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									2010-2011 Student Handbook and Weekly Planner
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE
MAIN CAMPUS
A,B,C,E
     General Academic Instruction
D Career Services; ENLACE;
     Multicultural Student Affairs;
     Multicultural Transfer Center;
     Dean of Students
F    Planetarium
G Fitness Center; Gym; Campus
     Police
H (Bridge)
     Project Achieve;
     Holistic Wellness/Student Activities;
     Student Government;
     Student Activities
J    Administrative Offices;
     Admissions Office; Bookstore;
     Counseling; Financial Aid; Library;
     Registration; Cafeteria
K Fine Arts Building; Theatre
T    Business & Technology Center;
     Conference Center
GH Greenhouse
HL Highland
KW Kishwaukee
RL Rend Lake
SV Sauk Valley
WB Waubonsee
V    Veterinary Medical Technology
     and Industrial Technology Center
                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE                              2
JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CORE VALUES                  5
PRESIDENT’S WELCOME                                6
MESSAGE FROM STUDENT GOVERNMENT                    7
ACADEMIC CALENDAR                                  8
ACADEMIC POLICIES                                 10
GRADING SYSTEM                                    12
RECOGNIZING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS AND ACADEMICS    13
ADMISSIONS/REGISTRATION                           14
CONTINUING EDUCATION                              15
COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT                16
DIVISION OF ADULT AND FAMILY SERVICES             16
FINANCIAL AID                                     18
OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION                       24
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY NEW STUDENTS        25
STUDENT RESOURCES                                 27
STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES                          30
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                            36
SUPPLIES                                          38
STUDENT CAMPUS LIFE                               38
STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS                   38
CAMPUS-WIDE GROUPS                                41
SCHOOL POLICIES                                  159
OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS                   161
SEXUAL HARASSMENT                                163
TITLE IX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE                     165
EMERGENCY INFORMATION                            166
CAMPUS POLICE/SECURITY                           167
ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICIES                        169
INDEX                                            179




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                             QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
                  MAIN CAMPUS • 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431
                   JJC Main Campus Switchboard • (815) 729-9020
                                   www.jjc.edu
             Academic Skills                                 Dean of Students
     J-2013/ext. 2261 and 2284                               D-1010/ext. 2761
    www.jjc.edu/info/academic-skills                      www.jjc.edu/info/students
     academicskillscenter@jjc.edu
                                                          Distance Ed. Testing Center
        Academic Computing Labs                               J-4034/ext. 2450
            J-3036/ext. 2637                                 www.jjc.edu/distance
  www.jjc.edu/info/academic-computing
                                                            Early Childhood Center
Academic Credentials/Transcript Evaluation                    B-1001/ext. 2280
           J-1042/ext. 2803                                  www.jjc.edu/info/ecc
      www.jjc.edu/info/credentials
                                                                 Financial Aid
         Adjunct Faculty Center                               J-1045/ext. 2528
       J-1007/ext. 6612 or 2314                          www.jjc.edu/info/financialaid
     www.jjc.edu/info/adjunct-faculty
                                                                 Fitness Center
                Admissions                                    G-1018/ext. 2437
           J-1005/ext. 2493                             www.jjc.edu/info/fitness-center
       www.jjc.edu/info/admissons
                                                                  Graduation
           Alumni Relations                                  J-1042/ext. 2459
       H-1019/ext. 6620 or 6640                          www.jjc.edu/info/graduation
        www.jjc.edu/info/alumni
                                                                Holistic Wellness
                 Athletics
                                                              H-1015B/ext. 2202
           G-1002/ext. 2431
                                                       www.jjc.edu/info/holistic-wellness
        www.jjc.edu/info/athletics

                Auto Shop                                     Honors Program
          C-1001/ext. 2229                                   C-2002/ext. 2643
       www.jjc.edu/info/auto-shop                          www.jjc.edu/info/honors

                Bookstore                                          iCampus
           J-1004/ext. 6767                          Technology Center J-4019/ext. 2481
       www.jjc.edu/info/bookstore                      Testing Center J-4034/ext. 2680
                                                             www.jjc.edu/icampus
              Campus Police
                                                     International Education/Study Abroad
              Main Campus
                                                               J-3006B/ext. 2270
            G-1013/ext. 2234
                                                            www.jjc.edu/info/int-ed
     www.jjc.edu/info/campus-police
                                                 Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP)
              Career Services
                                                       B2003/bcoley@jjc.edu/ ext. 2794
            D-1010/ext. 2756
                                                                Brian Coley, tutor
     www.jjc.edu/info/career-services
                                                                     Library
               CIOS (Lab)
                                                              J-3001/ext. 2665
             Main Campus
                                                            www.jjc.edu/info/library
          T-2024/ext. 2362
       www.jjc.edu/info/cios-labs
                                                                  Mail Center
                                                              J-1012/ext. 2377
                Counseling
                                                         www.jjc.edu/info/mail-center
           J-1037/ext. 2673
       www.jjc.edu/info/counseling
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            Math Center                                       Speaking Center
        C-2019/ext. 2913                                     K-2004/ext. 2339
    www.jjc.edu/info/math-help              http://www.jjc.edu/services-for-students/Pages/JJC-
                                                         Free-Tutoring-Services.aspx
    Multicultural Student Affairs
        D-1010/ext. 6680                         Student Accommodations and Resources
     www.jjc.edu/dept/omsa                                  J-2025/ext. 2230
                                                          www.jjc.edu/info/star
              Photo ID
      D-Concourse/ext. 2709                                  Student Activities
     www.jjc.edu/info/students                              H-1016/ext. 2308
                                                           www.jjc.edu/info/osa
           Project Achieve
         H-1001/ext. 2456                                       Transcripts
  www.jjc.edu/info/project-achieve                          J-1009/ ext. 2743
                                                   www.jjc.edu/info/records-transcripts
              Records
         J-1042/ext. 2290                                     Women’s College
www.jjc.edu/info/records-transcripts                         J-3003/ext. 2626
                                                     www.jjc.edu/info/womens-college
             Registration
               J-1009                                          Writing Center
          (815) 744-2200                                    C-2001/ext. 2730
    www.jjc.edu/info/registration                     www.jjc.edu/info/writing-center

           Service Center
         (Payment Center)
         J-1002/ext. 6688
  www.jjc.edu/info/service-center


          CITY CENTER CAMPUS • 214 N. Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
             JJC City Center Campus Switchboard • (815) 727-6544
                                 www.JJC.edu
Division of Adult and Family Services                     Career Transition Center
   Room 300/ext. 1333 or 1319                              Room 304/ext. 1354
        www.jjc.edu/info/dafs                              www.jjc.edu/info/dafs

           GED Online                                  Stretch Out and Read (SOAR)
       Room 317/ext. 1321                            Literacy Volunteer Tutorial Project
       www.jjc.edu/info/ged                                Room 312/ext. 1317
                                                           www.jjc.edu/info/dafs
GED Preparation (English & Spanish)
       Room 300/ext. 1333                              Special Needs Assessment &
      www.jjc.edu/info/dafs                              Accommodations Center
                                                          Room 319/ext. 1323
     ABE/Basic Skills/Pre-GED                             www.jjc.edu/info/dafs
       Room 319/ext. 1333
      www.jjc.edu/info/dafs                               Welfare to Work/TANF
                                                          Room 301/ext. 1375
   English as a Second Language                         www.jjc.edu/info/one-stop
       Room 300/ext. 1333
       www.jjc.edu/info/eslp                           Division of Community and
                                                         Economic Development
      High School Completion                               Room 520/ext. 1555
        (Independent Study)                          www.jjc.edu/continuing-education
       Room 317/ext. 1321
       www.jjc.edu/info/dafs


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  Renaissance Center Catering Office                       Workforce Services Computer Tech Center
        Room 201/ext. 1444                                        Grundy Workforce Services
          www.rencen.info                                             1715 N. Division
                                                                      Morris, IL 60450
 Small Business Development Center                                    (815) 942-0556
         Room 421/ext. 1400                                       www.grundyworkforce.com
www.jjc.edu/info/small-business-center

Tech Prep Education to Career Services
        Room 313/ext. 1363
     www.jjc.edu/info/careers or
        www.jjc.edu/info/best




        ROMEOVILLE CAMPUS • 1125 W. Romeo Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
            JJC Romeoville Campus Switchboard • (815) 886-3000
                             www.jjc.edu/north

        Academic Counseling                                               Financial Aid
       Room NC05/ext. 7705                                          Room NC04/ext. 7754
         www.jjc.edu/north                                        www.jjc.edu/info/financialaid

              Bookstore                                               Registration/Tuition
       Room NC26/ext. 7726                                          Room NC01/ext. 7755
     www.jjc.edu/info/bookstore                                   www.jjc.edu/info/registration

           CIOS Open Lab                                    Resource Center ACT Compass Testing
       Room NC76/ext. 7777                                        Room NC80/ext. 7780
      www.jjc.edu/info/cios-labs                                     www.jjc.edu/north



                                    EDUCATION CENTERS

                                        Joliet Junior College
                                       Morris Education Center
                                        1715 North Division
                                          Morris, IL 60450
                                         (815) 942-1552

                                     Joliet Junior College
                            Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
                                    17840 Laraway Road
                                        Joliet, IL 60433
                                       (815) 723-3645

                                         Joliet Junior College
                                     Frankfort Education Center
                                   Lincoln-Way East High School
                                        201 Colorado Avenue
                                         Frankfort, IL 60423
                                      Phone: (815) 464-4297

                                Visit www.jjc.edu/info/campuses
                                    for more information about
                             JJC’s campuses and education centers.

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                     JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE CORE VALUES

“RICH IN QUALITY”

The Joliet Junior College community fosters a caring and friendly environment that
embraces diversity and encourages personal growth by promoting the following
core values.

   Respect
   The Joliet Junior College community advocates respect for every individual by
   the demonstration of courtesy and civility in every endeavor.

   Integrity
   Integrity is an integral component of the common bond among Joliet Junior
   College community members.

   Collaboration
   Joliet Junior College is dedicated to the formation and enrichment of
   collaborative relationships as part of the scholarly process.

   Humor and Well-Being
   The staff at Joliet Junior College recognizes humor as a means for collegial
   well-being and self-rejuvenation.

   Innovation
   Encouraging the pursuit of excellence and innovation drives Joliet Junior
   College through the 21st century.

   Quality
   Joliet Junior College is dedicated to the quality of its educational programs
   and services.


VISION
Joliet Junior College, the nation’s first public community college, will be a leader in teach-
ing and learning, and the first choice for post-secondary education.

MISSION
Joliet Junior College enriches people’s lives through affordable, accessible, and quality
programs and services. The college provides transfer and career preparation, training and
workforce development, and a lifetime of learning to the diverse community it serves.




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                              PRESIDENT’S WELCOME


A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF JJC
Thank you for selecting Joliet Junior College as your college of choice. Along with the
faculty and staff, I am committed to providing you with a successful learning experience.

JJC is the nation’s first public community college. Our program offerings have been designed
with your lifelong learning interests in mind. From our outstanding curriculum in the arts and
sciences and career and technical education; to our programs in workforce development,
training and community and economic development; to our adult education, GED/GEDI
completion and English as second language offerings, we meet the diverse needs of District
525 with a full array of post-secondary learning opportunities. In addition, we have a range
of co-curricular activities to enhance your out-of-classroom experiences, including clubs,
athletics and fine arts, such as music, theatre and art performances.

                         We serve residents in parts of seven counties with three campuses
                         and three centers and offer classes online and in numerous
                         satellite locations throughout the district. JJC has a long and well-
                         deserved track record for assisting students with their learning.
                         Your success is our success. To that end, may your learning
                         journey with us be a positive one. I extend to you all good wishes
                         for academic success.

                         Gena Proulx, Ph.D.
                         President of Joliet Junior College




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                   MESSAGE FROM STUDENT GOVERNMENT

Welcome to JJC! We are here to represent issues of importance to the college administration
and state leaders on your behalf. We hope you’ll consider joining Student Government to
ensure that student voices are considered during decision-making processes at JJC. If
you are unable to get involved, don’t worry; JJCSG will take any suggestions for improving
the experiences you may have. Use this handbook as a reference for important services
on campus. As a new student, let us know if you have any issues, suggestions or ideas
to improve the quality of your educational setting. Stop by our office on the Bridge in
H-1015A or call us at (815) 280-6608.

                                                            Respectfully,
                                                            Your 2009-2010
                                                            Student Government




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                         ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FALL 2010 SEMESTER
Week of August 16       Faculty/Staff Preparation
Aug 23                  First Day of Classes
Sep 6                   Labor Day (H)
Nov 11                  Veterans Day (H)
Nov 24                  Fall Recess
                        No day or evening classes.
                        College closes at 4:30 p.m.
Nov 25 - 28             Thanksgiving Recess (H)
Dec 13 - 17             Final Exams
Dec 17                  Winter Commencement
Dec 18 - Saturday       Final Exam Snow Day Make-up
December 23             College closes at 4:30 p.m.
Dec 24 - Jan 2          Winter Break


SPRING 2011 SEMESTER
Week of January 3       Faculty/Staff Preparation
January 10              First Day of Classes
January 17              King’s Birthday (H)
February 10             P&P Development Day
                        No Day Classes
                        Evening classes meet as scheduled
February 11             Lincoln’s Birthday (H)
March 14 - 18           Spring Break
                        (Classes resume Saturday, March 19)
April 22 - 24           Spring Recess (H)
May 9 - 13              Final Exams
May 13                  Spring Commencement

SUMMER 2011 SESSIONS
FIRST SESSION
May 16               First Day of Classes
May 30               Memorial Day (H)
June 24              Last Day of Classes




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SECOND SESSION
May 30                       Memorial Day (H)
May 31                       First Day of Classes
July 4                       Independence Day
July 22                      Last Day of Classes

THIRD SESSION
June 27                      First Day of Classes
July 4                       Independence Day (H)
Aug 5                        Last Day of Classes


CALENDAR IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.




BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Robert J. Wunderlich , Chair
Barbara DeLaney, Vice Chair
Jeff May, Secretary
Susan Marie Klen
Andrew Mihelich
Daniel O’Connell
Michael O’Connell
Darren Newenhouse, Student Trustee



ALUMNI RELATIONS (J-2043)
The Office of Alumni Relations manages a database of over 40,000 JJC alumni and
friends of the college; distributes an ezine for alumni and the JJC community and works
in tandem with the JJC Alumni Association and Students and Alumni United Association
to build a strong monetary foundation and increased loyalty for the college. As a forum
of information and experience between all people within the JJC community, the Office
of Alumni Relations provides a venue for lifelong relationships among graduates of the
first public community college in the nation. Call (815) 280-2218 or visit www.jjc.edu/
about/alumni.




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                               ACADEMIC POLICIES

WITHDRAWING FROM CLASSES
Students may withdraw from a course(s) by processing an add/drop form during regular
business hours through the Registration and Records Office at Main Campus, Romeoville
Campus, or by phone at (815) 744-2200.
PLEASE NOTE:
•	 The	withdrawal	dates	are	listed	on	your	bill	or	student	schedule.	
•	 Every	course	has	its	own	withdrawal	date.	Failure	to	withdraw	properly	may	result	in	a	
   failing grade of “F” in the course.
•	 A student who is on a college payment plan and who withdraws or is dropped from a
   course is responsible for repaying the agreement.

CREDIT WITHOUT ATTENDING FORMAL CLASSES
In all cases of credit without attending formal classes (except for independent study), a
maximum of 30 credits may be awarded.

• Advanced Placement
  Advanced placement can be attained by taking examinations in the Advanced
  Placement program sponsored by the College Board. The results of these tests form
  the basis for awarding college credit to those students who have passed one or more
  tests with satisfactory grades. Students who have taken these examinations should
  request that their official scores be sent to the academic credentials analyst in the
  Registration and Records Office.

