Academic Advisement and Counseling are two related, yet distinct, groups of services at Lewis and Clark. While many prospective students use the term counseling to refer to advisement and counseling, L&C has separated the services for more comprehensive attention to student needs. In general, Academic Advising provides more basic enrollment assistance related to students’ course and program selections and Counseling provides more specific assistance related to individual and personal needs. More complete descriptions follow. Academic Advisement is located in the Enrollment Center, Baldwin 1450, and Counseling is located in Caldwell 2320. In-person, virtual, and telephone appointments are available by calling Academic Advisement at 618-468-2220 or Student Development and Counseling at 618-468-4121.
Academic Advisement - Assisting students with all of their academic needs is a priority within the Advising Department. All new, returning, transfer, and occupational students are advised by academic advisors and/or faculty advisors. Academic advisors also advise prospective students, providing them with general information related to admissions at Lewis and Clark. By utilizing all resources available, the academic advisors and faculty advisors are committed to placing students appropriately in classes that meet their academic requirements. Advisors assist students in planning an educational outline best adapted to the students’ needs, abilities and interests.
New students who have graduated from high school within the last 4 years and wish to enroll in a degree or certificate program will need to submit their high school transcripts in order to register for classes. Course takers who wish to take English, Math or other college-level courses and have graduated from high school within the last 4 years and will need to submit their high school transcripts in order to register for classes. Students who graduated from high school 4 or more years ago will need to take the college placement test. To make an appointment for placement testing on campus, visit the Assessment Center located in Baldwin Hall Room 1442. You may also call 618-468-5220, or call/visit your nearest Community Education Center. All new, degree-seeking students will meet with an academic advisor during MYLC, New Student Orientation who will interpret their scores or high school transcripts and schedule the students in classes appropriate to their current academic skill level. The earlier students complete the process, the better the selection of courses.
Personal Counseling is available by nationally certified or state licensed counselors. Crisis intervention counseling is available for situations requiring immediate attention, and short-term intervention counseling is available for situations requiring adjustment to life changes, such as a death of a family member or friend, divorce, job loss, or the stress of the multiple demands of school, work, and family responsibilities.
Academic Counseling is available for situations related to classroom achievement, such as test anxiety, a problem with methods of instruction, lack of adequate study skills or time management issues.
Education Counseling is available for students with special learning needs. These students have access to a variety of resources including assistive technology, specialized tutoring, learning styles inventories and educational assessments.
Counseling and Other Resource Referrals are available to students for community based agencies and services.
For counseling services, contact the Student Development and Counseling Office by visiting the office in Caldwell 2320 or by calling 618-468-4121.
You will have your first experience as a new student in the Assessment Center when you take the college placement tests. Lewis and Clark administers the Accuplacer Next-Generation test, a computerized assessment that will evaluate your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. The Assessment Center also administers a variety of other tests including CLEP, Pearson Vue, and HSE tests.
The Assessment Center offers make-up course testing and proctored testing for online and other types of distance learning courses. Make-up exams and other types of proctored testing are arranged within time frames designated by instructors. The Assessment Center is located in Haskell B25 and can be reached by phone at 618-468-5220.
Blackboard is your one stop online shop for everything Lewis and Clark. Your initial login and password information will be given to you at orientation, and you are encouraged to log in daily for the information and tools you need to be a successful student at Lewis and Clark Community College.
All classes that use Blackboard - This includes fully online classes, those that are web-blended (online classes with some on-campus meetings), and web-enhanced classes (face-to-face classes that place materials in Blackboard) - will find the following on the Blackboard login page (https://blackboard.lc.edu)
Lewis and Clark Email - The college, as well as your instructors, will use your Lewis and Clark email account to send you important messages and correspondence, so be sure to log in often.
Student Planner - Student Planner functionality will allow you to manage your enrollment and financial aid, retrieve grades and unofficial transcripts, and much more.
