DCU is committed to ensuring that all students are supported and guided during their time at university and is continuously looking to improve and develop policies to support students and their welfare. Below are current policies that are available to students to support their welfare when needed. If you have any questions in relation to any policy, contact the Student Policy Officer, Deirdre Moloney.
DCU values all members of the community, irrespective of gender identity, and respects and recognises diverse gender identities and gender expressions. Gender identity and expression is a positive, core part, of being human and experiencing wellbeing and fulfilment. This concept of fundamental equality for our University community is central to our University’s ethos. In tackling the challenges of an era of unprecedented change, we see unprecedented opportunities: not only to transform the lives of those who will pass through our doors but also, through them and through our innovation, to transform society as a whole.
In this context, this policy is written to ensure that students are provided with a clear and transparent structure within which they can express their desired gender identity.
The University will support students who become pregnant during the course of their studies and, within the limitations of academic regulations and structures, endeavour to facilitate the least possible disruption to the academic progression of the student while offering personal support and care for her health and well-being. This document provides guidance for students and staff about the University’s approach to supporting a student who is pregnant at any point during the course of her studies.
DCU is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment conducive to the academic, social and personal development of all members of the university community. The University will take all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment for students, staff and visitors.
The purpose of this policy is:
- To help reduce alcohol-related harm in the DCU community
- To promote the creation of a culture which is free from the pressure to consume alcohol
- Assist the DCU community in making informed decisions about alcohol through education on the risks associated with alcohol consumption
- To encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol amongst the DCU community, when alcohol is being consumed
- Promote alcohol-related personal responsibility and social obligation
- Provide caring, confidential, and effective support for those who seek assistance as a result of alcohol misuse.
This policy is in line with our commitment to and membership in the Responding to Excessive Alcohol Consumption in Third-Level (REACT) project, DCU Healthy Charter, and the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill (2015).
DCU is committed to providing a safe environment conducive to the academic, social and personal development of all members of the University community. The University will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the health, safety and welfare of our students and the reputation of the University and its students, are not jeopardised through drug misuse. Furthermore, the University is committed to raising awareness amongst our students of the dangers of drug misuse and offer support and guidance to students who may require this.