Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog

Academic Support and Services



Academic Advising

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 103, 541.463.3800, www.lanecc.edu/advising or email academicadvising@lanecc.edu

Academic advising is available through the Student Success Division. Advisors are located across campus and are situated in “neighborhoods” identified with instructional programs or Career Communities. Students can access their academic advisor by emailing academicadvising@lanecc.edu; by viewing the Advisors drop-in schedule at Drop in Advising Calendar, and clicking on your chosen major or area of interest; or by calling 541.463.3800.

Academic advisors have in-depth knowledge of academic departments’ procedures and resources. New students meet with an academic advisor during the first term at Lane. These meetings orient students to their academic programs and provide help with course planning. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor on a regular basis throughout their stay at Lane. Representatives from four-year schools in the state and region make regular visits to Lane Community College to meet with students considering transfer. Schedules of these visits are available from Academic Advising or the Advisors.

Academic Learning Skills

Main Campus, Building 11, Room 245, 541.463.5439, www.lanecc.edu/als

Academic Learning Skills (ALS) offers courses to improve student success in lower division, career technical, and transfer courses. Students who take courses offered by Academic Learning Skills gain confidence and abilities to be successful in college-level classes. Students improve their reading, writing, vocabulary, critical thinking, math, and learning/study skills. See Other Learning Opportunities  

Adult Basic and Secondary Education

Main Campus, Building 11, 541.463.5214; Downtown Campus, 541.463.6180, www.lanecc.edu/abse

The Adult Basic and Secondary Education (ABSE) department offers programs in multiple locations for workplace skills development, preparation for the General Education Development (GED) exam, career pathways and workforce exploration, and college preparation. See Other Learning Opportunities  

Center for Accessible Resources

Main Campus, Building 19, Room 263A, 541.463.5150, (voice); TTY Relay: 711, FAX 541.463.4739, www,lanecc.edu/disability or email accessibleresources@lanecc.edu

The Center for Accessible Resources’ (CAR) mission is to provide equal access and reasonable accommodations that allow students to be active participants in the LCC community. CAR strives to promote student independence and resilience, and to foster and aid students in improving their self-advocacy skills. CAR partners with the LCC campus community to provide education, resources, and support through increasing awareness of accommodations, and promoting universal design and inclusive environments.

CAR coordinates support services and promotes disability awareness in the college community. CAR works with students and faculty to determine appropriate academic adjustments and services for students with qualified documented disabilities. Services that CAR provides include:

  • Accommodations for classes, including:
    • Test accommodations (extended time, reduced distraction
    • Alternate format (computer text with digital audio, Braille)
    • Accessible Technology (computer software and hardware, and other devices)
    • Service Providers (sign language interpreter)
  • Consultation, referrals and disability awareness information
  • Accessibility information and maps

Child Care

Main Campus, Child and Family Education Department, Building 24, Room 114, 541.463.5517, www.lanecc.edu/cfe/lcfc

Lane Child and Family Center, Buildings 24, 25, 26

The Lane Child and Family Center is state licensed and nationally accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children and rated five stars by Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. The preschool/child care program is located on the main campus and provides child care for children 30 months to 5 years of age for student, staff and community families. The center is open 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday during the academic year and 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday the first 10 weeks of summer term. The professional teaching staff has extensive education and training in Early Childhood Education. The center is a teacher preparation school for students in the Early Childhood Education program and a cooperative preschool where parents can volunteer in the classroom and reduce their child care fees. 

Child care grant and subsidy assistance is available. Students with children enrolled in the Lane Child and Family Center may qualify to receive a CCAMPIS grant, reducing child care expenses by 75 percent. For additional information and fee schedules, contact the Child and Family Education Department office or visit the website.

Quality Care Connections, Building 24, 541.463.3954, or 800.222.3290

Quality Care Connections is a community-based program that works to ensure the children of Lane students and other families have access to safe, quality and affordable child care. Quality Care Connections pro- vides the following services:

Students Students who are parents can receive personalized referrals to child care options in Lane County based on specific family needs. Trained consultants search hundreds of child care listings and offer support in making appropriate child care connections. Parents receive research-based information to help assess the quality of their child care choices.

Child care professionals Assistance in launching a child care business, training, technical assistance, and resources are offered to people who are interested in caring for children. Training topics include first aid/CPR, business development, and child guidance. Classes are offered evenings and weekends. Professional development scholarship opportunities are available on a limited basis.

Servicios en Español Servicios en Español son ofrecidos y disponibles a todos, 541.463.3306.

Computer Labs

All students registered for credit classes have unlimited access to open computing labs on the Main, Downtown, Cottage Grove and Florence campuses. The technology resource fee paid by each student provides this access. For more information including current hours and specific locations of open labs, go to www.lanecc.edu/it/computerlabs.

Concepcion “Connie” Mesquita Multicultural Center

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 206, 541.463.5276, www.lanecc.edu/mcc or email mcc@lanecc.edu

The Multicultural Center provides a comfortable atmosphere where students from all ethnic backgrounds can get information on admission, registration, course and program planning, and referrals to on-campus and community services. Work-Study and Intern Students serve as assistants, giving guidance on how to navigate moodle and other educational platforms.

