About Grayson College

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Philosophy
Grayson College, as the community's college, embraces lifelong learning focused on educational, cultural, social, and public service activities designed to tangibly enrich the individual and our community.

 

Mission
The mission of Grayson College is to cultivate student success and community building in North Texas by:

  • Recognizing our interdependence with various communities
  • Providing a broad and dynamic curriculum to support university transfer, career technical education, developmental, and community education
  • Developing innovative curricula and services facilitated by appropriate technology
  • Creating a supportive learning environment
  • Promoting diversity and cultural enrichment
  • Supporting economic development
  • Committing to an institutional effectiveness process for continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellence.

 

Vision
Grayson College is a premier learning college that transforms individuals, builds communities, and inspires excellence.

 

GC Institutional Goals  (approved by President's Executive Council July 28, 2009)

  • GC will intensify efforts to ensure student success and student support.
  • GC will demonstrate academic quality by tracking and documenting student learning.
  • GC will respond to learning opportunities that will meet the ever-changing needs and interests of its diverse and dynamic college community.
  • GC will stress accountability based upon on-going, systematic assessment practices and fiscal responsibility to implement improvements.

 

Viking Values

  • Excellence - We strive to improve every day
  • Accountability - We are accountable to ourselves and each other for student success
  • Teamwork - We help one another shape meaningful lives
  • Integrity - We do what is right
  • Respect - We value each member of the community

 

Purpose 

According to Texas Education Code 130.003(e) the purpose of each public community college shall be to provide:

  1. Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates.
  2. Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations.
  3. Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences.
  4. Continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading.
  5. Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students.
  6. A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals.
  7. Work force development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs.
  8. Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults.
  9. Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas.

With respect to the admission and education of students; with respect to the availability of student loans, grants, scholarships and job opportunities; with respect to the employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and with respect to the student and faculty activities conducted on the premises owned or occupied by the College, Grayson College shall not discriminate either in favor of or against any person on account of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, or disability.

 

Affiliation and Accreditation 

Grayson College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097: Telephone number 404-679-4500) to award Associate Degrees. Persons should contact the Commission only if there is evidence that appears to support a significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.

 

Other affiliations and accreditations include:

  • The Texas Association of Public Junior Colleges
  • The National League for Nursing
  • The Commission on Accreditation of Dental and Dental Auxiliary Education Programs
  • The American Dental Association
  • The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
  • The College Reading and Learning Association
  • The Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference

The College has also been approved by:

  • The Coordinating Board
  • The Texas College and University System
  • The Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas

The Southern Association accreditation makes possible the transfer of Grayson County College credits not only to Texas colleges and universities, but also to colleges and universities across the nation as well.

 

Statement of Non Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy 

With respect to the admission and education of students; with respect to the availability of student loans, grants, scholarships and job opportunities; with respect to the employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and with respect to the student and faculty activities conducted on the premises owned or occupied by the College, Grayson College shall not discriminate either in favor of or against any person on account of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, or disability. GC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights. Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President of Student Services, Administrative Services Building, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020, 903-463-8714.

 

Declaración Sobre el Plan de Acción de Igualidad de Oportunidad 

Respecto a la admisión y de la educación de los alumnos, respecto a la utilidad de préstamos, dones, becas y oportunidades de trabajo para los alumnos; respecto al empleo y a la promoción del cuerpo de empleados sea profesores o cualquier empleado; y respecto a las actividades de profesores o de alumnos que toman lugar en los terrenos ocupados por Grayson College, dicho College no discriminará ni en favor ni en contra de cualquier persona a causa de su raza, creencia, color, sexo, origen nacional, edad, religión o inhabilidad.

Grayson College no discrimina en las bases de sexo ni en los programas educativos ni en las actividades que le ofrece al público. Se puede informarse acerca del propósito de Title IX y de como se implementan las reglas con el Director de Title IX o con la Oficina de Derechos Legales. El Director de Title IX es el Vicepresidente de Servicios Estudiantiles, en el Edificio de Servicio Administrativo, 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020, 903-463-8714.

 

Family Rights & Privacy Act 

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Federal Law 93-380, information classified as "Directory Information" may be released to the general public without the consent of the student. Directory information is defined as:

  1. Student name Student address Telephone listing Dates of attendance Most recent previous educational institution attended.
  2. Other information including major field of study and degrees and awards received.

A student may request that all or any part of the directory information be withheld from the public by making written request to the Registrar's office during the first 12 days of class of a fall or spring semester or during the first four days of a summer session. If no request is filed, information will be released upon inquiry.

Directory information is the only part of a student record that may be released without consent of the student. No transcript or inquiries concerning an academic record will be released under any circumstances without consent of the student specifying the information to be released.