Advising on academic, career, or personal matters is available to all students enrolled at Design Institute. Students receive support, evaluation and direction in all of their educational activities. Students are encouraged to actively participate in their advisement process.
General student questions or requests for assistance should be directed to Tena Moiola, Director of Student Services.
All student questions of a purely academic nature should be directed to Natalia Trepchina-Worden, Program Director.
Design institute provides free tutoring services in drafting and computer courses. Additional courses may be added when there is a need demonstrated. The primary purpose of tutoring is to help students improve their skills in order to achieve academic success. The tutorial program is a combination of one-on-one tutoring, small-group tutoring, and study groups facilitated by a tutor. All tutors are recommended by appropriate faculty. For more information about the tutoring program please contact Tena Moiola, Director of Student Services.
Student Disability Services
Design Institute of San Diego provides reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in compliance with State and federal legislation including Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Students who are in need of accommodations should contact Tena Moiola, Director of Student Services for more information and further advisement.
Non-Discrimination Policy / Title IX
Design Institute of San Diego (DI) does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes (sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting issues).DI also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. Reports of misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIX@disd.edu. For a complete copy of the policy or for more information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at https://www.hhs.gov/ocr/index.html.
Student's Rights, Grievances, Appeals
Design Institute adheres to the principle that all students should be able to progress through their enrollment at the college free of unjust or improper actions by any member of the college community. Any student who feels that he or she has been subject to unfair actions may file a grievance or appeal within the framework of school policy. All students who come into conflict with school policy have the right to due process.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s website, www.bppe.ca.gov.
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