• College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
  CLEP can be used by students to earn credit by examination toward general education
  at JJC. The CLEP program is administered through the Academic Skills Center (J-2013)
  at Main Campus. For more information call ASC at (815) 280-2261 or go to www.
  collegeboard.com/clep.

• Proficiency Examination
  Proficiency examinations for advanced standing are offered in some course areas
  of the college. They may only be taken by students currently enrolled at Joliet Junior
  College. The examinees must show that they are eligible to take the examination
  because they have knowledge or experience which justifies some expectation of
  proficiency. Approval must be obtained by the department chair. In some cases, the
  approval of the appropriate dean may be required. There is a nominal fee for each
  examination. Not all courses offer the opportunity for a proficiency examination

• Independent Study
  Independent study is designed to allow students to pursue, for credit, subject areas
  of interest outside of the existing college course structure. In certain instances,
  independent study may be used to complete requirements for a regularly offered
  course. A maximum of four credit hours of coursework with an INDS 199 prefix can be
  applied to a degree or certificate. Self-Instructional Language Program courses may
  not be taken as independent study.
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• Direct Evaluation of Credentials
  In some cases, the college will award course credit for relevant credentials, licenses
  or certifications. It is recommended that interested students contact the appropriate
  academic department chairperson for additional information. A credit evaluation form
  must be sent to the academic credentials analyst in the Registration and Records
  Office.

• Military Service
  Credit for four semester hours of physical education and three semester hours of
  Biology 103: Health is awarded for military service experience to former members
  of any of the branches of the armed services who served honorably on active duty
  for one year or more upon submission of a copy of DD Form 214 (or other evidence
  of honorable discharge) to the office of Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs. Members of
  the armed services still on active duty will be given credit subject to verification of
  the completion of one tour of duty. Veterans who have been discharged for medical
  reasons will be evaluated on an individual basis.

  A former member of the armed services also may receive credit for college level
  general or subject matter tests taken under the jurisdiction of the USAFI (United
  States Armed Forces Institute). An official copy of the test scores and ratings must
  be submitted to the academic credentials analyst in the Registration and Records
  Office. As many as six semester hours of credit may be awarded for each general test
  (English, humanities, natural sciences, mathematics and social science) in equated
  college-level courses. Credit may be awarded for each subject matter test as equated
  to a corresponding college-level course.
  Joliet Junior College participates fully in SOCAD. Military service members coming to
  JJC via this program should consult with the registrar.

  Military schooling experience will be evaluated by the Academic Credentials Analyst
  in the Registration and Records Office and equated with equivalent college courses.
  A proficiency examination may be required by an academic dean to determine if
  knowledge or skills are sufficient to award credit.

ACCEPTANCE OF TRANSFER CREDIT
A student who wishes to have transcripts from other colleges/universities evaluated for
credit at JJC must submit an official transcript from each college/university attended. To
ensure an evaluation is performed, the student must complete a transcript evaluation
request form available on the Registration and Records Web site under the Transcript
and Evaluation link at www.jjc.edu/info/credentials. Upon completion of the evaluation,
a copy of the evaluation will be sent directly to the student and the credits will be
posted to their academic record. Upon request, copies of the evaluation can be made
available to a JJC faculty adviser or counselor with whom the student may be involved
in educational planning. Questions concerning the evaluation may be addressed to the
academic credentials analyst in the Registration and Records Office. Transfer transcripts
will be held for 60 days pending receipt of a completed transcript evaluation request
form in the Credentials Office.

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Credits may be granted according to the following conditions:
•	 The	collegiate	institution	previously	attended	must	be	a	regionally	accredited	
   institution awarding college credit.
•	 Credit	may	be	transferred	to	JJC	for	courses	earning	credit	and	successfully	completed	
   with a grade of “D” or above if the student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA) is
   2.0 or above (“C” average) at the previously attended institution. The student’s work
   at each institution is evaluated independently if several institutions were attended.
   Credits accepted by Joliet Junior College are not necessarily applicable to all degrees.
   If the student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 at a previously attended institution,
   credit may be transferred for courses earning credit and successfully completed with
   a grade of “C” or above.
•	 Credit	may	be	transferred,	but	the	grades	earned	at	other	institutions	are	not	
   transferred nor are they grades included in computing the GPA at JJC. Only the
   number of credit hours accepted will be posted to the student’s academic record.

CHILDREN ON CAMPUS
For the safety and welfare of your children and to avoid potential liability, please do not
bring children to campus if they will be left unattended or in classrooms where they may
disrupt others. Thank you for helping us keep our campus safe.

                                  GRADING SYSTEM

GRADES
Grades are available to students at the end of each semester and are entered on their
permanent record. Final grade reports are available online through eResources. JJC uses
a four-point system in which a grade of A counts as four quality points, B is three points,
C is two points and D is one point. No credit courses may be taken on a pass/fail basis.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
Semester grade point averages (GPA) are computed by multiplying the number of credits
earned in a subject, times the number of points the letter grade is worth. For example,
an “A” in English 101, which carries three credits, equals 12 quality points (“A” = Four
points); a “B” would result in 9 quality points, etc. To determine the GPA, add all of
the quality points together and divide by the number of credits attempted.. If a student
has a total of 44 quality points and attempted 14 credit hours, his/her GPA would be
3.14. Grades are issued at the end of the semester and are entered on the student’s
permanent record.




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                   RECOGNIZING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS
                            AND ACADEMICS

JJC values students’ academic achievements, and provides multiple opportunities to
recognize success while enhancing curricular and extra-curricular experiences. These
organizations are designed to encourage scholarship and fellowship, and promote
excellence. Students involved in one or more of these organizations receive benefits
including institution-wide recognition, financial assistance, mentorship, networking,
special programming, and opportunities for individual growth and development.

JJC HONORS PROGRAM
The JJC Honors Program is designed to stimulate and challenge students academic
excellence while providing unique educational opportunities. As members of the honors
community of scholars, students actively participate in courses specially designed for
the program; honors colloquia such as cultural events, research conferences and guest
lecturers; and honors forums, where regular meetings and discussions are led by honors
students and faculty. Honors students will receive the assistance of the Honors Program
director throughout their academic careers and will be recognized for their achievements
in the JJC Honors Program on their transcripts and, if they satisfy all program and college
requirements, at graduation. Interested students should contact the Honors Program at
(815) 280-2643 or email honors@jjc.edu, or visit www.jjc.edu/honors or the office at
C-2002.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT - HONOR ROLLS
Lists of those full- and part-time students recognized for their academic achievement
will be published at the end of each semester. The list can be found at www.jjc.edu/
info/honor-roll. Following are the varying levels of achievement and recognition:
   The Roll of Excellence
   Recognizes full- and part-time students who attain the highest level of excellence in
   their academic studies by completing six or more credit hours during the semester
   and earning a semester GPA of 3.75-4.0.
   The Roll of Honor
   Recognizes full- and part-time students who achieve superior grades in their studies
   by completing six or more credit hours during the semester and earning a semester
   GPA of 3.50-3.74.
   The Roll of Merit
   Recognizes full- and part-time students who achieve excellent grades in their studies
   by completing six or more credit hours during the semester and earning a semester
   GPA of 3.0-3.49.




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Honorary Organizations
  Phi Theta Kappa is the national honor society of two year colleges. The Phi Theta
  Kappa mission is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and
  service, and the cultivation of fellowship among members and throughout the college.
  To be eligible for membership, students must have completed 12 hours of 100-level
  or higher classes at JJC and have a GPA of at least 3.5. Eligible students will receive
  an invitation to join Phi Theta Kappa from the Alpha Lambda Phi Chapter. For more
  information, visit www.jjc.edu/info/PTK.
  Delta Psi Omega is a national collegiate honor society for drama and theatre.
  Phi Rho Pi is an honor society for student achievement in forensic activities (public
  speaking).
  Alpha Beta Gamma is an International Business Honor Society that recognizes
  academic excellence among business curricula honor students.
  Alpha Mu Gamma is a national honor society that recognizes achievement in French
  and German languages.
  Sigma Delta Mu is the national honor society for Hispanic students who attain
  excellence in the study of the Spanish language and Hispanic literature and culture.

                          ADMISSIONS/REGISTRATION

TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
In Person: The transcript request form must be filled out at the Service Center (J-
1002), and payment must be made.
   $5 to have transcript mailed (allow 72 hours)
   $5 immediate pick up if students attended after 1976
Upon receiving receipt for payment, the transcript request can be processed in J-1009.
Transcripts can also be requested in person at Romeoville Campus. The request is sent
by campus mail to the Main Campus to be processed and mailed out.
Online: Visit www.jjc.edu/info/request-transcripts, and click “online transcript request”
By Mail: Visit www.jjc.edu/info/request-transcripts, select “mail in” and fill out a
transcript request form. The fee is $5 and must be made via check or money order.
Further information is available at www.jjc.edu/request-transcripts or by contacting the
transcript office at (815) 729-9020, ext. 2242.

ADMISSIONS (J-1005)
Students interested in learing about Joliet Junior College’s programs and opportunities
will find the Admissions staff ready to answer questions and discuss any concerns. For
more information or to submit an application, contact the Admissions office at 815-
280-2493 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/admissions.

REGISTRATION (J-1009 and Romeoville Campus NC-01)
Students can register for classes in person at these locations, on the phone at (815)
744-2200, or online at http://eresources.jjc.edu.




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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Requirements for graduation at JJC are specified in the official JJC catalog, current at the
time a student enrolls. For more information, visit www.jjc.edu/info/graduation, or call
(815) 280-2459.


                             CONTINUING EDUCATION

HEALTH CARE CONTINUING EDUCATION
If you are interested in professional continuing education courses and vocational allied
health training, contact Cathy Schley in C-1037 or call (815) 280-2463 or (815) 280-
2356.

ADULT EDUCATION
A full range of adult education, job training and support services are provided for adult
students, participants and their families. All educational programs are integrated with
training programs. Services offered include:
•		 GED	preparation	–	traditional	classroom,	independent	study	and	GED
    (the Spanish GED also is provided)
•	 Pre-vocational	and	pre-technical	skills	training	(degree	and	certificate	programs	in	
    high-demand occupations)
•	 Constitution	review
•	 English	as	a	Second	Language	(ESL)	(beginning	level	to	college	preparation)
•	 College	transition/alternate	entry	services
•	 Special	programs	and	services	for	individuals	receiving	public	assistance	 	
•	 Tutorial	assistance	and	accommodations
•	 Individualized	skill	assessments	and	diagnostics
•	 COMPASS	testing
•	 Career/vocational	advisers	and	registration	services

For more information, call (815) 280-1333 or visit www.jjc.edu/dafs.




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                COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Joliet Junior College Center for Economic Development serves customers in the
workplace, classroom, and community to ensure economic success and viability.
Primary services include: job postings, recruiting candidates, customized training for
businesses, job seeker services, skill enhancement, a comprehensive resource area, and
workforce development grants that support innovative programming and services free
or at a reduced cost to customers. Call (815)280-1500 or (815) 280-1526 for more
information.

                  DIVISION OF ADULT AND FAMILY SERVICES

Division of Adult and Family Services
A full range of adult education, job training, and support services are provided for adult
students, participants and their families. All educational programs are integrated with
training programs. Services offered include:
•	 Adult Basic Education
•	 Adult High School Diploma Program
•	 Career/vocational advisers and registration services.
•	 College Transition/Alternate Entry Services
•	 Constitution Review
•	 English as a Second Language (ESL) (beginning level to college preparation)
•	 Family Literacy/Even Start
•	 GED	preparation	–	traditional	classroom,	independent	study,	and	GED	online (the	
   Spanish GED also is provided)
•	 Illinois Department of Corrections Job Preparedness Program
•	 Individualized skill assessments and diagnostics
•	 Pre-vocational	and	pre-technical	skills	training	(degree	and	certificate 	programs	in	
   high-demand occupations)
•	 Stretch Out and Read Literacy Program
•	 Special	programs	and	services	for	individuals	receiving	public	assistance, 	such	as	
   single parents and displaced homemakers
•	 Student Assessment and Accommodations
•	 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Project
•	 Tutorial assistance and accommodations
•	 United States Citizenship
•	 Women and Family Programs




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           DAFS Contact information

           ABE/Basic Skills/Pre-GED
             Room 300/ext. 1333
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

                     GED
             Room 300/ext. 1333
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

             High School Diploma
             Room 300/ext. 1319
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

                     TANF
             Room 315/ext. 1317
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

               Adult Education
             Room 300/ext. 1333
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

                  ESL Lab
           Room 308-310/ext. 1333
              www.jjc.edu/dafs

             Welfare to Work Center
             Room 300/ext. 1333
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

           College Transition Center
        Room 304-6/ext. 1354 or 1333
               www.jjc.edu/dafs

Academic, Career and Employment Resource Center
          Room 320/ext. 1320 or 1333
                www.jjc.edu/dafs




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                                     FINANCIAL AID

PHILOSOPHY
At Joliet Junior College the goal of the Financial Aid Office is to enable access to higher
education by providing college financial planning and quality customer service to
students and families in pursuit of their educational goals. JJC requires all students
applying for grants, student employment, loans, and scholarships to complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. More
information on financial aid can be found at www.jjc.edu/info/financialaid.

GETTING STARTED
Students must apply annually to receive financial aid. Financial aid can take many
forms: grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans. Follow these steps and
guidelines:

STEP 1: Complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (this also applies for Renewal
FAFSA for students who have previously applied).. A work copy may be printed from www.
fafsa.ed.gov/before012.htm to be complete before entering official information online.
FAFSA requires a pin number assigned to the student by the Department of Education.
To request a pin number, visit www.pin.ed.gov. Applicants should save the pin number for
future access to their FAFSA information. Within two to four weeks a Student Aid Report
(SAR) will be sent to you by mail or e-mail.
STEP 2: Applicants must also complete the JJC admissions process in order for the
Financial Aid Office to complete the financial aid process. Complete the JJC online
application for admissions at www.jjc.edu/info/admissions.
STEP 3: Print out and complete the JJC Financial Aid Rights and Responsibilities
worksheet found at www.jjc.edu/info/financialaid under the forms link.
STEP 4: Students are required to take the Standards of Progress quiz at www.jjc.edu/
info/financial-aid-quiz. and print out the results as a copy may be requested for the
student’s file.
STEP 5: Apply for scholarships at www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships. Scholarship deadline
dates are available on the Web site.

The process DOES NOT stop here! Students will need to work directly with the Financial
Aid Office to complete the process. Students applying for financial aid must have a
completed file prior to the deadline dates posted, in the Financial Aid Office, or on the
JJC Web site. Every student is responsible for being aware of these dates. Complete files
include all supporting documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office. If a file is
incomplete, the student will be responsible for adhering to the payment due date on the
bill. The student’s file will still be processed, and if eligible for funds, will be reimbursed
accordingly. NOTE: There will be a brief discussion on financial aid at the new student
orientation session.




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GENERAL INFORMATION
For the purpose of meeting federal and state student aid guidelines, the following
criteria will apply to aid recipients:
A. Credit hour load:
   1. 12 or more credit hours is considered full time.
   2. 9-11 credit hours is considered 3/4 time.
      3.6-8 credit hours is considered 1/2 time.
   4. Less than 6 credit hours is considered less than 1/2 time. Students do not qualify
      for most aid programs if enrolled in less than 6 credit hours.
B. Class status:
   1. Students who have earned 1-31 credit hours are considered freshmen.
   2. Students who have earned 32 or more hours are considered sophomores.
C. Academic requirements:
   1. Students receiving federal and state financial aid are continued or terminated from
      aid based upon academic requirements by these agencies. Financial aid policy
      may be different from institutional policy for this reason. Contact the Financial Aid
      Office for details.

