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Student Success Commitments

As part of the strategic planning process, key stakeholders across the college reflected on how various groups contribute to the success of Daley students. Faculty and staff engaged in conversations and identified student success commitments that will foster an inclusive environment in order to promote student success inside and outside of the classroom. In addition, students working with Daley’s Student Government Association established personal commitments that contribute to meeting their personal, academic, and career goals.


As a student enrolled in classes at Richard J. Daley College, I will make a commitment to my academic success by:

  • Attending class regularly, being on time and staying until the end of class.
  • Participating in class actively, fulfilling class requirements outlined in the syllabus, and communicating regularly with faculty.
  • Communicating with faculty, accessing campus resources such as tutoring, library, wellness, etc.
  • Meeting at least twice each semester with my academic advisor and following established academic plan requirements.
  • Accessing technology on a regular basis including checking my e-mail and Brightspace
  • Striving to become a global citizen by acting as a thinker, risk-taker and balanced student
  • Approaching my learning with creativity, curiosity, and enthusiasm
  • Being a reflective, open-minded member of my learning community and demonstrating empathy, tolerance, and respect
  • Participating in student activities and serving in leadership roles in student organizations

In order to facilitate the success of our students both in and out of the classroom, the faculty of Richard J. Daley College will strive to:

  • Promote student academic success and engagement in co-curricular activity to foster life-long learning.
  • Engage in open communication with students inside and outside of the classroom.
  • Provide supportive and inclusive learning environments for all students.
  • Identify and respond to changing student needs by utilizing the latest academic trends and pedagogies, to support our students to become competitive and successful in their future academic endeavors.

In order to establish an inclusive environment where all students have the opportunity to thrive and succeed, the staff of Richard J. Daley College will:

  • Assess students’ needs and connect them with internally and externally available resources.
  • Mentor and support all students.
  • Create a warm and inviting environment for everyone on campus.
  • Strengthen communication by proactively sharing information and resources across campus.
  • Ensure safety and inclusion for everyone − students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Establish a culture that celebrates success.
  • Promote a culture that supports wellness and self-care for everyone on campus.