General Information

Mission

The mission of Grayson College is Student Success.

Purpose

According to Texas Education Code 130.003 (e), the purpose of each public community college shall be to provide:

  1. Technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;
  2. Vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations;
  3. Freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences;
  4. Continuing adult education for occupational or cultural upgrading.
  5. Compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;
  6. A continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;
  7. Workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;
  8. Adult literacy and other basic skills programs for adults; and
  9. Such other purposes as may be prescribed by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of post-secondary education in Texas.

Vision

Grayson College is a premier learning college that transforms individuals, builds communities, and inspires excellence.

Viking Values

The Viking Values are balance, trust, clarity, teamwork, service, and gratitude.

Affiliation and Accreditation

Grayson College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Certificates, Associate and Baccalaureate Degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Grayson College.

Other affiliations and accreditations include: The Texas Association of Public Junior Colleges, Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing, Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association, The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, the College Reading and Learning Association, The Committee on Accreditation of Education Programs for EMS Professions, American Culinary Federation, National Association for the education of Young Children, The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and the Northern Texas Junior College Athletic Conference. The College has also been approved by the Coordinating Board, the Texas College and University System, and the Texas Board of Nursing. The Southern Association accreditation makes possible the transfer of Grayson College credits not only to Texas colleges and universities but also to colleges and universities across the nation as well.

Statement of Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy

With respect to the admission and education of students; with respect to the availability of student loans, grants, scholarships, and job opportunities; with respect to the employment and promotion of teaching and non-teaching personnel; and with respect to the student and faculty activities conducted on the premises owned or occupied by the College, Grayson College shall not discriminate either in favor of or against any person on account of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, or disability. GC does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities it operates. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights. Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President of Student Affairs.

6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020, 903-463-8736.

Declaración Sobre el Plan de Acción de Igualidad de Oportunidad

Respecto a la admisión y de la educación de los alumnos, respecto a la utilidad de préstamos, dones, becas y oportunidades de trabajo para los alumnos; respecto al empleo y a la promoción del cuerpo de empleados sea profesores o cualquier empleado; y respecto a las actividades de profesores o de alumnos que toman lugar en los terrenos ocupados por Grayson College, dicho College no discriminará ni en favor ni en contra de cualquier persona a causa de su raza, creencia, color, sexo, origen nacional, edad, religión o inhabilidad.

Grayson College no discrimina en las bases de sexo ni en los programas educativos ni en las actividades que le ofrece al público. Se puede informar acerca del propósito de Title IX y de como se implementan las reglas con el Director de Title IX o con la Oficina de Informar Derechos Legales. 

El vicepresidente de asuntos estudiantiles 6101 Grayson Drive, Denison, Texas 75020, 903-463-8736

Disabilities Services

The College is committed to meeting the special needs of disabled students and coordinates with agencies such as Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and Texas Department of Human Resources to provide appropriate accommodations.

Students with documented disabilities should contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator in the Student Success Center, preferably before classes start or as early in the semester as possible. Once appropriate documentation for the disability is received, the Disability Services Coordinator will coordinate delivery of approved accommodations with students and their instructors. The College makes the following services available to students with documented disabilities: tutoring, note taking, sign language interpreting, special testing conditions, taped textbooks, scribes, special/modified equipment, and other appropriate services.

Family Rights & Privacy Act

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Federal Law 93-380, information classified as “Directory Information” may be released to the general public without the consent of the student.

Directory information is defined as:

  1. Student name
  2. Student address
  3. Telephone listing
  4. Email address
  5. Photograph / visual likeness
  6. Dates of attendance
  7. Most recent previous educational institution attended
  8. Other information including a major field of study and degrees and awards received.

A student may request that all or any part of the directory information be withheld from the public by making a written request to the Office of Admissions and Records during the first 12 days of class of a fall or spring semester or during the first four days of a summer session. If no request is filed, information may be released upon inquiry.

The Registrar is the custodian of all records for currently enrolled students and for students who have withdrawn or graduated. The Registrar is located in the Office of Admissions and Records, Student Affairs Building, on the Main Campus.

Access to Public Information: Requests for Public information must be made in writing and delivered to the Public Information Officer via email, postal mail or in person. GC uses its fiscal year, September 1-August 31, for tracking requests.

Smoking Policy

To promote a healthy campus environment, Grayson College does not allow the use of tobacco products or any electronic smoking devices in college buildings or vehicles. Tobacco products and electronic smoking devices are permitted only in designated areas or parking lots.

Photo and Video Usage

Grayson College may at times use photographs, audio, and/or video recordings of employees and students for purposes of education, publicity, and student recruitment on behalf of the college, via the Internet, print publications, and other media.

Should an employee or student (or the parents or guardians of such persons who are under the age 18) NOT want to be photographed or recorded, or have his/her name or “directory” information used in connection with any such recording, that person must notify the college in writing and submit to the Office of Admissions and Records (students) and Human Resources Office (employees)

Individuals who choose to opt-out are also responsible for removing themselves from areas in which photography and/or recording is taking place, or notifying the camera operator of their opt-out status. Failure to do so may result in that individual’s inclusion in a photograph or recording and will be treated as consent for the college to utilize that photograph or recording accordingly.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center is a non-profit professional management counseling service funded by Grayson College and the United States Small Business Administration that works to enhance the economic development of the North Texas area. The SBDC offers free individual counseling to small business owners/managers and others who desire to start their own business. Areas of counseling include new business start-ups, market identification, cash flow analysis, inventory control, general management and more. Low-cost workshops, conferences, seminars, and courses are geared to the specific needs of small businesses engaged in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and service operations. In addition to offering public programs, the SBDC works with organizations to develop and conduct specialized programs adapted to address specific needs and conducted at convenient times and locations. The Grayson College SBDC’s services are completely confidential and available to all Grayson and Fannin County residents. SBDC offices are located on the Main Campus.

Grayson College Foundation, Inc.

Mission - Fulfilling donor wishes for student success.

Vision - To be the premier foundation for the benefit of Grayson College, students, and community.

Purpose - The Grayson College Foundation's purpose is to raise philanthropic gifts for the benefit of Grayson College, its students, faculty, and staff.

  

Grayson College Foundation Scholarship Program

The Grayson College Foundation offers scholarships to students entering and attending Grayson College. Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000.  Each award will be divided between the fall and spring semesters.  Scholarships may be used for tuition, fees, necessary classroom supplies, books, educational expenses, or room and board. The scholarship applications can be found at grayson.edu/scholarships.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Applicant should meet the following criteria to be eligible for a scholarship:

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA, on a scale of 4.0, unless otherwise specified for a specific scholarship
  • Must be enrolled as a student at Grayson College
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) credit hours at Grayson College  

Awarding Cycle

Grayson College Foundation scholarships are awarded once each academic year. Scholarship awards are only available for the fall and spring semesters. Scholarships are only available in the semester for which they are awarded and will not roll over to subsequent semesters.  Foundation scholarship awards are not transferable to an alternate college/university.  Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA for their respective scholarship awards in order to retain scholarship eligibility for the subsequent semester.

Scholarship Renewal

Scholarship renewal is not automatic. Recipients who held a scholarship during the previous academic year are required to submit a new scholarship application for the current academic year. Renewal awards will be based on the scholarship criteria.

Maximum Award Eligibility

Grayson College Foundation scholarships are awarded to qualified recipients for a maximum of three (3) years.  Depending on the value of the scholarship award or program recommendation, an applicant could receive more than one scholarship award.

 

Last updated: 02/21/2020