Connie Mesquita Multicultural Center Edificio 1, sala 206, 541.463.5276

Venga a la sala del Multi-Cultural Center y relagese, socialice y disfrutete o cafe en una atmósfera libre de racismo e homofobia. El centro crea un lugar que es seguro para todas las personas, es un lugar que inspira a los estudiantes a extender y desarrollar sus potenciales.

El Centro ofrece servicios de apoyo a estudiantes de todos los étnicos para asegurarles el éxito académico. El personal del Centro puede assistirle con información sobre admisión, ayuda financiera, participación en clubes y asociaciones estudiantiles, como empezar su propio club estudiantil, organizar eventos durante el tiempo escolar para promover entendimiento e inclusión. También encontrara información sobre servicios disponibles hacia la comunidad, tales como; comida, refugio,guarderias, y servicios de salud medica y dental.

Counseling & Career Center

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 103, 541.463.3600, www.lanecc.edu/ccc

Free same-day or future appointments can be made by calling or coming into our center.

Counselors proactively provide support that leads to student success and retention. We foster meaningful connections contributing to clearer academic and career direction, as well as increased confidence, self-advocacy, and motivation. Counselors empower students to recognize and overcome internal and external barriers in order to reach their goals. Access, equity, and inclusion principles help us prioritize our efforts.

Personal and Retention Counseling: We provide counseling and resource referrals for students with academic or personal concerns impacting their ability to reach short term and long term goals. During open hours, there is a counselor available to help students with crises or emergencies.

Career Counseling: Through individual counseling, workshops, and Career and Life Planning classes, we help students to clarify their interests, strengths, values, and goals; explore majors and career fields; and develop a vision for their future and next steps.

Substance Abuse Prevention: Lane provides drop-in substance abuse prevention services for all students, staff, and faculty. This includes support groups and/or information on a variety of addictive behavior concerns. (See Substance Abuse Prevention for more information)

Human Development Classes: Counselors are faculty members who teach Human Development classes, including College Success (CG100), Career and Life Planning (CG140), Human Relations at Work (CG203), College Success: Back On Course (CG100BC), and Improving Parent-Child Relations (CG213). Some courses are offered online. CG100 (the 3-credit course only) and CG203 may fulfill the human relations requirement for associate of applied science degrees and certificates. All 3-credit CG courses fulfill the social science requirement for the associate of applied science, associate of general studies, and associate of science degrees. All CG courses (1-3 credits) will fulfill electives for the associate of arts Oregon transfer and other transfer degrees.

Lane counselors are highly trained professionals with a variety of credentials. All counselors engage in continuing education to maintain excellence and currency in services. All counselors subscribe to the Ethical Standards of the American Counseling Association, and Licensed Professional Counselors are bound by the Oregon Code of Ethics. These standards and laws protect student confidentiality and other rights. Personal information discussed with a counselor is private and confidential, unless the student gives written permission to share it with others; it involves potential danger to self or others; it involves child, elder or vulnerable adult abuse; a court orders the release of information; or other exceptions in accordance with Oregon statutes.

The main campus Counseling and Career Center is open Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm, as well as summer term hours when the college is open. Contact the Florence center for information about counseling services on that campus.

Enrollment Services

Main Campus, Building 1, First Floor Lobby, 541.463.3100, 877.520.5391, www.lanecc.edu/esfs or email AskLane@lanecc.edu

The Enrollment Services department at Lane is the place to go for information and assistance for admissions, registration, billing and payments, student records/transcripts, degree evaluation and other enrollment-related services. Learn more about enrolling at Get Started: Admissions and Registration  

Financial Aid

Main Campus, Building 1, First Floor, 541.463.3400, www.lanecc.edu/finaid, or email finaid@lanecc.edu

Financial aid provides assistance to new and returning students in accessing federal and state funding resources to help meet the cost of their educational goals. Staff is available by email, telephone, or in person to help students understand and navigate the financial aid process. Visit www.lanecc.edu/finaid for office hours and more information about the financial aid process. Learn more: Tuition, Fees, Financial Aid .

First Year Experience

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 103, (541) 463-5771, www.lanecc.edu/firstyearexperience or email SuccessCoach@lanecc.edu

The three pillars of Lane’s First Year Experience (FYE) are academic planning, career exploration and financial skill-building. Lane’s First Year Experience (FYE) guides first-year, degree-seeking students in their transition to and engagement with Lane Community College. Through online and in-person activities, the FYE exposes students to a variety of opportunities to help students make sound decisions in career, academic and financial arenas. Success coaches and peer mentors provide a welcoming, accessible environment (both in-person and online), where students can identify and overcome obstacles which could impede progression and goal attainment. Participation in Lane’s FYE is open to all new students and a requirement for recipients of the Oregon Promise grant.

Gender Equity Center

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 202, 541.463.5353, www.lanecc.edu/gec or email GenderEquityCenter@lanecc.edu

The Gender Equity Center is a respectful, inclusive, and supportive environment for people of all gender identities to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about gender equity. Equality assumes that life is a level playing field where everyone gets the same things in order to thrive. The reality is that we all start from different places. Equity means giving people what they need to thrive. The Gender Equity Center provides resources for students, staff and faculty including educational resources, programs, events and peer mentorship through the Peer Gender Ambassador Program. The Center is committed to being a learning place where all levels of understanding are welcome and respectful dialogue is encouraged. The Center provides space for student groups to meet and gather to build community across the gender spectrum.