Password Management - Manage your own password, including password changes and security.
LC Alert - Set up and maintain your contact information for important campus announcements or emergency alerts.
You can buy textbooks and supplies needed for your course work in the L&C bookstore. Many textbooks can be rented, and you must have a Lewis and Clark ID to rent books. Students taking online classes through Lewis and Clark also may order the necessary course materials here.
The bookstore is located on the Godfrey Campus in Baldwin 1401, where Baldwin and Caldwell halls meet. Please check our website lc.edu/bookstore for current store hours.
You can contact the bookstore at 618-468-2268 or by email email@example.com.
Students seeking career development assistance have several options. L&C Academic Advisors (in the Enrollment Center) and Student Support Specialists (in the L&C Student Success Center) can assist students making program decisions.
The Student Success Center will also discuss administering interest inventories to help students identify potential career choices. Career Coach also offers a quick interest inventory.
The following courses are also designed to help students make informed decisions:
CDEV 130 - This course may be the best choice for students who need more help with career decision making. Undecided students may benefit from the structure and faculty attention provided in a regular classroom setting. Students who experience anxiety about making a career choice, lack knowledge about available careers, or lack confidence in their ability to make a career decision should consider taking CDEV 130 in a face-to-face section.
JOBS 131- This one-credit hour course appeals to students who do not need the more extensive CDEV 130. The course includes the administration and interpretation of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, the Strong Interest Inventory, and an orientation to computerized career information and decision-making materials.
CDEV 130 - If a self-directed and more self-paced learning experience appeals to you, the online sections provide students with a guided career planning experience. CDEV 130 online sections include individual conferences with a career counselor as well as selected activities which are completed online.
For more information call the Student Success Center at 618-468-4393.
Any Lewis and Clark student or prospective student seeking information regarding real-time, regional jobs and job information related to L&C programs can go to Career Coach at: www.lc.edu.
L&C Career Services provides access to a variety of information and job search tools through its Career Resource Center on the Godfrey Campus in Caldwell Hall 4337 and on the Nelson Campus in N4, Room 213. Online job-seeking resources include Career Coach software which is designed to help students, prospective students, and members of the community find a job by providing current local data on wages, employment trends, job postings, and associated education and training. A resume builder is also included free of charge in Career Coach. L&C also provides access to College Central Network (CCN). In addition to employment data, CCN provides an abundance of webinars, podcasts and tutorials. Students may walk in or call 618-468-5503 for career and job readiness assistance. Employment opportunities can also be obtained by accessing the Community Job Board at www.lc.edu/career. We are not a job placement service.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) information and unemployment services can be found throughout L&C’s district at the following locations:
Southwestern IL workNet Center (Madison, Bond, Jersey, Greene)
101 East Edwardsville Road, Wood River, IL 62095, 618-296-4301
The Job Center (Morgan, Scott, Shelby, Greene, Macoupin, Montgomery)
116 South Plum, Carlinville, IL 62626, 217-854-9642
These centers, in partnership with L&C and several other agencies, provide valuable job-seeking services. Students and all county residents are free to utilize the services at these centers which include WIOA training funds, a local job bulletin board, job market statistics, resume and office software, a full library of self-help resources for job search and online job bank access.
Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Grant - Students who are enrolled in a paid internship class of their career program are eligible for this reimbursement program. Other students receiving wages from area employers may also be eligible under the grant.
Carl D. Perkins Student Support Project
The Carl D. Perkins grant is designed to help the United States compete in the world marketplace by providing monies for career programs. The Perkins Student Support Project, in part, can provide various forms of assistance to students who are economically disadvantaged, single parent, and/or enrolled in a nontraditional career program (a program in which 25% or less of the student’s gender is employed in that field). To be eligible for Perkins Student Support Project services, the Grant requires that students must be enrolled in an officially declared major in a career program (an AAS or Certificate program) with the intent to enter the workplace in that career field immediately after receiving a degree or certificate from Lewis and Clark, or, are currently employed and enrolled in a career program with the intent of improving their job skills in that field. Services may include: the loan of required career specific textbooks, and/or loan of some required career specific supplies and materials. No direct monetary assistance is provided to students, nor can the Project provide for transportation, child care, tuition, fees, testing, physicals, background checks, and/or reimbursement for items purchased by students. For more information, contact the Perkins Project Manager at 618-468-4020 or visit Caldwell 4333. The office is generally open Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 4:15. Appointments are not required.
When seeking services, students begin the process by contacting the Perkins & Transfer Transition and Recruitment Coordinator (Transition Coordinator) and setting up an appointment for assessment and information about additional resources that may be available to offset costs and expenditures. All students seeking Perkins services are required to meet with the Transition Coordinator before those services can be provided. The Transition Coordinator can be reached by calling 618-468-2730, or visiting Caldwell 4327. Appointments are recommended.
The Montessori Children’s House located on the Godfrey Campus provides childcare for employees and enrolled students with children aged two years through elementary school. The school is open from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm weekdays, excluding holidays. For more information, call 618-468-3154 or visit their website at MCHGodfrey.org.
Inclement Weather - If it becomes necessary to close the college due to inclement weather, notification will occur in the form of voice messages, text messages, and emails based on user managed settings through the LC Alert system. Closings are also posted on the college’s website and social media channels, as well as major St. Louis television stations, and major St. Louis and local community radio stations.
Classes held at the N. O. Nelson Campus and Community Education Centers throughout the district will follow the same closing policy as on-campus classes.
Classes held at community public schools throughout the district will not meet whenever the main L&C campus is officially closed for inclement weather even if the off-campus site remains open. Off-campus sites may also be closed on a site-by-site basis by the local authority (principal or superintendent) even if the main L&C campus remains open.
Classes held at specialized locations (hospitals, libraries, industries, social service agencies, other colleges, etc.) will meet according to the schedules of those organizations.
Holidays, Thanksgiving Recess, Spring Recess - L&C’s Godfrey campus, the N. O. Nelson Campus, and the Community Education Centers will maintain the academic calendar and holiday schedule published in the Catalog and Student Handbook.
However, classes held at community public schools and other specialized locations (hospitals, libraries, industries, social service agencies, other colleges, etc.) will meet according to the schedules of the individual organizations. For example, if a public school teacher in-service day falls on a day when L&C courses are scheduled to meet, the L&C courses WILL NOT MEET on that day or evening in that location.
When L&C observes Spring Recess, on-campus and off-campus L&C courses WILL NOT MEET.
Disability Student Services
Disability Student Services are available to students referred from the Division of Rehabilitation Services and other students with documented disabilities, including students with learning disabilities. Services may include individualized testing arrangements, special counseling, classroom relocations, special equipment loan and individual rehabilitation services as required.
Students with hearing or visual impairments should notify the Student Development Office at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes in order to ensure that necessary accommodations can be arranged. Because of the demand for qualified interpreters, the college may not be able to provide sign language interpreters for those students who register late.
For further information call the Student Development Office at 618-468-4121.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention
Lewis and Clark Community College supports federal, state and local efforts to eliminate the abusive use of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs by both students and employees of the college. L&C takes all reasonable steps to ensure a drug-free environment in its programs and services. Students or employees seeking assistance with drug or alcohol problems will be referred by counseling or health services to appropriate community agencies. Special information is published in the Drug Free & Campus Regulations.
Health Services/Family Health Clinic/Dental Clinic
The Lewis and Clark Family Health Clinic is a full service clinic, located in Fobes 1525, offering both acute and chronic care for all students and members of the community. The clinic is staffed by board certified nurse practitioners and collaborates with several health-service agencies and school districts to help expand healthcare services and education in rural communities. Our service area includes Greene, Macoupin, Jersey, Calhoun and Madison counties.