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS
There are a number of federal programs that can be determined by applying for aid by
using the FAFSA.
    Grants: Pell Grant eligibility is based on the Expected Family Contribution as
    indicated on the results of the aid application. The Federal Supplemental
    Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded based on student need and availability.
    The Academic Competitiveness Grant is awarded to those students who have had the
    required high school preparation and need, as determined by the FAFSA.
    Work: The Federal Work-Study program on campus is available to students with
    aid eligibility. Students meeting the criteria for the America Reads/America Counts
    program may work off campus at elementary schools in the area. Students on
    academic probation are not eligible for work study.
    Loans: direct subsidized and direct unsubsidized loans are available to students.
    The Federal Direct Plus loan may be used by parents to assist dependent students
    with the cost of their education.

The state of Illinois also has assistance programs for students attending college. The
Monetary Award Program and the Illinois Incentive for Access Program are available for
students in need.

Veterans who meet the Illinois residency requirements before and after their military
service may be eligible for the Illinois Veteran Grant. The Financial Aid Office assists in
processing other veteran grant programs.

Any student in good academic standing and enrolled in six or more credits may apply for
a student worker position on campus.



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STUDENT STATUS
Students are classified as dependent or independent because federal student aid
programs are based on the idea that students’ parents have the primary responsibility of
paying for their children’s education.
You are an independent student if you are one of the following:
   a. Are you at least 24 years old based on being born before January 1987?
   b. Are you married?
   c. Are you a graduate or professional student?
   d. Do you have children who receive more than half their support from you?
   e. Do you have legal dependents who live with you and who receive more than half
         their support from you?
   f. Are you a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces?
   g. Are you currently serving on active duty other than basic training?
   h. When you were age 13 or older, were both parents deceased, were you in foster
         care or were you dependent/ward of the court?
   i. As of today, are you an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your
         state of legal residence?
   j. As of today, are you in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state
         of legal residence?
   k. At any time on or after July 1, 2009, did your high school or school district
         homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was
         homeless?
   l. At any time on or after July 1, 2009, did the director of an emergency shelter
         program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
         determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless?
   m. At any time on or after July 1, 2009, did the director of a runaway or homeless
         youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an
         unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of
         being homeless?

FINANCIAL AID STANDARDS OF PROGRESS
The Joliet Junior College Financial Aid Standards of Progress policy statements are
designed to comply with Title IV Department of Education regulations. According to
federal and state guidelines, students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in
order to be eligible to receive and maintain financial assistance. Continuing students
at JJC and students who are transferring from other schools must meet all criteria of
the Financial Aid Standards of Progress policy each enrolled semester to be eligible for
financial aid. This policy applies to all students applying for financial aid whether or not
you received financial aid in the past. The minimum standards of progress are as follows:
  1. At the end of each semester, a student must have satisfactorily completed 66.66
     percent of cumulative attempted hours, including transfer credits. Attempted
     hours include classes in which a student receives a grade of “F” (Failed), “W”
     (Withdrawal), “I” (Incomplete) or “TE” (Time Extended). If a student fails to meet the
     standards, he/she will be placed on probation. During the probationary semester,
     a student must attain the minimum standards or be terminated from receiving


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    financial aid until suitable progress is made.
 2. Students who have attempted credit hours that are in excess of 150 percent of
    their degree program’s required hours are immediately terminated and ineligible for
    Title IV aid. For example: For a 64 credit hour associate’s degree, 96 credit hours
    attempted are the maximum number of hours a student can take and maintain
    eligibility for financial aid. Students will be evaluated at the end of each semester
    to ensure progress toward a specified degree or eligible certificate.
 3. A student must maintain an academic standing that is consistent with the
    graduation requirements for his/her program and must maintain a minimal grade
    point average as indicated below:

HOURS              MINIMUM
ATTEMPTED          CUMULATIVE GPA
0-12               1.75
13-32              1.85
33-48              1.95
49-64              2.00

NOTE: If a student is not in accordance with one or more of the above requirements
at the end of each semester, he/she will be placed on financial aid probation or
termination. If placed on financial aid probation, a student will receive aid for one
semester and will be sent written notice of his/her probationary status.
While on probation, if a student fails to comply with the standards for a second
consecutive semester, the student will be terminated from financial aid. When
terminated, a written notice of ineligibility will be mailed to the student along with a
copy of the appeal procedures. If terminated, a student may appeal for reinstatement of
his/her financial aid. See procedures below.

DEVELOPMENTAL COURSES (“0” LEVEL) are counted toward the total number of hours
permitted under financial aid.

REINSTATEMENT PROCEDURES
 1. A student must increase his/her GPA in accordance with the standards and must
    satisfactorily complete 66.66 percent of all credit hours attempted, including those
    semesters in which the student did not apply for and/or receive financial aid.
 2. Students may appeal their termination status to the Standards of Progress
    Appeal Committee in writing by the deadline noted in his/her letter. The mitigating
    circumstances (i.e., personal, medical, death in the family, etc.) and documentation
    of these circumstances must be submitted with an appeal letter. The decision of
    the Standards of Progress Appeal Committee will be final.




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WITHDRAWAL AND RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID POLICY
Any class/withdrawals, adds, and/or changes at any time during the semester can affect
students’ financial aid. Students should check with the Financial Aid Office for further
information before changing their enrollment status.
Students not attending classes in which they have enrolled must be withdrawn. It is the
student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from his/her classes. Official withdrawals
are processed by the Registration Office at the Main Campus.

Calculating the Return of Title IV Aid
The Financial Aid Office is required to implement a Return of Title IV Aid for students
who withdraw to zero hours and/or receive all F’s due to non-attendance after receiving
Title IV aid. Title IV aid is comprised of the following Federal financial assistance
programs: Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic
Competitiveness Grant, and direct subsidized, unsubsidized and plus loans. The return
formula is used to determine if the student and/or school must repay any amount of
federal assistance. The withdrawal date is used to calculate aid eligibility. As a result of
the return calculation, the student may owe a balance to the college. The balance must
be paid before the student can register for future terms.

VETERANS EDUCATION BENEFITS
The JJC Veterans Program was established in 1972. Its main objectives are to reach
veterans, reservists/guardsmen, and dependents, and make them aware of the
educational benefits available at Joliet Junior College through the Illinois Veterans Grant,
Illinois National Guard Grant, MIA /POW Scholarship, and the Montgomery/911 GI Bill.
The office provides information on each program and assists students with applying
for and receiving their benefits. The term “veterans” refers to students eligible for and
receiving VA Education Benefits and/or state of Illinois tuition assistance programs.

The office is located within the JJC Financial Aid Office, J-1045. For more information on
veterans’ education benefits at JJC, visit the Veterans page on the JJC Web site, stop by
the office or call (815) 280-2623.

Veterans Satisfactory Academic Progress
An evaluation is made at the end of each semester to determine a student’s progress. A
student is considered to be making satisfactory progress if his/her grade point average
complies with the following:

CUMULATIVE CREDIT                        MINIMUM
HOURS ATTEMPTED                          CUMULATIVE GPA
0-12                                     1.75
13-32                                    1.85
33-48                                    1.95
49 and above                             2.00




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NOTE: The first semester a student using veteran education benefits fails to meet these
requirements, he/she is placed on probation and a written notice to this effect is mailed
to him/her. A student on probation has one semester to comply with the minimum
academic standards of progress listed above. If the student meets this, the probation
will be lifted.
If the student fails to comply with the set standards at the end of the probationary
semester, the student will be placed on termination status, resulting in loss of eligibility
for all state and federal benefits. A written notice of the termination status is mailed
to each student affected. This notice includes a reminder of the on-campus support
and counseling services available, as well a copy of the Veterans Satisfactory Academic
Progress Policy.
When a student is placed on termination status, JJC is required to notify the VA and
suspend benefit certification until minimum standards are reached. JJC is also not
allowed to bill the state of Illinois for Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant,
or MIA/POW Scholarship for a student’s tuition until the termination status is lifted.
Termination from use of benefits does not, however, mean termination from JJC.
Appeal procedure: Students may appeal their termination status to the Standards of
Progress Appeal Committee in writing. Forms are available in the Financial Aid Office for
the appeal process. Supporting documentation must accompany the request.
Reinstatement procedure: The student must increase his/her GPA in accordance
with the standards listed above to be reinstated, or have his/her appeal granted by the
Standards of Progress Appeal Committee

Procedures for Use Of Benefits
It is each student’s choice to use their Veterans Education Benefits each semester at
JJC. After registering, the student must notify the JJC Veterans’ Office to request that
their benefits be processed. This can be done in person, by email or by phone. Failure
to do so can result in delay of processing time for benefits.

MONTGOMERY/911 GI BILL RESTRICTIONS
The VA requires students to transfer in all prior college credits to their current school
of attendance for evaluation. Students using MGIB must declare an approved degree
or certificate as their major, and only classes that meet the graduation requirements
can be certified for benefits. Additionally, if a student withdraws, either officially or
by cessation of attendance, this must be reported to the VA and can result in an
overpayment of benefits.




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                        OTHER FINANCIAL INFORMATION

TUITION PAYMENT PLAN
Having a solid plan for covering the cost of college is an important step toward
graduation. JJC is pleased to enlist the services of (FACTS) Nelnet Business Solutions
to help make the process easier for you. This convenient budget plan is not a loan
program. There is no debt; there are no interest or finance charges assessed; and there
is no credit check. The cost to budget an interest-free, monthly online payment plan is
a $25-per-semester, nonrefundable (FACTS) Nelnet Business Solutions enrollment fee.
You must re-enroll in the payment plan each semester. A student must have a $100
balance owed to the college. Students may budget tuition and fees by automatic bank
payment using a valid checking or savings account or by credit card. Visit www.jjc.edu/
info/facts for a payment schedule. Apply online at https://eresources.jjc.edu.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Through the generosity of alumni, friends, faculty, staff and businesses, the Joliet Junior
College Foundation awards more than 400 scholarships to students. Apply online at
www.jjc.edu/info/scholarships between January 1 and April 1 for priority consideration.
When applying, students must meet all criteria for each scholarship. The scholarships
will be awarded starting in the following fall semester. New scholarships will be posted
online as they become available or may be re-posted so check the Web site frequently.
For more information, contact Julie Allsopp, Main Campus, J-2050, (815) 280-6622, or
e-mail jallsopp@jjc.edu.

REFUND POLICY
Students who drop a course(s) on or before the refund period as indicated on their
schedule or bill receive a full refund. Each course has its own refund date.

•	    A 100 percent refund will be given for any course cancelled by the college. The
      college reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient enrollment or for
      other appropriate reasons.
•	 Calendar	days	include	weekends;	business	days	are	Monday	–	Friday	only.
•	 To qualify for a 100 percent refund, follow the refund schedule below:
•     Classes meet seven weeks or more:
      Refund within the first 10 calendar days of the beginning of the course.
•     Classes meet six weeks or less:
      Refund within the first two calendar days of the beginning of the course.
•     Special programs:**
      Refund one business day prior to the start of the course.
      (Nursing, Vet Tech, EMS, FSCI, RADT, MT and PHAR)
•     Community and Economic Development (CED):
      Refund three calendar days prior to start of the course.
•     Nurse Assistant (NA) Lifelong Learning:
      Refund one business day prior to start of the course.
  ** Special programs use selective admissions for making enrollment decisions.


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•	   If your refund falls on a non-business day, your withdrawal will be honored on the next
     business day.
•	   Refunds for short-term or specialized classes may vary; refer to your schedule or bill.
•	   Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal in a course nor qualify for a refund.
•	   No refunds will be granted when a student is dismissed or suspended from college for
     disciplinary reasons after the refund date.
•	   Late entry into a course(s) does not alter the refund date.
•	   The college reserves the right to make the final decision on all refunds.

Late Withdrawal
Students requesting a late withdrawal must complete a general petition form available
online at www.jjc.edu/info/general-petition and submit it prior to the end of the term in
which the late withdrawal is requested. Documentation that will support this request is
required. General petition appeals are not always granted.

            FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY NEW STUDENTS

Do courses I took a long time ago still count?
In many cases, coursework will be accepted from many years ago, especially general
education credits. Some occupational programs may not accept outdated courses, such
as computer applications. Allied health programs such as nursing will not generally
accept selected required science courses that are older than five years.

How do I decide on a major?
•	 Make an appointment with a career counselor who can assist you through
   interpretation of interest, values and skills assessment.
•	 Make an appointment with the adviser of the area in which you are considering a
   major. To make an appointment, contact the Office of Career Services in D-1010 at
   (815) 280-2756.
•	 Enroll in and complete the three-hour transfer GSD 110 course “Career and Lifestyle
   Planning.”
•	 Utilize the Career Services website career exploration tools and information at www.
   jjc.edu/info/careers.

Where can I obtain information about transferring to a four-year college or
university?

•	   JJC	counselors	and	advisers	(J-1037)	and	Romeoville	Campus	(NC-03)
•	   College	admissions	representatives	visiting	JJC
•	   College	fairs
•	   Transfer	guides
•	   College	catalogs	




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What happens if I repeat a course to attempt a better grade?
Your GPA at JJC would be recalculated using the second grade received in the course.
However, when you get ready to transfer, some schools will average the two grades when
calculating your GPA for admission purposes.

Can I test out of a class?
•	 Proficiency examinations are offered in some course areas of the college. Only
    students currently enrolled at JJC can take proficiency exams. Application for
    proficiency examinations may be obtained from the appropriate department chair.
    In some cases, the approval of the appropriate dean may be required.
•	 The College Level Examination Program can be used by students to earn credit by
    examination toward general education at JJC. The CLEP program is administered
    through the Academic Skills Center. For more information, contact ASC at (815)
    280-2261 or go to www.collegeboard.com/clep.

COMMONLY USED COLLEGE TERMS
ACT COMPASS TESTING: Mandatory placement tests that determine a student’s
reading, writing, and math ability. These tests must be taken by all first-time, full-time
students and prior to enrolling in classes; most other students will have to take all or a
portion of these placement tests sometime at the beginning of their college tenure.
CLEP TESTING: A series of tests taken to demonstrate proficiency in a subject and
receive credit for the course.
COURSE NUMBER: The number that designates the particular course offered by the
departments.
CREDIT HOURS: Hours earned for a course. Approximates the time spent in a class on a
weekly basis throughout the semester. An associate degree generally requires 64 credit
hours.
CURRICULUM: All the courses required for a degree.
DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT DATE: When the computer drops all unpaid classes from a
student’s schedule. Payment drop dates are programmed in advance, and students are
made aware of these dates during the registration process.
ELECTIVE: A course requirement for graduation that students may select from an
academic area of interest to them.
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: The basic math, English, science, social
science, humanities, fine arts, and global/world studies courses that provide the student
with a well-rounded education beyond the requirements of the major; sometimes known
as the core curriculum.
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA): Average grade. Semester grade point average: the
average of all grades earned during the semester. Cumulative grade point average: the
average of all grades earned from the first term of enrollment.
GRADE POINT VALUES: The number of points representing the grade received.
INCOMPLETE: The grade received representing work NOT completed in the term the
course was taken.
KIOSK: A freestanding structure allowing students computerized access to their
semester schedules and grades, course availability and other student records.


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LATE START CLASSES: Classes whose beginning dates are after the designated first
week of regularly scheduled classes.
PREREQUISITE: A requirement (testing, another course, etc.) that must be met prior to
taking another course.
REFUND: A partial or full reimbursement of monies paid if student withdraws from a
class within the stated deadline dates.
REGISTRAR: The college administrator who directs the registration process and
maintains student records.
SECTION NUMBER: A number used when a course is taught at multiple times/days and
by various instructors, which identifies time, day, date and location of the course
SEMESTER SYSTEM: The school year is divided into two parts, usually with a fall and
spring term of approximately 16 weeks.
SYLLABUS: The instructor’s course outline, which is usually distributed the first day
of classes. It may include a brief description of the course, text to be used, a list of
readings and assignments, and the instructor’s attendance policy and grading system.
WITHDRAWAL: A grade offered that does not affect the GPA so that students may drop
courses before a specified time without academic penalty.

                              STUDENT RESOURCES

BUILDING INFORMATION

A-Building
Agriculture Department

B-Building
Early Childhood Center, Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement

C-Building
Automotive Department, English and World Languages Department, Math and Writing
Center, Nursing Department

D-Building
Career Services Office, Cyber Café, Dean of Students Office, Office of Multicultural
Student Affairs, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
Director of Developmental Education

E-Building
Math and Science Department

F-Building
Planetarium, Campus Newspaper (Blazer) Office

G-Building
Athletic Department, Campus Police, Fitness Center, Gym

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H-Building (The Bridge)
Student Government, Office of Holistic Wellness, Office of Student Activities, Project
Achieve (Student Support Services)

J-Building
Academic Skills Center, Admissions Office, Alumni Relations, Bookstore, Cafeteria,
Counseling, iCampus Testing Center, and Technology Center, Financial Aid, Human
Resources, Information Technology, Library, Registration, Records, Service Center,
Student Accommodations and Resources (StAR), Student Kiosks, Dean of Student
Success, Dean of Enrollment Management, Administrative Offices

K-Building
Fine Arts Department and Theatre

T-Building
Business Department, Computer Information and Office Systems Department, CED
Conference Center, Technology Department, Student Kiosk, Dean of Career and Technical
Education

V-Building
Veterinary Technician Program, Welding Lab

LIBRARY
The JJC Library is located on the third floor of J-Building. The library’s collection includes
books, compact discs, videotapes, DVDs, electronic books, magazines, journals, and
microforms, and access to the collections of public libraries, universities, and colleges
throughout the country. The library’s online databases can be searched for full-text
magazines, journal and newspaper articles. The Romeoville Campus Resource Center
also has access to the same resources. For more information, visit www.jjc.edu/lrc.

STUDENT ID CARD
A photo ID is available for all credit students after completion of semester registration.
Student ID cards are the preferred source of photo identification at JJC. Students are
required to carry some form of photo identification at all times when on campus. The ID
is available throughout the semester outside the Dean of Students Office (D-1010) at
the Photo ID Services desk.

New Students - To obtain an ID, you must bring a printed current semester schedule
with your student ID number appearing on it and a driver’s license or state ID.

Current Students	–	ID	cards	are	updated	each	semester	with	a	validation	sticker.	
You must present your current semester schedule with your student ID number on it.
Semester validation will begin at the start of the new semester session.

The first issue is at no charge. Replacement of an ID that is lost, stolen or damaged is
$10.00.

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Joliet Junior College Services           Type of ID Required
Library                                  JJC ID card
Cyber Café                               JJC ID card
College Events/Activities                JJC ID card
Book purchase if on Financial aid        Photo ID (JJC photo ID, driver’s license
                                         or state ID)
C.I.S. Labs                              Photo ID (JJC photo ID, driver’s license
                                         or state ID)
JJC Transcript pickup                    Photo ID (JJC photo ID, driver’s license
                                         or state ID)
COMPASS, Telecourse, Make-up Testing     Photo ID (JJC photo ID, driver’s license or state ID)


STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Any student enrolled in a college credit course at JJC is eligible to purchase college
student health insurance, depending on the health insurance plan. Currently there
are two insurance providers to choose from. The student’s spouse and/or eligible
dependents are also eligible if the student is covered, at an additional cost. Premiums
are paid directly to the insurance company. Pamphlets with more information and on
how to contact the insurance company are available through the Dean of Students
Office (D-1010). JJC provides this information as a convenience but does not endorse
any particular plan.

SENIOR CITIZENS
District 525 residents 65 years of age and older may enroll, tuition-free, in college credit
courses. Senior citizens will be required to pay for all other mandatory fees associated
with the course(s). The college must be informed of senior status each semester when
making payments.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students must meet the special admissions requirements of JJC. Visit
J-1005 or www.jjc.edu/info/admissions for complete information.

STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS AND RESOURCES (StAR)
The StAR program provides academic support to three student populations:
  •	 Students with documented physical and mental disabilities, learning disabilities or
     health concerns.
  •	 Students whose first language is not English and are working towards English
     proficiency.
  •	 Students in career and technical majors who are at risk academically and need
     academic support to achieve a certificate or career/technical degree (A.A.S.).

New students should identify themselves and request accommodations and support
services by scheduling an intake appointment with the StAR Office. Students must
furnish the StAR office with current documentation about the nature and extent of
their disability. The information will be kept confidential and will be used to plan for
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Students interested in requesting services should contact StAR at the earliest possible
date to receive services. Students who would benefit from StAR services should:
•	 Contact	StAR	for	an	appointment:		Main	Campus,	J-2025	or	(815)	729-9020	x2230
•	 Provide	appropriate	documentation	of	the	disability.
•	 Request	accommodations	for	the	disability.

ACADEMIC SKILLS CENTER
The Academic Skills Center is located in J-2013. The center provides ACT COMPASS
Placement Testing, CLEP testing, make-up testing, and proctored testing. A picture
ID Is required for all testers and, in addition, all testers taking the ACT COMPASS Test
must know their JJC ID number. A calculator is allowed on the math portion of the ACT
COMPASS test. The Academic Skills Center also provides FREE in-person and FREE
online tutoring for individuals and small groups. Tutoring topics include most academic
subjects and ACT COMPASS Review Sessions for Reading, Writing, and Math. For more
information, call (815) 280-2261 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/academic-skills, or email
academicskillscenter@jjc.edu.
* The following items are NOT allowed in the testing center: food and drink, cell phones,
IPods/MP3 players, and other electronic devices; coats and jackets; hats; purses and
other personal items.

                          STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

PROJECT ACHIEVE
Project Achieve is a federal grant-funded program designed to promote a positive
academic atmosphere for eligible students. The goal of the program is to increase
retention and graduation rates of the students and to assist them with their transfer to
four-year institutions. This advisery, tutorial support service is located in H-1001. To
learn more, please contact us at (815) 280-2456 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/project-
achieve.
Support services are offered in the areas of English composition, mathematics,
biological sciences, computer science and office systems. Study skills, career
exploration, test-taking skills, technology workshops and financial literacy are presented
individually or in small groups to assure that first-generation college students, who come
from low- income families and/or are disabled receive encouragement to achieve their
educational goals. Four-year college and university tours and multicultural activities
are offered during the academic calendar year, which serve to connect students and
encourage successful transfer planning.

MATH CENTER
Free tutoring by professionals with degrees in math (C-2019). Call (815) 280-2823.

SPEAKING CENTER
Free help related to the development of presentations, outlines, research, practicing
presentations, Power Point and taping presentations; this service is available to all JJC
students

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WRITING CENTER
Free tutoring by professionals with degrees in English (C-2001). Call (815) 280-2730.

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES
The Office of Career Services serves students and alumni by providing resources to
assist with career planning and employment needs. Professional career counselors help
with identifying personal interests, skills, and personality traits that are valuable in the
process of career decision-making. Assistance in identifying employers is available
to students seeking job shadowing, internship/co-op experiences or employment
opportunities.

Support is provided to help in the job search process, including resume/cover letter
writing, interviewing skills, information on labor market trends, how to market yourself,
and other career resources. Employment opportunities, including on-campus student
employment are made available on the Career Services Web site and through on-
campus recruitment days and job fairs. For more information, contact the Office of
Career Services at (815) 280-2756, by e-mail at careers@jjc.edu, or visit www.jjc.edu/
info/careers.

CENTENNIAL COMMONS, Student Housing
Located adjacent to the JJC Main Campus at 1524 Centennial Drive, Joliet, Centennial
Commons combines apartment-style housing and a student centered community that
contributes to personal development and academic success.
This community offers the independence of apartment living, high quality
accommodations, and convenient access to all the benefits that JJC has to offer. In
order to reside at Centennial Commons, students must pass a criminal background
check, have at least 2.0 GPA/4.0 scale from previous academic institution, and
maintain a minimum semester GPA of 2.0. Failure to maintain the GPA will result in void
of lease agreement and eviction from property.
For more information, call (815)730-1020 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/student-housing.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
Childcare services are provided on the Main Campus for children three to five years old.
The center is a licensed facility by the state of Illinois. Enrollment packets are available
at the Early Childhood Center. All enrollment information and forms are available on
the Web site and are downloadable in both Word and PDF format. The center is open
Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.
Summer care is limited. To provide the greatest benefit to the children, we recommend
children be registered for a minimum of two days per week and a minimum of two hours
each day they attend. For more information, call (815) 280-2280, e-mail bcavanau@jjc.
edu, or visit at www.jjc.edu/info/ecc.




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FOOD SERVICES
The Main Campus cafeteria is open Monday through Friday during the spring and fall
semesters. Operating hours are posted at the beginning of each semester. The summer
session hours operate on a Monday through Thursday schedule. The food selection offers
a wide variety of items: hot meals prepared by Culinary Arts students, fresh made deli
sandwiches, hot grilled items, desserts, snacks and a variety of beverages.

T-Building has a mini-food service area open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1
p.m. D-Concourse has a mini-food services area open Monday through Friday from 7:45
a.m. to 2 p.m. Both areas are open during the spring and fall semesters when classes
are in session. Vending machines are also located on the lower level of J-Building,
D-Concourse, G-Concourse and T-Building.

Romeoville Campus has a mini-food service area located in the student lounge and is
open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to
8:00 p.m. during the spring and fall semesters when classes are in session. A microwave
oven and vending machines are also available in the student lounge.

City Center vending machines are located in the student lounge on the first floor; snacks
and beverages are available. The Renaissance Center dining rooms are also available for
meetings, banquets and wedding receptions.

COUNSELING AND ACADEMIC ADVISING SERVICES
The Counseling Department offers a myriad of services to students and prospective
students. Professional staff with expertise in personal, vocational, educational, social-
emotional, and crisis intervention provide services by appointment and on a walk-in
basis during designated times. Orientation and registration sessions for new students
are held at assigned times throughout the academic year. Services are located in
J-1037, Main Campus, and NC-01 on the Romeoville Campus. For more information,
call (815) 280-2673 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/counseling.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSION
First-time, full-time, students who have never attended college are required to attend a
orientation and new student session for course selection and registration into classes
for their first semester. New students must complete the ACT COMPASS Placement Test
(math, reading and writing), and view the online new student presentation found at
www.jjc.edu/info/newstudent before selecting an orientation and e-registration session.
Group registration usually begins in April for new summer and fall semester students
and in November for new spring semester students. Part-time degree seeking students
are also encouraged to attend an orientation session.




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EDUCATIONAL PLANNING
Educational and degree planning assists students with exploring options, course
selection, choosing a transfer school and setting major and career goals. Educational
planning is by appointment only.

CAREER EXPLORATION
Individualized career counseling appointments allow the students to seek additional
advice and planning to determine a major area of study. Counselors will help students
explore career options and develop a plan of action.

PERSONAL COUNSELING
Personal problems can be discussed by appointment or on a walk-in basis with qualified
counselors. Agency referrals for continued counseling will be provided if the situation
merits longer intervention or assistance.

ACADEMIC ADVISING
Students are encouraged to meet with an adviser for course selection and educational
planning if they have selected a major. Services are provided by specially trained faculty
members in majors of their area of expertise.

ATHLETIC ADVISING
Athletic advising is provided to all JJC athletes and incoming athletes. Services include
degree planning, semester-by-semester course selection, exploration of transfer schools
and reverse transfer assistance. Services are provided by appointment or on a walk-in
basis during designated times.

CRISIS COUNSELING
Immediate response services designed to provide assessment and appropriate
intervention strategies for students experiencing an emotional or psychological crisis.
Students may self-refer or be referred by a faculty/staff member.

GENERAL STUDENT DEVELOPMENT COURSES (GSD)
The Counseling Department offers credit courses for college orientation career and
lifestyle planning. Many GSD courses are transferable and count as electives for A.A. and
A.A.S. degrees. For more information, call (815) 280-2673 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/
counseling.
•	 GSD	085: College Preparation and Study Skills (2 hrs.)
    Offers an introduction to the community college for students who score below college
    level reading and writing. Emphasis is placed on the skills necessary to succeed
    in college. Required for students who test into the following courses on the ACT
    COMPASS Placement Test: ENG 020 and/or ENG 098 and MATH 090.
•	 GSD	100: College Success (2 hrs.)
    Designed to facilitate the student’s transition to college life. Topics include college
    policies and procedures, time management, learning styles, study skills, note taking,
    memory and concentration, test taking, stress management and others. This course is
    highly recommended for all students and required for those who test into the following
    courses in the ACT COMPASS Placement Test: ENG 021 and ENG 099 and MATH
    090.
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•	 GSD	110: Career & Lifestyle Planning (3 hrs.)
   Assists students in choosing a college major or a career or in making a career choice.
   Students will explore values, interests, personality, skills, and learn about the labor
   market. They will research career information and implement decision-making and
   goal-setting strategies to develop a career plan.

OFFICE OF MULTICULTURAL STUDENT AFFAIRS
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs provides outreach, academic guidance,
personal support, cultural resources, and leadership opportunities to enhance
the educational experience and facilitate the academic and personal growth of
underrepresented students.

OMSA seeks to increase enrollment and ensure optimal academic success, retention
and graduation of underrepresented groups. OMSA supports diversity initiatives to
enhance the college community in creating a diverse culturally inclusive environment.
Services offered include:
	 •	 Academic	guidance	and	referral	services
	 •	 Advocacy	and	personal	support	for	multicultural	and	underrepresented	students
	 •	 Transfer	related	services
	 •	 Mentoring	programs,	i.e.	Brother2Brother	(B2B),	Peer	Mentoring
	 •	 Cultural	enrichment	activities
	 •	 Multicultural	resources	and	contacts
	 •	 Leadership	development	programs	and	conferences

For more information, contact OMSA at 815-280-6709 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/omsa

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION OFFICE
The International Education Opportunities Office at Joliet Junior College provides a
variety of opportunities to students, faculty, staff and the community at large interested
in enhancing their international and global understanding and perspectives. The IEO
Office:
   •	 promotes student study abroad opportunities around the world;
   •	 sponsors cultural/educational events at the college designed to celebrate and raise
      awareness about diverse cultural groups, both domestic and international;
   •	 provides international opportunities for staff to enhance their professional
      development through faculty exchanges and teaching opportunities abroad;
   •	 facilitates curricular internationalization across all disciplines;
   •	 nurtures a climate that celebrates all cultures and people.


STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - LIFE SKILLS
The Student Assistance Program - Life Skills sessions are designed to assist students
with personal challenges affecting their academic and personal goals. Group sessions
on various topics are available for free of charge to students of the college. All
students are welcome to use these resources. Some students may be referred to the
programs by faculty or staff. The programs are led by counselors and professional

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staff. Topics include anger management, healthy relationships, conflict resolution,
stress management, marijuana, alcohol, addictions, grieving, stopped by cops, sexual
responsibility and ethical decision making. Some sessions are offered online through
iCampus. For more information or to register, contact the Office of the Dean of Students
at (815) 280-2759.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE (J-4038)
The mission of the Women’s College is to integrate gender equity into all aspects of the
educational process through workshops, resource materials and advocacy. For more
information, call (815) 280-2626.

ATHLETIC PROGRAMS (G-1002)
Athletics are a vital part of the college and provide experiences that will enhance the
development of men and women physically, mentally, socially, and emotionally. The
JJC Wolves have gained national recognition for their successes, including national
championships in football, basketball and baseball. The tradition at JJC has been to win
and do so with honor for the sake of the athletes, the college and the community. For
more information, call (815) 280-2431 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/athletics.

JOLIET JUNIOR COLLEGE ATHLETIC TEAMS

SEASON              MEN                           WOMEN
Fall                Football, Soccer              Volleyball, Soccer,
                    Cheerleading                  Cheerleading
                    Cross Country                 Cross Country

Winter              Basketball                    Basketball
                    Cheerleading                  Cheerleading

Spring              Baseball                      Softball

FITNESS CENTER
The John M. Peterson Total Fitness Center is open to district residents age 16 and older.
Basic fitness concepts are taught to provide a background in exercise principles, so
participants can adequately plan their fitness goals. Instructors are in the center at all
times to monitor individual progress and to provide assistance. For more information,
call (815) 280-2437 or visit www.jjc.edu/info/fitness-center.