Areas of focus include:

  • Women advocacy and education including the Women in Transition learning community
  • LGBTQ support and community building
  • Transgender Advocacy and education
  • Healthy Masculine Identities
  • Title IX and Sexual Assault support and prevention

Health Clinic

Main Campus, Building 18, Room 101, 541.463.5665, www.lanecc.edu/healthclinic

Health Clinic staff includes family nurse practitioners, physicians, a registered nurse, medical assistants, front office staff, a clinic director, an administrative assistant, and students in Health Professions programs.

Services: The Health Clinic provides a  broad range of health care services to eligible Lane students and staff. Our mission is to provide affordable, efficient, evidence-based health care to the students and employees of Lane Community College. The Health Clinic staff provides holistic care in a collaborative partnership with the patient, with respect for diverse beliefs and needs, assisting the patient to make informed decisions about disease prevention and management of chronic conditions. The clinic provides education to patients to enable them to be better consumers of health care and stewards of their own health.

Appointments can be made by calling the Health Clinic. Office visits are free of charge to all eligible students and staff. We offer some additional services at low cost including immunizations, in house labs, program and sports physicals, minor surgeries, and lesion removal. We provide lab services and utilize Quest Diagnostics to process specimens. Quest Diagnostics will bill you or your insurance. Available services include, but are not limited to:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of many acute and chronic illnesses
  • Sexual health
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Contraception management
  • Wellness/annual exams for women and men
  • Student program physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Immunizations/titers
  • Tobacco cessation
  • Treatment of minor trauma including sprains, strains, cuts, and abrasions
  • Behavioral health concerns including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and stress management with referral as appropriate
  • Resources and referrals to specialty providers

Confidentiality: All services provided are confidential. A confidential electronic medical record is established for each patient and is protected by Federal and State laws governing the release of these records. The electronic records are stored on a network and servers that are not a part of Lane Community College IT network. The records are only accessible by Health Clinic staff and not by any other department on campus (subject to Federal and State statutes).

Payment Methods: The Health Clinic bills Trillium and DMAP for all services covered by the Oregon Health Plan. Payments for our fee-based services are due at the time of service (cash, check, or to an open LCC account). Lab costs will bill directly to your insurance or directly to you by Quest Diagnostics if you do not have insurance coverage.

Clinic Hours: Fall, winter, and spring terms the clinic is open on all days classes are in session; summer term hours may vary and the campus, including the health clinic, is closed on Fridays during the summer. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and any other time the campus is closed. There may be unscheduled closings due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances. For current hours, go to www.lanecc.edu/healthclinic/hours

If you have a medical emergency while on campus, please call Public Safety at 541.463.5555. If you are not on campus, dial 911 or report to a local emergency department.

Housing

Titan Court is a 6-story apartment community located in Downtown Eugene, Oregon. These apartments are leased individually by the bedroom and come fully furnished. Titan Court is within walking distance to many downtown attractions and services. Titan Court offers a students-first program with resident events to encourage social interaction and academic success. For more information, go to titancourt.com or call 541.234-8193.

Other options may available for Lane students. See www.lanecc.edu/studentlife/housing for more information.

International Programs

Main Campus, Building 11, Room 235; 541.463.3434; www.lanecc.edu/international

More than 400 international students from over 40 countries attend Lane Community College. Students who are in the United States on an F-1 student visa can study in either the ESL Program or in credit level classes. International Programs helps students create positive and successful educational experiences that include orientation to the college and community, immigration advising, academic advising, transfer planning, assistance with housing and recreational activities. Opportunities are available throughout the school for both international and American students, including on-campus activities and enrichment trips to local, regional and statewide places of interest. Students from all over the world join together and share their cultures in activities such as, Coffee Talk social hours, holiday celebrations and an annual International Day. Activities focus on making friends and learning about each other and other cultures.

International Programs supports students in maintaining their F-1 status and with SEVIS rules. SEVIS requirements mandate that international students successfully complete 12 credits/18 hours per term with a 2.0 GPA. Support is provided to international students with difficulty meeting this requirement through the International Success Program, which includes tutoring, required classes and extra advising. This is offered to help students meet their academic goals and stay in status with immigration rules and regulations. Students who do not meet these requirements have their SEVIS status terminated and must return home or transfer. For information about the SEVIS rules see www.lanecc.edu/international/immigration-policies.

Library

Main Campus, Center Building, 2nd Floor, 541.463.5273, library.lanecc.edu

The Library provides resources for the instructional, research, recreational, and general information needs of students, faculty, staff and community residents. The collection includes over 60,000 books and audiovisual materials, over 200,000 e-books, subscriptions to print periodicals, and a wide variety of databases offering online access to over 90,000 periodicals. Remote access to the Library’s catalog and full-text online databases is available to Lane students and staff. 

Instruction and Services: Librarians provide information assistance to individual students, faculty and staff; offer classes in library research skills; present orientations to classes; assist with the preparation of research assignments; prepare specialized bibliographies; design course-specific web pages; and work with faculty to develop the Library’s collection and provide curriculum support. Lane students can borrow materials from libraries in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The library also provides computers and equipment, group study rooms, video viewing, a library classroom, and assistive technology.

