Right to Know

The Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990 (Act 20 U.S.C. 1092), requires each institution of higher education to prepare, publish and distribute to all students and employees an annual security report by October 1 of each year. This report contains:

Statements of College policies and procedures regarding campus security measures

See our website’s Safety and Security page for answers to your questions about the measures the College takes to keep you safe on campus and what you can do to protect yourself and your belongings.

Information on where to obtain information on registered sex offenders who may be enrolled in or employed by the college

We encourage you to find out more about the College’s policies and procedures regarding sexual assault at our Safety and Security webpage. You can also access the Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Website for this important information.

Statistical reports identifying the occurrence of specific criminal offenses and the number of arrests for those crimes occurring on college campuses. Delaware County Community College publishes an annual Campus Security Report. Our most recent report includes:

“Student Right to Know” Outcome data:
The Institutional Effectiveness Office recently completed the annual federal graduation rate report that requires us to follow a cohort of entering full time students and report on their status three years later. Sometimes these statistics are referred to as the “Student Right to Know” data, because of the requirement that we make them available to prospective and current students. Below is a summary of the results. The data reported to the federal government breaks the data down further, into race/ethnic group and gender categories. These detailed breakdowns are available upon request from our office.

Total # in full time entering cohort (entered fall 2009): 1803

Outcomes three years later (fall 2012):

  • All graduates within three years of entry: 275 or 15.3% (prior year = 14.5%)
  • Did not graduate, attending another college/university: 364 or 20.2% (prior year = 24%) (attendance verified by National Student Clearinghouse)
  • Didn't graduate, didn't transfer, still enrolled at the College: 319 or 17.7% (prior year = 16.3%)
  • Total "positive" outcomes - graduated, transferred, still enrolled: 53.1% (prior year = 54.8%)

Right To Know Requests

Right To Know Contacts
Right To Know Policy and Guidelines
Right to Know Request Form