May 30, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
    
2024-25 Catalog

Resources for Students



Academic Advisement

L&C Academic Advising provides individualized enrollment assistance to help you choose the program and courses that best fit your goals.

Our professional, on-campus advisors will meet with you to discuss your education and career plans, past records, College Placement Test scores, college transcripts and other available resources. Then, you and your advisor will develop an educational outline adapted to your individual needs, abilities and interests. Academic advisors also provide prospective students with general information related to admissions at L&C.

Academic Advisement is located in the Enrollment Center, Baldwin Hall, Room 1450, and can be reached by phone or text at 618-468-2222.

Assessment Center

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/Student Resources

Blackboard is your one stop online shop for everything Lewis and Clark. Initial login and password information will be provided 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.

Students will be placed in the L&C Student Resource Organization, which gives access to new student orientation information, Blackboard how-to-documents, and other campus resources.  It also includes a discussion board with forums for asking questions and buying and selling textbooks.

For all classes that use Blackboard - this includes fully online classes, web-blended classes (online classes with some on-campus meetings), and web-enhanced classes (face-to-face classes that place materials in Blackboard) - you will find the following in the Student Network by logging in (blackboard.lc.edu):

Lewis and Clark Email - The College, as well as your instructors, will send important messages and correspondence to your Lewis and Clark email account, so be sure to log in often.

Self-Service Student Planner - Student Planner functionality will allow you to manage your enrollment and financial aid, retrieve grades and unofficial transcripts, and much more.

LC Alert - Set up and maintain your contact information for important campus announcements or emergency alerts.

Bookstore

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 Hall, Room 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 bookstore@lc.edu.

Career Planning

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:

Face-to-face sections

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.

Online sections

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.

Career Services

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 Baldwin Hall, Room 2405 and on the Nelson Campus in Building 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. 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 https://www.lc.edu/student-services/career-services/index.html. Although L&C Career Services is not a job placement service, extensive job search information and assistance to students, potential students, and graduates.

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, Calhoun)
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.

Child Care

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.

Closing Policy

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.

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 Center for Access and Accommodations 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 Center for Access and Accommodations 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  to appropriate community agencies. Special information is published in the Drug Free & Campus Regulations.

Health Services

Health and wellness are a priority at L&C.  There are a number of physical and mental health services available to the L&C community, including the Paul B. Hanks Dental Clinic and student counseling and nursing services.

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.

Personal Counseling Services are available in person, by phone or on Zoom by appointment, as well as walk-ins in the event of an emergency, Monday - Friday. To Schedule an appointment, you can contact the Counseling Services Office, in Caldwell Hall, 2312, at 618-468-4121.  In an emergency, please call the 24-hour local crisis hotline at (618) 465-4388, the 24-hour National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, or go to the nearest emergency room.  In addition to personal counseling services on Lewis and Clark’s campus, you will be able to access free online therapy sessions with BetterMynd’s diverse network of licensed mental health counselors if you choose.

Nursing Services are available for the first aid treatment of injuries/illnesses by a registered nurse on duty.  For emergency illnesses or injuries, the nurse may be called to your location to assist and determine proper care.  In case of an emergency, dial “2300” for the Campus Safety Office from any campus phone. Any injury or illness requiring hospital or emergency room care will be initially evaluated by the nurse, and an ambulance may be called for transport if other arrangements are not appropriate or able to be arranged.

Library

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: a computer lab, study tables, wireless internet, reference assistance, interlibrary loan, self-serve photocopier with scanner, fax machine, and a private study room. The computer lab provides 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 https://www.lc.edu/student-services/student-success-center/index.html 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.-12:00 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 Safety 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. For additional information or assistance, call the Campus Safety 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.

Out-of-State Students Taking Online Courses

L&C has been approved by the state of Illinois to participate in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA).  These reciprocity agreements help expand students’ access to educational opportunities and ensure more efficient, consistent, and effective regulation of distance education programs.  As a participating institution, L&C may offer distance education programs to students in other SARA member states.  For further information, including a list of participating states, please visit www.nc-sara.org.