Hours: The Library is open 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday. The Library is closed Saturday and Sunday.

Open Educational Resources (OER): Some classes at Lane use Open Educational Resources (OER). OER take the place of more expensive textbooks, reducing the overall cost of taking the class. For more information on classes using free and low-cost materials, visit www.lanecc.edu/oer or email oer@lanecc.edu

Longhouse

Main Campus, Building 31, (541) 463-3660, www.lanecc.edu/longhouse or email longhouse@lanecc.edu

The Lane Community College Longhouse is a multi-use facility available to all students and provides program and classroom space for culturally appropriate activities. Lane Community College was the first in the State of Oregon to open the doors of a Longhouse on a community college campus. Situated in Kalapuya territory, the Longhouse is a sovereign space where Native American students and the community can share their values and cultures to create mutual learning relationships. The Longhouse continues its mission to provide a culturally sustainable home and place of learning. The elegant building is a container of rich and diverse Native American cultures. 

Maxwell Student Veterans Center

Main Campus, Building 19, Room 233, www.lanecc.edu/va

The Maxwell Student Veterans Center provides a place on campus for student veterans to gather. The Center provides a lounge space, quiet study room, computers, and a meeting/workshop room. The center is operated by professional staff and several student workers who help veterans access resources and connect to other veterans on campus. The center offers programs and workshops designed to support veterans’ academic success and completion, as well as peer tutoring and mentoring. The center is also the home base for Lane’s chapter of the Student Veteran Association.

Music, Dance and Theatre Arts

Main Campus, Building 6, 541.463.3108, www.lanecc.edu/perarts

Music: Music students at Lane have many opportunities to perform publicly as soloists and as members of vocal and instrumental ensembles. Lane has a chamber choir, concert choir, gospel choir, symphonic band, jazz ensemble, chamber orchestra, and jazz combos. These groups perform regularly at term’s end and on special occasions, including tours. Solo musicians are encouraged to perform in showcases held once or twice a term, usually at noon, on the main stage. Some of Lane’s music ensembles are open to all students, others require auditions. Lane features a two-year curriculum designed for music majors, a vibrant music technology program that offers an AAS degree in Music Technology and Sound Engineering, and a variety of general music courses accessible even to beginners. Individual lessons are available for voice and various instruments. Whether students already have some music training or want to get started, they can share the joy of making music at Lane.

Dance: Dance students have a variety of performance opportunities throughout the year. Students perform on the main stage in Open Show at the end of each term. Open Show is an informal, supportive and fun performance opportunity where dancers of all levels hone their technical and performing skills. Intermediate and advanced level dancers audition for the Lane Dance Company where they work with faculty and guest choreographers on original and repertory work for the annual faculty concert Collaborations. The Works Student Dance Concert showcases student choreographers and dancers in a formal theatrical setting. Students move from the studio studying choreography, to the stage where they learn about lighting, costuming, and performance skills. Lane’s dance program is designed for dance majors to transfer to 4-year programs. It is a two-year curriculum based in technique, somatics, creativity and performance that develops the dancer physically, intellectually and emotionally.

Theatre Productions: Productions are the logical outcome of class work, and Lane strongly encourages its theatre arts students to audition for shows. Public performance is the ultimate test of skill and courage. The Theatre Arts program produces several shows a year. Casting policy puts students first and often includes guest artists and performers from the greater Lane community and beyond. Lane has earned a reputation for producing some of the best shows in the area.

The Student Production Association is the producing arm of the Theatre program offering students the opportunity to participate in all aspects of producing a full season of productions. Each year we regularly produce student written plays as well as an independent film. Lane faculty maintains strong relations with other producing groups in the community, often recommending students upon the request of that organization and providing students an opportunity to receive credit for their work. Talent grants and scholarships are available. For more information, call 541.463.5648.

Sports and Fitness

Fitness Center, Main Campus, Building 5, Room 101, 541.463.3987, www.lanecc.edu/fec/tour-fitness-education-center

The Fitness Education Center provides state-of-the-art exercise equipment and educational instruction in health and fitness. Staff and students gain access to the center during open hours by registering for Fitness Education: Introduction. Students and staff may continue to take the course by registering for Fitness Education: Returning. Students satisfy course requirements through attending exercise sessions during usage hours. The class is available for credit or fee-based CRN through Recreational Sports Program. The environment is supportive, not competitive, educational and encourages people of all fitness levels and abilities. In addition, a professionally trained and dedicated staff is always available for personal guidance.

Recreational Sports Program, Main Campus, Building 5, Room 204, 541.463.5293, www.lanecc.edu/healthpe/recreation A current valid student ID or other proof of current term enrollment is required for participation/purchase.

The Recreational Sports program offers a selection of services at discounted rates for eligible students. These include: community sports, family activities, trips and outings, on campus drop-in opportunities, and discounted admissions to local attractions/activities. Eligible Lane students may participate in local athletic leagues at discounted rates. The one-day and weekend events offer an opportunity for social growth and recreational participation in a safe and fun environment. By design, the program is intended to create a climate where everyone is welcome. Participation in the program is voluntary and determined by interest. Please visit the Recreation Office in the Building 5 foyer area for current term offerings. All recreational sports activities are governed by regulations provided in the Recreational Sports Handbook and supervised by the Recreational Sports office.

