A. Lincoln Commons
Lincoln Commons serves as the front door of the college and a gathering space for the college community. The main level of A. Lincoln Commons includes lounge areas, a staffed information desk and space for campus events. The lower level features the Logger Lair game room with video games for Xbox One, Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as well as pool tables. Current students can receive a Logger Lair pass by presenting a valid student ID at the Logger Lair. There is no charge for a pass or renting equipment.
Absence from Class
To be successful in your courses, regular attendance is vital! Please try not to miss class without a legitimate reason. At the beginning of each semester, take note of the number of absences you are allowed in each class before your grade may be affected. This information can be identified in your course syllabus or by talking to your instructor. If you are absent for any reason, please contact your instructor. Communicating with your instructor about your absences will help you stay on track in the course. If you have a problem, illness or situation that keeps you from class for a long period of time, talk to your instructor or student success coach. Remember that college is a big investment; don’t throw away your money by cutting class! LLCC reserves the right to administratively withdraw students for non-attendance.
Academic Advising and Counseling
See Student Success (Formally Academic Advising and Counseling).
See Center for Academic Success.
LLCC Accessibility Services determines reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to the college’s educational programs, services and activities for students with a documented disability. Students with learning, physical or other disabilities are eligible to receive a wide range of accommodations and support in accordance with federal law. For more information, call 217-786-2599 or 217-786-2869. NOTE: It is important for students with a disability to contact the accessibility services coordinator before registering for classes and before taking the standardized placement tests.
Activities and Events
See Campus Activities and Student Life Office.
The activity fee is collected by the college and distributed by the LLCC Student Government Association. The activity fee provides funding for various student programs including campus activities, student clubs/organizations, The Lamp student newspaper, the Logger Lair and LLCC Student Life.
Address, Change of
Address changes can be made at LLCC Registration on the main campus or at any of the LLCC Outreach Centers. Address changes can also be made by emailing Registration@llcc.edu from your LLCC email account. If you are moving from out-of-district to in-district, please be aware that you will also need to complete a residency form.
Get involved! Join the LLCC Alumni Association to stay connected, show your support and spirit! The LLCC Alumni Association is open to any current and former LLCC student who has completed a minimum of three LLCC credit hours, and there is no charge for membership. By joining the alumni association, you stay connected to LLCC through email and newsletters. Sign-up today at www.llcc.edu/alumni. Be social and connect with us on Facebook/Lincoln Land Community College Alumni & Friends and LinkedIn/LLCC Alumni. For more information, contact the alumni services office at 217-786-4502.
Art Gallery, James S. Murray
Located on the second floor of Menard Hall, the James S. Murray Art Gallery features works by guest artists, students and faculty. Exhibitions are scheduled and coordinated through the arts and communication department. For information about shows and exhibits, contact Thom Whalen at 217-786-2322 or the arts and communication department at 217-786-2286.
If you are interested in participating in an intercollegiate sport, contact the athletic director at 217-786-2581 about eligibility requirements, tryouts and season schedules. The athletic director will put you in contact with the head coach of the sport in which you are interested. LLCC’s qualifying athletic teams compete in National Junior College Athletic Association regional, district and national tournaments. See pages 16 through 21 for game schedules.
Men’s intercollegiate sports at LLCC include soccer during the fall, basketball during the winter and baseball during the spring. Women’s intercollegiate sports include volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and softball in the spring.
Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
LLCC has one ATM located on the Springfield campus. The United Community Bank ATM is in the lower level of Menard Hall by the vending machines. Students should contact United Community Bank directly, 217-787-3000, if they have any problems using this ATM.
The LLCC Bookstore is located on the lower level of Menard Hall in the Student Union. There you will find all required and optional textbooks, required clothing and supplies, greeting cards, gift items, snacks and the best selection of LLCC logo wear in town! The bookstore is also where you can go to obtain a student ID card. Check out the website at bookstore.llcc.edu or call 217-786-2300 for hours of operation and additional information.
Springfield Mass Transit District Route 11 provides bus service to the LLCC campus every half hour from 6:29 a.m. to 5:59 p.m., Monday through Friday and hourly during that time frame on Saturdays. Evening bus service also is available hourly on Route 905 Monday through Friday from 6:19-10:19 p.m. Bus passes are available in the LLCC Bookstore in Menard Hall in the lower level. For more information, call 217-786-2300. For current bus schedule information, including updated routine times and dates of closure, visit www.smtd.org or call 217-522-5531.
See academic calendar or the college catalog.
Campus Activities/Logger Activities Board
LLCC Student Life coordinates various social, cultural, recreational, wellness and educational programs throughout the academic year. Activities include games, giveaways, movies, speakers, musicians and travel. For more information on activities or to get involved in the Logger Activities Board, contact LLCC Student Life at 217-786-2241 or go to www.llcc.edu/student-life.
