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Student Handbook

Student Handbook Welcome

Welcome to Illinois Valley Community College! I want to thank you for choosing IVCC for the next step in your education. IVCC is proud of its tradition of academic excellence in the Illinois Valley since 1924. There are a number of opportunities for you at IVCC and I encourage you to take advantage of as many of them as you can during your time here.

This online handbook includes a lot of information, including course and campus information, emergency information, technology information, and the Student Code of Conduct. In addition, all of the Student Right to Know information that is emailed to students each semester is included as well.

It is important for students to be aware of their rights and responsibilities. If you have suggestions to help us improve our services, or if you want to tell us how we are doing, be sure to use the comment boxes located around campus or online. We take your feedback seriously and are always working to improve. I wish you the best during your time at IVCC and look forward to serving you.


Mark Grzybowski

Vice President for Student Services


Mission Statement

Illinois Valley Community College provides a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education that inspires individuals and our community to thrive.

Vision Statement

Illinois Valley Community College is the preferred gateway to advance individual and community success.

Core Values


We will follow through on our commitments, welcome constructive assessment and suggestions for improvement. We will meet performance expectations for personal and professional conduct.


We will nurture a culture of mutual appreciation, cultivate empathy and a compassionate response to others.


We speak and act truthfully, without hidden agendas – admitting when we make mistakes or do not know, avoiding silence when it may be misleading, identifying and working with each other to communicate and solve problems.


We will treat students and colleagues equitably, without favoritism or prejudice, giving all the benefit of the doubt and providing opportunities for individual success.


We will consider the talents, feelings and contributions of everyone in our interactions and behaviors; practice active listening and collaborating in our daily work; base our relationships on the essential dignity of each individual; value diverse cultures, backgrounds, lifestyle and abilities; and understand that inclusion makes us stronger and able to perform at higher levels.