Intercollegiate Athletics, Main Campus, Building 5, Room 205, 541.463.5599, www.lanetitans.com

Lane Community College sponsors intercollegiate athletics that encourage an emphasis on academics, personal development, personal enrichment, community support, career development, and athletic excellence. The intercollegiate athletic program offers students opportunities to compete in ten varsity sports: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men’s and Women’s Track and Field, Men’s Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Teams participate in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) with 36 other Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Canadian colleges. The NWAC governs the conference, which is divided into four main regions (north, east, south, and west). Lane competes in the southern region. Qualifiers from each region compete annually for conference championship titles.

Women’s Sports Men’s Sports
Basketball Baseball
Cross Country Basketball
Soccer Cross Country
Track & Field Soccer
Volleyball Track & Field

The administration of the Athletic program is conducted through the Athletics, Fitness & Recreation Division. The director oversees all employees of the Intercollegiate Athletic and Recreational programs. Personnel include the athletic director, head coaches, assistant coaches, athletic trainer, athletic administrative specialist, student recreation director, recreation assistants, and student academic coordinator.

Student Engagement

Main Campus, Office of Student Engagement, Center Building, Room 201 and 202, 541.463.3284, www.lanecc.edu/ose

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) encourages students to engage in learning without limits by advancing opportunities that allow for growth and development within and beyond the classroom setting. Through partnerships with several academic and student affairs departments on campus, we promote integrative learning and assist students with connecting to college resources and programs including student activities, student organization development, leadership programming, cultural competency community service, diversity, and multicultural education.

Student Government

Associated Students of Lane Community College (ASLCCSG)

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 201, 541.463.3171, www.lanecc.edu/aslcc

The Associated Students of Lane Community College (ASLCC) is the student body at the Lane Community College Main Campus. All credit students at the main campus who are currently enrolled and have paid the mandatory student activity fee are members the ASLCC. The Associated Students of Lane Community College Student Government (ASLCCSG) is an organization of elected and appointed students who represent the student body (ASLCC). Yearly, elections are held to choose who will represent ASLCCSG members in student government. The elected positions in student government are the President, Vice President, and 10 Senators-at-large.

* This fee is subject to change pending the Student Activity Fee Recommendations (SAFC) to the President and Board of Education.

Student Government Programs

  • The Rainy Day Food Pantry, Center Building Basement, Room 006, is a student-run, student led on-campus pantry providing the students of Lane Community College with nutritious food and personal hygiene products.
  • Snack Shack, Building 1, Second Floor. This is a student run, student led convenience store offering snacks and beverages to the students of Lane Community College
  • The Stash, located in Center Building Basement, Room 006, is a non-profit, free thrift store for current, registered students of Lane Community College.

Council of Clubs

Main Campus, Center Building, Room 201, www.lanecc.edu/ose/council-clubs

The Council of Clubs is a representative body of active and ratified clubs on campus. The purpose of the Council is to plan clubs activities on campus, provide support for clubs, and to encourage an active club presence on campus. For more information on currently active clubs, go to lanecc.campuslabs.com/engage

Student Identity Unions

Asian Pacific Islander Student Union

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 210, 541.463.3245

The Asian Pacific Islander Student Union (APISU) mission is to offer a space for Asian and Pacific Islander students at Lane Community College (LCC) to meet and network in order to educate, promote, and encourage awareness of Asian Pacific Islander cultures and traditions at LCC and within our community locally, nationally, and internationally.

Black Student Union

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 210, 541.463.5340

The Black Student Union (BSU) is a student-based organization focused on the cultural, social and academic needs of African-American students attending Lane. It seeks to build cultural and community bridges in the general context of the academic environment. The BSU is open to all students, regardless of race, creed, color, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. Membership requires a commitment to the BSU mission. BSU is committed to the development of cross-cultural ties with all groups on campus and in the community at-large.

Native American Student Association

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 210 & Longhouse, 541.463.5238

The Native American Student Association (NASA) of Lane Community College assists American Indian, Alaskan Natives, and Indigenous peoples in maintaining cultural values while pursuing their educational goals. NASA emphasizes the support, safety, and the educational success of the Native Americans and other ethnicities of Lane Community College. NASA is also involved in the recruitment of Native American high school students and the retention of college students as they pursue their Post–Secondary Education.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Azatlan (MEChA)

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 210, 541.463.5144

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEChA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people. We believe that political involvement and education is the avenue for change in our society.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 202H, 541.463.3253

The Gender & Sexuality Alliance is a student-run organization dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment for LGBTQA people and their Straight Allies to come together and express themselves, while working toward bettering their community and combating homophobia.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

541.463.5142, www.lanecc.edu/ptk

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honors society for students enrolled in two-year colleges. It originated in 1918 in Mississippi and has over 1,000 chapters which honor students’ academic achievement in every discipline. The Sigma Zeta Chapter began at Lane in 1968 and is one of the oldest chapters in Oregon. To join, students must currently be enrolled in a degree, certificate or transfer program, have completed 12 full-time or 18 part time credits, and have a GPA of 3.25 or better. There are one-time dues which are payable in several options.