Students with concerns about an online course, who feel that a complaint has not been satisfactorily resolved through the Student Grievance Procedure, may file a complaint with the Illinois Community College Board at: https://www2.iccb.org/students/filing-complaints-about-an-illinois-community-college

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.

Parking

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 Safety Office located at the north entrance of the Godfrey campus.  The Campus Safety 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 Safety Office at the north entrance of the Godfrey Campus.

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.

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, out-of-workforce individuals, students 21 or younger in foster care or aged out of foster care, students 21 or younger with a parent on active military duty, homeless individuals, and/or enrolled in a nontraditional career program (a program in which 25 percent 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 officially declare a 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, provision of some required career specific supplies and materials, and/or the loan of a laptop computer for the semester in which they seek assistance (may be renewed for subsequent semester, if needed). No direct monetary assistance is provided to students, nor can the Project provide for  general education course materials, calculators, transportation, child care, tuition, fees, testing, physicals, vaccinations, background checks, and/or reimbursement for items purchased by students. For more information, visit lc.edu/Perkins_Student_Support_Project, or contact the Perkins Project Manager at 618-468-4020, or by visiting Caldwell Hall, Room 2337.  The office is generally open Monday through Friday, 8:15 to 4:15.  Appointments may be required.

While the Perkins Project Manager makes all eligibility determinations, when seeking services, students may begin the process by contacting the Career, Transfer, and Transition Services Manager (Career Manager) 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 Career Manager before those services can be provided. The Career Manager can be reached by calling 618-468-2730, or visiting Baldwin Hall, Room 2405. More information can be found at lc.edu/Perkins_Student_Support_Project. Appointments may be required.

Safety on Campus

Lewis and Clark Campus Safety 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 Campus Safety Office, located at the north entrance of our Godfrey campus, works closely with all members of the college community and with local law enforcement agencies. We are alerted of all 9-1-1 calls, as received by the Madison County 9-1-1 service. Campus Safety immediately notifies the local or state police agencies when confronted with a need for an arrest regarding criminal/civil violations on campus, and will assist the police agencies in all appropriate ways.

Services provided by Lewis and Clark Campus Safety 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.

Campus Safety can be reached at 618-468-2300, or by dialing “0” from any campus phone.

Student Activities

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, electronic 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. 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 https://www.lc.edu/college-information/consumer-information/smoke-free-campus-act.html.
  • Gambling.
  • 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 Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination 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 Sex-Based Misconduct Policy can be found at https://www.lc.edu/college-information/consumer-information/4RSV.html.

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.

Student Employment

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, Dean, 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 Hall, Room 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)

L&C can provide official copies of your transcript to any institution or individual you choose. Transcripts can be requested online (recommended) at https://www.lc.edu/current-students/request-transcript.html. Online requests are the only way to get an official transcript sent electronically.  To request a transcript in person, you may fill out a transcript request form in the Enrollment Center or at any Community Education Center location.  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. The institution will provide an official transcript to a student’s potential or current employer if there is an outstanding financial obligation. These requests must be submitted and reviewed by the Registrar’s Office. Student can request an unofficial transcript regardless of financial obligations.  Requests for more than five official transcripts require review and approval by the Registrar.

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 https://www.lc.edu/student-services/student-success-center/index.html.

Academic Tutoring/Writing Desk - Reid Hall, Room 2201 (inside the library) - 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 - Baldwin Hall, Room 2405 (Godfrey Campus) and Building N4, Room 213 (Nelson Campus) - Provides individual career counseling, resume preparation, and assistance with job seeking skills.  No appointment necessary.

Math/Science Resource Center - Commons 233 in the McPike Math & Science Complex - 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 Paper Submission - 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 ops@lc.edu. Please refer to the OPS instructions on the webpage https://www.lc.edu/student-services/student-success-center/writing.html.

STEM Resource Center - Math Building 301 - Provides one-on-one and group tutoring for students pursuing careers is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Trimpe Open Lab - Trimpe Hall, Room 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

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

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.

Voter Registration

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.