The clinic offers family practice basic services within the nursing philosophy, emphasizing health promotion and preventative care. Care includes but is not limited to diagnosis and treatment of simple acute health problems such as infections and injuries, diagnosis and treatment for chronic disease such as diabetes and high blood pressure, prescription medications and specialist referrals, health maintenance care for adults, including annual physicals, well-woman exams, contraception, mental health assessment and support for conditions such as anxiety, depression and stress, healthcare education for pediatrics and adults, pediatric care (age two through adolescence) including sick- and well-child exams, and mobile health unit services.
The clinic hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Both walk-in and appointments are welcome. To schedule an appointment or for further information regarding the clinic please call 618-468-6800.
The Paul B. Hanks Dental Clinic offers thorough dental assessment, a treatment plan, x-rays, preventive (teeth cleaning) or therapeutic periodontal treatment, oral hygiene instructions, fluoride treatments and sealant placement and any necessary referral for treatment outside the realm of these services.
Dental treatment is provided by dental hygiene students of Lewis and Clark under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. The clinic has been providing these services to the community since the inception of the program in 1996, and at the new campus facility since 2002. Appointment days and times vary each semester, so interested patients are asked to call the clinic at 618-468-4463 for more information or to schedule a screening appointment.
Reid Memorial Library, located in Reid Hall, serves to provide user-focused services and collections to support L&C students, faculty and staff.
As a member of the I-Share library consortium, L&C students, faculty and staff have access to Reid Library’s collection of 50,000 books plus an additional 30 million books collectively held by other I-Share libraries. Requests for materials owned by other I-Share libraries may be placed online and are generally available for check-out within 48 hours. A valid campus ID is required to check-out all library material. Reid Library also offers access to over 40 full-text periodical and electronic book databases via the Internet. These databases can be accessed in Reid Library or off-campus with a valid campus ID card. Special collections including: DVDs, spoken word material, music, popular reading, local history and the explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark are also available.
Other library services include: two computer labs, study tables, wireless Internet, reference assistance, interlibrary loan, self-serve photocopier, fax machine, DVD/VHS players, and a private study room. Both computer labs provide Internet access, word processing software, instructional programs and access to network printers. Students wishing to reserve a private study room need to make an appointment by calling 618-468-4320. A wheelchair accessible workstation with screen magnification software is also available. Lab assistance is provided for most hours.
Reid Memorial Library also serves as a location for two services provided by the Student Success Center (SSC)–Academic Tutoring and The Writing Desk. These services provide one-on-one support for students seeking assistance in areas related to study skills, test preparation, and writing assignments. No appointment is necessary. Hours vary by service and semester. For more information visit the Student Success Center web page at www.lc.edu/ssc or call 618-468-4SSC.
Library and computer lab hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. Summer session hours are 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday. No Saturday or Sunday hours. Hours may vary during breaks and on holiday weekends. Call the library at 618-468-4301 for exact schedules.
Lost and Found
L&C’s Lost and Found service is maintained by the Campus Information and Security Office, located at the north entrance to the campus. Any lost items should be turned in promptly. Unclaimed items are donated at the end of the academic year. Security services are maintained 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For additional information or assistance, call the Campus Information and Security Office at 618-468-2300.
Online and Web-Blended Classes
Online courses at Lewis and Clark provide the same rigor as traditional courses, and their flexibility makes them a convenient alternative. As long as you meet expected due dates, you can work around your schedule and at your own pace.
L&C offers two types of online classes:
Online - Classes that are fully online with no on-campus meetings. Some online courses may require in-person proctored tests.
Web-blended - Classes where most of the work is completed online with some on-campus requirements.