Student Help Desk (SHeD)

Main Campus, Center Building, 2nd Floor, 541.463.3333, www.lanecc.edu/learningcommons/student-help-desk; live online chat and online knowledgebase at help.lanecc.edu or email shed@lanecc.edu

Knowledgeable staff are ready to provide immediate assistance to students with Moodle, myLane, wireless access and other academic technologies. Call, email, drop by, or use the online chat tool. The SHeD is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The Self-Help Knowledgebase has answers to many commonly asked questions and is available anytime.

Student Email

Lane Community College has established email as an official means of communication with students. Your student email account is used by the college to communicate important information such as course changes, information about your program of study, and notifications about academic recognition. You can also use the account for personal correspondence. Students can get help with their email accounts at the Student Help Desk (SHeD) at 541.463.3333, email shed@lanecc.edu or visit the Student Help Desk in the library.

Student Legal Services

Access the Law, 245 W. 13th Avenue, Eugene. 541.686.4890

Legal advice is free and available to all credit students on main campus and is funded through the mandatory student activity fee. An attorney is available 20 hours per week with limited hours during summer term. Appointments may be made through the Access the Law office, Information can be found on campus at the Center For Student Engagement Center Building 201, 541.463.3284

Student Survivor Legal Services

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 215, 541-346-4666

A free, confidential resource, for Lane Community College students, who have been victims of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, or stalking. Make an appointment at ssls.uoregon.edu/

Student Publications

DENALI Literary Arts Magazine, Center Building, Room 024, 541.463.5897, www.lanecc.edu/llc/denali

DENALI is a publication of Lane Community College. We publish annually in Spring term. Denali accepts original submissions from Lane County residents and LCC students at any time. The Denali encourages artists of all types to submit their works. These can include, but are not limited to: paintings, photographs, short stories, poetry, prose, fine art, graphic art, jewelry, ceramics, and clothing. Students wishing to submit copy or art, or become involved in any aspect of producing the magazine may contact the Denali editor at denali@lanecc.edu.

Torch, Center Building, Room 008, 541.463.5654, www.lanecc.edu/mediaarts/torch

The Torch is an award-winning, student-produced, weekly campus newspaper with an average circulation of 2,200 copies. Published by authority of the Lane Community College Board of Education through the LCC Media Commission, it is an autonomous newspaper free from censorship by the college administration, faculty, and student government. Students interested in joining the Torch staff may contact the Torch editor at editor@lcctorch.com, 541.463.5655, or Charlie Deitz, news and editorial advisor, at 541.463.5654.

Substance Abuse Prevention

The Recovery Center, Main Campus, Building 1, Room 103, 541.463.5178, www.lanecc.edu/ccc/substance-abuse-prevention

The Recovery Center offers comprehensive and confidential substance abuse prevention services for students and staff. Services include information, referral and individual and group counseling about issues which affect students, staff and their families. The Recovery Center facilitates the formation of student-run support groups on topical issues such as Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. While these meetings are listed in the community as open meetings, they are facilitated by Lane students and therefore are subject to time changes from term to term. They are not held during finals week and school breaks. The center is closed summer term.

All services are open to currently enrolled Lane Community College students (and their families) in credit, Adult Basic and Secondary Education, and Workforce Development classes. There is no cost to students or their families. Most services are provided by professionally trained staff. Information and referral services are provided by trained volunteers and students. All services provided are confidential.

Sustainability

Lane offers a variety of degrees and courses that include sustainability issues and practices. For more information, see the Sustainability website at www.lanecc.edu/sustainability. For a list of courses identified as having sustainability as a central focus, see Sustainability-Focused Courses  

Lane is committed to:

  • Integrating practices that support and improve the health of systems that sustain life.
  • Providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that builds understanding of sustainable ecological, social, and economic systems, concern for environmental justice, and the competence to act on such knowledge.
  • Equipping and encouraging all students and staff to participate actively in building a socially diverse, just, and sustainable society, while cultivating connections to local, regional, and global communities.

Student clubs

  • Green Chemistry Club, contact: Science Department or faculty advisor John Thompson at 541.463.5199 or thompsonj@lanecc.edu
  • Learning Garden Club, contact: Learning Garden Specialist at 541.463.5899 or learninggarden@lanecc.edu
  • Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group, contact: 541.463.5166 or ospirg@lanecc.edu

Testing Office

Main Campus, Building 1, Room 116, 541.463.5324, www.lanecc.edu/testing or email testingoffice@lanecc.edu

For current information about Testing Service office hours, fees, to make an appointment and other details, please visit the website.

The Lane Community College Testing Office is committed to providing professional testing services to the school and community. The LCC Testing Office follows the National College Test Association (NCTA) Professional Standards and Guidelines. The college staff use tests as one of several counseling/advising tools, not merely as a record of performance. We provide all students an opportunity to discuss their test results with a counselor/advisor who will assist them in exploring the meaning and implications of their test results.

Students who wish to take vocational interest surveys and personality inventories need to see a counselor to determine if a test is desirable and to get a referral.

