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Syllabi Resources

Syllabus Statement: COVID-19 Safety Guidelines for Spring 2022 classes 

All students coming to campus this spring must adhere to CLC safety guidelines to protect themselves and fellow students from COVID-19.

All students are expected to read the Spring 2022 Student Guide.

Wearing a mask is required while walking through any public or shared spaces, whether or not others are present, to contain the spread of airborne particles. Students can bring and use their own masks that fully cover their nose and mouth and meet appropriate professional standards for the learning environment. Bandannas and gaiters are not considered appropriate masks per CLC guidelines as they are not endorsed by the CDC.

If students have a medical condition impeding their ability to wear a face mask for an extended time, they should contact the Access and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at (847) 543-2474 or email to discuss possible accommodations and receive documentation.

Students should watch their physical distancing. Maintain six feet from others whenever possible. Campus spaces have been configured to help individuals maintain six feet physical distancing.

Students should wash their hands frequently using soap and hot water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout campus.

During class, students should keep their own learning space clean using provided supplies.

Additional Optional Syllabus Statement

The information below is already included in the Spring 2022 Student Guide, however, you may copy/paste into your syllabus if you prefer to highlight it for your students.

Check for COVID-19 symptoms

Complete a daily health and wellness check. If you have TWO or more of these symptoms, you should stay home:

  • Temperature of 100.4 (or greater) degrees Fahrenheit/ 38 degrees Celsius
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle and body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Any other COVID-19 symptoms identified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)

Tell us if you're sick

For safety's sake, first: stay home; second, contact your primary care provider; then let us know.

If you are:

  • experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or
  • have a positive COVID-19 test result, or
  • have had close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 symptoms,

You must call (847) 543-2064 or email within 24 hours. We will normally contact you within 12 hours to obtain information and provide guidance for next steps. While waiting for a response, you should not come to campus.

You are required to notify your instructor of your absence.

Illinois COVID-19 Mandate: Required Face Masks + Vaccinations or Testing to be on campus

According to Executive Order 2021-22 issued on Sept. 3, 2021, all CLC personnel and students on campus must prove vaccination status or submit to weekly testing. Those who comply are permitted on campus. For those not in compliance, virtual learning and support options are available.

Students must submit their testing certification each week by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. to be allowed entry to campus for the following week.

Students who are repeatedly not compliant are subject to be dropped from their in-person class.

Free COVID-19 Saliva Testing at Grayslake Campus

Free COVID-19 saliva tests are available for students at the Grayslake Campus on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Testing is conducted in Room C106. This walk-in testing is free and open to the public, regardless of symptoms. Before you arrive, you must register for an account. To register, use the following agency code for CLC students: s0fkdepl-stu

Get tested.

Don’t miss your shot

In partnership with the Lake County Health Department, College of Lake County encourages you and your family members to get vaccinated against COVID-19. You can get a free COVID-19 vaccine at a Lake County Health Department site. Many local pharmacies now offer walk-in services with no appointments necessary. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are currently used by Lake County vaccine providers. They are all safe and effective at preventing serious illness from COVID-19.

CLC partnered with the White House to join the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, a nationwide effort to get as many Americans as possible vaccinated and end the pandemic. CLC students can receive $100 checks if they share proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status before the end of spring semester. COVID vaccinations are not required by College of Lake County. Submit your vaccine proof and get $100.

Find a vaccine.

Updated Dec. 21, 2021

Student Resources

Office / Service Recommended Statement


The Tutoring Center offers free, personalized academic support to CLC students in a wide range of subjects, including writing in any course, math, sciences, accounting, and economics. We are happy to work with students online or in-person at Grayslake (L135), Lakeshore (S209), or Southlake (V212). Make an appointment using Navigate or visit the Tutoring Center in Canvas for a complete list of subjects, locations, and hours. If you have questions, feel free to stop by, call 847-543-2449, or email

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free, confidential therapy services to CLC students, both in-person and via Zoom (virtual). To inquire about services and to set-up an appointment with a licensed mental health professional, please call (847) 543-2032. For a crisis or emergency outside of regular business hours, please call (847) 543-2032 and press #1 for "Crisis" and follow the prompts. When you reach the operator, ask for an after-hours "CYN" crisis worker to be paged. Please note that the operator is through a local police department dispatch center whose only role is to transfer you to the CYN crisis worker.

Advising Center

The College of Lake County Advising Center supports students with making the transition to college life and reaching their academic and career goals. Each student is assigned an Academic Success Advisor (ASA) who will be the point person for assisting the student during their time at CLC.  Students can find who their ASA is via the Student Center or in Navigate and connect with them via Navigate’s online appointment scheduler, in addition to via email, text, or phone. Students can also contact the Advising Center at (847) 543-2060, or stop by the office on any campus: Grayslake, Room B118; Lakeshore, Room N211; and Southlake, Room V130.

