Illinois Tech strives to support students, faculty, staff, and family members. We understand that the college experience is different from high school. The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs is a hub for student advocacy and accountability. This website is meant to assist students, faculty, staff, and family members navigate college and supporting students.

The resources on these pages are designed to help students, faculty, and staff.

Academic Calendar

The university’s Academic Calendar can be viewed online. The academic calendar represents official academic deadlines and informational dates for the semesters displayed.

Student Handbook

This Student Handbook contains important information to address all student behavior at Illinois Tech. All students are responsible for the contents of the handbook.


The Ombudsperson seeks to facilitate the resolution of disputes between students and staff at all levels within Illinois Tech's Mies Campus. In essence, the Ombudsperson is a mediator, who acts with neutrality and impartiality in an effort to achieve mutually agreed to outcomes. The Ombudsperson is committed to seeking a fair resolution of disputes, but the Ombudsperson does not have the power to impose a resolution. The Ombudsperson can be reached via email at

FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.

Pregnancy and Parenting

Information about requesting accommodations as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, or related can be found here. You may also find information regarding lactation rooms on campus here


Student Support Resources

This list of student support resources is designed to provide support services (on and off-campus).