Restrictions: New students with no GPA and those with a GPA above 2.3 may enroll in online courses. You may not enroll in an online class if your GPA is below 2.3 or if you have previously received a grade of PR, D, I, or F in the same class whether online or face-to-face. Please see an academic advisor to create an academic plan to raise your GPA to the level needed for online learning. The following courses require a 2.7 GPA in order to enroll in an online section: BIOL 164, BIOL 165, BUSN 161, CIS 235, ENGL 132, MATH 111, MATH 112, MATH 116, MATH 125, MATH 131, MATH 165, PSYC 131, PSYC 232, PSYC 233, and PSYC 260.
For F-1 students enrolled in credit classes, no more than three credits/semester completed online may be counted toward the full course of study requirement. Web-blended courses that require students’ physical attendance for some class meetings or examinations are exempted from this restriction.
Students, faculty and staff are required to have a valid parking permit properly displayed when parking on campus. Parking permits, along with campus maps and complete campus regulations, are available at the Campus Information and Security Office located at the north entrance of the Godfrey campus. The Campus Information and Security Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached by dialing “0” from on-campus phones or 618-468-7000 if calling from off campus.
Designated parking areas are established on campus for students, staff and faculty, and visitors. All vehicles must be parked on pavement, between parking lines, and/or centered on parking block bumpers. Parking is not allowed on grass, sidewalks, roadways, circle drives, or in restricted areas.
Student Parking: Students must use established designated parking areas. Student parking is permitted in staff and faculty lots after 4:30 p.m.
Visitor Parking: When visitor lots are full, visitors may park in either student lots (anytime) or in staff and faculty lots (after 4:30 p.m.). Visitors must display a visitor’s parking permit which is available from the Campus Information and Security Office at the north entrance.
Parking for Individuals with Disabilities: Individuals with disabilities who have a valid parking permit issued by the Illinois Secretary of State may park in designated areas.
Lewis and Clark Campus Safety and Security works to ensure a safe environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Campus safety officers patrol the campus by motor vehicle and on foot 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Security Office is located at the north entrance of our Godfrey campus where campus maps, visitor parking permits, and complete campus regulations are available.
Lewis and Clark Campus Safety and Security works closely with all members of the college community and with local law enforcement agencies. The Security Office is alerted of all 9-1-1 calls, as received by the Madison County 9-1-1 service. Lewis and Clark Community College Security immediately notifies the local or state police agencies when confronted with a need for an arrest regarding criminal/civil violations on campus. Security will assist the police agencies in all appropriate ways.
Services provided by Lewis and Clark Campus Safety and Security include but are not limited to: security escorts, securing campus buildings, mobile patrol, enforcement all college policies and procedures, enforcement of student code of conduct violations, traffic, crowd, and parking control, lost and found services, emergency medical assistance, vehicle assistance (jumps and lock-outs), crime reporting and investigations, security detail for special events, security education and training, and confidential counseling referrals.
To reach the Security Office by phone, dial “0” if on campus and 618-468-2300 if off campus.
Student activities are important to the educational experience at Lewis and Clark, and a comprehensive program of activities is provided. For information about the following services, call 618-468-6001.
You will have the opportunity to participate in student government, the student published newspaper called The Bridge, service organizations, special interest clubs, band, intramurals, and other related activities.
Student Activities offices are located in the River Bend Arena. Common places to look for information are the message boards and the student newspaper. Near the beginning of each semester, Student Activities distributes calendars about special events. The Student Center offers recreational activities including TV, and organized activities.
Intercollegiate Athletics: L&C is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference and the Midwest Athletic Conference. An athletic program is conducted under the rules of the conferences and includes five men’s sports (golf, basketball, soccer, baseball, and tennis) and five women’s sports (soccer, basketball, softball, tennis, and volleyball).
Intramural Sports: You are encouraged to participate in the wide range of activities. It is less formal than the intercollegiate level; nevertheless, it provides opportunity for well-conducted team and individual competition. The program is directed by a professional who works with the students in the organization of teams and games.
Student Conduct Code
Lewis and Clark Community College respects the civil rights and liberties of each member of the College. It is imperative for the College to be a safe environment, free from violence, threats of violence, coercion and harassment. Students are held to standards of academic integrity, allowing for the exchange and expression of ideas.
