The Alumni Association of Delgado was organized and officially chartered in 1972. The affairs of the association are handled by a board of directors, which elects its own officers.
The purpose of the Alumni Association, as stated in its charter, is to promote the educational, physical, and athletic growth of the College, and to preserve and strengthen the bonds of friendship existing among former students, and between them and the College.
Membership is open to graduates and friends of the College who help to develop the College. The Alumni Board may also confer honorary membership on others who are interested in furthering the development of the College.
The College, through Barnes & Noble, maintains a bookstore on the City Park and West Bank Campuses and online as a service to students, faculty, and staff. Textbooks, school supplies, and other course-related materials are available, as well as clothing, gift items, and snacks.
The Dolphin Card is the official photo identification card of Delgado Community College, as well as a multifunctional purchasing and access card. The Dolphin Card is valid for as long as the student is enrolled in classes at Delgado. Effective Spring 2017 Semester, $5 is available on each student’s Dolphin Card account no later than the first day of class for free printing at all libraries and computer labs.
If the student chooses to deposit additional money to his/her Dolphin Card, the student will be able to purchase food, beverages, vending items, and merchandise, where available, and copies at libraries and computer labs, all with a swipe of the Dolphin Card. All deposited funds are available to the student as needed; however, refunds are not issued under any circumstances.
Center for New Student Engagement and Transition (CNSET)
The Center for New Student Engagement and Transition (CNSET) advances the mission of the college by coordinating and facilitating services and initiatives that guide students from their acceptance into Delgado and concurrently as they transition through the institution. CNSET strives to deliver support, communication, programs, initiatives, and services to increase student engagement, with goals of increased persistence and retention.
Through efficient and accurate service, the Center for New Student Engagement and Transition (CNSET) academically assesses, counsels, and collaborates with other members of our diverse college community to assist our Delgado students in achieving their educational and career goals.
The center includes the following offices:
The Career Services Office provides students and alumni with information regarding full-time and part-time jobs, in addition to offering assistance with developing effective job search skills and strategies. Our office provides individual career guidance, as well as advice on beginning a specific job search. We can also organize resumes, and give direction on how to prepare for upcoming interviews. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of all the resources and services we have to offer. Seminars on job search, as well as job readiness techniques are offered virtually for all of Delgado’s locations.
Although the College can provide instruction for many educational and career objectives, the student is ultimately responsible for selecting and defining career goals and for obtaining employment. Faculty and staff members assisting students cannot assume responsibility for educational and career decisions or for employment.
Delgado Community College provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids to qualified students. It is the general policy of Delgado to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified persons. Reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities will be made, provided that the students have self-identified with the Office of Disability Services on their campus/site and have provided required documentation. Individual instructors will modify the methods, requirements, and procedures of courses and examinations appropriately to accommodate the special needs of students with disabilities, provided that the academic integrity of the course or examination is not violated, and the health and welfare of all students are safeguarded.
Students who need special support services are advised to see the Coordinator of Disability Services for their campus/site: Building 2, Room 102W on the City Park Campus and Larocca Hall, Room 145 on the West Bank Campus. Students enrolled at Charity School of Nursing and the Delgado Sidney Collier in New Orleans East should contact the City Park Campus office at (504) 671-5161. Students enrolled at the Delgado Jefferson Site in Metairie should contact the West Bank Campus office at (504) 762-3191.
Student Engagement Counselors (SECs)
Student Engagement Counselors (SECs) offer students learning opportunities to help them overcome academic, cultural, economic, and social barriers, throughout their freshman year. This is done to ensure that students stay enrolled and ultimately graduate. SECs provide services to help students create realistic goals and map out how they can reach them. They also collaborate with other offices like Single Stop, our enrollment and advising teams, and the Answer Center to ensure students are getting the information and resources they need to be successful.
Veteran’s Educational Benefits Assistance
CNSET houses Veterans Affairs Advisors who strive to provide quality service to students at Delgado who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Services extend to the dependents of veterans as well. Delgado’s Veterans Affairs Advisors serve as certifying officials who act as liaisons between the Department of Veterans Affairs and veteran students. This service involves assisting with a variety of processing and information needs, such as documentation requirements, correspondence, and the certification of benefits.
Veterans Upward Bound Program
The Veterans Upward Bound is a free program designed to assist honorably discharged veterans in continuing their education. The Veterans Upward Bound Program includes a Pre-College Refresher Program for veterans who wish to attend college or receive special training. The program offers career, academic, and financial aid counseling, workshops, assistance in college enrollment, and class instruction. Enrollment is limited to allow time for personalized instruction. Additional information can be obtained by calling (504) 671-5606 (City Park Campus).
