SVCC HLC Self-Study Document

Sauk Valley Community College
HLC Self-Study Document

September 19-21, 2011

3C.4: Programs Support Overcoming Barriers

Community college students often face life challenges such as unemployment, child care needs, or personal crises, which undermine their ability to succeed academically. Sauk’s three counselors are qualified to provide counseling and help to students with personal issues. The Counseling Office also administers two programs that allow the campus community to respond to the needs of students:

Sauk also maintains support programs designed for demographic populations of students with similar types of barriers:

A retention initiative undertaken in spring 2010 is a cross-institutional effort to address student barriers to success in learning. The initiative includes two major components: