The participation of Lake Land College students in activities of citizenship is complementary to participation in the academic program. Participation by members of the student body in social processes must be within the context of order delineated, in part, by civil and institutional regulations and, in part by concern for the welfare of the College and the community served. Within the limitations already described, Lake Land College students are free to:
- Reserve judgment and take reasoned exception to views expressed by others;
- Investigate fully all aspects of contemporary issues;
- Express views individually or through the Student Government Association regarding policy matters which affect them;
- Appeal through established procedures the evaluation of their academic work and/or penalties administered by the College;
- Have concerns addressed regarding discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, handicap or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment policies;
- Inspect and review their official records as maintained by the Office of Admissions and Records and ask for a hearing to challenge the content of the record or seek correction of information contained in the record.
Students, as members of the academic community, have certain rights as consumers of the educational programs and services offered by the College. Faculty and the Board of Trustees as Lake Land College affirm these rights through established duties and responsibilities for faculty, which are included in Board Policy 05.02.07.
Statement of Student Rights
As members of Lake Land’s learning community, students are entitled to certain rights and provisions, including a quality education and quality services. In addition, students have the right to know: (Information is available upon request from the Admissions and Records Office)
• The College’s admissions requirements
• The degrees and certificates offered
• The type of career and personal development resources available
• When classes are offered
• Course requirements
• Policy on class attendance and participation
• Grading policies and procedures
• The cost of attendance
• Financial aid available
• How to apply for financial aid
• How financial aid eligibility is determined
• How financial aid awards are calculated
• When and how financial aid is awarded
• The College and financial aid satisfactory progress requirements and their implications
• The College’s refund policy
• The College’s policies and procedures
• Academic and other support services available
• Student activities available
• The campus’ crime statistics
• Graduation/completion and transfer raters
• Athletes graduation/completion and transfer rates
• Job placement rates
• Emergency procedures
• Building hours
• College operational hours
• How to file a grievance
• Withdrawal procedures
• Accrediting Institution
• Study abroad programs
• FERPA regulations
State statutes provide that the legal responsibility for adopting and enforcing all rules and regulations for orderly operation of the College rests with the Board of Trustees. The responsibility for enforcing regulations and policies adopted by the Board is delegated to the College administration and staff.
Students, as members of the academic community, are expected and required to observe certain standards of behavior. Also, as citizens, students have a responsibility to know and obey the laws of the United States, the state of Illinois, and local government.
Conditions of Enrollment
As a condition of enrollment, students are:
- Required to report any change in their legal address at the beginning of each enrollment period to the Admissions and Records Office.
- Held responsible for all fees, textbooks, fines, LRC materials or other financial obligations which they have incurred. Failure to comply may result in termination of enrollment and/or a block against future registration and the release of grades, diploma or transcripts.
- Responsible to register correctly and review their course selections and section numbers, checking for time conflicts, prerequisites, and degree and certificate requirements.
- Responsible for all personal property, tools, and equipment left in or on Lake Land College property.
Students, as members of the academic community, have certain rights as consumers of the educational programs and services offered by the College. Faculty and the Board of Trustees at Lake Land College affirm these rights through established duties and responsibilities for faculty, some of which are included in the Board Policy Manual and objectives stated in the College catalog. These responsibilities include, among others:
- Teach classes following curriculum guides approved by the College (and the Illinois Community College Board).
- Maintain at least five scheduled office hours on campus a week for consultation with students. The weekly office hour schedule shall be posted and displayed in a conspicuous place. Any changes in office hours shall be posted in a similar manner.
- Arrive at the classroom prior to the scheduled class time.
- Cooperate in the promotion of extracurricular activities by encouraging student participation
- Advise students and assist in registration.
- Consider the general and special needs of students. Assist students in meeting their problems and when necessary, seek additional help from other College services.
- Provide student services which augment the formal instructional counseling, such as career services, financial aid assistance, a comprehensive student life program and assistance in the development of reading and study skills.