The Dean of Students office is responsible for maintaining the well-being of CAC within the boundaries of student behavior on- and off-campus. CAC requires students to follow a code of conduct that emphasizes important values for both the classroom and the workplace.
If a student is found responsible for violating the Code or Residence Hall Rules and has been evicted from the Residence Halls or removed from campus, the student has a right to an appeal hearing. The members of the hearing assists the college as well as Residence Life to maintain a healthy academic community. The board consists of three students, three faculty and one support staff, who are given the authority to review the case and determine if the prior decision was accurate and/or decide if the sanctions assigned were appropriate. The Dean of Students Office entrust these students to carefully deliberate over issues of responsibility and to make sanctioning recommendations based upon their findings. These recommendations can range from, probation to eviction to suspension or expulsion from the college. If you are interested in serving on a board, please contact our office at (520) 494-5341.
Student Code of Conduct
The Student Code of Conduct (the Code) sets forth standards that are expected of all students and is developed as a means of implementing fair and consistent standards of student conduct. The code outlines students’ rights and responsibilities and the College’s expectations with respect thereto. Every student is expected to be aware of the obligations and responsibilities imposed by the Code and comply with it. Please view the Code in the Student Handbook
If you would like to notify campus officials of a student issue or conduct concern, please use the Incident Reporting Form.
The Dean of Students Office serves as the clearinghouse for prevention and education programming. We work with a variety of offices across campus and across the district to ensure our students and employees are aware of pertinent information regarding health, safety and civic obligations. If you need any information on what Central Arizona College offers for any of the following observances and/or federally regulated programs, please contact us.
Drug Free Schools & Campuses (Alcohol & Other Drugs)
Title IX/Violence Against Women Act
Public Forums & Petitions
Central Arizona College recognizes its duty in fostering an environment where students, employees, and the public can exercise their rights of free expression. Individuals wishing to hold rallies, collect signatures for petitions, and host independent voter registration drives should contact the Dean of Students Office in advance so we may be able to assist you in securing space. Please use the appropriate request forms to schedule your event and view specific guidelines.
Dr. Rausaw serves as the Dean of Student Life (commonly referred to as Dean of Students). Dr. Rausaw has been with CAC since April 2016 and has 11 years experience as an administrator in colleges and universities. In addition to administering conduct district-wide, the Dean is responsible for the oversight of a variety of areas and programs, including residence life, disability services, student support grants (TRIO), youth workforce (Arizona@ Work: Youth) student success initiatives, international programs, student engagement and activities, intramural sports, and diversity initiatives.
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Secretary, Administrative Support
Rhonda is the administrative support for both the Dean of Student Life and Dean of Enrollment Services. Rhonda maintains all of the student conduct files and processes student background requests. She is able to assist students and others with a variety of tasks, including scheduling conduct meetings, leaving messages for the Dean, approving flyers for posting, and obtaining visitor badges.
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