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                           INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Academic Computing Centers
Provides students, faculty and staff access to computer resources throughout Main and
Romeoville Campuses during the college’s normal operational hours. Many of these labs
exclusively reserve resources at scheduled times for college courses. For a schedule or
list of available software, visit www.jjc.edu/academiccomputing.

eResources And Student Information Kiosks
Serving as the portal for all online resources available at Joliet Junior College,
eResources (https://eresources.jjc.edu/) provides students access to their academic
records, such as student profiles, grades, unofficial transcripts, course schedules/
payment of bills, good driver discount, verification of enrollment, and academic
summaries. Students also have access to online registration and financial aid
information via eResources and can apply for job-training grant vouchers.

Students can access eResources from any internet capable computer or can utilize
special kiosks on campus. These kiosks are located in J-Building near the Main Campus
Service Center, Library, D-Concourse and T-Building.

iCampus
iCampus, powered by ANGEL, is an Internet-based, easy-to-use virtual classroom system
where students view materials, submit coursework, and discuss course topics. iCampus
courses allow students to complete a significant portion of their course work in an online
environment. iCampus can be accessed from the JJC Web site by selecting the iCampus
icon or by visiting icampus.jjc.edu. Technical assistance is available 24/7 by calling
(866) 361-8864 to speak with a support specialist or by visiting www.jjc.edu/help for
online assistance via FAQ, e-mail or live chat.

iCampus Course Offerings
iCampus courses at JJC are offered as online, self-directed online, and blended courses.
Self-directed online courses were formerly known as telecourses. All iCampus classes
are fully accredited and transferable. Refer to the iCampus course information section
of the iCampus logon page at https://icampus.jjc.edu for an up-to-date list of courses.
Specific course information is also available on the site, including instructor information,
mandatory meeting dates, course requirements, etc.

JJC STUDENT E-MAIL
All e-mail users at JJC must adhere to the following guidelines;
   •	 Students must accept and agree to the college’s policy on Responsible Use of
      Information Technology at Joliet Junior College (Board Policy 10.1).
   •	 JJC may terminate a student e-mail account at any time, for any reason, including a
      student’s account being inactive for 12 months.
   •	 The transmission of junk mail, spam, chain letters or unsolicited mass distribution
      of e-mail is prohibited.
   •	 Violations or changes to a student account must be reported to the dean of
      students.
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•	   After registering for classes, students can obtain their account information via the
     internet by going to www.jjc.edu/info/passwordhelp and selecting the link “Find my
     JJC ID / username / password”. This information is also available on campus by
     using the Student Information Kiosks. Students can access support for email, user
     ID and password issues by visiting the 24/7 Student Help Desk at www.jjc.edu/help
     or by calling (866) 281-3638. To access student email after you have your account
     information, visit www.jjc.edu and select the “Check email” icon on the top of the Web
     site.
•	   JJC reserves the right to extend, limit, restrict or deny privileges and access to its
     information resources.
•	   Access to information resources may be granted by the college at its discretion, based
     on and not limited to the following factors: relevant laws and contractual obligations;
     the requester’s need to know; the information’s sensitivity; and the risk of damage to,
     or loss by, the college.
•	   College facilities and accounts are to be used for the activities or purposes for which
     they are assigned. Computing resources are not to be used for commercial purposes
     without written authorization from the college. In these cases, the college will require
     payment of appropriate fees. This policy applies equally to all college-owned or
     college-leased equipment.
•	   It is not acceptable to use JJC’s information technology for any illegal or unlawful
     purposes, or in such a way as to interfere with or disrupt network users, services or
     equipment. Such interference includes, but is not limited to, distribution of unsolicited
     advertising, transmission of threatening, obscene or harassing materials, propagation
     of computer worms or viruses, or use of the network to make unauthorized entry to its
     computational information or communications devices or resources.
•	   Access to information resources without proper authorization from the data
     owner, unauthorized use of JJC’s facilities, and intentional corruption or misuse of
     information resources are direct violations of the college’s Code of Conduct and may
     result in civil or criminal charges.

Outlook Live (Live@edu) coming Fall Semester 2010
Beginning fall 2010, new JJC students registering for spring will be provided with an
Outlook Live (Live@edu) e-mail account. Live@edu will help JJC students stay connected
to their friends, family, classmates and community, while allowing them to collaborate
on school projects, store documents with confidence online, and provide templates for
assignments and presentations.

Live@edu offers:
hosted email (10 GB) ad-free inbox and 20MB attachments
calendars
online Office LIVE workspaces to edit, store and share documents online (Works with
Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
online storage through password protected SkyDrive (25GB)
mobile alerts, instant messaging, blogs, mobile access and address books
e-mail forwarding/preferred e-mail provider option
all accessible on Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile devices
access to Live@edu continues after graduation
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                                       SUPPLIES

BOOKSTORE (J-1010)
The only bookstore owned and operated by JJC, the Main Campus location stocks
all books needed for courses, as well as supplies, software, clothing, backpacks,
and various gift items. Textbooks and merchandise can be ordered online at www.
jjcbookstore.com. The Main Campus Bookstore also conducts a daily book buyback for
the convenience of JJC students. For more information, call (815) 280-6767 or visit
www.jjc.edu/bookstore.

LOCKER RENTAL
Locker rental costs $5 per semester. Students must supply their own locks and remove
all contents by the end of final exam week. For more information, see the receptionist in
D-1010 at Main Campus or a clerk in NC-01 at the Romeoville Campus.

                              STUDENT CAMPUS LIFE

OFFICE OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Located at the north end of The Bridge (H-1016), The Office of Student Activities is
responsible for non-athletic, extracurricular and co-curricular activities, such as student
leadership training, Collegiate Club Council (governing body for all clubs on campus),
campus programming, and JJC Student Government. The office also provides some
scholarships and serves as publisher of this handbook. Additionally, the Office of Holistic
Wellness is a part of this department. Holistic Wellness plans and implements programs
revolving around the eight areas of wellness: nutritional, occupational, social, emotional,
physical, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual. This program plans week-long
campaigns, sponsors stress relief days and hosts a wellness fair each year. In addition,
the office services as a referral source for community service and volunteer projects. For
more information, call (815) 280-2755 or www.jjc.edu/info/osa.

                    STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

Starting a new club or reactivating a former club
  •	 Obtain petition forms from the Office of Student Activities. Have a minimum of 10
     interested students and a faculty/staff adviser to oversee the activities.
  •	 Draft a statement of purpose, budget, constitution and membership roster for the
     proposed club.
Students who wish to start a new club must submit all items listed above to the
Coordinator of Student Activities in H-1015B for formal recognition at the CCC meeting.
Chartering of new clubs takes place in October, December and February of each year.
For more information about JJC clubs and organizations, contact the Office of Student
Activities at (815) 280-2308.




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JJC CLUB LISTING:

Spiritual Groups
Atheist Perspective - Educates others on the atheist point of view.
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - Open to all denominations and to those without
church affiliation.
New Generation - Provide opportunities for students to express themselves through
song and music.
Muslim Students Association - Increase awareness of the world’s second largest
religion.
Pagan and Wiccan - Educate others about the festivities and religious aspects of the
community.

Honorary Organizations
Alpha Mu Gamma/Sigma Delta Mu - Recognizes achievement in foreign language
study and is the national honor society for Hispanic studies.
Delta Psi Omega - National collegiate honor society for drama and theatre.

Multicultural Organizations
Black Student Union - Promotes awareness and appreciation of the African-
American community.
GLOW - Offers friendship and support to members of the gay, lesbian and bisexual
community and their straight friends.
United Asian Club - Encourage individuals from the Indian and Pakistani origins to
educate others about their culture.
Latinos Unidos - Provides awareness of the Hispanic culture, education, leadership,
and community involvement.
Native American Club - Promotes awareness of the Native American culture.
Psychology and Social Services Resource Network - Promote the interests of
students who want to build upon their college experiences and engage in personal
and professional advancement.
Students Happy About Reaching Potential (SHARP) - Increase the educational
awareness, literary skills at the post-secondary level and to promote a positive
campus climate.

Special Interest Groups
Comic Book Club - Discuss and learn about the industry of comic books, discuss
works and explore career opportunities.
Competitive Cooking - For the love of food, development of recipes and friendly
competition with other students.
Graphology Club - Learn about handwriting analysis and how it can help you make
changes in your life.
History Club - Promote historical interest and knowledge
Holistic Outreach and Wellness - Provide volunteer opportunities and personal
wellness to students and personal wellness.


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JC Players - Supports drama and theatre in the college community.
Joliet Filmmaker’s Association - Provide students with the opportunity to contact and
network with others who have the same interests.
Parapsychology Club - Broaden human understanding through concepts that expand
the mind, body, and spirit.
S.P.A.D.E.S. - Build self-esteem by offering direction and support by providing a positive
environment through a common interest.
Student Parents Resolving Issues and Transcending Education (SPRITE) - Assists
students and parents in resolving issues and sponsoring family activities that enrich
educational awareness.
Veteran’s Alliance - Provide support and resources to Veterans attending JJC.

Professional Groups
Automotive Services Association - Strive to create more interest in and improve the
automotive service professions.
Criminal Justice Club - Support students enrolled in law enforcement studies.
Elementary Teachers of Tomorrow - Facilitate educational opportunities for pre-service
elementary teachers that provide learning experiences outside the classroom.
Epicurean Club - Promotes interest in the field of professional culinary arts.
Hospitality Club - Promote and explore the field of hospitality management which
includes hotels, restaurants, travel and event planning.
Interior Design Club - Promotes the interior design profession and contributes to the
community.
Manufacturing Club - Promotes fellowship and exposure to nationwide industrial needs
(including VICA competition).
Network Security Alliance - Enhance and reinforce the education of computer
information.
Nursing Student Association - Provide a common bond between students interested in
nursing and those interested in health.
Student and Alumni United - Increase awareness of the JJC Alumni Association, foster
interaction between students and alumni, and create a stronger affinity for JJC.
Student Agriculture Association - Supports students interested in the agricultural fields.
Student Horticulture Association - Expose interested students to a variety of
horticultural experiences
Vet Tech Club - Exploration of animal-related fields.

Political Groups
Student Government - Gather and represent the opinions, rights, interests and concerns
of the student body.
College Greens/Young Greens - Encourage students to foster and maintain a degree of
political potency and promote a free exchange of alternative ideas.




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Recreational Groups
Anglers Club - Provide social and competitive outlet for those interested in bank
angling.
Chess Club - Promote and support the enjoyment of the game of chess.
Gamers Club - Provide a venue for students to seek out and enjoy new games, including
but not limited to, computer-based, RPGs, miniatures, card games, board games and
collectible card games.
JJC Dancers - Promote the love of dance and fine arts.
Natural Sciences Club - Provide a creative, social and educational outlet for those
students interested in biological areas.
Sister’s Circle - Promote self-empowerment, etiquette, self-value, motivation and strive
for excellence in life.

                             CAMPUS-WIDE GROUPS

The Office of Student Activities plans social, recreational, educational and multicultural
programs, including Mainstreet, Karaoke, Welcome Weeks, Spring Fling, student concerts,
speakers, etc. Interested students are welcome to join in the planning of additional
programs each year.

COLLEGIATE CLUB COUNCIL
Serves as the coordinating body for all clubs on the JJC campus. The CCC is comprised
of a representative from each recognized club on campus and determines which new
groups shall receive official club status, CCC monitors club status, standards, and makes
budgetary recommendations.

JJC STUDENT GOVERNMENT
Serves as the liaison between college administration and the student body in matters
of concern from either group. Student Government provides opportunities for leadership
and serves as a vehicle of expression through which students can maintain sound
communication with their fellow students, various members of the college community
and state leaders. Students are appointed on an annual basis. Members of student
government also serve on many college committees as student representatives.
Students interested in serving should contact a government member at (815) 280-
6608 or see the Director of Student Activities in H-1016.

COLLEGE BOWL
Meets regularly and competes in fall and spring regional tournaments testing academic
knowledge. E-mail coach William Yarrow at byarrow@jjc.edu.

FORENSICS/SPEECH TEAM is open to all JJC students, regardless of major. Members
represent JJC in interpretation and public speaking events at regional and national speech
tournaments in the fall and spring. Interested students should contact Al Golden in
K-2067, call (815) 280-2358 or e-mail agolden@jjc.edu.


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FINE ARTS GROUPS
All JJC students are eligible to participate in the following Fine Arts groups. Ensembles
may be taken for credit on a tuition basis or for non-credit with no charge. For further
information, call (815) 280-2223.
     JJC CHAMBER SINGERS is an auditioned choral ensemble that performs at the
     college, schools, churches and civic organizations.
     JJC CHORALE is a community choir for people of high-school age and older that
     performs major choral works and a variety of other choral music. No audition is
     required.
     JJC COMMUNITY BAND is open to all district residents who desire to perform the best
     in band repertoire.
     JJC GUITAR ENSEMBLE is available to students who desire experience in performing
     music written for small instrumental groups in a variety of styles.
     JJC JAZZ BAND performs several times annually and participates in the Elmhurst Jazz
     Festival. It is open to all residents of District 525.
     JJC PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE plays a variety of music utilizing percussion instruments
     such as mallets, timpani, drumset, snare drum, ethnic and multiple set-ups.
     METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (MYSO) Performs symphonic
     repertoire of a wide variety of styles and historical periods.

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
BLAZER
JJC’s official student newspaper covers news, features, sports, and major events for the
college community while providing a forum for student opinion. All students are welcome
to participate. The newspaper offers practical experience in journalism, which can lead
to a paid position on staff. Contact Blazer adviser Bob Marcink at (815) 280-2607,
rmarcink@jjc.edu or blazermail@jjc.edu.

WORDEATER
JJC’s creative arts magazine is published in print and e-zine format. Poetry, essays, short
stories, plays, cartoons, songs, audio, video, photography and artwork may be submitted.
Submissions from students, alumni, faculty and staff are accepted throughout the
year. Cash awards are given to recognize outstanding contributions for prose, poetry
and visual arts in each issue. For more information, contact the Wordeater adviser at
wordeater@jjc.edu or visit www.wordeater.org.

Additional Services and opportunities

•	   Mother’s Nursing Room - A private room located on the north side of the library.
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•	   Cronin School - Built in 1863, the authentic one-room country school is a living
     history museum. Tours are available upon request. Call (815) 280-6682 for more
     information.
•	   Cyber Café - The Cyber Café is the only lab on campus that features a variety of
     games and music for everyone’s recreational needs.
•	   Fishing - JJC’s campus lake offers fishing with some restrictions. Call (815) 280-
     2301.
•	   Herbert Trackman Planetarium - View the sun, moon and stars, and see
     astronomical presentations during the academic year. Call (815) 280-NOVA for
     more information.
•	   Laura A. Sprague Gallery - Art exhibitions and events are offered throughout the
     year. The gallery is on the second floor in J-Building. Hours are 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
     Monday through Friday.
•	   Nature Trails – Miles of paved and unpaved trail and two miles of unpaved nature
     trails are located on Main Campus. They are open from daylight to dusk when the
     campus is open.
•	   Recycling - Marked containers for non-food paper products, plastic, glass, and
     aluminum cans are available for use on campus.
•	   TV Lounge - A big-screen TV with comfortable seating is located on The Bridge.
     There is additional TV viewing in the cafeteria.
•	   William M. Zales Arboretum is a one-acre site filled with woody plants, trees,
     shrubs and vines. It’s located on Main Campus, adjacent to Houbolt Road at the
     main entrance.




