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Dean of Students

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You Belong at Elgin Community College!

ECC is one of the top community colleges in the nation, and you belong here! The Dean of Students Office provides support to students experience hardship, who have a concern or complaint, or who need help connecting with the wide range of people and resources available to them at ECC.  

Important Information

Student Code of Conduct

Class Withdrawal and Refund Policy

  • We strongly encourage students to discuss any intention to withdraw from a class with their instructor, academic advisor, and financial aid advisor before dropping the class. The College's withdrawal and tuition refund deadlines are based on the class length and can be found here.
Wellness Services
Email Safety
  • ECC's Information Technology Security team works hard to keep you and your data safe. Still, some phishing emails get through to students, which can look fairly convincing. Please know the majority of communication sent to you by the College will come from this account ("ECC News") or from another "" or "" email address. If you receive an email from an account or person you do not recognize, think twice before clicking links, replying, or providing personal information. When in doubt, forward the email to for review. For more information on email phishing and how to protect yourself, see here.
  • ECC partners with Vector LMS for some discrimination and sexual harassment training; students may receive legitimate emails from this company from an “” email address. These are safe to open and engage with.
  • If you are interested in student-worker positions at ECC, please contact the Financial Aid & Scholarships department directly to explore all of your options.
Student Safety Video
  • We are pleased to share this Emergency Management Safety Procedures Video. The 5-minute video provides important information about personal protective measures that should be taken during an emergency and followed during College drills.

Support from the Dean of Students

Student Complaint
  • If your attempt to resolve a concern or complaint at the point of origin is unsuccessful, a formal complaint may be pursued. This form is to be used to report a concern of improper treatment by an ECC employee or dissatisfaction with a service or process. 
  • For other concerns, such as accessibility issues or concerns regarding discrimination or sexual misconduct, please use the appropriate form on the Filing a Report or Complaint page to ensure the appropriate office receives the information.
Conflict Resolution
  • Students who need support navigating a disagreement or situation with another student or ECC employee are encouraged to meet with the Dean of Students to discuss the situation and brainstorm a reasonable and actionable solution.
Faculty Support
  • The Dean of Students Office provides a wide range of individualized support to faculty in service to our students. Faculty are encouraged to contact the Dean of Students for guidance or support on student-related concerns involving disruptive behaviors, academic integrity questions or concerns, Early Alert, or other student support needs.
  • The Behavioral Threat Assessment and Intervention Team (BIT) exists to review and respond to elevated behavioral concerns in which a student is potentially in danger of harming themselves or others. In instances of emergency, please call ECC Police at 911 or *7777 (from any campus phone). In non-emergency situations where elevated concern and review may be appropriate, please notify the Dean of Students office.


Legal Clinics

Enrolled students can meet with an attorney for legal advice and/or information on law-related careers. Legal clinics are free and offered several times each semester. Please contact the Center for Student Experience and Engagement regarding the semester schedule.

Student Identification Card

Get your photo ID and take advantage of student discounts! Go to the Office of Student Life, Building B, Room B173, to take your photo. Bring along your current class schedule and a valid photo ID. Your first ID is free. Replacement IDs cost $5, and you pay Student Accounts.

Student Appeal Procedures

Use college procedures to solve disputes when a problem or concern can't be resolved informally. The dean of student services and development, Building B, Room B105, or associate vice president of student services and development/dean of students located in Building B, Room B105.11, provides procedural advice upon request.

Voter Registration

Exercise your rights as a citizen. Take a minute to register to vote. Student Government sponsors voter registration drives in the fall and spring semesters. Register to vote online.

Campus Map

Campus Map

Need to find services or get familiar with ECC facilities? Get to know your way around the campus and local area.

View Campus Map

Take an Interactive Tour

Imagine yourself at Elgin Community College from wherever you are. View the classes and spaces you’ll walk in as a student. No matter where you are in your college search, we can help.

Launch the Tour


Dean of Students

John Long
Building B, Room B120