If you need help choosing a career, or assistance with a job search, LLCC Career Services is here for you. This office offers career assessments and resources to help with career exploration. And, trained career professionals can assist with resumes and cover letters, interviewing skills, job search techniques and business etiquette. Career Services can also help you identify job shadowing opportunities and provide the guidance and information you need to enroll in cooperative education (see Cooperative Education). Career Services is located in LLCC Office of Student Success on the first floor of Menard Hall. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 217-786-2224.
Center for Academic Success
The LLCC Center for Academic Success (CAS) is a one-stop shop of free academic support services including the math center, academic success professionals, writing center, peer tutoring, supplemental instruction program, testing area and accessibility services. The CAS is located in the lower level of the library in Sangamon Hall. Students are served by appointment or on a walk-in basis. No fee is charged. Hours for most services are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The CAS is closed on Fridays during the summer.
Denis P. Beveridge Math Center
The Denis P. Beveridge is staffed by math faculty and professionals available to answer questions, help with homework problems, work an example and/or guide students to additional resources such as tutorials, worksheets and software. Appointments are not necessary. For additional information and hours of operation, call 217-786-2396.
Academic Success Professionals
Study support is available in most subject areas. Students learn more efficient ways to take notes, manage their time, read textbooks, review, think critically and take tests. Highly qualified and experienced professionals assess individual learning styles and provides guidance on using these styles to achieve success. Call 217-786-2396 for further information or to schedule an appointment.
Staffed by full-time composition faculty and part-time professionals, the writing center provides students with individual assistance in any class. In addition, help is available on important correspondence, scholarship or university applications and resumés. The center also provides part of the grammar component of study in the EGL 099 classes. For more information or to make an appointment, call 217-786-2341.
Peer Tutoring Services
Highly trained peer tutors are available to assist students with most LLCC courses. Tutoring is provided at no charge to the student. Call 217-786-2396 for more information.
Successful students are trained to lead study groups for courses which are historically difficult at LLCC. Call 217-786-2396 to inquire if a supplemental instruction study group exists for your class.
The testing area proctors make-up tests for main campus courses. Students must present a photo ID in order to take a make-up test in the testing area. Contact the testing area at 217-786-2376.
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday
9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
LLCC Accessibility Services facilitates supportive services and reasonable accommodations for students with a documented disability. For an appointment, call 217-786-2599 or 217-786-2869.
A change machine is located in the student union. The change machine accepts $1 and $5 bills.
Child Development Center
The nationally recognized LLCC Child Development Center, located on Shepherd Road adjacent to the Springfield campus entrance, serves children ages 15 months through kindergarten entry. The program’s philosophy is based on research showing that children learn best through play. The center is open from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Child care spaces are available to students Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the college is in session. Morning, afternoon or full-day spaces are available. The Child Development Center will work with you to develop a schedule that meets your needs. For more information, call 217-786-2450.
Club and Vendor Days
LLCC Student Life hosts various club and vendor days each fall and spring. Clubs, organizations, campus offices and community organizations set up displays and distribute information to students interested in getting involved on campus and in the community. For information about upcoming club and vendor days, contact Student Life at 217-786-2241 or go to www.llcc.edu/studentlife.
See Emergencies and School Closings.
College Success Skills (CSS 100)
College Success Skills is a two-credit transfer course dedicated to preparing students for the unique challenges facing them as college students. The course provides students with a strong understanding of how to succeed at the college level by addressing topics such as classroom skills, life skills and personal development. Call 217-786-2365 for more information.
Complete a graduation application using Logger Central, in LLCC Student Records or at any LLCC Outreach Center. Eligible students must submit a graduation application even if they do not participate in the commencement ceremony.
Those eligible to participate in the May 15, 2020 commencement ceremony are:
- Summer 2019 and fall 2019 graduates
- Prospective spring 2020 and summer 2020 graduates who have turned in a graduation application by April 15, 2020.
Buy your cap and gown in the LLCC Bookstore in-person or online for commencement 2020. Caps and gowns are for sale starting March 18, 2020. For more information on graduation and the ceremony, go to www.llcc.edu/graduation. Prospective summer 2020 graduates may participate in either the 2020 or 2021 commencement ceremony.
Experience learning through our non-credit classes, workshops, events and travel opportunities open to adults and youth. Classes are offered in a variety of topics for personal interest and skill-building opportunities. See our current offerings for a full list of available classes.
Instruction for varying skill levels of cooking and baking is offered through classes, workshops, dinners and events. Local chefs and food experts instruct participants in a variety of non-credit culinary opportunities and experiences.
Youth Enrichment Opportunities
With year-round choices of cooking, arts and crafts, study skills, test prep, science, technology, mathematics and more — there is bound to be a class for you! Week-long summer sessions of College for Kids at LLCC also offer a wide variety of recreational, enrichment and lifelong learning classes for students ages 5-18.
Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL)
Citizens who are age 50 or greater are welcome to become members of this self-governing learning community sponsored by LLCC. More than one dozen programs are offered each month, most costs are covered by the membership fee.
Road Scholar/Elderhostel: Adventures in Lifelong Learning
LLCC has been a provider of programs in Springfield for this national program for more than 25 years. We welcome visitors from all over the U.S. who want to learn more about Abraham Lincoln’s life in central Illinois, and we offer new programs on a variety of themes.
LLCC is committed to providing a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. For this reason, LLCC seeks to address student complaints in a thorough and timely manner.
If a student has a complaint, LLCC empowers students to advocate for themselves by first talking with the person with whom they want to file a complaint. If the direct conversation did not remedy the complaint, then students are encouraged to go to www.llcc.edu/student-rights-and-responsibilities to fill out a complaint form. The complaint form is not intended to address all types of complaints. Please note the exceptions listed on the complaint form.
Shelby Bedford, coordinator, compliance and prevention, is available to talk with students about their rights and responsibilities as members of the LLCC community. She can be reached at 217-786-4682 or email@example.com.
Students that need to type papers, search the internet and/or complete class assignments can use one of LLCC’s computer labs. Computer labs are available in the LLCC Library in Sangamon Hall and the Flex Center located in Logan Hall.
The Cooperative Education (CO-OP) program offers students the opportunity to receive college credit and gain valuable work experience to help prepare them for their chosen career. Paid or unpaid internships as well as part-time or full-time paid employment can all be considered as work placements in the CO-OP program. Past participants have benefited greatly by using knowledge and skills learned in the classroom, improving and strengthening professional work habits, and working alongside professional mentors and valuable contacts. For information on eligibility requirements, call 217-786-4691 or visit career services in the LLCC Office of Student Success on the first floor of Menard Hall.
Copy machines for student use are available in the library located in Sangamon Hall. Each copy is 10 cents.
See Student Success.
Although LLCC does not publish a student directory, it does disclose directory information about students upon request. Under the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, you have the right to withhold the disclosure of any or all of the categories of the directory information. To exercise your right, visit LLCC Registration on the main campus or any of our Outreach Centers. Signed requests must be witnessed by an LLCC employee.
See Accessibility Services.
Student conduct standards and the LLCC Police Department strictly prohibit the use or possession of illegal substances and the unauthorized use or possession of alcoholic beverages at the college or any college-sponsored activity. Failure to comply with standards of student conduct will result in disciplinary action including, but not limited to, permanent expulsion from the college and a referral made for prosecution. For more information, see the policy section of this planner.
Emergencies and School Closings
The LLCC ALERT system notifies you of emergencies, school closings and other important announcements. You are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT when you register for classes. LLCC ALERT messages are sent via text, phone and email. You can update your contact information and manage your preferences for receiving LLCC ALERT messages by visiting www.llcc.edu/alert. You may also check www.llcc.edu, listen to your local radio or TV station, check your LLCC email account or go to www.facebook.com/LincolnLandCommunityCollege or www.twitter.com/LincolnLand to find out if classes are canceled due to bad weather. If weather worsens as the day progresses, the decision to cancel evening classes is made by 3:30 p.m.
Don’t let a lack of funds stop you from attending LLCC. If you need financial assistance, LLCC Financial Aid can help you apply for grants, loans, scholarships and federal work study employment. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. Eligibility is based on factors such as family income, assets and the number of family members in college.
LLCC Financial Aid is located in student services in Menard Hall. Students may begin the financial aid process by completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students may receive assistance completing the FAFSA and also meet with LLCC financial aid representatives on a walk-in basis. If you have questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-786-2237 or toll free, 800-727-4161.
The fitness center, located in Cass Gymnasium, offers cardiovascular workout equipment, free weights and weight machines. Students should enroll in ESS 112 or ESS 113 to use the fitness center. For additional information, talk to your assigned student success coach.
The LLCC Food Pantry is located in the student life office in the lower level of Menard Hall (across from Quiznos). The mission of the food pantry is to provide support to LLCC students in the area of supplemental health and wellness by providing reliable access to a sufficient quantity of nutritious food. This service is free to current students. For more information on the food pantry, visit the student life office or call 217-786-2241.
The student union, featuring Quiznos, is located on the lower level of Menard Hall. Quiznos is open for use by the campus community from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters. Student union hours are limited during the summer and when classes are not in session and are subject to change.
LLCC’s student operated café is open most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during both fall and spring semesters. Be sure to check out the Facebook page for the most up-to-date menus and events at @llccculinaryartsandhospitalityprogram.
Bistro To Go is open in the fall semester and offers homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, baked goods and coffee drinks available for take away. Orders can be placed in person or emailed to email@example.com. Enjoy lunch to go, or relax in our dining room!
