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2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Other Rules & Regulations

OPTIONAL CATALOG REQUIREMENTS: A native student may choose to graduate under the requirements stated in the Eastern Illinois University catalog current at the time of his/her entrance to the University or under the requirements stated in a subsequent catalog published prior to his/her graduation. An undergraduate transfer student may choose to graduate under the requirements stated in the Eastern Illinois University catalog current at the time he or she initially enrolled at another college or university provided that catalog did not precede his/her enrollment at Eastern Illinois University by more than three years. Such a student may choose to graduate under subsequent catalogs on the same basis as native students.

The catalog options for a student who was concurrently enrolled at any college while still enrolled in high school begin with the catalog in effect during the first semester of college enrollment subsequent to graduation from high school. In no case may a student combine or choose various requirements from several catalogs in order to achieve minimal curriculum.

THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY: Certain requirements must be met before a degree is granted. These requirements concern such things as courses, majors and minors, and residence. It is important for students to acquaint themselves with these requirements and to continue to keep themselves informed about them during their college careers. It is also necessary in the general administration of the University to establish policies and regulations. It is important that students understand the policies and regulations, which they are expected to follow. When changes are announced between catalog publications, they are published in the Official Notices at

ILLINOIS ARTICULATION INITIATIVE (IAI): Eastern Illinois University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as first-time freshmen in summer 1998 (and thereafter).

COMPLIANCE WITH HIGHER EDUCATION ACT, TITLE II, SEC.207: As required by federal law, Eastern Illinois University provides information on student performance on state teacher certification exams and other information about its teacher certification programs on the Web at A copy of this report may also be obtained by calling the College of Education and Professional Studies at (217) 581-2524.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations of the University. Further, no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of the University or be subjected to discrimination by the University.

Inquiries about accommodations for students should be directed to the Coordinator of Disability Services at (217) 581-6583. Inquiries about accommodations for employees should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at (217) 581-3514. Questions about discrimination or harassment should be directed to the Office of Civil Rights at (217) 581-5020.

Eastern also complies with the Federal Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendment Act (Public Law 101-226), and the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542).

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: America draws its strength and vitality from the diversity of its people. Eastern Illinois University is enriched by building a pluralistic campus that celebrates and draws upon the talents of all its students, faculty, and staff.

SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY: It is the policy of Eastern Illinois University that sexual harassment of one member of the campus community by another will not be tolerated. Additionally, sexual harassment is illegal, and may include conduct from one employee toward another or from one student to another. Eastern Illinois University also provides equality of opportunity in education and employment for all students and employees. Discrimination based upon race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, Vietnam War veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other basis of discrimination precluded by federal and state statutes is strictly prohibited. For additional information concerning sexual harassment or discrimination or to file a complaint, contact the Civil Rights Office at (217) 581-5020.

ORAL ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: Eastern Illinois University has adopted a program of Oral English Proficiency Assessment for all instructional staff. Students who have difficulty understanding an instructor should, if possible, first consult with the instructor. In the event that the difficulties are not resolved, the student should address his/her concerns to the Chair of the department in which the instructor is teaching. Subsequent appeals may also be possible through the Dean and then to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.

RIGHT TO PRIVACY STATEMENT: Eastern Illinois University has enacted a comprehensive policy protecting the privacy rights of students as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Copies of the policy, “Privacy Rights of Eastern Illinois University Students,” are available for inspection on the Records Office Website.

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE: Upon enrollment, students are held accountable to standards of conduct which exemplify personal integrity and ethical behavior, and which advance the mission of the University, its traditions and values. Those standards are codified in the Student Conduct Code, which is available online at Questions concerning student rights and responsibilities may be directed to the Judicial Affairs Office in the University Union at (217) 581-3827 or by email to