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Academic and Personal Support

IVCC provides academic, personal, and technology support services in-person and online.  IVCC students are encouraged to review this list of resources.  IVCC faculty are encouraged to link to these resources, www.ivcc.edu/learningresources from their course syllabi and websites.

Assessment Center

www.ivcc.edu/assessment | assessmentcenter@ivcc.edu  | 815-224-0542


www.ivccbookstore.com | gabby_sorenson@ivcc.edu or alyssa_boaz@ivcc.edu  | 815-224-0311 | Inclusive Access - some textbooks may require "inclusive access" content.  

Code of Conduct

The IVCC Student Code of Conduct outlines instances in which disciplinary action may be taken when a student commits or attempts to commit misconduct.  Student behavior related to compliance with the IVCC safety and operations plan, directives from college administration, staff, and faculty, and specifically student conduct on campus regarding entrance/access to the building, use of college facilities, compliance with personal protective equipment rules, is addressed by the IVCC Student Code of Conduct.  Specifically, item 12 states, "Failure to comply with the direction of an authorized College employee or representative who is performing her/his duties," has potential for disciplinary action.

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear face coverings while on campus. 

  • There may be some students who, because of disability, cannot/should not wear face coverings.  As there are no exceptions to the face coverings rule, the inability to wear a covering means that these students will be unable to be on campus.
  • There are other students who will be unable to come to campus, as well (i.e., students who are quarantined or students who are considered high risk because of existing health issues).  
  • Alternative arrangements will be made for all such students who are unable to be on campus under existing protocols established to protect public health.
  • FAILURE TO COMPLY with the strict obligation to wear face coverings on campus by students is a code of conduct issue that will need to be escalated to the Vice President of Student Services.

Concerns about the IVCC Code of Conduct can be addressed with Mark Grzybowski, Vice President of Student Services, 815-224-0393.

College Emergencies

www.ivcc.edu | 815-224-2720
In the event of an emergency or disaster (extensive inclement weather, tornado, earthquake, hazardous materials incident, violence, fire, widespread illness, or other significant event), IVCC may broadcast messages on the IVCC website, district radio stations, IVCC social media, and the college’s automated phone message, heard by dialing (815) 224-2720. College-wide communication may also be sent through IVCC Alerts, IVCC email, and Blackboard.

Computer and Internet Access

  • Wifi is available at IVCC locations
  • Ottawa Center computer lab
  • Jacobs Library, Oglesby Campus
  • Learning Commons, Oglesby Campus, D-201
  • Loaner webcams are available in the Learning Commons and Jacobs Library
  • We recommend personal earbuds or headsets be used; we may have a limited supply to provide.

Disability Services

www.ivcc.edu/disabilityservices tina_hardy@ivcc.edu  | 815-224-0634 | Disability Services Video

Students may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a documented physical, sensory, mental health (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) or cognitive disability such as a learning disability.  If you have a disability that limits access to the learning environment, or impacts your coursework and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contact Tina Hardy at tina_hardy@ivcc.edu or 224-0284. 

If you are a student who has a learning, physical, sensory, or mental health (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, or others) condition that limits access to the learning environment, or impacts your coursework, you may be eligible for accommodations or supports through the Disability Services Office.  Documentation from a professional, and/or evidence of disability is often needed to determine eligibility for services.   Please contact Tina Hardy at tina_hardy@ivcc.edu or 815-224-0284 for more information.  

A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful
Visit our virtual monument based on our installation on campus.

Jacobs Library

www.ivcc.edu/library | jacobs_library@ivcc.edu | 815-224-0306 | Jacobs Library Video

Online Learning

www.ivcc.edu/online | patrice_hess@ivcc.edu  | 815-224-0462

Peer Tutoring

www.ivcc.edu/tutoring | peer_tutoring@ivcc.edu | Learning Commons, D-201 | Peer Tutoring Video

Personal Counseling Assistance Program (PCAP)

Community Technology Center (CTC), CTC202
815-224-0360 or 815-224-0324
www.ivcc.edu/counseling  | PCAP Program

The IVCC Personal Counseling Assistance Program (P-CAP) provides confidential and professional counseling assistance to enrolled students in emergency situations.  When calling or visiting, be sure to indicate that you need to speak to a counselor about a personal and urgent issue so that you can be given first priority.

Illinois Department of Human Services - Help is Here: Talk to Someone

  • Call4Calm Text Line
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline
  • Crisis Text Line
  • and more...

Retention Alert

Student Services and Learning Resources
mark_grzybowski@ivcc.edu or patrice_hess@ivcc.edu

The Retention Alert system at IVCC is a process by which faculty can let other IVCC personnel know students are at risk of not succeeding.  Alerts are categorized in four areas: Attendance/Participation, Student Issues, Academic/Cognitive, and Study Skills/Time Management/Organization.  Once an instructor makes an alert, referrals to IVCC personnel will start the process to contact the student.  Once contact is made with the student, the instructor who made the alert is notified.

Retention Alert Page

Student Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Information page provides links to a number of student resources including:

  • Financial Aid
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Health and Safety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Safe Journeys (domestic violence and sexual assault service)

Student Help Desk

www.ivcc.edu/myIVCC | shd@ivcc.edu | 815-224-0318 | Learning Commons, D-201 | Student Help Desk Video

Writing Center

www.ivcc.edu/writingcenter  | writingcenter@ivcc.edu | 815-224-0637 | Learning Commons, D-201 | Writing Center Video



Managing Fears and Anxiety around the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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