Student Support Resources

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There are several academic support areas and services to help ensure your success at Harper College.

Student Success

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their assigned academic advisor and can schedule through the MyHarper Student Portal or by calling 847.925.6220 to learn more about options for virtual and in-person appointments. Students who do not have an assigned academic advisor can contact Advising Services to schedule an appointment.

The Academic Support Center includes Online and On Campus Tutoring (free for all Harper students), the Anatomy Room, the Developmental Math Center, Supplemental Instruction, Success Services, Tutoring Center, and Writing Center.   For appointments: 1) Log in to your MyHarper Student Portal; 2) Click on Academic Success; 3) Click on Schedule an Appointment.  For drop-in tutoring: 1) Visit harpercollege.edu/academicsupport; 2) Click on Live Chat; 3) Click on link to join tutoring session.

Harper College strives to make all learning experiences as accessible and inclusive as possible. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers based on your disability (including mental health, chronic or temporary medical conditions), please let Access and Disability Services (ADS) know immediately at 847.925.6266. ADS will privately discuss the options you have, including possible accommodations. You are encouraged to register with ADS by filling out the online application that can be found on the ADS website. Once approved by ADS, please make arrangements with your instructor as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations so that they may be implemented in a timely fashion. In-person and virtual appointments are available.

Campus labs are staffed to assist students with logging on and off, accessing specific applications and printing their work. Labs are open to all currently enrolled Harper students.

Is something keeping you from completing your Harper College degree or certificate? A family emergency, childcare issues, or problem with your car or housing? Harper offers a Finish Line Grant of up to $1,000 to help. Learn more at: Finish Line Grant 

Harper College is a partner in the North Cook American Job Center. The Center offers job-seekers and employers access to a broad range of employment, training, education, economic development and labor market services. Services are available in-person (when available) and online.

Assists students to become successful in their search for employment opportunities. Help is available with resumes, interviewing, job search, co-ops and internships, and on-campus employment as Student Aides. Students can take advantage of JPRC services by scheduling an appointment.

The Library offers various services to support students including access to resources, study spaces, computers, course reserves, research help, and technology loans. Students can request library materials for pickup through their Library account. Research assistance is available through in-person, live chat, email, and online research appointments. Visit the Library website (see link below) to learn more and view our current hours.

If you are a member of the military community and need accommodation for Drill schedules, calls to active duty, and other unforeseen military and veteran related developments, contact your Academic Advisor. If you have complications or questions with GI Bill disbursement, contact Marcin Grygorowicz, 847.925.6000  ext. 2115,  mgrygoro@harpercollege.edu. For opportunities to connect and participate in activities and workshops with other Veteran and Military Connected Students (service member, spouse, parent, sibling), contact us below.

  • Visit us: Center for Student Veterans and Military Connected Students, Bldg. A, Rm 137A
  • To learn more: edu/veterans
  • Phone: 925.6555
  • Email: jmolina@harpercollege.edu
  • Follow us on Instagram: @Harpercollegesva

The OneStop is available by phone, email, or chat to help with registering for classes, updating records, financial aid and payment plans. They can help answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

The Student Service Desk assists all students by providing information and support for Harper Student E-mail Accounts, MyHarper Student Portal, and Blackboard access.

The Harper College Library has Chromebooks, wi-fi hotspots and graphing calculators available for semester-long loans. Equipment is available through the Library while supplies last. Students must be registered for the current semester to borrow equipment. Please submit a Library Technology Loan Request to begin this process or visit the Library during open building hours.

Students that request materials through the online form will be contacted by a Harper College Library representative as soon as possible. Students will receive an email to agree to the loan terms and will then receive an email when their items are ready for pick up. 

Student Safety and Wellness

Students may experience stressors that can impact both their academic experience and their personal well-being. These may include academic pressure and challenges associated with relationships, mental health, alcohol or other drugs, identities, finances, etc.

If you are experiencing concerns, seeking help is a courageous thing to do for yourself and those who care about you. Please reach out for support. We offer the following resources:

A variety of community-based resources are available to help students in need: Community Resources for Students

Counseling Services promotes the academic success and personal well-being of students by providing short term personal counseling and wellness support along with career and educational counseling. Services are available to currently enrolled students and are free of charge. Harper students also have free access to WellTrack, a mobile app with self-help tools and resources anytime, anywhere. 

Contact the Harper College Police for emergency assistance or to report a crime.

  • Phone: 847.925.6330

HEAT is a multidisciplinary campus threat assessment and behavioral intervention team that guides the campus community in effectively assessing and addressing threatening and/or concerning behaviors. HEAT strives to assist the campus in intervening with someone before their behaviors reach a critical level.

Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL. (Please note that individual services are provided through Counseling Services)

It can be hard to focus on school when you are worried about meeting your basic human needs. Hawks Care Resource Center is here to help you connect to campus and community resources to meet those basic needs so you can focus on your academic goals. Maybe you are looking for food pantries, subsidized housing programs, or need help finding other community resources for medical and mental health care. We can help! A private conversation with someone who cares can connect you with community and campus resources. Hawks Care also has limited financial support and an on-campus pantry for students.

  • To learn more visit: Hawks Care
  • Phone: 847-925-6393

 

Last Updated: 10/26/22