic accommodations. Students are also responsible to apply in a timely manner and to follow the process established by the college

Disability Access Grievance Policy and Procedure

Disability Access desires to provide appropriate and effective services that comply with all federal, state, local, University System of Georgia, and Dalton State mandates and guidelines. Any individual who is of the opinion that our efforts to provide adequate services are non-compliant, or are discriminatory, may file a grievance to seek a resolution of the concern.

For specific information please visit our website.


Students of Dalton State College have an obligation to assist in making the college an effective place for the transmission of knowledge, pursuit of truth, development of self, and improvement of society. By applying to Dalton State, students are responsible for conducting themselves in accordance with both the requirements of law and all Dalton State College rules and regulations.

Student Conduct oversees the student conduct process and educates students on their rights. The student conduct process is not a court of law and therefore does not follow prescribed legal or evidentiary standards. The student conduct process is separate from any criminal proceeding; one will not affect the other.

Student Conduct utilizes Dalton State College email as its primary means of communication with Students. It is necessary for Students to check their College email regularly. For more information, please contact 706-272-2999 or visit the Student Conduct web page


Student Life at Dalton State enhances the educational experience, fosters student learning and development, and prepares students for their future. Student Life initiatives are designed to help students transition into college and prepare them for a lifetime of learning and contribution. Student Life reaches beyond the classroom. With a wide variety of student organizations and an active student government, students will find plenty of opportunities to make friends and pursue interests all over campus.

Student Life empowers students with opportunities for life-long learning through diverse, community-centered programming and active leadership experiences. Student Life is dedicated to both individual and organizational growth and development. 

The major emphasis of all activities at Dalton State College is “Balanced Programming” and "Programming with a Purpose."  

Student Life oversees the following areas:

For the most up-to-date information and resources, please visit our website.


Peer Education assists students in developing the skills needed for personal growth, academic progress, and critical thinking through knowledge sharing and peer facilitation. Services are free and available to all Dalton State students.

One-on-one tutoring is appointment based, and sessions take place either in-person or virtually. Students can schedule one-time appointments, or they can elect to set-up recurring appointments, which occur at the same time each week with the same tutor.

The Math and Science Learning Center offers walk-in assistance and support for all levels of math and science courses.

Supplemental instruction is offered in conjunction with specific courses. Peer-led interactive study sessions are offered as an opportunity for students to compare notes, discuss important concepts, develop study strategies, and "test" one another on material in preparation for tests. Course availability changes each semester.

For specific information please visit our website.


The Testing Center works collaboratively with both campus and community members to provide a secure and accessible environment for test takers to perform at their maximum ability. Our Testing Center adheres to the National College Testing Association (NCTA) Standards and Guidelines. We are located in Sequoya Hall, Room 201.

For specific information please visit our website.