In spring, the café operates as Bistro Verde, a full-service sit-down café. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 217-786-2821 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-Year Experience Course (FYE-101)
The first-year experience course helps students successfully transition to college. Students will experience, discuss, write about and apply knowledge, skills, behaviors, strategies and mindsets that help them succeed in college. This course empowers students to develop inner qualities that assist in making wise decisions, which result in the outcomes and experiences they desire. Students learn how to think critically about and prepare for their academic and career pathways. FYE 101 is a three-credit transferable course that can be paid for using financial aid.
Many single facility restrooms on campus and at several other LLCC locations are gender-neutral to provide an accommodating environment for students and staff.
Gender-neutral restrooms are located in Mason Hall (2), Sangamon Hall lower level (2), Workforce Careers Center (3), Menard Hall lower level (2), Menard Hall first floor in the R. H. Stephens Room (2), VP office area (2), the break room next to Foundation (2), Litchfield administrative building (2) and Taylorville North Building (1).
Please consult the LLCC catalog at www.llcc.edu/catalog.
Grade Point Average
Your grade point average is computed by a system that assigns four points for an A, three points for a B, two points for a C, one point for a D and zero points for an F. The number of points assigned to the grade you earn in a course is multiplied by the number of credits the course carries. Your overall average can then be computed by dividing total points earned by total credits attempted. The division is carried out three places to the right of the decimal, and the quotient is rounded off two decimal places. Developmental courses are not reflected in GPA calculations. For a more detailed explanation and example, consult the LLCC catalog at www.llcc.edu/catalog.
Graduation is not automatic; students must apply by the posted deadline by using Logger Central. See Commencement.
All students shall be served by LLCC employees in an equitable and appropriate manner at all times. LLCC has implemented procedures to resolve complaints alleging that a student’s rights have been abridged/violated. Please refer to the policy section of this planner for more information about appropriate grievance procedures.
The LLCC Honors Program provides unique educational experiences for academically advanced students in order to challenge, educate and reward them at a level consistent with their intellectual needs and abilities. Admission to the Honors Program is based on grade point average, ACT or SAT score, class rank, recommendation and a written essay. All students who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 217-786-4937.
Visit the LLCC Bookstore to receive a free student ID card. To obtain a student ID card, students must have a class schedule and picture ID. A replacement ID costs $10. Your student ID serves as a library card and allows you to utilize various campus services and discounts at businesses and venues in the region.
Instructors may at their discretion assign a grade of incomplete (I) to a student who has met a substantial portion of all course requirements, but for valid and good reasons is unable to complete remaining course work by the official end of the academic term. The grade of I carries no honor points and is not used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average. The instructor will determine a time frame in which the course work must be completed.
The time frame shall be no longer than one academic semester (excluding summer term) beyond the semester in which the incomplete is assigned.
IT Help Desk
The LLCC IT Help Desk is available to assist you with activating your account; accessing email, Blackboard, LLCC ALERT, Wi-Fi; and setting up your email on your smartphone. If you have questions or are in need of assistance, contact the IT Help Desk by generating a support request ticket at https://help.llcc.edu, visiting our website at its.llcc.edu, sending a detailed email from your LLCC email account to email@example.com, calling 217-786-2555 or visiting the Help Desk in Sangamon Hall (outside library main entrance).
Jobs on Campus
Several departments on campus hire students to work up to 20 hours per week. Working on campus has many benefits including gaining work experience in an environment supportive of learning. Plus, work schedules can be flexible to accommodate your class schedule. Complete information on how to become a student worker, requirements and a list of opportunities can be found at www.llcc.edu/student-jobs.
For a list of LLCC locations, visit www.llcc.edu/locations/.
A lactation room is available for nursing mothers. Please contact LLCC Student Life at 217-786-2241 or LLCC Human Resources at 217-786-2752 for more information.
The library has print and electronic materials for students to use both on and off campus, and the friendly staff members are there to help. Some resources include books, periodicals, videos, music and databases. The library has computers available for students to use for research and education-related activities, as well as for general internet purposes. Also, laptops are available for check-out at the circulation desk.
The library offers students the use of two printers that can print in color and on both sides, if necessary. LLCC provides all students with 3.0 credits of printing at the beginning of each semester. Black-and-white prints may be made for 0.05 credits per page, while color prints will cost 0.35 credits per page. Additional credits may be purchased in one of two ways: (1) by using a debit or credit card to load credit on your PaperCut account from any LLCC computer or (2) with change or $1 bills at the coin box attached to each printer. If you need change for larger bills, just ask at the circulation desk. To print a document in the library, you will need to log in to one of our desktop computers or the dedicated printing station. Please note that the library does not offer wireless printing.
During the fall and spring semesters, library hours are 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday.
During the summer semester, library hours are 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday and closed Friday-Sunday.
