College can be a positive and enriching experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. Student Development at Harper College wants every student to achieve success in his/her college endeavor and to have the opportunity to grow both in and out of the classroom. A key part of this involves recognizing unique talents and developing them into strengths. Our programs and services are designed toward this end.
The Student Development Division offers comprehensive services, credit courses, and special programs to support student success.
The Academic Advising Services in Student Development A offers academic advising to currently or previously enrolled students. Services include assistance with educational planning, learning about Areas of Interest, Harper curriculum and transfer information.
Access and Disability Services provides support services and reasonable accommodations to students who are deaf/hard of hearing, learning disabled, blind, visually impaired, have psychological disabilities, serious chronic illness or are physically disabled. Services include academic accommodations and access to assistive technology.
The Center for New Students and Orientation provides new students with the information they need to get started and be successful.
Counseling Services supports currently enrolled students across three main areas: Career, Personal, and Educational Counseling. Services include short term support, referrals to appropriate on- or off-campus resources, crisis intervention, and wellness programming.
One Million Degrees is a competitive scholarship program supporting low-income students to succeed academically, professionally and socially. OMD Scholars receive tutoring, professional development seminars, professional coaching and career-related activities.
The Rita and John Canning Women’s Program provides grant-funded support services to individuals who meet low income guidelines and meet at least one of the following criteria: a single parent; a non-traditional career-seeker; a woman fleeing domestic (intimate partner) violence; or a woman with limited English skills pursuing coursework for English as a Second Language.