Student conduct is governed by this Student Conduct Code. Violations of the Student Conduct Code are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion from the College. Prohibited student conduct which is subject to disciplinary action includes, but is not limited to:
- Violations of federal, state and local laws on any property owned, operated, leased or controlled by the College or at any College-sponsored activity, whether on- or off-campus. Violation of laws that take place off College property may also be considered a violation of College policy depending upon the circumstances.
- Acts that interfere with the purposes and processes of the College community or that deny the rights of members of the College community.
- Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to actual or attempted cheating, plagiarism, forgery, falsification of any information as part of an academic exercise, or obtaining or distributing a test bank, test questions or other test materials before a test is administered, unless expressly approved in advance by the faculty member.
- Using College technology resources in a manner that violates College policies, including but not limited to unauthorized access to or altering, damaging, destroying, or removing a computer, a computer program, or data; scheming to deceive or defraud to gain control over money, services, or property (including electronically produced data, confidential or copyrighted material, financial information, or as otherwise protected by applicable law).
- Violation of any College rule, regulation, or policy.
- Fighting, violent acts, or threats of violence.
- Engaging in behavior which disrupts, impedes or interferes with the learning environment due to being under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs, controlled substances or unauthorized prescription drugs.
- Except as otherwise provided below, using, possessing, maintaining, distributing or selling alcohol, cannabis, illegal drugs, controlled substances or unauthorized prescription drugs while on College property, in College-owned vehicles or while participating in any College activity. The possession and use of alcoholic beverages is permitted only during special events with prior approval by the College President and only where such use and consumption is permissible under State and federal law.
- In response to the passage of the Illinois Smoke-Free Campus Act (Public Act 098-0985), the College has taken action to comply with the law and support entirely smoke-free campuses. This includes tobacco, cannabis, e-cigarettes and any other type of smoke. Smoking is prohibited indoors and outdoors, as well as in College-owned vehicles and private vehicles that are on campus property. Lewis and Clark hopes to promote an environment that supports the health and wellbeing of its students, staff, faculty and visitors. Transitioning to a smoke-free campus decreases the effects of secondhand smoke, promotes fire safety and helps support the College’s efforts toward sustainability. Violators of the policy are subject to fines and other disciplinary actions. For more information on the policy or to view a smoke-free campus map visit www.lc.edu/smokefree.
- Theft or damage to College property or property of members of the College community and any student housing.
- Failure to meet financial obligations relative to College transactions or the issuing of fraudulent checks.
- Possession, carrying, displaying, brandishing, discharging or otherwise having control of or using a firearm, weapon, explosives or other dangerous object or substance on College premises or engaging in other conduct inconsistent with the College’ s policies against weapons and providing a safe environment.
- Denying a trustee, employee, student or invitee of the College freedom of movement or use of the facility; disrupting the performance of institutional duties or pursuit of educational activities; or occupying buildings or other property after due and legal notice to depart.
- Nuisance activities such as use of loud, abusive or otherwise improper language; creating any hazard to persons or things; blocking access ways; improper disposal of rubbish; loud music; or any other disruptive behavior.
- Lewd or obscene conduct, including use of a computer to access pornographic or hate sites.
- Giving false or misleading information in response to requests from College officials.
- Failing to comply with directives of Campus Safety officers, failing to identify one’s self to a Campus Safety officer when requested to do so, or otherwise interfering with Campus Safety or law enforcement operations.
- Engaging in harassment, intimidation and/or bullying. A student will be found responsible for harassment, intimidation or bullying (including physical, verbal, relational and emotional bullying) if s/he engages in conduct, including but is not limited to, any gesture, written, verbal or physical act, or any electronic communication (which includes but in not limited to emails, text messages, videos and Internet postings on web-sites or social media), whether it be a single incident or series of such incidents, that occurs on or off the College campuses.
