DVC Student Support Resources

DVC resource guide for AB-540 students

As advocates for the creation and maintenance of a safe place that supports education for all members of our community, we created this website as a resource for undocumented students, their families, and their allies. For more information, email dreamers@dvc.edu.

International Students Office

The office is located in the Student Services Building room 264. Or call 925-969-21969.

Veterans Services Office  

The office is located in the Student Services Building room 106. Or call 925-969-2121.

Student peer support

Students can join a wide variety of clubs at DVC, at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses. For information, contact the Student Life Office at 925-969-4270.

DVC campus police

If you believe that someone is in imminent physical danger, please contact the police immediately: 

  • Call 911 for emergencies at either the Pleasant Hill or San Ramon campus.
  • The emergency number for campus police at PHC is 925-969-3000 (or Ext 23000).
  • The non-emergency number at PHC is 925-969-2785 (or Ext 22785).
  • The non-emergency number at SRC is 925-551-6212.

Reporting an assault or complaint

If you have been raped or sexually assaulted or if you are in danger, call 911 and/or the Diablo Valley College Police immediately, at 925-969-3000.

Complaints of sexual discrimination, misconduct or harassment should be filed with the college Title IX Coordinator, Newin Orante, Administration Building, Room AB208; norante@dvc.edu; 925-969-2005.

DVC Wellness and Mental Health Services

Mental Health Counselor

A DVC mental health counselor is available for FREE wellness related appointments on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.  Counseling services are available at the Pleasant Hill (PH) campus and by appointment in San Ramon (SRC). For more information, email wellnessdvc@email.4cd.edu or call 925-969-2148 (PH) or 925-551-6256 (SRC). 

JFK University Intern Program

JFK interns provide FREE counseling services to DVC students in need at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campus year round. Brief therapy one-to-one or group sessions are available. For more information, email wellnessdvc@email.4cd.edu or call 925-969-2148 (PH) or 925-551-6256 (SRC). 

Supported Education Services (at DVC)

Contra Costa County Supported Education Services provides information, referral, and support to connect enrolled students with community services. For more information on these FREE services, email wellnessdvc@email.4cd.edu or call 925-969-2148 (PH) or 925-551-6256 (SRC). 

Students Assistance Program (SAP) 

Call your SAP any time for FREE help with emotional health issues. A qualified intake specialist will assess your needs and connect or refer you to a professional who can help. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help you with:

  • Marriage, family and relationship issues
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol and drug dependency
  • Other emotional health issues

Call toll-free 24/7: 1-800-227-1060. TDD callers, dial: (800) 327-0801.

Additional resources

Central Contra Costa County Resource Guide has contact information for a wide range of social services, including immigration, health, and legal services.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has produced a number of "Know Your Rights" resources for communities that are fearful of discrimination:

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)


Online resource for finding non-profit legal service providers by location.

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

Immigrant Legal Resource Center's main focus is to educate and assist attorneys and legal advocates in their work to help immigrants. 

Southern Poverty Law Center

Report incidents of hateful intimidation and harassment to your local law enforcement first.

What to Do If You Witness Racism or Hate Crimes (article from teenvogue.com)

In the two weeks that have passed since the election, many people are continuing to experience emotions of fear and anxiety. There have been hundreds of reported hate crimes since Donald Trump became president-elect – acts of violence and harassment targeting Muslims, immigrants, Jewish people, POC, LGBTQ+, and other groups of minorities.