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Government Relations

Triton College seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of students and the broader community. Through active engagement with public and government officials representing communities served by the college, we are able to communicate the importance of higher education for Illinois citizens in our community college district. We seek to be informed and to inform the college community regarding legislative matters. We disseminate information, monitor proposed legislation, coordinate advocacy regarding education-related issues and budget allocations impacting the college, and participate in state- and nation-wide efforts to build support for community college education.

Every year, the Department of Public Affairs publishes a summary of state legislation which may affect Triton College. The summaries can be found below:

Legislative Summary: 2016-2017  Legislative Summary: 2016-2017

Additionally, Triton College students visit Springfield, Illinois every year for the Illinois Community College Board Student Advocacy Day. This gives our students the opportunity to engage with their elected leaders, learn about issues, and lobby for their interests as students and community members.

Springfield Students: April 2017

If you would like more information about advocacy efforts, please contact Audrey Jonas, Director of Public Affairs and Community Relations at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3674 or audreyjonas@triton.edu.

         
 
State Level   

VISIT THESE PAGES AND RESOURCES FOR THE LATEST NEWS THAT AFFECTS COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS
 

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National Level

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STAY ON TOP OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL BY VISITING THESE LINKS