- Engaging in sex or gender-based discrimination, harassment or misconduct, or engaging in any other behavior which violates the College’s Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy. Anyone experiencing sexual misconduct may speak confidentially to the College’s confidential Counselor at 618-468-4125. A student may also choose to report an alleged incident to the College and have it investigated. Faculty are legally required to report incidents of sexual misconduct brought to their attention through any source to the College’s Title IX Coordinator and thus cannot guarantee confidentiality. The College’s Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Policy can be found at www.lc.edu/4rsv.
Note: Student Athletes are also required to comply with a separate Athlete Code of Conduct. In addition, many College programs (i.e. Nursing) require program participants to comply with a program-specific Code of Conduct, in addition to the College-wide Student Conduct Code.
Federal Work Study - This is an employment program funded by L&C and federal funds. Students who request Federal Work Study and qualify for this program on the basis of financial need may seek employment opportunities by visiting the Financial Aid section of the college’s website to view available job listings and complete a work study application. Students are paid minimum wage, and the average work load usually cannot exceed 20 hours per week. Please Note: Employment opportunities can also be obtained by accessing L&C’s website and selecting Community Employment under Community Programs & Services.
Student Grievance Procedure
Student grievances may involve academic or administrative matters, disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code, or alleged discrimination. Grievances, other than those involving alleged discrimination charges will be handled through the regular chain of authority. A student who is not satisfied with a decision at one level may appeal the grievance in writing to the next level of authority. The President or President’s designee is the final authority in any grievance except discrimination grievances where the Board of Trustees is the final authority.
- In grievances involving academic matters, including grading, the student should first consult with the instructor concerned. Every attempt should be made to resolve the grievance at this point of origin; but if necessary, the student may process a grievance, in writing, through the levels of Coordinator, Dean, Academic Vice President, and College President.
- In grievances involving administrative matters and disciplinary action under the Student Conduct Code, the student should first consult with the responsible office administrator; if necessary the student should proceed, in writing, through the levels of appropriate Director or appropriate Dean, appropriate Vice President and College President.
- In grievances involving alleged discrimination because of sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, including gender-related identity or other protected statuses as defined by law, the student should first consult with the Vice President of Academic Affairs who will handle the grievance. Appeals may be made to the L&C President and the Board of Trustees.
- Grievances should be submitted in writing at each level of review within ten (10) school days of the action being grieved or within ten (10) school days of the decision on appeal. Written response will normally be made to the student within ten (10) school days unless circumstances require additional time for consideration.
NOTE: L&C must share information about complaints with its accreditor, the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, but individual identities will be shielded.
If a grievance results in a fact-finding hearing, the following procedure will be followed:
- You will be informed in writing of the date, time, location and subject of the hearing. A Vice President has the right to suspend you temporarily until the hearing process can be completed.
- The complaints will be described and examined at a meeting of the accusers, the accused, the appropriate Vice President (or representative), advisors and assistants that either party wishes to bring. The appropriate Vice President must be notified within two days of the hearing regarding anyone other than the principal parties who will be attending.
- The appropriate Vice President will have five school days following the hearing to consult again with all parties, as may be necessary, and render a decision.
- This decision may be appealed in writing to the L&C President (or representative) within ten school days of receipt of the decision. With respect to grievances involving alleged discrimination, the decision of the L&C President (or a representative) may be appealed to the Board of Trustees within ten school days of the receipt of the decision.
- If you are dismissed, application must be made in writing to the appropriate Vice President before readmission will be considered.
- Readmission to L&C will be dependent on the student’s ability to document that the behaviors that led to his/her dismissal have been fully remediated.
- If the student is not satisfied with the decision of the Vice President, he/she may appeal in writing to the college President.
Student Identification Cards
Students may obtain an ID card, free of charge, in the Enrollment Center, located in Baldwin 1450. The ID card allows students to use the Learning Resource Center, computer labs, and other campus services. A $10 fee is charged for a replacement ID.
