Student Handbook



Welcome to the one hundred and sixty-nineth year of Illinois Wesleyan University, founded in 1850. The Division of Student Affairs is pleased to offer this edition of the Student Handbook in support and celebration of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

The Student Handbook is intended to inform the Illinois Wesleyan University community about policies and procedures concerning students. It consolidates information from many sources on topics ranging from academic processes to University services. It seeks to assist in the orientation of new students and to provide all students with an up-to-date reference on significant matters relating to University life.  

In order to preserve the rights of both the individual and the University, it is essential that all students are aware of all institutional policies and regulations.  

It is the responsibility of each student to be knowledgeable with the contents of this Handbook. For their own benefit, students are urged to familiarize themselves with all relevant portions of the Student Handbook and ask for clarification of any information by contacting the Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students.  

The Division of Student Affairs trusts you will find your Student Handbook helpful throughout the year.



Illinois Wesleyan University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504, phone number: (312) 263-0456.


Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity and expression, disability, or national origin in its admissions policies, educational programs and activities, or employment policies. Inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policy should be directed to the Office of the President, Illinois Wesleyan University, P.O. Box 2900, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900.

Illinois Wesleyan expressly recognizes the requirements of Title IX legislation.  Title IX complaints should be reported to the University's Title IX coordinator, who is Cindy Lotz, Director ofHuman Resources, Title IX Coordinator (Holmes Hall 211, 309-556-35365,

Illinois Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. The Vice President for Business and Finance, the Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, and the Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Standards are designated by the University to coordinate all efforts to comply with Section 504 and its implementing regulation 34 C.F.R. Part 104 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All questions should be directed to the University compliance coordinators indicated above.

The programs, policies and regulations contained in this handbook are subject to change without prior notice, and the University specifically reserves the right to make whatever changes may be necessary at any time. It is the policy of Illinois Wesleyan, however, to give such notice of planned changes as will ensure adjustment without undue inconvenience. Toward this end, substantial changes are usually made effective only at the beginning of a term. Inquiries in regard to policy changes which are not published or which are pending should be addressed to the Office of the President.