Career and Job Placement Center (CJPC)

Career and Job Placement Center (CJPC) helps CLC students learn the skills to prepare job search materials (cover letter, resume assistance), find student employment jobs on campus, and job leads, interview successfully, network and find an internship and apprenticeship opportunities. Career Specialists are available to meet with students individually. Go to to make an appointment to get a jumpstart on your CAREER!

Educational Technology

Regular computer access is important for your success in this course. Students who need assistance to access computers, internet hotspots, calculators and other technology tools should visit Technology Resources webpage for information about accessing and borrowing technology.

Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD)

CLC prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in its services, programs, activities, and employment. The Office of Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides academic accommodation, information and support to students with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities may be afforded the following classroom accommodations, including but not limited to extended time for exams, in-class note-takers, interpreters, and readers. OSD is located in Room B171. Additional information may be obtained by calling the OSD office at (847) 543-2055 2474 or email: If you have already contacted the Office for Students with Disabilities and have completed the Instructor Notification Form, please set a time to meet with me to discuss your needs.


Policy Recommended Statement

Religious Observance

The College of Lake County accommodates individual students' religious observances in regard to admissions, class attendance, scheduling of examinations, and work. To request accommodation, students who expect to miss classes, examination, or other assignments as a consequence of their religious observance should provide me advance notice of the date or dates they will be absent.

Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy (SRRP)

The Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy (SRRP) and associated procedures describe students rights and responsibilities, as well as examples of misconduct inconsistent with the academic environment at CLC. For more information, refer to Student Rights and Responsibilities Procedures (PDF).

Student Records/FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gives students certain rights with respect to their education records. Please see the CLC catalog for more details, or learn more about FERPA.

Disclosure of Classroom Recordings

When appropriate, accommodations may allow for a student to record or capture classroom instruction and discussion. Students who qualify for such accommodations are required to abide by the terms and conditions of the College regarding the appropriate use of such services and/or devices. This means that, pursuant to 720 ILCS 5/14-2(2014), all students are hereby notified that all course content may be recorded without further announcement and without individual consent.

Withdrawing from Class

You are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from classes you do not intend to complete. Grades of W will only be assigned to students who withdraw themselves. Tuition and fee refunds will be issued to eligible students based upon the effective date of withdrawal, which is recorded in the system at the time the student drops the class.

Instructors are required to administratively withdraw students who never attended or stopped attending class. All administratively withdrawn courses will remain on your academic record and are not eligible for a refund. Grades will be assigned based on dates of attendance:

WN – You never attended class: no impact on GPA

WS – You stopped attending class: no impact on GPA

FW – You stopped attending class after the official withdraw deadline and your instructor deems you failing: equivalent of F grade for GPA.

Last day to drop with refund and class removed from your record is (insert date from grade roster).

Last date to withdraw with grade of W is (insert date from grade roster).

In order to withdraw and receive a grade of W after the deadline, you must request withdrawal from your instructor; requests must be made in writing and additional approvals may be required. You must have a passing grade at the time the withdrawal request is made. Once approved, you will be withdrawn from class. 

Title IX

The College of Lake County seeks to provide an environment that is free of bias, discrimination, and harassment. If you have been the victim of sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, we encourage you to report this. If you report this to a faculty member, she or he must notify our college's Title IX coordinator about the basic facts of the incident. For more information about your options at CLC, refer to Title IX Procedures (PDF). You can also contact Allena Barbato, Title IX Coordinator at or by calling (847) 543-2464.


The College of Lake County (CLC) is committed to maintaining an environment free from harassment and discrimination for everyone and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status. CLC complies with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational, employment, or extracurricular activity. Sexual misconduct, as described in this policy, is a form of sexual harassment, which is a form of discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are also prohibited conduct as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013.

Safe Zone

As a means of increasing CLC’s commitment to open access and educational opportunity, CLC has actively participated in the national Safe Zone program since the fall semester of 2003. The national program represents an effort to address homophobia, heterosexism, and transphobia in schools and is intended to provide support for LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff. The LGBTQ+ Resource Center facilitated program tangibly identifies safe allies for LGBTQ+ people in an effort to increase students’ academic success and retention. I hereby declare myself as such an ally, and this class as a Safe Zone.

It is CLC policy for students to use whatever bathroom they wish to use on campus. This policy is supported by the gender inclusive signs in front of every bathroom. There is also a single unit, gender neutral bathroom stall in the C-wing on the first floor (C160A).

If you wish to change your name on Canvas to your chosen name, please contact Dr. Gabe Lara, Dean of Student Life, at or by calling (847) 543-2287.

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