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                                   SCHOOL POLICIES

STUDENT RECORDS AND FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with
respect to their educational records. Students are informed of their rights under this act
through the college catalog, the student handbook, or at www.jjc.edu/info/ferpa.
JJC has designated the following items as directory information:
       •	 Student name
       •	 Date and place of birth
       •	 Academic program
       •	 Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
       •	 Weight and height of athletic team members
       •	 Dates of attendance
       •	 Current enrollment status
       •	 Degrees and certificates awarded
       •	 Date of graduation
Directory information may be released by the college to a third party requesting such student
information without first obtaining the student’s consent. A student has the right to refuse to
permit the college to release directory information, as limited by law, by following the process
outlined by the Registrar. Anyone who wishes to prevent the release of directory information
which relates to himself/herself must notify the Registration and Records Office in writing
within 15 days by completing the proper form at the beginning of each term.

A student who wishes his/her course attendance, test scores, English or math placement
and/or academic progress discussed by the instructor or counselor/adviser with another
person(s) whom the student designates, must complete and present a copy of the form to
the course instructor prior to the discussion a release of information form (FERPA). Students
may also use the FERPA form to give parents access to other information such Financial Aid
information. This form may be obtained online or from the Registration and Records Office.
This form should be signed at the Registration and Records Office when the student returns
it in for processing.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION
Joliet Junior College is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability,
unfavorable military discharge, or any other unlawful basis in its admission, employment,
educational programs, and activities. Inquiries should be addressed to the Director of
Human Resources, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938.

ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF PROGRESS PROCEDURE
The JJC Academic Standards of Progress procedure is designed to help students clearly
understand what constitutes good academic standing and academic progress, while offering
assistance in setting appropriate academic goals and connecting students with resources to
help them achieve academic success.



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Academic Standing Categories:
Students who fall below good academic standing will be identified into progressive categories
as follows:
Category 1: Academic Caution
Category 2: Academic Probation
Category 3: Academic Suspension
Category 4: Academic Dismissal

Grade point average requirements for academic standing categories:

CREDIT HOURS EARNED           MINIMUM GPA (to be in good academic standing)
0-12                          1.75 cumulative or 2.0 semester
13-32                         1.85 cumulative or 2.0 semester
33-48                         1.95 cumulative or 2.0 semester
49 and above                  2.0 cumulative or semester

CATEGORY ACTIONS
Category 1: Caution           Recommended to limit the number of credit hours enrolled
                              and to seek resources to enhance academic progress.

Category 2: Probation         Required to limit the number of credit hours enrolled.
                              Schedule appointment for intervention group session.

Category 3: Suspension        One-semester suspension required.

Category 4: Dismissal          One-year dismissal required.

The interventions prescribed must result in academic progress demonstrated by improved
GPA. In some cases and at the discretion of a counselor or academic program adviser, the
summer semester can be utilized to demonstrate academic progress.

NOTE: If a student is suspended or dismissed from the college, he/she has the right to an
appeal. Instructions for pursuing an appeal are provided with the initial letter a student
receives, wich identifies their status.

For more information on Academic Standards of Progess, visit www.jjc.edu/info/standards-
process.




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                       OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

JJC is not just your college; it’s your community. In any given semester, more than 16,000
students are enrolled in classes at three campus sites. In order to maintain a respectful and
safe learning environment, students are expected to acquaint themselves with the Code of
Conduct. The code is designed to protect the integrity of the campus climate and has been
constructed upon several values important to JJC.

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for student health insurance, the student
assistance program: life skills sessions, photo ID services, student publications, residence
life, student activities, assisting students with the complaint process, and the college’s
Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honor Code. All students are expected to read
and understand their rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct,
Academic Honor Code, and the student complaint process. The codes are designed to
protect the integrity of the campus learning environment. For more information, contact the
Office of the Dean of Students at (815) 280-2761 or view the documents online at www.
jjc.edu/info/students.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

All students at JJC are expected to demonstrate qualities of integrity, fair-mindedness honesty,
civility, tolerance, and respect. These values are important to the learning environment
and are expected to be exhibited in the conduct of the entire college community, both in
and out of the classroom setting. JJC recognizes the rights of its students guaranteed by
the constitutions of the United States and the State of Illinois, which include a student’s
rights within the institution to freedom of speech, inquiry, assembly, peaceful pursuit of an
education, and reasonable use of services and facilities of the college.
In the interest of maintaining civility on campus and guaranteeing the broadest range
of freedom, students must comply with the college’s Student Code of Conduct, which
reasonably limits some activities and reasonably prohibits certain behavior which could
interfere with the classroom setting, the orderly operation of the college, and the pursuit of
the college’s goals and core values of respect, integrity, collaboration, humor and well-being,
innovation and quality. In addition to the code, students must also recognize and comply
with the standards of classroom behavior as stated in their individual course syllabi. Further,
students must understand that acts of violence, threats of violence and theft are considered
a serious infringement upon the learning environment and will receive a severe sanction.
Each student is responsible for reading and complying with the Student Code of Conduct
and the Academic Honor Code, which is made available in the college catalog, student
handbook, JJC Web site and as a separate publication through the Offices of the Vice
President for Student Development (J-2053), the Dean of Students (D-1010) and the
Campus Police Department (G-1013).
The college further recognizes each student’s procedural right to due process, which includes
providing notice setting forth the alleged violation(s), and a speedy and fair hearing and
appeal process. Any member of the college community can initiate an accusation of an
alleged violation. If a student is accused and cited for an alleged violation, he or she will
receive notice of the alleged violation.
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ACADEMIC HONOR CODE
JJC acknowledges the importance of honest academic behavior. The objective of the
academic honor code is to sustain a learning-centered environment in which all students are
expected to demonstrate integrity, honor, and responsibility, and recognize the importance of
being accountable for one’s academic behavior.

Classroom Behaviors Covered by The Honor Code
Acts of academic dishonesty include:
  •	 Cheating - intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information
     or study aids; use of any unauthorized assistance, resources, materials or electronic/
     cellular devices with or without photographic capability in taking quizzes, tests or
     examinations; and the acquisition, without permission, of a test or other academic
     material belonging to Joliet Junior College, to any department, or to any staff.
  •	 Plagiarism - the reproduction of ideas, words or statements of another person as ones’
     own without acknowledgement, or use of an agency engaged in the selling of term
     papers or other academic materials.
  •	 Unauthorized collaboration - intentionally sharing or working together in an academic
     exercise when such actions are not approved by the course instructor.
  •	 Falsification and fabrication - intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention
     of any information or citation furnished to any college official, faculty member or office.
  •	 Facilitation of academic dishonesty - permitting or attempting to help another to
     violate the academic honor code; alteration or sabotage of another student’s work,
     such as tampering with laboratory experiments.

A current copy of the full code of conduct, academic honor code, and all forms are available
online at www.jjc.edu/info/students.

STUDENT COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
JJC promotes an open educational environment, rich in values and designed to protect
the integrity of teaching and learning. In that spirit, the college encourages all students to
first direct their complaints and concerns to the faculty, staff or administrator specifically
involved.

The college believes that many complaints will be resolved through an open, honest dialogue
between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the JJC student
complaint procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. Other than a grade appeal or a
claim of sexual harassment, a complaint that challenges the decisions or actions of college
personnel will be considered under procedures that can be attained through the Office of
the Dean of Students in
D-1010 or at www.jjc.edu/info/students.

OTHER PROCEDURES REGARDING CONCERNS:

1.   Academic grade appeal concerns:
     Refer to the student grade appeal procedures. For more information contact the
     academic department dean.

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2.   Academic honor code violations:
     Refer to the Office of the Dean of Students or check online for a current procedure at
     www.jjc.edu/info/students.
3.   Non-academic complaints:
     Refers to incidents of unprofessional behavior, harassment, discrimination, and other
     complaints that are not of an academic grade concern.
4.   Sexual harassment:
     Refer to Board Policy 2.2.2, Sexual Harassment, or visit the Office of the Dean of
     Students for assistance with forming a complaint.
5.   Americans with Disabilities Act:
     Refer to Board Policy 8.4.3, Americans with Disabilities Act, or visit the Student
     Accommodations and Resources office.
6.   Affirmative action:
     Refer to Board Policy 8.4, Equal Employment Opportunity, or visit the Human Resources
     office.

Students	should	make	every	attempt	to	pursue	concerns	in	a	timely	manner.	30	days	
is recommended.

Student complaint procedure
JJC promotes an open educational environment, rich in values and designed to protect
the integrity of teaching and learning. In that spirit, the college encourages all students to
first direct their complaints and concerns to the faculty, staff, or administrator specifically
involved.
The college believes many complaints can be resolved through an open, honest dialogue
between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the JJC Student
Complaint Procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. Other than grade appeal or a
complaint that challenges the decisions or actions of college personnel will be considered
under this procedure. Information can be attained through the Office of the Dean of Students
at www.jjc.edu/info/students.

                                 SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The Illinois Human Rights Act defines sexual harassment in higher education as any
unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors made by an executive,
administrative staff or faculty member to a student, or any conduct of a sexual nature
exhibited by such person(s) toward a student, when such conduct substantially interferes
with the student’s educational performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive
educational environment. Whether the conduct is explicit or suggested, it is prohibited if
submission to or rejection of such conduct is a basis for determining admission, required
or expected educational performance, attendance requirements, coursework, placement,
quality of instruction, tuition or fees, scholarship opportunities, extracurricular participation,
grades, successful completion of coursework, or degree received.
Joliet Junior College seeks to foster a community environment in which all members respect



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each other. In this community there is no place for sexual harassment.
JJC has a strong policy prohibiting the sexual harassment of one member of the college
community by another.
Sexual harassment or misconduct which includes any unwelcome sexual advances or
requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature including:
  a. Deliberate touching of another’s sexual parts without consent;
  b. Deliberate sexual contact of another without consent;
  c. Deliberate constraint or incapacitation of another, without that person’s knowledge or
     consent, so as to put another at substantially increased risk of sexual injury;
  d. Any sexual act that occurs without the consent of the victim, or that occurs when the
     victim is unable to give knowing consent due to drug or alcohol intoxication or mental
     incapacity;
  e. Obscene or indecent behavior, which includes, but is not limited to, exposure of one’s
     sexual organs or the display of sexual behavior that would be reasonably offensive to
     others;
  f. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical
     conduct of a sexual nature that expressly or implicitly imposes conditions upon,
     threatens, interferes with, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or demeaning environment
     for an individual’s (I) academic pursuits, (II) College employment; (III) participation in
     activities sponsored by the College or organizations or groups related to the College, or
     (IV) opportunities to benefit from other aspects of College life.
Students of JJC need not submit to sexual harassment. If you are a victim, do the following:
  •	 Try to stop the behavior by telling the offender clearly and directly that it is unwelcome
       and offensive to you and that you want it to stop at once.
  •	 Get help from others if you find it difficult to confront the offender directly. Staff
       members in the Counseling Center or Dean of Students Office can help you to analyze
       the situation and determine the best way to say no.
  •	 Write down what happened, including time, place and the names of possible witnesses.
  •	 Talk with others who may have been treated in a similar way. Find out if they would be
       willing to support you in any action you might take to get the behavior stopped.
  •	 Report the problem to the Vice President of Student Development or the Dean of
       Students. You may report the problem at any time after you believe that you are the
       victim of an act of sexual harassment. Although doing so may be helpful, you need not
       confront the alleged harasser, seek counseling or other assistance, prepare a written
       statement, or identify witnesses before reporting the problem to the Vice President of
       Student Development or the Dean of Students.
  •	 If you believe that the Vice President of Student Development committed an act
       of sexual harassment, you should report it to the President’s Office, not to the Vice
       President of Student Development. Although JJC encourages students to take formal
       action against sexual harassers, talking to college staff, including the Vice President of
       Student Development or the Dean of Students, about harassment does not obligate
       you to file written charges of sexual harassment or initiate a college investigation of the
       charge.
Board policy forbids any retaliation against you for reporting sexual harassment.



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                        TITLE IX GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE

Students who believe that they have a grievance against Joliet Junior College under Title
IX should follow the college grievance procedure. The director of human resources is the
college grievance officer for Title IX. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 bans
sex discrimination in schools, whether it is in academics or athletics. Title IX states: “No
person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied
the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity
receiving federal aid.”

GRIEVANCE STEPS:
1. Take the complaint to the director of human resources. Provide the Title IX grievance
    officer with a written copy of the complaint. If not satisfied:
2. Take the complaint to the vice president for student development. Provide the vice
    president with a written copy of the complaint. If not satisfied:
3. Take the complaint to the board of trustees.

Section 504
Discrimination against students on the basis of handicap is prohibited in educational
programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. “No qualified handicapped
person shall, on the basis of the handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity which receives or
benefits from federal financial assistance.”

SECTION 504 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
Students who believe they have a grievance against JJC under Section 504 should follow the
college grievance procedure. The director of human resources is the college grievance officer
for Section 504.

GRIEVANCE STEPS
1. Take the complaint to the Student Accommodations and Resources Coordinator.
    Provide the Section 504 grievance officer with a written copy of the complaint. If not
    satisfied:
2. Take the complaint to the vice president of academic affairs. Provide the vice president
    with a written copy of the complaint. If not satisfied:
3. Take the complaint to the president of Joliet Junior College. Provide the president with
    a written copy of the complaint. If not satisfied:
4. Take the complaint to the Board of Trustees.




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                            EMERGENCY INFORMATION

The JJC Campus Police Department is a fully sworn, armed and certified police department.
Officers receive training on active shooter situations and lockdowns, as well as room
evacuations/clearing drills. The college has an all-hazards emergency response plan and a
plan that corresponds with the National Incident Management System, established by the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

EMERGENCY WARNINGS
Students will be warned of impending severe weather via the PA system or by police. There
are signs around campus designating specific areas as severe weather shelters.
In the event of fire, an alarm will sound. Evacuate the building immediately through the
designated exit nearest your location. Diagrams of these exits are posted around campus.
Please take note of these signs at the start of the semester and follow any instructions given
over the PA system, a sector leader or faculty member. Please take all warnings seriously.

Emergency Closings
In the event of severe weather or other situations that may pose a threat to the safety or
welfare of students or staff, classes may be cancelled and/or the college may be closed.
When classes are cancelled or the college is closed due to weather or other situations, the
college notifies local and regional media outlets. For a complete listing, visit www.jjc.edu.

Emergency closing information is provided to the following:
RADIO STATIONS
WMBQ 670 AM WONU 89.7 FM
WGN      720 AM WONU 89.7 FM
WBBM 780 AM WJEZ            93.7 FM
WLS      890 AM WLS         94.7 FM
WJOL     1340 AM WVLI       95.1 FM
WCSJ     1550 AM WJDK       95.7 FM
WCGO 1600 AM WERV           95.9 FM
                  WBBM 96.3 FM
                  WSSR 96.7 FM
                  WCCQ 98.3 FM
                  WLDC 98.9 FM Spanish
                  WRXQ 100.7 FM
                  WIVR      101.7 FM
                  WYKT      105.5 FM
                  WSPY      107.1 FM
TELEVISION STATIONS
WBBM-TV (Ch. 2), WMAQ-TV (Ch. 5), WLS-TV (Ch. 7), WGN-TV (Ch. 9),
WFLD-TV (Ch. 32)
Chicagoland TV News (CLTV channel varies by cable franchise)




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Campus Security
ENVIRONMENT AND SAFETY ISSUES - The Environmental, Health and Safety Office (EHS)
handles all issues involving the environment, Department of Labor (OSHA), fire code, life
safety code compliance, and other safety-related issues. If you have any questions pertaining
to these areas, call the EHS manager at (815) 280-2384.

                              CAMPUS POLICE/SECURITY

At JJC, the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors is top priority. With the
support of other departments, many people play a major role in keeping JJC a safe place to
study, work and visit.
The campus police department is responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency
response at JJC. The police officers are duly sworn and commissioned as peace officers, and
as such, have the same powers as police officers in cities and sheriffs in counties, including
the power of arrest. The officers are sworn to enforce the laws under Chapter 720 of the
Illinois Compiled Statutes and the traffic laws under Chapter 625 of the Illinois Compiled
Statutes also known as the Illinois Motor Vehicle Code.

