Our Mission

The mission of the Student Development Division at De Anza College is to provide high quality and comprehensive support services and activities to meet the academic, social development and health needs of De Anza College students.

Departments and Programs

Americans with Disabilities Act

  • 504 & ADA Compliance

Office of College Life

  • DASB Senate
  • Clubs and ICC
  • Flea Market
  • Leadership Development Programs
  • Student Mentors Program

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

  • CARE
  • Guardian Scholars
  • EOPS Scholar Program

Occupational Training Institute (OTI)

  • CalWORKS
  • CompTechS Program
  • NOVA
  • Work2Future

Student Health Services

  • Health Education and Wellness
  • Mental Health and Wellness Center
  • Student Health Clinic

Unlawful Harassment/Discrimination Coordination

  • Informal and Formal Complaint Process

Our Values

The division seeks to encourage students’ intellectual curiosity, personal growth and healthy life habits by promoting self-awareness, self-determination and self-reliance, and to assist them in successfully navigating the educational landscape. 

Faculty and staff in the division strive to nurture a vibrant college life in which students are engaged not only in their course work but with other students, faculty, staff and the campus community at large, in an environment characterized by mutual understanding, respect and care.

Guiding Principles

  • Student development and success is the top priority.
  • Mutual respect is the basis for all healthy interaction.
  • Cultural humility and appreciation for diversity is essential.
  • Empowerment of student, staff and faculty benefits the campus community.
  • Leadership opportunities are provided to foster growth and excellence in both professional and academic endeavors.
  • Providing positive compassionate customer service is valued highly.

Contact Us


Dean of Student Development & EOPS


Amanda Welch

Administrative Assistant II


Office Location

HCC 165
Campus Center, Lower Level
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