Student Records (Transcripts)
The Enrollment Center will send official copies of your transcript to any institution or individual you choose based on your written request. Please provide the Enrollment Center with your request, written signature, date of birth, and College ID number or last four digits of your social security number. L&C reserves the right to deny a student an official transcript (not required to be made available by FERPA) because the student has an unpaid financial obligation to the college. Requests for more than 10 official transcripts require review and approval by the Director, Enrollment and Advising.
Evaluation of Transfer Credit: By state law, Lewis and Clark is required to review your previous academic record(s) prior to admission to an Associate of Arts, Associate of Sciences, Associate of Fine Arts, or Associate of Engineering Sciences degree. Students must provide the college Enrollment Center with all high school and college transcripts from each academic institution previously attended. Lewis and Clark will only accept official transcripts sent directly to the Enrollment Center from each previously attended institution and/or hand delivered by the student only if the transcript is in a sealed official envelope.
The Records Evaluator will complete a course by course evaluation and mail the results, including an updated transcript to the students.
Any documents presented to us in order to attain admission (i.e. applications, high school and/or college transcripts, etc.) become the property of L&C and will not be released to any outside agency or returned to you.
The Illinois Community College Board and the Higher Learning Commission have given L&C permission to waive the 15 credit hour residency policy for the purpose of evaluating transcripts issued by State Community College (HLC accreditation July 1, 1978 - June 13, 1996) or Metropolitan Community College (HLC accreditation June 14, 1996 - December 30, 1998).
Student Success Center (SSC)
The Student Success Center is a free service providing individualized assistance for students seeking help with their coursework. No appointment is necessary on the main campus. Tutoring is available on the N.O. Nelson Campus by appointment only. Hours of operation vary by semester. For more information see the Student Success Center web page at www.lc.edu/ssc.
Academic Tutoring/Writing Desk - RE 2201 (in the library) and N3 108 on the N.O. Nelson Campus - Essay writing issues including organization, idea generation, mechanics, and more, as well as general help in any liberal arts courses. No appointment necessary.
Career Resource Center - CW 4337 - Provides individual career counseling, resume preparation, and assistance with job seeking skills. No appointment necessary.
Math/Science Resource Center - CM 233 in the McPike Math & Science Complex on the Godfrey Campus and at N3 108 on the N. O. Nelson Campus - Free one-on-one tutoring for general education core math and science courses; in-room resources including textbooks and solution materials, and Internet-connected computers - no appointment necessary.
Online Tutoring - Students who are not able to visit the Writing Desk in person may submit drafts of their papers to the Online Paper Submission (OPS) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the OPS instructions on the webpage www.lc.edu/writingdesk.
Social Sciences Tutoring - CW 4330 - Provides tutoring in social science courses such as Psychology and Sociology, including study space for small group study sessions.
STEM Resource Center - MA 301 in the Math Building - Provides one-on-one and group tutoring for students pursuing careers is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.
Trimpe Open Lab - TR 250 - Provides hands-on tutoring assistance for coursework relating to office technology, computer information systems and computer graphics/web design. Assistance is also available for applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, InDesign and Illustrator. MAC workstations are available. In addition, this lab is an open lab for students who need to print materials or work on coursework. No appointment necessary.
Talent Search is a federally-funded program designed to identify and assist middle school and high school students who have the potential to further their education after graduating from high school. For information call 618-468-6100.
Upward Bound is a federally-funded program dedicated to helping high school students stay in school and further their education after graduating from high school. Upward Bound provides academics, educational counseling and career motivation.
Public Law 105-244, The Higher Education Amendments of 1998, requires institutions of higher education to provide students the opportunity to register to vote. You may request a voter registration form in the Enrollment Center, N. O. Nelson Campus or the Community Education Centers. The form has all the information necessary to register you to vote in the county where you reside.