Titan Store

Main Campus, Center Building, 1st floor

The Titan Store carries course materials, textbooks, e-books, textbook rentals, general books, art supplies, computer hardware and software, and a variety of snacks and drinks. Students may also purchase clothing, gifts and school supplies.

TRiO Programs

TRiO, Main Campus, Building 1, Room 219, 541.463.3131, www.lanecc.edu/trio

TRiO STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math), Main Campus, Building 1, Room 218, 541.463.3138, www.lanecc.edu/trio

The TRiO Learning Center at Lane Community College helps students succeed. It is a federally funded program with the goal of helping students stay in school and successfully graduate from Lane Community College and/or transfer to a four-year institution. The services are provided free to eligible students to assist them in meeting the varied challenges of college life. Contact TRiO at www.lanecc.edu/trio/contacts

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met to qualify for TRiO:

  • enrollment or acceptance for enrollment at Lane Community College.
  • working full-time toward a degree at Lane and have a need for academic support.
  • U.S. citizen or registered permanent resident.
  • one or more of the following applies:
    • neither parent received a four-year degree
    • qualify for financial aid or meet financial need guidelines
    • have a documented disability that interferes with education

Tutoring Services

www.lanecc.edu/tutor

Tutoring Services coordinates free drop-in tutoring in many subject areas and centers on main campus. All tutoring is free to currently enrolled Lane students and provides one-on-one assistance in academic endeavors.

Tutor Central/Writing Center, Center Building, 211, www.lanecc.edu/tutor/tutor-central

  • Tutors assist students in writing, MTH 10/20, Moodle, MyLane, and computer skills (CS 120  and CIS 101 ). Visit the website for hours.
  • The Writing Center is a free service where trained professional and peer Writing Coaches act as a practice audience and support Lane Community College students in their reading, speaking, and writing development.

Business Resource Center, Building 19, Room 249, 541.463.5799 www.lanecc.edu/business/business-resource-center or email brc@lanecc.edu

  • The Business Resource Center provides assistance with Business courses. Visit the website for hours.

CIT Computer Lab, Building 19, Room 135, www.lanecc.edu/cit/computer-lab

  • The Computer Information Technology Department has tutoring available for all students enrolled in all CS and CIS classes (except CS 120  and CIS 101 ). Visit the website for hours.  

Math Resource Center, Building 16, Room 169,  www.lanecc.edu/math/math-resource-center

  • The Math Resource Center (MRC) provides support for all students taking mathematics courses at Lane. Visit the website for hours.

Music, Dance, and Theatre Arts Resource Center, Building 6, www.lanecc.edu/perarts/music/mdta-resource-center

  • The resource center provides reference material, music theory tutorial software and a large library of recordings and listening materials for Music, Dance and Theatre students. Visit the website for hours.

Online Tutoring: Lane students are able to access free, online tutoring. Subjects include writing (synchronous and asynchronous), math, chemistry, physics, statistics, economics, calculus, accounting, psychology and more. Find more details at www.lanecc.edu/tutor and click on Online Tutoring.

Science Resource Center, Building 16, 541.463.5041, www.lanecc.edu/science/src

  • Drop-in tutoring, microscopes, models, textbooks, and a computer tutorial for anatomy and physiology are available. Visit the website for hours.

Adult Basic and Secondary Education The ABSE Volunteer Tutor program provides individual and small group tutoring for adult students in Basic Skills, GED, and English as a Second Language.

Veterans Benefits and Certification

Building 1, first floor

VA Educational Benefits Building 1, (Lobby), 541-463-5663, www.lanecc.edu/esfs/veterans-education-certification-information or email VAEdBenefits@lanecc.edu

Programs at Lane Community College are approved by the Oregon Department of Education, State Approving Agency and the VA as a qualified training institution for students eligible for VA education benefits. All applications for VA educational benefits and enrollment certifications are processed through the VA Regional Office in Muskogee, OK; 1-888-442-4551 or gibill.va.gov.

Eligibility Rules VA Education Benefits are complex and students may have choices to make to determine which benefit chapter they wish to utilize. All who qualify for benefits need to submit an application to the VA through Vets.gov. Students may qualify for more than one VA Benefit Chapter but can only be certified for one at a time. For more information, contact VA Educational Benefits at VAEdBenefits@lanecc.edu.

Credit Load/Payment For payment purposes during a standard term, 12 credits is considered full-time. A credit load less than 12 credits is pro-rated at the rate determined by the VA benefit chapter the student is receiving. For non-standard terms (summer) or courses that do not follow the standard term length, the actual dates of the course are reported to the VA.

Program of Study Students using VA educational benefits must be enrolled in an approved degree or certificate program and only courses applicable toward the degree or certificate and their prerequisites can be certified for VA payment.

Academic Progress Standards  The VA is notified every term that a student is placed on an academic alert. Academic Progress Standards are listed in this catalog and are provided to new students upon initial establishment of your VA file at Lane.  

Schedule Changes, Drops and Adds Students using VA benefits must report all schedule changes made after a term planner has been submitted.  Schedule changes may impact a student’s VA reimbursement, particularly those occurring after the term’s refund period (first week of the term). Students should communicate with the Veterans Benefits Office before making schedule changes, drops, or adds to determine the possible impact on education benefits.

