COMMUNITY

Dallas Christian College offers student an intimate, personal setting where you can gain not only a top education, but life-long mentoring relationships that will last way after college. "People here are family!" You'll hear this phrase over an over again. From working together on an inner city project, to traveling on mission trips together, the DCC community is just that - family.

RESIDENCE LIFE


All single freshmen, sophomore, and junior students under the age of 21 not staying with parents or guardians must live in one of the residence halls, sharing together in this phase of the DCC community. Students desiring to live off campus must apply to the Vice President for Student Development.

New students must submit a complete Application for Housing.

Each air-conditioned room is designed for two or three students, with two-room suites sharing private bath and toilet facilities. The student furnishes linens, is responsible for the appearance and care of the room, and shares in the general housekeeping of the residence hall.

Televisions, microwaves, and refrigerators are allowed. If available, private rooms require permission of the Residence Director and will be at added expense.

A residence hall reservation and damage deposit of $150 is required to reserve a room. This deposit is used to defray the cost of unusual damage caused by improper care of the residence hall. A student can expect a full refund of the housing deposit following their final exit from the dorm if no damage has been incurred.

Dorm Amenities
  • Rooms are approximately 12’x16′. Rooms vary slightly in dimensions.
  • Carpeted hallways with tiled rooms
  • Central heat & air
  • Coin operated laundry facilities
  • Wireless internet covered by technology fee
  • Microwaves, refrigerators, crock pots, are allowed
  • Mini blinds on all windows
  • TVs, video gaming systems, surround sound/home theater systems are allowed
  • Pool table, foosball table (Newland Hall)
  • Rooms arranged in suite design. 2 rooms (generally 4 occupants) share a bathroom
  • Sink in each room
  • Standard size twin beds
  • TV room in lobbies, both upstairs and downstairs, with cable and DVD player
  • The lobby in each dorm has a TV, DVD and VCR player. Satellite is also provided. In Newland Hall, the downstairs lobby also has a game area.
Vaccination Requirement
To ensure a safe, healthy studying and living environment, and in accordance with Texas Department of Health Law (Chapter 21, Subchapter T, Sections §§21.612, 21.613, 21.614), DCC requires all new students under 22 years of age to receive a bacterial meningitis vaccination no later than 10 days prior to moving into a residence hall and/or attending on-campus classes. Every new resident under 22 years of age must provide proof of vaccination as part of the admissions process. No new resident will be permitted to move in without the required vaccination documentation.
Resident Age Restriction
The residence halls at Dallas Christian College foster a culture unique to young men and women. Accordingly, DCC does not permit students over 26 years of age to live in the residence halls.

Newland and Winslow Halls


Newland Hall houses single male residents, and Winslow Hall houses primarily single female residents. The downstairs lounges in the residence halls are open to both males and females, but the hallways and rooms are restricted to the appropriate gender only. All access points to the residence halls remain locked at all times (except during scheduled move-in periods). A full-time Residence Director (R.D.) resides in the building and provides leadership to the residents. Three Resident Assistants (R.A.s) are also available to provide informational services to the residents. The residence halls also have upper classmen serving as small group leaders/mentors, especially leading in spiritual development.

2016 Annual Security Report

Off-Campus Housing


Students under 21 years of age are required to reside on campus or with their parents/guardians. Students 21 years of age and older are permitted to reside off campus in accommodations of their choosing. Many property finders are available online to assist you in finding accommodations near the Farmers Branch, TX campus including:

SPIRITUAL LIFE


Spiritual formation is a distinctive of Dallas Christian College.  Along with rigorous academic growth, DCC’s students are expected to grow in their relationship with God.  DCC has designed strategic programs that give our students an opportunity to excel in their faith.  Our goal is that all of our graduates would be reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ.  DCC’s major spiritual formation programs are described below.
Christian Service

Christian Service happens when Biblical truths leave the classroom and enter the world. When DCC’s students “use” their faiths, they truly understand the essence of Christian spiritual growth. Therefore, DCC’s Christian Service programs are designed to teach our students the discipline and the joy of serving in Christ’s name. DCC’s Christian Service requirements are as follows:

  • Chapel attendance (Traditional and Quest students)
  • Christian service reports
  • Church attendance
  • Day of Service participation (Traditional students)
  • Illuminate! attendance (Traditional students)
Chapel
DCC offers our students an opportunity to worship God corporately every week. Chapel services vary in format. Students are challenged toward spiritual growth by faculty or staff members, guest speakers, drama teams, Christian musicians, small groups, arts, multimedia, student and faculty-led music, and other venues. Traditional (daytime) students attend chapel twice per week, and Quest (evening) students meet once per six-week course. Online students participate in corporate worship in their own community and report on their participation in their Christian Service Report. | Learn More
Illuminate!
Illuminate! is a program for DCC’s Traditional students that offers them a wide range of instruction from spiritual disciplines to job searching skills to maintaining effective relationships and more. Illuminate! sessions meet once per week generally by the year of the student. DCC students have the opportunity to continue to mature through mentoring relationships established through Illuminate! | Learn More
Mentoring
Effective mentoring is one of DCC’s greatest initiatives. Mentoring takes place on two levels: 1. Unprogrammed via natural relationships with older students, faculty/staff and industry leaders, and 2. Programmed through mentoring relationships established in Illuminate!. 1st-Year students learn spiritual disciplines and principles of mentoring. Second-year students are mentored by 4th-Year seniors. And 3rd-Year students are engaged in mentoring relationships with industry leaders outside the college within each student’s field of study.
Service Days
Each semester, DCC cancels our daytime classes for one day and offers an opportunity for our students to serve our community. Students, faculty/staff, and administration all work together to accomplish the work of the God’s kingdom outside the classroom walls. Work projects vary greatly but include services like nursing home visitation, home renovation, soup kitchens for the homeless, clothing distribution, etc.
Kingdom Week
There are many truths that we will never learn unless we step outside of our normal boundaries and trappings. That is why all of DCC’s students are invited to participate in Kingdom Week, a missions-emphasis week in March in which the school hosts 4-6 trips to other cities and countries. Students learn about other peoples and cultures while they discover more about God and themselves.
Residence Hall Devotions
DCC’s on-campus residents participate in weekly devotions every Tuesday night at 10:00 p.m. Devotions vary from corporate worship to small groups, same sex to co-ed, deep spiritual exhortation to just going out and having fun together.
Campus Organizations
Students at Dallas Christian College have opportunities to connect with each other, with our community, and with God through the school’s many organizations. Campus organizations vary in nature to include elements such as ministry, athletics, arts, governance, tutoring, etc.

GET INVOLVED


Students at Dallas Christian College have opportunities to connect with each other, with our community, and with God through the school’s many organizations. Campus organizations vary in nature to include elements such as ministry, athletics, arts, governance, tutoring, etc.
Student Government
The DCC Student Government plays a large part in our students’ lives.This group is responsible for many of DCC’s social activities, benevolence and service projects, Skip Days, and several student publications.This organization also serves as a sounding board and advisory panel for the college.Officers and representatives elected by the students help make DCC a dynamic community.
Urban Team
The Urban Team is one of DCC’s chief ministry opportunities. DCC’s students experience life-changing ministry in the impoverished neighborhoods of urban Dallas. The team conducts weekly ministry projects and services under the leadership of a student director with the guidance of Faculty Advisor Gary Hardy.
Ministry Teams
DCC offers countless opportunities for students to assemble into traveling ministry teams and represent not only Dallas Christian College, but also our Lord. Under the direction of faculty and staff members, teams travel across Texas and the United States to camps, conferences, disaster relief sites, nursing homes, churches, schools, and more.
True2Life
True2Life is a student-led drama team at Dallas Christian College. True2Life performs sketches at school events such as chapel and Christmas Dinner Theater, and also in our community of churches, schools, and parachurch organizations.
Camp Teams
DCC’s Camp Teams are sent to camps, conferences, and special events throughout the summer across the country. While the team members are contracted to work for DCC during the summer, they are also our first picks to represent the school at functions throughout the school year. Camp Teams can be one of our students’ most rewarding experiences at DCC.
Student Leaders
Upperclassmen have an opportunity to guide and mentor incoming students and help them to integrate into the DCC family throughout their first few semesters. This integration is critical to every student’s long-term success at DCC, and our Student Leaders are a huge factor in that equation.
Resident Assistants
Each residence hall has three Resident Assistants (R.A.s) to offer leadership and guidance to the other residents. The R.A.’s position entails large responsibility as well as tremendous reward for student-leaders that wish to invest in others.
DCC Flag Football League
The DCCFFL is a popular co-ed intramural sport. Visitors and faculty/staff are invited to play along with DCC’s finest. Top teams compete in the Sader Bowl, and top players are elected to play in the Pro Bowl at the end of each season.
Study Groups

Yes, learning can be fun – especially with the encouragement of a study group!  DCC students band together to sharpen each other’s knowledge, intellect, and GPA!

STUDENT SERVICES


Students at Dallas Christian College have opportunities to connect with each other, with our community, and with God through the school’s many organizations. Campus organizations vary in nature to include elements such as ministry, athletics, arts, governance, tutoring, etc.

CAREERS

Whether you are looking for a part-time gig or a full-time internship, DCC offers services to help you land the right job. Start your search online by accessing the careers’ database or stop by the Community Office to find out more. | Find Jobs

COUNSELING

The Dallas Christian College faculty and staff are readily accessible and willing to offer personal and/or academic counseling to DCC’s students. However, should a student desire further personal counseling, he or she may set up an appointment with a professional counselor either on campus or at the counselor’s off-campus office. Counseling sessions are conducted under the highest standards of excellence and confidentiality. Counseling Sessions with a professional counselor are offered to DCC’s students on an as-available basis.

SUPPORT SERVICES

Dallas Christian College provides a support service to help students strive to achieve academic success. Procedures begin after the student initiates the process by informing the Academic office.

TUTORING

DCC Tutoring Sessions take place Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00 pm and on the weekends and evenings, in Wallace’s Student Lounge on the third floor of the Administration Building. Individual sessions are also available upon request.

STUDENT HANDBOOK


Dallas Christian College is a Christian educational community devoted to preparing men and women for influence in life and ministry in the Lord’s church. This handbook outlines rules, regulations, and policies necessary or expedient for such a community’s life.

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