CAMPUS POLICE SERVICES
The following is a list of free services offered by the campus police department. For further
information or assistance, contact the department at (815) 280-2234.
THE EMERGENCY ON-CAMPUS MOTOR ASSIST UNIT assists with jump starts, flat tires, keys
locked in vehicles or other minor vehicle problems.
LOST AND FOUND is located in the police office in G-1013.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION of a family emergency will be delivered by a uniformed officer.
This service is restricted to information concerning a serious family incident, such as a family
illness, injury, birth or death.
WHEELCHAIR LOANS are available for short-term use on campus only for those with a
documented injury or disability.
AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AEDs)	–	There	are	20	AEDs	located	throughout	
the JJC campuses. AED and first aid training is available on request.

REPORTING OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OR EMERGENCIES
To report a crime or emergency while you are on the Main Campus, dial 2911 from any
college-owned telephone or use an emergency call box located in the parking lots and near
all of the passenger elevators. You can also dial (815) 729-9030 for a direct line to the
campus police communications center at Main Campus.

EMERGENCY CALL BOXES ON CAMPUS
Thirty-five emergency call boxes are located throughout the Main Campus buildings and
parking facilities. They are located in and near all of the passenger elevators, on the pedestrian
walkways in the parking facilities, on the college’s entrance road by the information sign, and
one is located near the athletic fields. The exterior parking lot phones have blue lights on
top and flash when activated. When the telephone is activated, each call box is individually
identified as to its location. The on-duty communications operator answers all calls and
dispatches an officer to the appropriate location.
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INVESTIGATIONS AND CRIME PREVENTION
The crime prevention program focuses on eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities
whenever possible and encourages students, faculty, and staff to be responsible for their own
security and the security of others.
The following is a listing of crime prevention programs and projects employed by the
campus police department:
ESCORT PROGRAM provides an escort to a vehicle upon request. Call (815) 280-2234 or
280-2301 or use an emergency call box.
EMERGENCY 2911 provides for direct contact with campus police from any college
extension.
PROPERTY ENGRAVING – Electronic engravers are available for loan from the campus police
department for those who wish to label their property.
CELL PHONES – In verified cases of domestic violence, a limited number of walkie-talkie cell
phones are available for loan for brief periods.
RAD and SAFE – (Rape Aggression Defense and Self Awareness Familiarization Exchange)
These women-only self defense and personal safety classes are taught free of charge
throughout the year.
CAMPUS SAFETY/SECURITY MEETINGS involve discussion and correction of actual or
potential safety/security hazards to the college community.
SPECIAL ALERT BULLETINS are distributed throughout the campus as quickly as possible
when warranted.
ON-CAMPUS SAFETY/SECURITY TIPS consist of monthly flyers distributed throughout the
campus highlighting tips on safety and protection of personal property.
LIAISON OFFICERS are assigned to various departments as resource people. Community-
oriented policing is employed.
PARKING - BOARD POLICY 9.7.1 (5) F. Vehicles are not allowed on walks, grass, or grounds
areas within the campus-building complex without prior permission from campus police..

The following parking accommodations are available at JJC:

Overnight parking: Parking of personal vehicles overnight on college property is only
permitted in cases of emergency or when on a college sponsored trip. In either case, the
vehicle description and registration must be called in to the police department at (815)
280-2234.
Disabled parking: Violations of handicapped parking restrictions are strictly enforced with
a minimum fine of $250. Temporary handicapped placards are available through campus
police. To qualify, the applicant must meet the eligibility requirements necessary for a state
issued department placard. Temporary placards are valid only on college property.
Motorcycle parking: There are designated motorcycle parking spaces in North Lot 2 and
East Lot 4; however, motorcycles may also be parked in any legal parking space.
Smoking: All college buildings are smoke-free. Smoking is only permitted in parking lots and
designated areas with posted signage.




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SPEED LIMITS
        30 m.p.h. on all college roads, if not posted
        15 m.p.h. in all designated parking lots
        5 m.p.h. in designated fire zones

DRUG-FREE CAMPUS
In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 and the Standards
of Conduct of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Community College District 525, it is
a violation of college policy for any member of the college community to engage in the
sale, possession, use or distribution of any narcotic, drug, alcohol, or other addictive or
hallucinogenic substance, except as permitted by law on the premises of, or in conjunction
with, the operation of Joliet Junior College.
In addition to possible criminal prosecution under applicable local, state and federal laws
that prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, students
and staff also may be subject to the college’s internal disciplinary procedures with possible
sanctions ranging up to expulsion or job termination.
MANDATED STATEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND
COMMUNITIES	ACT	OF	1989	DRUG	POLICIES
The use of alcoholic beverages and illegal chemical substances is a concern on college
campuses. The following information will serve to inform you of the health risks, available
resources, current policies at JJC, and the legal ramifications regarding the use of drugs and
alcohol.
AVAILABLE RESOURCES
For more information, consult your physician, JJC’s Holistic Wellness Office or the Will County
Health Department. Treatment, rehabilitation or re-entry programs are located at:
Provena St. Joseph Medical Center          Stepping Stones                   Will County Health Dept.
333 N. Madison St.                         1621 Theodore St.                 501 Ella Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435                           Joliet, IL 60435                  Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 725-7133, ext. 3250                  (815) 744-4555                    (815) 727-8480

Silver Cross Hospital                      Cornell Intervention Life Works
1200 Maple Rd.                             1611 W. Jefferson
Joliet, IL 60432                           Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 740-1100                             (815) 730-7521


                              ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICIES

Board policies on student conduct in reference to drugs and alcohol state that the following
conduct will be subject to disciplinary action:
1. The sale, possession, use, or distribution of any narcotic, drug, marijuana, or other
     addictive or hallucinogenic substance, except as permitted by law.
2. The possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus, or at any off-
     campus college sponsored activity, regardless of age unless specifically authorized.
Violators will be subject to disciplinary action that could lead to suspension or dismissal.
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LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS
State and federal penalties for possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol vary a
great deal depending on the amount, type and offense. This information is provided to you
in accordance with the Drug-Free School and Communities Act of 1989. To conform to the
Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989 (20 U.S.C.S 5145, Public Law
101-226), the college hereby enacts this policy. In conformance with the act, the president
shall develop and implement a program and rules to prevent the unlawful possession, use,
or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees.

I. Definitions

A. The term “student” is defined as any person who is taking/attending any credit or non-
credit class facilitated by Joliet Junior College.
B. The term “employee” is any full- or part-time employee of the college.
C. The term “controlled substance” is used as defined in the Federal Controlled Substances
Act and the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
D. The term “college property” is defined as any property or buildings owned, leased or
controlled by the college whether on or off campus.
E. The term “college activities” shall include all on campus functions as well as any off
campus function sponsored by the college, such as officially sanctioned field trips, athletic
events, social activities and professional meetings attended by college employees.
F. The term “illicit alcohol” is defined as alcoholic liquor, which is possessed, used or
distributed in violation of federal, state or local laws or college regulations.

II. Standards of Conduct

No student, employee or visitor shall:
A. Possess, distribute or use, any controlled substance or any substance containing
     cannabis, in violation of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, the Illinois Controlled
     Substance Act or the Cannabis Control Act on any college property or at any college
     activity.
B. Possess distribute or use any alcoholic liquor on any college property or at any college
     activity, regardless of their age, unless specifically authorized by the Office of the
     President.

III. Statement of Sanctions

A.   Students: Discipline for violating the standards of conduct set out in Section II will be
     governed by college regulations and the student code of conduct, up to and including
     expulsion. Additionally, violators may be charged criminally under federal, state or local
     laws and ordinances.
B.   Employees: Discipline for violating the standards of conduct set out in Section II will be
     governed by the college’s employee disciplinary policies and rules, up to and including
     termination. Additionally, violators may be charged criminally under federal, state or
     local laws and ordinances.
C.   Visitors: Violations of the standards of conduct set out in Section II may result in
     criminal charges under federal, state or local laws and ordinances.
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IV. Possible Legal Sanctions:

A. Alcohol

Poss. under 21: Class B misdemeanor       Up to 6 months in jail          Up to $1,500 fine
DUI: Class A misdemeanor                  Up to 1 year in jail            Up to $2,500 fine
Open in Vehicle: Class A misdemeanor      Up to 1 year in jail            Up to $2,500 fine

B. Cannabis / Marijuana
Possession: Up to Class 1 felony*         Up to 15 years in jail          Up to $25,000 fine
Delivery: Up to Class X felony*           Up to 30 years in jail          Up to $25,000 fine

C. Controlled Substances – Includes any substance controlled under the Illinois Controlled
Substances Act or similar federal statutes. These include cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine,
                                                               ,
amphetamine, LSD, anabolic steroids, opiates, ketamine, PCP methaqualone, pentazocine,
ecstasy, barbiturates, peyote, hallucinogens, morphine, prescription drugs not prescribed to
the holder and any look alike substances.
Possession: Up to Class X Felony*         Up to 50 years in jail          Up to $250,000 fine
Delivery: Up to Class X Felony*           Up to 50 years in jail          Up to $250,000 fine
* Penalties may be dependent on amounts possessed and prior convictions.
* Penalties may be enhanced for possession or sale on or near college properties.
* Convictions may result in loss of federal financial aid and other federal benefits.

HEALTH RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ALCOHOL ABUSE
Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses
significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing
the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. Low to moderate doses of alcohol
also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts including spouse and child abuse.
Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairments in higher mental functions,
severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Very high doses cause
respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous
system, a much lower dose of alcohol will also produce the effects described.

Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is
likely to produce withdrawal symptoms including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations,
and convulsions. Alcohol withdrawal can be life threatening. Long-term consumption of
large quantities of alcohol, particularly when combined with poor nutrition, can also lead to
permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and the liver.

Mothers who drink alcohol during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol
syndrome. These infants have irreversible physical abnormalities and mental retardation. In
addition, research indicates that children of alcoholic parents are at greater risk than other
youngsters of becoming alcoholics.




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CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE USES AND EFFECTS

I. NARCOTICS
DRUG NAME/TYPE: opiates, opium, morphine, heroin, codeine, synthetic non-opiates,
demerol
STREET NAMES: snow, stuff, H, junk, smack, scag, dreamer
ACTION AND DURATION: central nervous system, depressant; lasting 3 to 24 hours
ADMINISTRATION: oral, smoked, sniffed, injected under skin (skin popping), Intramuscular
(IM), or Intravenous (IV)
SOUGHT EFFECT: euphoria, prevention of withdrawal discomfort
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: drowsiness, sedation (nodding),
stupor, euphoria, relief of pain, impaired intellectual functioning and coordination, constricted
pupils that do not respond to light, excessive itching, constipation, loss of sexual desire,
temporary impotence or sterility, slow pulse, and respiratory and cardiovascular depression
and collapse, severe infection at injection sites. (needle marks and tracks)
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: Yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: Yes
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: Yes
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: abdominal pain, muscle cramps, tremors, spasms,
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, watery eyes, goose bumps, sweating, chills, hypertension,
tachycardia, increased respiration; anxiety, irritability, depression and craving for drugs.

II. ANESTHETICS:
DRUG NAME/TYPE: date rape drugs, ketamine, GHB
STREET NAMES: liquid ecstasy, liquid G, vitamin K, special K.
ACTION AND DURATION: central nervous system, depressant; lasting 15 minutes to 3 hours.
ADMINISTRATION: oral in a powder or liquid form.
SOUGHT EFFECT: reduces inhibitions, heightens sense of touch, increases erection,
heightens orgasm.
PHYSICAL & EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: Amnesia, sleep, anesthetic state,
blood pressure drops, heart rate drops, immobilizes; can result in coma or death.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: unknown
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: unknown
PHYSCHOLOGIAL DEPENCENCE: unknown
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: Unknown

III. BARBITURATES
DRUG TYPE/NAME: nembutal, seconal, amytal, rohypnol (date rape drug).
Sedatives: doriden, chloral hydrate, milrown, equanil, and quaalude
Minor Tranquilizers: Valium, Librium
STREET NAME: sleepers, downers, goofballs, redbirds, yellow jackets, heaven’s red devils,
barbs, ruffies, roaches, rope.
ACTION & DURATION: central nervous system, depressant; lasting 1 to 16 hours.
ADMINISTRATION: oral, injected, IM or IV.
SOUGHT EFFECT: relaxation and euphoria.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: relief of anxiety and muscular

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tension, relaxation, sleep, euphoria, impaired emotional control, judgment and coordination,
irritability, weight loss, death from overdose, psychosis; possible convulsions or death from
abrupt withdrawal of barbiturates.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: yes
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: yes
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, tremors,
diaphoresis, hypertension or hypotension, temperature above 99.6, irritability, hostility,
restlessness, agitation, sleep disturbance, impaired cognitive function, acute brain syndrome,
seizures.

IV. INHALANTS
DRUG TYPE/NAME: none
STREET NAME: glue sniffing, aerosols, airplane glue, amyl nitrate, nitrous oxide.
ACTION & DURATION: central nervous system depressant, lasting 1 to 3 hours.
ADMINISTRATION: inhaled
SOUGHT EFFECT: intoxication, relaxation, euphoria.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: excess nasal secretion, watering
of eyes, poor muscular control, lack of coordination, appears dreamy or blank. Impaired
perception and judgment, possibility of violent behavior, damage to lungs, nervous system,
brain, and liver, death through suffocation, choking or overdose.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: no
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: yes
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: Withdrawal symptoms have not been recorded.

V. STIMULANTS
DRUG TYPE/NAME: amphetamines, cocaine
STREET NAME: pep pills, uppers, speed, crystal, dixies, leaf, snow, speedballs, crack, smack.
ACTION & DURATION: central nervous system stimulant; varies in duration of action.
ADMINISTRATION: oral, injected under the skin, or IV; cocaine is also sniffed, snorted, IV or
free-base smoking.
SOUGHT EFFECT: sense of well-being, alertness, feeling of activity and increased initiative,
excitation.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: giggling, silliness, rapid speech,
dilated pupils, hypertension, tachycardia, loss of appetite, loss of weight, extreme fatigue,
dry mouth, bad breath, chills, sweating, increased muscle tension, shakiness, tremors,
restlessness, irritability, confused thinking, mood swings, aggressive behavior, feelings of
persecution, delusions, hallucinations, toxic psychosis, possible seizures; may cause heart
damage or heart attack; death from cardiac damage, hypertensive crisis, or overdose.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: no
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: possible
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: severe apprehension, fears, panics, perceptual
distortions and hallucinations, hyperactivity, diaphoresis, tachycardia.


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VI. CAFFEINE
DRUG TYPE/NAME: found in tea, coffee, cocoa, cola and tablet form and including many
over-the-counter drugs.
STREET NAME: none
ACTION & DURATION: central nervous system stimulant, cardiac stimulant. Lasting 2 to 4
hours.
ADMINISTRATION: oral
SOUGHT EFFECT: a “pick-up” to increase alertness and decrease fatigue, more rapid, clearer
flow of thoughts.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: restlessness, disturbed sleep or
insomnia, nausea, abdominal distention myocardial stimulation, palpitation, and tachycardia;
large amounts have led to irrational or hysterical behavior and cardiac standstill.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: strongly possible
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: yes
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: In moderately heavy users, there may be headache,
irritability, nervousness, tremors, and/or lethargy.

VII. HALLUCINOGENS
DRUG TYPE/NAME: Type 1: synthetic: D-lysergic acid (LSD), 4-methyl-2 (STP DOM) and
                                                                                 ,
Dimethyltrypiamine (DMT) Type 2: natural: cactus (mescaline), mushroom (Psilocybin)
STREET NAME: acid, big D, sugar trips, cubes, serenity, tranquility, peace, business-man’s
special.
ACTION AND DURATION: hallucinogenic varies: LSD 10 to 12 hours; STP 6 to 8 hours;
Mescaline 12 to 24 hours.
ADMINISTRATION: Primarily oral; some are inhaled or injected.
SOUGHT EFFECT: Insight, distortion of senses, exhilaration, increased energy.
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: severe hallucinations, feelings of
persecution and detachment, incoherent speech, laughing, crying, exhilaration, depression,
panic, suicidal or homicidal tendencies, cold, sweaty hands and feet, shivering, chills,
vomiting, irregular breathing, flashbacks, exhaustion, brain damage from chronic use,
accidental death. May intensify existing psychosis; long lasting mental illness has resulted.
Symptoms may persist for an indefinite period after discontinuation of drug.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: no
PHYSICOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: possible
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: severe apprehension, fear of panic, perceptual
distortions and hallucinations, hyperactivity, diaphoresis, tachycardia.