When classes are not in session, library hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday or Friday dependent upon the college schedule.
The library is closed on legal holidays and during semester breaks according to the college calendar.
For more information about library services, visit library.llcc.edu or call 217-786-2354.
Too many books and other articles to carry around? Visit the LLCC Bookstore to rent a locker. Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Rental costs are $10 per semester (fall and spring) and $5 for the summer session. For more information, call 217-786-2301.
Logger Central is a tool that provides students with 24-hour access to check final class grades, view unofficial transcripts, search and register for courses, manage wait lists, create an academic plan and view payment and financial aid information. Visit www.llcc.edu/my-llcc, and click Logger Central.
Search for classes
- Once logged in to Logger Central, click on “Student Planning.”
- Use the search box to enter the class you would like to search for and click enter.
- You can use “Filter Results” on the left side of the screen to help narrow your results.
Register for classes
- From the Home Screen, click on “Student Planning.”
- Under “Plan your Degree & Register for Classes” click on “Go to Plan & Schedule.”
- Add the term by clicking on the “+,” then select the correct term from the drop-down menu and select “Add Term.” Use the search box to enter the class you would like to search for.
- Click enter.
- You can then choose the section you want to register for (filters on the left-hand side will help you narrow down your search.)
- Click “Add Section to Plan.”
- Then “Add Section.”
- You can then return to “Plan & Schedule.”
- Click “Register Now.”
- You will also able to view your class(es) in a calendar view.
- At this point, you are registered and no one else can take your seat in the class. You are responsible for tuition charges and for dropping or withdrawing from classes, if necessary.
- If you are registering for developmental math classes (like MAT 081, 082, 088, etc.), register for the first level (MAT 081) and then go back and register for the second level (MAT 082). This is necessary because MAT 081 is a prerequisite to MAT 082. You will need to look in the modules to find most developmental math classes.
- Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email in your LLCC email account. If you do not receive this message, you are not registered and should call 217-786-2292 for assistance with registering.
How to check your final class grades
- From the home screen, click on “Grades.”
How to view your unofficial transcripts
- From the home screen, click on “Student Planning.”
- Click on “Student Planning” toward the top of the screen, and select “Unofficial Transcripts” from the drop-down menu.
Lost and Found
All lost and found items are catalogued and stored by the LLCC Police Department. Any inquiries should be directed to that office, which is located in Sangamon Hall South, or by calling 217-786-2278.
LLCC offers many classes online. Information about online courses, degrees and certificates is available at www.llcc.edu/online.
Open Door Mentorship Program
LLCC is excited about improving the lives of African-American males. Our intent is to invest in the education of African-American males through the program. Participants are presented with opportunities to become academically successful at LLCC while on and off campus.
Our investment in the Open Door Mentorship program goes beyond the classroom. Under the guidelines of LLCC and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce initiatives, the Open Door Mentorship program has been commissioned to improve the persistence, retention and completion of African-American male students.
The Open Door Mentorship program offers: mentoring, discussion groups, workshops, enrichment/social events, tutoring, speakers/presenters, field trips, student success coaching and internships.
LLCC believes that the Open Door Mentorship program is unique and offers several opportunities. If you are looking to be challenged academically and changed inwardly, please contact Michael Phelon, program coordinator, at 217-786-3689.
Parking for students is available at no cost in any of the lots on campus. “Handicapped Only” and “No Parking” spaces are clearly marked. There is no parking along roadways on campus. The campus-wide speed limit is 20 mph. The LLCC Police Department handles all parking and traffic violations. This department follows a comprehensive traffic and parking enforcement program. All fines are payable in the LLCC Finance Department, located on the main floor of Menard Hall. All fines not paid or appealed within 10 business days will be treated as a debt owed to the college. Students are asked to observe all signs in the parking area and to drive carefully.
Having difficulty paying your tuition in full? Don’t qualify for financial assistance? LLCC offers tuition payment agreements that are affordable and convenient. For more details, please go to www.llcc.edu/payment-plan or contact LLCC Student Accounts at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-786-2480.
LLCC Placement and Testing provides multiple testing services for students and community members. In addition to assessing for placement in courses at LLCC (see the LLCC catalog, www.llcc.edu/catalog, for more information), we offer exam proctoring services, serve as a SCANTRON test center and administer CLEP, DSST, ACT WorkKeys, ETS Parapro, Real Estate, TEAS, PSB, ISP and Distance Learning exams. Students who have questions about testing should call the LLCC Placement and Testing at 217-786-2211.
Posting Information on Campus
All postings are distributed through LLCC Student Life in the lower level of Menard Hall. Call (217-786-2241) or stop in the office for information on posting ads or flyers.
