Student Life at DEC is dedicated to providing activities and services that support a student’s personal and social growth. Extracurricular activities give our students the chance to mingle outside the classroom and connect with students from other programs who they don’t see on a daily basis. Activities include:


  • Movie Nights
  • Summer Picnics
  • Holiday Themed Parties
  • Seminars
  • Guest Speakers


There is also a student lounge located on the 1st floor of the Van Keulen Complex where students can relax, watch TV, and enjoy hot and cold vending options.


Also, since DEC attracts students from across the globe, a student services guide is available to help students get acquainted with the surrounding area and all that it has to offer. The link to the guide is here:

Student Services Guide HERE

The Student Services Committee at DEC is the primary liaison between students and administration at DEC. The Student Services Committee provides access to programs and information concerning campus life, special academic programs, disabilities, student organizations and publications, personal and academic problems.


This is a time when students are developing their ability to function independently in the world. Some students experience roadblocks in this process, and the Student Services Committee is here to help.

Janelle Imbrescia – Committee Head –
Michael Crosby –
Renee McDowell –
BJ Rapp –


If long-term care or special treatment programs are indicated, we will refer to appropriate service providers.