Important Veteran Benefit Information

Course Applicability Only courses satisfying program requirements (or prerequisites) outlined in a student’s curriculum guide or graduation evaluation form can be certified for VA purposes. If a student takes a course that does not fulfill a program requirement, it cannot be certified with the VA. Excessive electives, for example, that are not needed to fulfill a student’s program requirements, cannot be certified with the VA. Payment of tuition and fees for courses that do not meet VA applicability rules are the student’s responsibility. In order for prerequisites to be certified with the VA for major requirements in math, English, and writing, testing results from Testing Services must indicate they are necessary. Students needing remedial courses (below 100 level) must enroll in the in-class version (not online) in order to receive VA benefits for these classes.

Repeating Courses Classes that are successfully completed may not be certified again for VA purposes if they are repeated. However, if a student fails a class, or if a program requires a higher grade than the one achieved, that course may be repeated. Payment of tuition and fees for courses that cannot be certified with the VA are the student’s responsibility.

Program Changes Students utilizing VA benefits must keep their program of pursuit current with the Veterans Benefits Office and on their Lane account. Students cannot be certified until discrepancies of a declared program are resolved. The program declared is reported to the VA every term.

Grades Individual grades are not reported to the VA but Incomplete and non-punitive (No Pass, Audit) grades are reported. Students receiving these grades at the end of the term will have an amended certification processed with the VA. This may result in a benefit adjustment as determined by the VA. Students are encouraged to successfully complete all classes for credit to avoid VA debts.

Program Planners All students wanting to use VA education benefits must submit a completed term planner to the Veterans Benefits Office each term. VA certification cannot be processed without a term planner. The term planner must be signed by Academic Advising. To ensure course applicability and compliance with VA regulations, each term before classes are certified, the student’s registered classes will be compared to the program planner. Only those classes required for successful program completion will be certified with the VA. Students are encouraged to communicate with Academic Advising prior to registering for any classes to ensure they are applicable and required for the program they are pursuing. Term planners should be received in the Veterans Benefits Office no later than 45 days before the term starts to ensure time for processing. Submission later than 45 days prior may result in delayed receipt of VA benefits. Changes to a previously submitted term planner will require either a new planner to be submitted or an email from your advisor confirming the course is applicable to your program.

Certification New students are required to complete the intake document packet with the Veterans Benefits Office to establish your VA file at Lane. These documents must be completed before we can process a certification to the VA. This initial establishment of your file includes providing official transcripts from prior schools to determine if credit has been earned, and submitting a VA certificate of eligibility (or equivalent from eBenefits) or VA Form 28-1995 for CH 31 students. 

Certification for a term occurs after the student has registered and submitted a term planner. A new term planner is required every term. Certification can occur up to 120 days before the term begins. Our standard is to process all VA certifications within 30 days of the term starting. Students will receive an email from the VA at the time their certification is processed. This will be sent to your my.lanecc.edu email account. Students should review the certification email and notify the Veterans Benefits Office if a discrepancy is identified. Initially credits only are reported to the VA. After the first week of the term, tuition and fees are reported. Students using CH 33 benefits should see the VA funds credited to their Lane account approximately six weeks after the term has started.

VA Payments VA students should monitor their school’s financial account on a regular basis. Failure to monitor and inquire about unpaid charges may result in late fees or the inability to register for upcoming terms.

In accordance with 38 USC 3679(e), Lane’s policy is to not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from the VA under chapter 31 or 33. If this should occur, please contact the Veteran’s Benefits Office so that any discrepancies can be resolved.  

VA and financial aid payments operate within different time periods. Students should not assume when the VA will make payments to them personally, when they will be applied to their school account, or when financial aid refunds will be dispersed. Students receiving financial aid in conjunction with VA benefits will not receive financial aid funds until their Lane account is paid in full. Unforeseen circumstances may occur which could delay when the VA payment is received. Students should also monitor their eBenefits account to see when VA payments are scheduled for deposit to their personal bank account.

Flight Technology An addendum to the Lane Course Catalog is the Flight Technology Information Bulletin, or FTIB, which details current flight training costs (hourly aircraft rental and instructional rates, etc.). This addendum will be provided to the veteran student upon first contact with the Flight Technology Office.

Prior Credits (Transcripts) Students applying for VA benefits at Lane who have received college credits at other schools, using VA benefits or not, must provide official transcripts to Lane before their first certification is processed to the VA. Joint Services Transcripts (JST) will be requested by Lane personnel. Air Force veterans will need to request their military transcript from the Community College of the Air Force. These transcripts ensure all prior awarded credit is applied toward the student’s program at Lane and that passed courses are not repeated. Students’ past enrollments may also be checked with the National Student Clearinghouse. 

Lane Email Communication with VA students by email is done through the student’s my.lanecc.edu email account. Students should periodically view your school email to ensure you do not miss important communication related to your VA benefits. Email can be accessed through myLane.

Basic Choice Act  A student is entitled to pay tuition and fees at Lane Community College at the rates provided for Oregon residents without regard to the length of time the person has resided in this state if the student resides in this state while enrolled in the institution and the student is:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.•
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Oregon while attending a school located in Oregon (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.