VIII. MARIJUANA AND HASHISH
STREET NAME: joints, reefer, pot, grass, hash
ACTION AND DURATION: mixed: central nervous system, depressant, and stimulant; great
variance in duration. lasting 2 to 12 hours
ADMINISTRATION: smoked or swallowed
SOUGHT EFFECT: euphoria, relaxation, increased perception, escape.


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PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/ COMPLICATIONS: R=relaxation or euphoria, pupil
dilation, conjunctivitis, lack of coordination of walk, increased appetite and craving for
sweets, mood swings from joy to extreme anxiety or depression, erratic behavior, withdrawn,
impaired memory, judgment or problem solving, distortion of time and space, possible
cause for bronchitis. Acute panic or hallucinations are symptoms of overdose.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: probable
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: probable
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: probable
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: Heavy smokers report irritability, restlessness, loss of
appetite, sleep disturbance, sweating, tremor, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

IX. NICOTINE
DRUG TYPE/NAME: found in cigarettes, cigars, pipe and chewing tobacco and snuff.
ACTION AND DURATION: variable action, central nervous system toxin; can act as stimulant
or depressant. Lasting 15 minutes to 2 hours
ADMINISTRATION: smoked, sniffed, or chewed
SOUGHT EFFECT: calmness and sociability
PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL EFFECTS/COMPLICATIONS: can have stimulating and/or
calming effect. Factor in lung cancer, coronary artery disease, circulatory impairment, peptic
ulcer and emphysema.
TOLERANCE POTENTIAL: Yes
PHYSICAL DEPENDENCE: possible to Yes
PSYCHOLOGICAL DEPENDENCE: yes
WITHDRAWAL CHARACTERISTICS: headache, anorexia, irritability, nervousness, decreased
ability to concentrate, craving for cigarettes, energy loss, fatigue, dizziness, sweating, tremor
and palpitations.

CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1992
The Campus Security Act of 1992 requires that statistics of various of crimes be made
public. Statistics are required on forcible and non-forcible sex offenses. A forcible sex offense
is defined as “any sexual act directed against another person forcibly and/or against that
person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of
giving consent,” and includes forcible rape, forcible sodomy, sexual assault with an object
and forcible fondling.
Non-forcible sex offenses are acts of incest and statutory rape. The act complies with the new
federal laws for sex offenses on campus. (Prepared by the American Council on Education
and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, March 1993.)

CLEARY ACT
Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20
USC 1092 (f) is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose information
about campus crimes. The JJC Campus Police Department serves as the Cleary Act
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                                  Joliet Junior College
                             Crime Statistics 2006 – 2008

Main Campus
                                      2007     2008    2009
Murder                                0        0       0
Forcible Sex Offenses                 0        0       0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses             0        0       0
Aggravated Assault/Battery            0        3       5
Arson                                 0        0       0
Robbery                               0        0       0
Burglary - Forcible                   0        0       0
Theft                                 35       55      83
Motor Vehicle Theft                   0        0       1
Theft from Motor Vehicle              -        -       5
Burglary from Motor Vehicle           -        -       4
Liquor Law Violations                 0        0       1
Drug Abuse Violations                 1        2       3
Hate Crimes                           0        0       1
Weapons Violations                    1        0       0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons            1        0       0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations        2        0       2
Arrest for Liquor Law                 -        -       0

Romeoville Campus
                                      2007     2008    2009
Murder                                0        0       0
Forcible Sex Offenses                 0        0       0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses             0        0       0
Aggravated Assault/Battery            0        0       0
Arson                                 0        0       0
Robbery                               0        0       0
Burglary - Forcible                   0        0       0
Theft                                 2        0       2
Motor Vehicle Theft                   0        0       0
Theft from Motor Vehicle              -        -       0
Burglary from Motor Vehicle           -        -       0
Liquor Law Violations                 0        0       0
Drug Abuse Violations                 0        0       0
Hate Crimes                           0        0       0
Weapons Violations                    0        0       0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons            -        -       0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations        -        -       0
Arrest for Liquor Law                 -        -       0



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City Center Campus
                                 2007    2008   2009
Murder                           0       0      0
Forcible Sex Offenses            0       0      0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses        0       0      0
Aggravated Assault/Battery       0       1      1
Arson                            0       0      0
Robbery                          0       0      0
Burglary - Forcible              1       0      0
Theft                            2       0      2
Motor Vehicle Theft              0       0      0
Liquor Law Violations            0       0      1
Drug Abuse Violations            1       0      0
Hate Crimes                      0       0      0
Weapons Violations               0       0      0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons       -       -      0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations   -       -      0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons       -       -      0




Morris Education Center
                                 2007    2008   2009
Murder                           0       0      0
Forcible Sex Offenses            0       0      0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses        0       0      0
Aggravated Assault/Battery       0       0      0
Arson                            0       0      0
Robbery                          0       0      0
Burglary - Forcible              0       0      0
Theft                            0       0      0
Motor Vehicle Theft              0       0      0
Liquor Law Violations            0       0      0
Drug Abuse Violations            0       0      0
Hate Crimes                      0       0      0
Weapons Violations               0       0      0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons       -       -      0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations   -       -      0
Arrest for Liquor Law            -       -      0




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Weitendorf Center
                                 2007    2008   2009
Murder                           0       0      0
Forcible Sex Offenses            0       0      0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses        0       0      0
Aggravated Assault/Battery       0       0      0
Arson                            0       0      0
Robbery                          0       0      0
Burglary - Forcible              0       0      0
Theft                            0       0      0
Motor Vehicle Theft              0       0      0
Liquor Law Violations            0       0      0
Drug Abuse Violations            0       0      0
Hate Crimes                      0       0      0
Weapons Violations               0       0      0
Illegal Weapons                  0       0      0
Drug Law Violations              0       0      0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons       1       0      0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations   2       0      0
Arrest for Liquor Law            -       -      0


Assists at Centennial
                                 2009
Murder                           0
Forcible Sex Offenses            0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses        0
Aggravated Assault/Battery       0
Arson                            0
Robbery                          0
Burglary - Forcible              0
Theft                            0
Motor Vehicle Theft              0
Liquor Law Violations            0
Drug Abuse Violations            0
Hate Crimes                      0
Weapons Violations               0
Illegal Weapons                  0
Drug Law Violations              0
Arrest for Illegal Weapons       0
Arrest for Drug Law Violations   0
Arrest for Liquor Law            0




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                                             INDEX
A                                                      E
ACADEMIC	ACHIEVEMENT 		13                              EARLY	CHILDHOOD	CENTER 		31
ACADEMIC	ADVISING 		33                                 EDUCATIONAL	PLANNING 		33
ACADEMIC	ADVISING	SERVICES 		32                        ELECTIVE: 		26
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 8                                    E-MAIL 		36
ACADEMIC	COMPUTING	CENTERS 		36                        EMERGENCY	CLOSINGS 		166
ACADEMIC	HONOR	CODE 		162                              EMERGENCY	INFORMATION 		166
ACADEMIC	POLICIES 		10                                 EQUAL	OPPORTUNITY 		159
ACADEMIC	SKILLS	CENTER 		30                            ERESOURCES 36
ACADEMIC	STANDARDS	OF	PROGRESS	PROCEDURE 		159         ESCORT	PROGRAM 		168
ADMISSIONS 		14                                        F
ADVANCED PLACEMENT 10                                  FACILITATION	OF	ACADEMIC	DISHONESTY 		162
ADULT	EDUCATION 		15                                   FAQ BY NEW STUDENTS 25
ALCOHOL	AND	DRUG	POLICIES 		169                        FERPA 		159
ATHLETIC	ADVISING 		33                                 FINANCIAL	AID 		18
ATHLETIC	PROGRAMS 		35                                 FINE	ARTS	GROUPS 		42
ATHLETIC	TEAMS 		35                                    FITNESS	CENTER 		35
B                                                      FOOD	SERVICES 		32
BLAZER 		42                                            FORENSICS/SPEECH	TEAM 		41
BOOKSTORE 		38                                         G
BUILDING	INFORMATION 		27                              GENERAL	EDUCATION	REQUIREMENTS 		26
C                                                      GENERAL	STUDENT	DEVELOPMENT	COURSES 		33
CAMPUS	POLICE/SECURITY 		167                           GPA 		12,	 26
CAMPUS	SAFETY/SECURITY	MEETINGS 		168                  GRADE	POINT	VALUES 		26
CAMPUS-WIDE	GROUPS 		41                                GRADES 		12
CAREER	EXPLORATION 		33                                GRADING	SYSTEM 		12
CENTENNIAL	COMMONS 		31                                GRADUATION	REQUIREMENTS 		15
CHAMBER	SINGERS 		42                                   GRANTS: 		19
CHEATING 		162                                         GSD 		33
CHORALE 		42                                           GUITAR	ENSEMBLE 		42
CLASSES,	WITHDRAWING	FROM 		10                         H
CLASSROOM	BEHAVIORS 		162                              HERBERT	TRACKMAN	PLANETARIUM 		43
CLEP 		10                                              HONORARY	ORGANIZATIONS 		14,	 39
CLEP	TESTING: 		26                                     HONOR	ROLLS 		13
CLUBS 		38                                             HONORS	PROGRAM 		13
COLLEGE	BOWL 		41
COLLEGIATE	CLUB	COUNCIL 		41                           I
COMMUNITY	AND	ECONOMIC	DEVELOPMENT 		16                ICAMPUS 		36
COMMUNITY	BAND 		42                                    INCOMPLETE: 		26
CAMPASS TESTING 26                                     INDEPENDENT	STUDY 		10
COMPLAINT	PROCEDURE 		162                              INFORMATION	TECHNOLOGY 		36
CONTINUING	EDUCATION 		15                              INTERNATIONAL	EDUCATION 		34
CORE	VALUES 		5                                        INTERNATIONAL	STUDENTS 		29
COUNSELING 		32                                        J
COURSE	NUMBER 		26                                     JAZZ	BAND 		42
CREDIT	HOURS 		26                                      K
CRIME	STATISTICS 		176                                 KIOSK 		26
CRISIS	COUNSELING 		33
CRONIN	SCHOOL 		43                                     L
CURRICULUM 		26                                        LATE	START	CLASSES 		27
CYBER	CAFÉ 		43                                        LATE	WITHDRAWAL 		25
                                                       LAURA	A.	SPRAGUE	GALLERY 		43
D                                                      LIAISON	OFFICERS 		168
DIRECT	EVALUATION	OF	CREDENTIALS 		11                  LIBRARY 		28
DIVISION	OF	ADULT	AND	FAMILY	SERVICES 		16             LIFE	SKILLS 		34
DROP	FOR	NON-PAYMENT	DATE: 		26                        LOANS 		19
DRUG	POLICIES 		169                                    LOCKER	RENTAL 		38
                                                       LOST AND FOUND 167


                                                 179
                                               INDEX
M                                                        STUDENT	RECORDS 		159
MATH	CENTER 		30                                         STUDENT	RESOURCES 		27
METROPOLITAN	YOUTH	SYMPHONY	ORCHESTRA 		42               STUDENT	STATUS 		20
MILITARY	SERVICE 		11                                    STUDY	ABROAD 		34
MONTGOMERY 		23                                          SUPPLIES 		38
MOTHER’S	NURSING	ROOM 		42                               SYLLABUS 		27
MULTICULTURAL	ORGANIZATIONS 		39                         T
N                                                        TABLE	OF	CONTENTS 		1
NATURE	TRAILS 		43                                       TITLE	IX	GRIEVANCE	PROCEDURE 		165
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION 32                               TRANSCRIPT	REQUESTS 		14
                                                         TRANSFER	CREDIT 		11
O                                                        TUITION	PAYMENT	PLAN 		24
OFFICE	OF	CAREER	SERVICES 		31
                                                         TV	LOUNGE 		43
OFFICE	OF	MULTICULTURAL	STUDENT	AFFAIRS 		34
OFFICE	OF	STUDENT	ACTIVITIES 		38                        U
OFFICE	OF	THE	DEAN	OF	STUDENTS 		161                     UNAUTHORIZED	COLLABORATION 		162
ORGANIZATIONS 		38                                       V
P                                                        VETERANS 		22
PARKING 		168                                            W
PERCUSSION	ENSEMBLE 		42                                 WHEELCHAIR LOANS 167
PERSONAL	COUNSELING 		33                                 WILLIAM	M.	ZALES	ARBORETUM 		43
PLAGIARISM 		162                                         WITHDRAWAL 		27
POLITICAL	GROUPS 		40                                    WITHDRAWING	FROM	CLASSES 		10
PREREQUISITE 		27                                        WOMEN’S	COLLEGE 		35
PRESIDENT’S	WELCOME 		6                                  WORDEATER 		42
PROFESSIONAL	GROUPS 		40                                 WORK 		19
PROFICIENCY	EXAMINATION 		10                             WRITING	CENTER 		31
PROJECT ACHIEVE 30
PROPERTY	ENGRAVING 		168
Q
QUICK	REFERENCE	GUIDE 		2
R
RECREATIONAL	GROUPS 		41
RECYCLING 		43
REFUND	POLICY 		24
REGISTRATION 		14
S
SCHOLARSHIPS 		24
SCHOOL	POLICIES 		159
SEMESTER	SYSTEM 		27
SENIOR	CITIZENS 		29
SEXUAL	HARASSMENT 		163
SPEAKING	CENTER 		30
SPECIAL	ALERT	BULLETINS 		168
SPECIAL	INTEREST	GROUPS 		39
SPIRITUAL	GROUPS 		39
STUDENT	ACCOMMODATIONS	AND	RESOURCES	(STAR) 		29
STUDENT	ASSISTANCE	PROGRAM 		34
STUDENT	CAMPUS	LIFE 		38
STUDENT	CODE	OF	CONDUCT 		161
STUDENT	GOVERNMENT 		7,		41
STUDENT	HEALTH	INSURANCE 		29
STUDENT	HOUSING 		31
STUDENT	ID	CARD 		28
STUDENT	PUBLICATIONS 		42




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             CAMPUSES

          Joliet Junior College
              Main Campus
          1215 Houbolt Road
             Joliet, IL 60431
            (815) 729-9020

         Joliet Junior College
         Romeoville Campus
        1125 West Romeo Road
          (West 135th Street)
         Romeoville, IL 60446
           (815) 886-3000

         Joliet Junior College
         City Center Campus
        214 North Ottawa Street
            Joliet, IL 60432
           (815) 727-6544

        EDUCATION CENTERS

         Joliet Junior College
        Morris Education Center
          1715 North Division
           Morris, IL 60450
           (815) 942-1552

          Joliet Junior College
Weitendorf Agricultural Education Center
         17840 Laraway Road
             Joliet, IL 60433
            (815) 723-3645

           Joliet Junior College
      Frankfort Education Center
      Lincoln-Way East High School
          201 Colorado Avenue
            Frankfort, IL 60423
         Phone: (815) 464-4297
       Admissions Office      (815) 280-2493
       Bookstore              (815) 280-6767
       Campus Police          (815) 280-2234
       Career Services        (815) 280-2756
       Counseling             (815) 280-2673
       Graduation Office      (815) 280-2459
       Financial Aid Office   (815) 280-2528
       Registration           (815)744-2200
       Service Center         (815) 280-6688
       Student Activities     (815) 280-2308




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