The LLCC Police Department, located in Sangamon Hall South, assists students and provides a safe and secure learning and working environment for the entire college community. Officers are on duty 24 hours per day, seven days per week. They can be reached directly by calling 217-786-2278 or by calling the college switchboard at 217-786-2200. The department also offers many courtesy services, such as escorting students to their vehicles and a vehicle assistance program.
The LLCC Police Department works diligently to provide a safe and secure environment. However, LLCC is a public-access facility. You must be alert for your own safety and security. Following are some suggestions.
- Pay careful attention to your personal belongings; do not leave them unattended.
- Put your name in each of your books. Textbooks are expensive and attract thieves.
- Evening students should have their car keys in their hands before leaving a building. Whenever possible, walk in groups when leaving a class.
- Lock your car, and leave nothing in view of a potential thief.
The LLCC ALERT system notifies you of emergencies, school closings and other important announcements. You are automatically enrolled in LLCC ALERT when you register for classes. LLCC ALERT messages are sent via text, phone and email. You can update your contact information and manage your preferences for receiving LLCC ALERT messages by visiting www.llcc.edu/alert.
If you are a victim of a crime on campus, call the LLCC Police Department at 217-786-2278 or 911.
If, at any time, students or staff members do not feel safe walking from the buildings to their vehicles on the Springfield campus, they may call 217-786-2278 and a police officer will be dispatched to provide an escort.
President’s and Vice President’s Lists
A student who achieves a semester grade point average of 3.50-3.99 for 12 or more hours during a semester is eligible for the full-time Vice President’s List that semester. Students who earn a perfect 4.00 average for the semester will be named to the full-time President’s List. Students completing a minimum of six and a maximum of 11 semester hours in any term and who achieve a grade point average of 3.50-3.99 will be named to the part-time Vice President’s List or, with a semester grade point average of 4.00, to the part-time President’s List. Credit hours and grades in developmental courses are not included in calculations determining eligibility for the President’s or Vice President’s List.
LLCC must give all pregnant or parenting students the same access to school programs and educational opportunities as any other student, and LLCC does not exclude a student from participating in any part of an education program.
In addition, LLCC does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, including breast feeding. Pregnant students seeking accommodations should contact accessibility services immediately, as accommodations cannot be applied retroactively.
See Library for information on printing at LLCC.
Registration for classes depends on whether you are a new student, current student or returning student. Current students are encouraged to register online through Logger Central. New first-time, degree- or certificate-seeking students register online, by phone or in person following a student success coaching appointment. New transfer students and students not seeking a degree or certificate must register in person or by phone. Returning students with a Logger Central account may register online or may choose to register in person or by phone. For information, visit LLCC Admission and Registration in person or call 217-786-2292 (outside Springfield, call 800-727-4161).
Repeating a Course
Consult the college catalog for the policy on repeating a course.
See Career Services.
SAVE (Sexual Assault and Violence Education) Taskforce
The SAVE Taskforce provides programming and education on the topic of sexual violence and interpersonal prevention and response with the goal of informing the LLCC community about issues such as consent, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. SAVE aims to reduce stigma, inspire activism and connect LLCC with community resources. SAVE provides a platform where students, staff and faculty can learn about safe bystander intervention strategies, ways they can help prevent sexual and intimate partner violence, where to access support and how to support survivors. Questions should be directed to the chair of the SAVE Taskforce, the compliance and prevention coordinator, at 217-786-4682. Additional information can be found at llcc.edu/sexual-violence-resources.
The LLCC Foundation awards over $400,000 worth of scholarships each year! When can you apply? Dec. 1-March 1 via our online application. For the online application, frequently asked questions and more, please visit: https://llccfoundation.org/scholarships. Stop by and see us in Menard Hall, Room 1214 and/or contact Michelle Burger, scholarship program and alumni services coordinator, at 217-786-4502 or Michelle.Burger@llcc.edu.
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
As part of LLCC’s commitment to providing a safe learning environment for students, LLCC offers prevention and awareness programming, bystander intervention trainings, safety trainings and resources focused on preventing and responding to sexual violence. LLCC’s compliance and prevention coordinator provides programming aimed at effectively preventing and responding to sexual violence through increasing awareness of such crimes and connecting survivors to information on their rights and options for support. More information can be obtained by calling the compliance and prevention coordinator at 217-786-4682.
To help students feel empowered to respond to physical threats to their safety, the LLCC Police Department offers the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course. RAD classes are held on campus periodically throughout the semesters and focus on teaching students self-defense moves. More information about RAD classes can be obtained by calling the LLCC Police Department at 217-786-2278.
The LLCC Office of Student Success provides information, resources and options through their confidential advisors. Confidential advisors can provide students with connections to community organizations that provide crisis intervention, support and information to those effected by sexual violence. Please contact LLCC confidential advisors at 217-786-2598 for more information. Resources, awareness information and more are also available at www.llcc.edu/sexual-violence-resources.
