Right to Know and College Disclosures

The Right-to-Know Act

The Student Right-to-Know Act was enacted in 1990 by federal law. The law requires institutions that receive Title IV HEA student financial aid to collect, report and/or disclose full-time, first-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students and students receiving athletically related student aid.

General information

KCC accreditation

KCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) which is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), 30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, 1-312-263-0456.

View all pertinent accreditation information here.

KCC provides the following information in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

For information regarding associations, agencies, and/or governmental bodies that accredit, approve, or license the school and its programs, and the procedures by which a student may receive a copy for review of the school's accreditation, licensure or approval contact the appropriate academic division or the college catalog.

Degree programs, training and other education offered

Information regarding classes and programs is available by using the program list or meeting with a member of the advisement staff in the Department of Student Services.

Cost of attending

Financial aid information

Campus security

Services available to students with disabilities

Counseling referral services

KCC provides counseling referral services for mental health, suicide prevention, domestic violence, sexual assault, and other health and safety issues.

Equity in Athletics

Any coeducational institution of higher education that participates in a federal student aid program and has an intercollegiate athletics program is required to publish an annual Equity in Athletics report. This report is available on the United States Department of Education's Office of Post Secondary Education webpage. Once on the site, type in Kankakee Community College as the "Name of the Institution." This report contains participation rates, financial support, and other information on men's and women's intercollegiate athletic programs. See KCC's Athletic Department.

Title IX compliance

KCC adheres to the provisions outlined in Title IX of the 1972 Federal Education Amendment Act prohibiting sex discrimination and sexual harassment in all activities of the college. The full policy is on the About KCC page.

Academic grievances and student complaints

To appeal a grade, students are invited to follow the Academic Grievance Process.

To express a concern about instructional staff or a process of the college, students are invited to follow the Student Complaint Process.

Policies

Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

In accordance with the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act, all personnel of higher education institutions are mandated to report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect to the Department of Children and Family Services toll-free, 24-hour Child Abuse Hotline at 1-8800-25-ABUSE.

Employees can find the documentation form and more information on the human resources page.

Voter registration

Information and voter registration applications can be found at State Board of Elections website (in both English and Spanish).