The Testing Office administers a wide range of academic and professional tests such as the Accuplacer Next Generation Placement Test, which is an option used for initial class placement in English, math and reading at Delgado; the HiSET Exam for those seeking to earn a high school equivalency certificate; and the Kaplan Exam for students seeking admission to the Delgado Nursing and Surgical Technology programs. Other tests administered in the Testing Office include but are not limited to the following:
- The Ability to Benefit Test
- The ESL Proficiency Exam
- CLEP Exams
- The ACT National Exam
- American Council on Exercise Certification Exams
The Testing Office is located in Building 2, Room 302 on the City Park Campus. At the West Bank Campus, the Testing Office is located in Building 3, Room 303. The Testing Office also offers an array of programs to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, and industry. The Testing Office offers extensive certification and competency tests and also offers services through Castle Worldwide, Inc., and PSI Inc., which include certification and licensure testing, workplace assessments, continuing education, skill-specific training, and educational and career guidance.
The Testing Office offers students, faculty, staff, businesses, and the community the opportunity to assess their work skills using the ACT WorkKeys assessments. The nine subject areas include Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Business Writing, Listening, Locating Information, Observation, Reading for Information, Teamwork, and Writing. The nine subject areas directly relate to employment skills levels. Students or job seekers may receive a Louisiana Work Ready Certificate indicating that they have met the basic score on the WorkKeys core assessments, which are Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. The WorkKeys Certificate exemplifies to employers quality performance on the job. One or all the assessments may be helpful in evaluating one’s job skills. The ACT WorkKeys assessments are available by appointment. A fee may be required.
Test proctoring services are available for community members. Correspondence course exams, both written and Internet-based, are administered. Appointments are required to schedule. An hourly fee is charged for non-Delgado students.
The Testing Office in coordination with the Office of Disability Services offers testing with reasonable ADA, IDEA, 504, and Rehabilitation Act (1973) Accommodations. To receive special testing accommodation the student must do the following:
- Self-identify and sign up for the services through the Office of Disability Services;
- Provide appropriate, current documentation of the disability/disabilities and accommodations; and
- Schedule a test appointment with approved accommodation(s) in advance.
The Testing Office welcomes students, faculty, alumni, community members, and businesses to contact us regarding our services.
City Park Campus
Delgado Community College
Center for New Student Engagement and Transition
615 City Park Avenue
Building 2, Room 302
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 671-5080 or (504) 671-5086
Fax: (504) 483-4361
West Bank Campus
Delgado Community College
Center for New Student Engagement and Transition
2600 General Meyer Avenue
Building 3, Room 303
New Orleans, LA 70114
Phone: (504) 762-3198
Office of Recruitment and Outreach
The Office of Recruitment and Outreach provides information about the College to a wide variety of populations, such as high school groups, new students, adults, returning students, and community-based organizations. This office handles career days, college nights, high school visits, information booths across the community, and many other Delgado recruitment activities within the Greater New Orleans area. It offers group and individual tours of the College by appointment. Visit our webpage to see what we have planned today!
The Answer Center is a central source of admissions and enrollment services for students. Services include general information on registration, advising, testing, financial assistance, admissions, and navigating LoLA (Delgado’s online student portal). The Center also provides students with direct referrals to other offices and services throughout the College.
Each Answer Center includes a Welcome Desk, which is responsible for welcoming all guests, assessing the students’ needs, providing general information about the College, and referring students to various student affairs departments. For entry to each Answer Center, the College uses Qless. Our Welcome Desk staff can add you to the service queue or you can join by using a computer or smart phone. Learn more here.
Student Life: Building a Social Network
Students can get started building a social and professional network through Student Life. This can lead to building a better future. The Office of Student Life offers over 30 student organizations and student-driven activities that can enhance student life skills as well as provide networking opportunities with professionals in the field of study. More information is available here.
The Office of Health Services is dedicated to providing quality emergency medical services to the Delgado community with a special attention to the concerns of our diverse, commuter-based student body. Health Services offers a fully equipped and nationally registered EMT-Paramedic, who responds to all medical incidents and emergencies involving students, faculty, or staff members on campus.
Health Services is also available for general wellness check-ups, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, and basic first aid. Any student in need of additional treatment or the services of a physician is referred to a local hospital, doctor’s office, or community-based clinic in the surrounding area where services are available.
To contribute to the educational experience, the Office of Health Services offers a variety of quality health and wellness activities, sponsors annual health fairs college wide, provides alcohol and drug prevent programs, and offers a list of community-based facilities where additional types of health-related services can be obtained.
Media Services support the faculty, academic staff, and administrators in a quest for excellence in teaching and learning. Media Services facilitate classroom instruction through the use of multimedia equipment and media support.
Communications and Marketing
The Communications and Marketing Office facilitates communication between Delgado Community College and its stakeholders, including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community at large. The Office issues news and information to the media, responds to requests from journalists, and plans and implements all advertising and marketing campaigns. The Office also coordinates the design and production of the website and all college-wide promotional literature. Major activities include communications planning and professional writing, editing, and photographic services, and coordinating publicity, advertising, and marketing campaigns.
The Gail T. Jones Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Technology (CATT)
The Gail T. Jones Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Technology (CATT) was established to address the technology integration needs of Delgado’s academic community. The purpose of the CATT is to provide training sessions and development activities through faculty and staff development. The Center is located in Building Two on the City Park Campus, and houses the student open computer laboratory.
The College offers its facilities and parking areas for special events to the community at large. Arrangements may be made through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs.
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