Smoke-free Campus Act
Per the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act that took effect July 1, 2015, smoking, or the use of any tobacco products or nicotine delivery systems not approved by the FDA for smoking cessation (i.e., E-Cigs, Vaporizers, Chew, Snus or anything similar), is no longer allowed on any college-owned [or controlled] property, or within any college-owned vehicles. The only exception [stipulated in the law and LLCC policy] is that a person is not in violation if they are in a personally-owned vehicle that is either travelling through, or parked upon, college property. All smoking material must be extinguished inside the vehicle prior to exiting.
The LLCC Police Department will issue citations for violations of this policy. Fines are as follows:
- $25 for first offense
- $50 for second, or subsequent offenses
Offenders could also be subject to student and/or employee disciplinary procedures. For more information on the Illinois Smoke Free Campus Act, please refer to: www.llcc.edu/the-illinois-smoke-free-campus-act-what-you-need-to-know.
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Special Needs Services
See Accessibility Services.
Student Awards and Recognition
Student contributions and accomplishments are valued at LLCC. Therefore, LLCC Student Life coordinates an annual event to recognize outstanding student achievement.
There are more than 30 student clubs and organizations on campus addressing a variety of interests. Clubs are classified under the following categories: academic excellence, academic and professional, arts and entertainment, cultural and religious, general interest, political involvement, and social issues and service. Students can request to establish new clubs on campus if it is determined there is an interest that is not currently being met by existing groups.
Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the official governing council for the student body and provides recognition for all student clubs on campus. SGA includes departmental representatives and five officers. SGA members attend various leadership conferences and retreats each year and serve on institutional committees. The SGA coordinates various student outreach and advocacy events and projects.
For more information on the Student Clubs/Organizations, visit the student life office or call 217-786-2241.
Student Email Account
LLCC offers an email account to all active students for use with your LLCC courses and communications from the college. Your email account is hosted by Microsoft and uses the Office 365 application. This can be added to your smartphone. Visit IT Services on the web at its.llcc.edu or stop by the IT Help Desk in Sangamon Hall, Room 1132 (outside library main entrance) for assistance.
Access your email
- It is recommended that you use Mozilla Firefox browser.
- On the homepage of llcc.edu, click on the My LLCC link and then scroll down to select the email link under the Student Resources section.
- Enter your LLCC email address (i.e., email@example.com), and click on Next.
- Depending upon your browser and if you are logged into the computer workstation on campus, you may need to enter your password.
Your new email inbox comes with a convenient feature called Single Sign On (SSO). When you use an LLCC computer to access Outlook on Office 365 in Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, the service signs you in automatically using the authentication credentials used when you initially logged into the computer. It is important that you log into LLCC computers using your own credentials. If you are using a kiosk computer or a public use computer that will not allow you to log in as yourself, please use the Firefox browser to access your email.
SSO does not allow signing out by clicking on the upper right-hand corner Sign Out option. Instead, simply close your web browser and log off of Windows to end your email session.
See Jobs on Campus.
Student Life Office
Do you want to meet new people, build leadership skills and enhance your résumé? Get involved on campus! The mission of LLCC Student Life is to provide quality programs and services that enhance the campus experience through leadership, educational, wellness and multicultural programs and initiatives. Programs and services include student clubs/organizations, Student Government Association, Logger Activities Board, Logger Lair, the LLCC Food Pantry and leadership programming.
If you’re interested in getting involved, contact LLCC Student Life at 217-786-2241, visit the website at www.llcc.edu/student-life or visit the office in the lower level of Menard Hall. Endless opportunities await you!
Student Member of the Board of Trustees
During the general student elections held each spring, one student is elected to membership on the LLCC Board of Trustees. Student representation allows students to communicate their concerns and interests to the LLCC Board of Trustees. The student member of the board also holds an officer position within the Student Government Association.
Student Online Access Account
Username and password
All LLCC applications that require a login to authenticate will utilize the same username and password. Password changes are completed when signing in to your LLCC email account.
Activating your account
From www.llcc.edu, scroll to the bottom of the page and under the “Getting Started” section, click on the “Account Activation” link. Steps and a video link to activate your account will be shown. When ready, click on the “Enter your email address” link.
Enter your email address, which is your firstname.lastname@example.org. (The username is provided on your admissions welcome information and/or class schedule. It is all lowercase.)
Enter the unique password and sign in.
Unique Password Formula – substitute your personal information to determine your password.
- FIRST INITIAL OF FIRST NAME (upper case) + first initial of last name (lower case) + last four digits of Social Security Number or 0000 for International students + birth month + birth date
- The birth month and date must be in two-digit format. (i.e., 01, 02, 10, 11)
- For example, the password: Ju11110903 = Joe User, XXX-XX-1111, September 03
When first logging in, you will be immediately prompted to change to a new secure password. Your password must consist of a minimum of eight and a maximum of 16 characters, and must have three out of four of the following:
- Lowercase characters
- Uppercase characters
- Numbers (0-9)
- Special Characters
After successfully changing your password, you will be notified that more information is needed. Click on “Next” to continue to the authentication verification steps. This will allow you to reset a forgotten password at your convenience. You must complete two of the three options for verification.
