Campus Safety & Expectations

Campus Safety

Safe Campus

The Parkland College Police Department will, with all due diligence, preserve the safety of all patrons of the college.

The Parkland College Police Department serves the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The department strongly focuses on community policing and serves all students, staff, faculty, and visitors with professionalism. The police officers are commissioned by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board and have been granted all the rights and privileges as conservators of the peace as outlined by Illinois statute.

The Parkland College Police Department also assists the College in ensuring compliance with many state and federal safety law and various oversight programs, such as, the Clery Act, Violence Against Women Act, Title IX Sex-Based Misconduct, Drug Free Schools and Community Act, Minors on Campus, and Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.

Please visit the Parkland College Police Department’s website for contact information, services, safety procedures, policies, and other valuable information.

Concern and Response Team (CART)
Parkland College is concerned about the care, welfare, safety and security of all of its students, faculty, and staff, and is committed to providing an environment in which individuals are free to work, learn and teach, unencumbered and uninhibited by threats of intimidation and harm.

In order to provide our students with the greatest chance of success and our community with the greatest level of protection, the Concern and Response Team (CART) was created to provide a collaborative, cross-functional approach to assessing and responding to individuals who are at risk of harm to self or others. This proactive approach to campus safety fosters a culture of reporting in order to intervene via educational, rather than punitive, means according to an established protocol and transparent procedures.

CART provides training and education as we work together to promote student and community success and development. CART continually assesses and evaluates its function and protocols over time as best practices are identified and refined.

To submit a referral to CART, please use this electronic form

Title IX Sex-Based Misconduct - Protection and Support

Parkland College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and employment environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. 

The College has an affirmative duty to take immediate and appropriate action once it knows of any act of sex-based misconduct in any of its educational or employment programs or activities. Sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking by any member of the Parkland community will not be tolerated.

 The College will promptly and thoroughly investigate any complaints of sex-based misconduct in accordance with the Sex-Based Misconduct Policy and Sex-Based Misconduct Procedure

Please visit the Sex-Based Misconduct Reporting webpage for more information and formal reporting options. IF YOU NEED TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY, CALL PARKLAND PUBLIC SAFETY AT 217/351-2369 OR DIAL 911.

For more information, including assistance options following an incident of sex-based misconduct and supportive measures, please visit the Title IX Sex-Based Misconduct webpage

For more information on Parkland College Restroom Access Statement, please see Procedure 3.01.02.

The Clery Act

The Clery Act is a federal mandate requiring compliance from all institutions of higher education participating in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on their campuses. Parkland College publishes an annual security report that lists crime statistics as well as important safety information in compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act".

The goal of the Clery Act’s safety and security regulations is to provide students and their families, as higher education consumers, with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campus. Visit the Clery Act Compliance webpage for additional information. 

Communicable Diseases

Parkland College places a high priority on protecting the health and safety of its campus community and aims to reduce communicable disease exposure risk without unlawfully discriminating in enrollment or employment practices. To that end, Parkland College will adhere to the following guidelines put forth in Parkland Policy 3.06 Communicable Disease Policy. 

Campus Expectations

Student Conduct Code

Parkland College wants you to get a C.L.U.E. and Live up to College Expectations. You need to know the Code – Why? Because you’ve joined a helpful and inclusive academic community. Our community expectations: Courtesy – good manners, be kind, Language –watch your words, don’t be rude, Understanding – we’re all different, be respectful and have good Ethics – do your own work. 

For more information, please refer to the Parkland College Student Code of Conduct

Contact us at if you have questions about it.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Please visit our Student Rights and Responsibilities page to learn more about Parkland College's expectations for current students.

Documentation of Student Behavior

The Documentation of Student Behavior Form has been developed to serve a complementary role in guiding appropriate student behavior both in the classroom and throughout the campus environment. The purpose of the documentation of behavior form is to provide a vehicle for discussion about actions that are causing concern. If a student is violating the syllabus or department criteria or demonstrating behaviors that are disrupting the teaching and learning environment, documenting this information allows an opportunity to discuss the inappropriate behaviors and ways to improve them. This discussion provides the student with due process, being informed of “what is the problem,” guidance on improving behavior, and an opportunity/ timeline to change or remediate the behavior. The student behavior form is the informal process for addressing student behavior. If the behavior(s) do not improve, the next step is a classroom contract which is the formal step a department takes when considering the removal of a student from remaining in a class or using a service/resource department. 

The student is asked to sign the documentation form to indicate being informed of the problem and actions for improvement and given a copy.  Signing it does not indicate agreement with the information. If a student refuses to sign the form, the instructor can substitute a witness either (staff or office mate) signing to verify the student was given a copy of the documentation form. If a student leaves prior to receiving a copy, as a matter of record, it will be sent to the student’s Parkland College email account.


Parkland’s Civility Statement was written with the help of students to serve as a reminder of our core values of Just Treatment and Responsibility. We celebrate civility at various times throughout the year with civility actions and events on campus. Everyone at Parkland is encouraged to take part in these events that support our campus community spirit. You can view the full Civility Statement in the  Catalog

Right to Assembly
Parkland College recognizes that students have the right to assemble peacefully. Such assembly may include protests and demonstrations against or in support of any topic or cause. For more information, please see Parkland College Policy 8.31, Permit to Peacefully Assemble.