All students at Joliet Junior College (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 threats of violence, acts of violence, and theft are considered a serious infringement upon the learning environment and will result in college suspension.
Each student is responsible for reading and complying with the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honor Code, which are made available in the College catalog, student handbook, JJC Website, and as a separate publication through the offices of the Vice President for Student Development (Campus Center: A-3121), the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (Campus Center: A-1100), and Campus Police (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.
Download the Code of Conduct (PDF) .
Code of Conduct Sanctions Matrix (EXCEL)
Top 10 Ways to Assist Students with the Code of Conduct (PDF) .
Submit an online Incident Report.
For more information on the Student Code of Conduct, contact the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities, Campus Center: A-1100, (815) 280-2761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's not just your college - it's your community
During any given semester, Joliet Junior College has more than 16,000 students enrolled in classes at its various campus sites. In order to maintain a respectful and safe learning environment, students are expected to acquaint themselves with the Student Code of Conduct. The code was designed to protect the integrity of the campus climate and has been constructed upon several values important to JJC. In general, students are expected to:
- Respect fellow students, staff, and faculty
- Accept responsibility
- Demonstrate fair-mindedness
- Practice honesty
- Be tolerant of differences
- Demonstrate civility
The choices we make reflect who we are
College is a time for learning, both inside and outside the classroom. Each member of the campus community, instructors, staff, and students alike, contribute to the uniqueness of our campus.
The responsible student should:
- Arrive on time to class.
- Read the course syllabus.
- Demonstrate respect in expressing opinions and listening to others.
- Silence cell phone and other electronic devices.
- Attend every class session.
- Come to class prepared. Expect an average of 2 hours homework for every hour in class.
- Participate in classroom activities.
- Understand and demonstrate the instructor's behavior expectations.
- Complete all assignments in a timely manner.
- Remain in class until dismissed.
- Give the instructor your full attention.
- Communicate with the instructor according to his or her instructions (phone, e-mail, or Canvas).
- Notify the instructor regarding concerns with any of the above.