Resetting your password
Your password can be reset on the login page of your LLCC email account. Click on the “Forgot my password” link. This will utilize the information that was entered in the authentication verification steps previously. Should you have difficulty resetting your password, please contact the IT Help Desk with your LLCC student ID number.
For more information, including how to change your password, go to https://it.llcc.edu/.
Your student success coach is here to help you navigate your educational journey during your time at LLCC. Meeting with your student success coach regularly will help you map out your plan for success, set educational goals and stay informed of program requirements and changes.
The LLCC Office of Student Success also provides assistance to students with personal or social concerns, career planning, personal development and other general counseling issues.
The Office of Student Success is located in Menard Hall on the first floor. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 217-786-2224.
This area includes the food service and dining areas, LLCC Student Life and bookstore.
Student Wireless Access Program (SWAP)
Students may check out laptops with wireless connectivity from the library circulation desk in Sangamon Hall. All guidelines and restrictions are posted at the circulation desk.
LLCC Placement and Testing offers a full range of testing for students and community members. Please contact the office at 217-786-2211 for further information. Also, the LLCC Center for Academic Success provides proctored testing for students to makeup tests in a course. See under Center for Academic Success for more information.
LLCC students receive a discount when purchasing tickets at Sangamon Auditorium at UIS. Please visit the website to see what shows LLCC faculty, staff and students will receive a discount at www.sangamonauditorium.org/tickets/discounts. Present a valid student ID when purchasing the tickets to receive a discount.
Available for ages 6 to 26 with a student ID: $6 tickets
$10 off to those with a student ID
LLCC partners with Parchment for the processing of all official transcripts. Students can access a link to Parchment on the LLCC webpage or through Logger Central. Unofficial transcripts can be requested in person by visiting LLCC Registration on the main campus, visiting any of our LLCC Outreach Centers or through Student Planning via Logger Central.
TRIO Student Support Services Program
TRIO Student Support Services is a program funded by the federal government to provide assistance to students who are first generation college students, have a documented disability and are considered low-income by federal standards.
The TRIO program is designed to encourage you to stay on your academic path, get good grades, graduate from LLCC with an associate degree and transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.
As a program participant, you will meet with the TRIO staff to identify areas where you need development and support. The TRIO program offers a number of student success resources from individualized assistance to group workshops.
Trutter Museum (Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum)
As a community-focused institution, LLCC is proud to be the home of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum and to further share the Trutters’ love of lifelong learning with students, faculty, staff and the community.
- Exhibits consist of individual items from a collection of more than 750 world heritage pieces.
- The Trutters visited 100 countries, traveling across the globe several times.
- The Trutter collection features many world and cultural items, including signed prints by Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali, a world coin collection, many Asian items, plus family archival items.
The Trutter Museum is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC main campus in Springfield, IL.
To schedule a visit or tour, call 217-786-2785 or visit www.llccfoundation.org /what-we-do.
Tuition and Fees
For tuition and fee information, consult the LLCC FORWARD or LLCC website at www.llcc.edu and click on the green button, Paying for LLCC.
Free individual tutoring is available for most LLCC courses. Call 217-786-2396 or stop by the LLCC Center for Academic Success for more information.
Vending machines offering a selection of soft drinks, fruit juices and snacks are available in the student union on the lower level of Menard Hall. In addition, vending machines are available in buildings throughout campus and at other LLCC locations. If you experience a problem with any of these machines on the Springfield campus during regular business hours, including needing a refund, please report this to the LLCC Bookstore, located on the lower level of Menard Hall. After 5 p.m., please report it to the LLCC Police Department in Sangamon Hall South. For all other locations, report the problem to a representative at the registration desk.
Veterans are encouraged to consult LLCC Financial Aid for information about available benefits. The office certifies enrollment with the Veterans Administration so that students may receive their monthly benefit check and tuition benefits. Veterans should enroll and apply for benefits well in advance of actual attendance so that benefits may begin on a timely basis. It may take the VA several months to process a veteran’s benefits. The financial aid office also handles tuition claims for veterans using the Illinois Veterans Grant, the Illinois National Guard Grant and the MIA/POW Grant. Veterans are also encouraged to apply for financial aid, and the office will assist veterans with this process. For more information, visit our web page at www.llcc.edu/veterans-benefits or call 217-786-2216.
Vice President’s and President’s Lists
See President’s List and Vice President’s Lists
See Logger Central (formally WebAdvisor).
Visit LLCC’s website at www.llcc.edu to access a wide variety of college information. The website also can provide you access to helpful internet resources.