Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of the Dean of Students is responsible for student assistance program-life skills, photo ID services, student publications, residence life, student activities, assisting students with the complaint process, and the College's Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Honor Code.

All students are expected to read and understand their rights and responsibilities outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Honor Code, and the Student Complaint Process. The codes are designed to protect the integrity of the campus learning environment.

Code of Conduct

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.

Find more information on the Student Code of Conduct.

Academic Honor Code

Joliet Junior College acknowledges the importance of honest academic behavior. The objective of the Academic Honor Code is to sustain a learning-centered environment in which all students are expected to demonstrate integrity, honor, and responsibility, and recognize the importance of being accountable for one's academic behavior.

Classroom Behaviors Covered by Honor Code

Acts of academic dishonesty include:

  • Cheating--intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids; use of any unauthorized assistance, resources, materials or electronic/cellular devices with or without photographic capability in taking quizzes, tests or examinations and the acquisition, without permission, of a test or other academic material belonging to Joliet Junior College, to any department, or to any staff.
  • Plagiarism--the reproduction of ideas, words or statements of another person as ones' own without acknowledgement, or use of an agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
  • Unauthorized Collaboration--intentionally sharing or working together in an academic exercise when such actions are not approved by the course instructor.
  • Falsification and Fabrication--intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation furnished to any college official, faculty member or office.
  • Facilitation of Academic Dishonesty--permitting or attempting to help another to violate the academic honor code; alteration or sabotage of another student's work, such as tampering with laboratory experiments.

More information on Academic Honor Code.

Student Complaint Procedure

JJC promotes an open educational environment, rich in values and designed to protect the integrity of teaching and learning. In that spirit, the college encourages all students to first direct their complaints and concerns to the faculty, staff, or administrator specifically involved.

The college believes many complaints can be resolved through an open, honest dialogue between the persons involved. In cases where that may not be possible, the JJC Student Complaint Procedure can assist in facilitating a resolution. Other than grade appeal or claim of sexual harassment, a complaint that challenges the decisions or actions of college personnel will be considered under this procedure.

More information on the Student Complaint Procedure.

Sexual Harassment

Joliet Junior College seeks to foster a community environment in which all members respect and trust each other. JJC has a strong policy prohibiting the sexual harassment of one member of the college community by another.

More information on Sexual Harassment.

Student Photo I.D. Services

A student photo ID is available for all credit students after completion of semester registration. Obtain an ID throughout the semester. Located at Campus Center, A-1105. Map of the Campus Center.

More information on Photo I.D. Services.

Student Housing

Located adjacent to the JJC Main Campus at 1524 Centennial Drive, Joliet, Centennial Commons is available through a privately managed leasing company.  Centennial Commons offers efficiencies, as well as, two- and four-bedroom apartments. Apartments modified to accommodate residents with mobility impairments are also available. Each fully-furnished apartment includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, garbage disposal and basic cable.

This community offers the independence of apartment living and convenient access to all the benefits that JJC has to offer. For eligibility requirements in order to lease an apartment, please contact  (815) 730-1020 or visit

Student Assistance Program/Life Skills

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities offers the Student Assistance Program/Life Skills sessions, which are designed to assist students with challenges affecting their academic and personal goals. Group sessions on various topics, are available free of charge to students of the college. All students are welcome to use these resources. Some students may be referred to the programs by administrators, counselors, or other staff. These are lead by professional staff. Topics include anger management, healthy relationships, conflict resolution, stress management, marijuana, alcohol, addictions, grieving, stopped by cops, sexual responsibility, and ethical decision making. Some sessions are offered online through Angel.

For the current class availability, or to register, call 815-280-2759.

Click for the Fall 2017 Brochure, Spring 2018 Brochure


Student Handbook and Other Publications

The 2017-2018 Student Handbook can be used as a guide to all the college has to offer.  It contains good information about JJC and explains your rights and responsibilities as a student.

Student publications at JJC include the Blazer (student newspaper) and the Wordeater (student literary magazine). Both represent student life, action, and opinion through print media. Financed by student activity fees and advertising revenue, student publications are distributed to full- and part-time students at no additional cost. Students working on publications are given an outlet for developing their creativity and originality in a vast range of fields from writing to photography, in addition to the business operation of each publication. All students are invited to join in an experience that will be enjoyable and beneficial to all.

BIT - Behavioral Intervention Team

The Joliet Junior College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been established as a part of the College Campus Violence Prevention Plan and shall operate under the auspices of the JJC Campus Violence Prevention Committee. The primary purpose for the establishment of the BIT (hereafter referred to as Team) is to create an interdisciplinary alliance of College departments with the focus on a caring, preventative, early intervention with individuals whose behavior is disruptive or concerning.  In addition, the team investigates reports of potential or real violence that have occurred or potentially may occur within the College community. The College recognizes the importance of interdepartmental communication in helping to identify and respond to such acts of violence against self or others.

For more information, visit the BIT page.


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