Triton College's concept of personal growth is premised on current student development theory and the assumption that responsible students desire to become more complete persons emotionally, intellectually and physically. The Office of Student Services offers an array of student support services that aid in assisting students in their pursuit of social, cultural and professional development.
The Dean of Student Services oversees the areas of AmeriCorps, Office on Violence against Women (OVW) Title IX, Student Life, and Counseling. In addition, the Dean’s office oversees the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) and handles matters related to student conduct.
Office Location:Andrea Bangura
Dean of Student Services, B-240A
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3868
Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)
Triton College is committed to providing a supportive, safe, and welcoming college environment. The Behavior Intervention Team (BIT) is the primary resource for proactively addressing student behavioral concerns that may result in risk of harm to self or others, or behaviors that significantly disrupt the learning environment. The Dean of Student Services, serves as chair of the Behavioral Intervention Team.
How to File a Complaint
The College offers a variety of avenues for formal complaint procedures, depending on the nature of your concern or complaint.
If you have an immediate concern for safety, contact the Triton College Police Department at (708) 456-6911
If you are concerned regarding a community member’s behavior, you can report a concern online and it will be routed to the appropriate college staff for review. This is where you can also report concerns about other students, including disruptive behavior or violations of College rules. Examples of the kinds of things you should report to the College including:
- Others' behavior that hinders you from going to class or studying
- Theft or vandalism
- Harassment, stalking, fighting
- Alcohol or drug use
- Weapons or threats
Even if you are not sure whether or not you should report something, you are encouraged to err on the side of caution. The College has trained professional staff who can evaluate these reports and take appropriate action.
If you have been a victim of sexual or gender-based misconduct by any person, please review the College's Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) information, where you can also file a report about sexual harassment/misconduct. Our first concern is for your safety and well-being, but we also encourage you to file a formal complaint with the campus and/or police depending on what outcomes you are seeking.
If the complaint pertains to a faculty or staff member's decision, you can follow the Student Complaint Process (if it pertains to an academic issue) outlined on page 60 of the Student Handbook. Be advised that this process require that you first have a conversation with the faculty or staff member with whom you have a concern in a timely manner. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can provide your written complaint and the resolution that you seek to the Chair, Coordinator, or Director of the department. You may also request a meeting with that individual. If you are not satisfied with that response, you can continue the complaint process in writing to the Dean for that area.
If you have exhausted the campus complaint options and you still have a complaint, you can file a complaint with the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Student Conduct Committee
The Student Conduct Committee is charged to ensure that each student against whom the College brings charges against is warranted procedural due process. Any member of the Triton College community may initiate the accusation of an alleged violation.
Student Conduct Committee Members
- Andrea Bangura, Dean of Student Services
- Johnny Urbina, Director of Student Services
The Student Conduct Committee shall:
- Be impartial and no voting member shall be a witness for or against students
- Inform students of its decision within 72 hours after the end of the hearing (unless further investigation is warranted)
Students accused of disciplinary violations are entitled to the following procedural protections:
- To be informed of the specific complaints against them
- To be allowed reasonable time to prepare a response
- To hear and respond to all evidence upon which a charge is based
- To question relevant witnesses and make statements in response to statements made against them
- To be assured of privacy, in accordance with the terms of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
- To waive the hearing (failure on the part of the student to appear at the hearing may result in automatic dismissal from Triton College)
- If necessary, appeal the decision made by the Student Conduct Committee
Triton's Student Handbook is an all in one guide for campus information. This helpful book will serve as your tour guide through Triton's programs, services, departments and so much more on campus.
This book includes the following:
- Alphabetic listing of campus information
- Emergency Response Guide
- Board Policies and Procedures
- Triton College Student Association Bylaws and Constitution
- Additional student based information