Health and Safety

The health and safety of the Illinois Tech community, including Pre-College Program participants, is of the utmost importance. Pre-College Programs students are chaperoned at a 10:1 ratio for all day and residential summer programs. All online program classroom spaces are monitored by a member of the Illinois Tech Pre-College Team.

In the case of medical emergencies, Illinois Tech Pre-College Programs students will be transported to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, located at 2525 Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616. 

Online Security

Illinois Tech takes the security of online summer program participants very seriously. Online summer programs use a variety of online platforms; online classroom spaces have a unique classroom link and are password-protected, and they are continually monitored by instructors and the Illinois Tech Pre-College Team.

Public Safety

Please refer to our Public Safety website for additional information regarding campus safety policies and procedures. We encourage all summer program attendees to store Public Safety’s emergency number on their personal phones:

  • Mies Campus: 312.808.6363
  • Rice (Wheaton) Campus: 630.682.6054

Pre-College Program participants will be supervised by trained Illinois Tech professional staff, faculty, or Pre-College Programs interns at all times during the course of their programs. 

Activities Involving Minors

Pre-employment background checks, including criminal history, are a condition of employment for all newly hired or rehired professional staff and faculty members at Illinois Tech. Pre-employment background checks are also a requirement of Pre-College Programs interns. Please reference Illinois Tech’s policies on Pre-Employment Background Checks and Activities Involving Minors

Title IX and Reporting Structures

All faculty and staff that interact with minors during summer programs are required to complete the Title IX and Working with Minors Training. This will be emailed to all faculty and staff involved in summer programs in the spring semester before programs begin. 

Please reference Title IX at Illinois Tech for more information and reporting procedures. 

Payment/Refund Policies


Payment: For programs that are not paid in full at the time of registration, a $100 deposit is required. Final payments are due May 1st. Failure to submit final payment on or before this date will result in the registration being canceled and the deposit forfeited.

Deposit: All deposits are fully refundable until May 1st. After this date, if final payments are not received, the deposit will be forfeited. All deposits are applied to the final cost of a program. 

Refund Policy: Full (100%) refunds of final payments are provided until 14 days before the start of a program. Partial refunds (50%) are provided within 13 days before a program start date. No refunds are provided on or after the start of a program. 

Instructor Training

All faculty and staff instructing summer programs are required to take the Title IX and Working with Minors Training.