Parent Information

At Jackson College, parents and family are our partners in student success. With your help, we can help your student achieve their goals, develop their personal identity and prepare for life’s challenges.

The following requirements have been put into place in regards to guests within Student Housing. Student Housing also reserves the right to modify any residents’ guest privileges based on violation of guest policy or the concern and safety and/or well-being of the community.

Guests must be signed in and out at the front desk and must leave a picture ID, state-issued identification card, driver’s license, or military ID at the desk for the duration of their visit. Nonresident guests will be required to fill out a background information form. Information must be printed in a legible format. Failure to comply will result in refusal of entry.

Guests must be escorted by their host at all times. Guests are held to the same standard as each resident, and the person hosting the guest is responsible for ensuring they do not violate policies or disrupt the community. If policies are violated, the guest’s host will also be held responsible.

The resident host is responsible for all the actions of their guest while they are present in the residence halls. The host may be subject to disciplinary action when guests (while present in the residence halls) violate housing policies, Jackson College policies, or local laws.

Minor Guests

Residents are permitted to have guests under the age of 18 only during the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the written approval from a Housing professional staff member, 48 hours prior to the visit. All guests under the age of 18 must have completed the Permission Form for Minors in Housing including written permission from a parent or legal guardian. The resident host must supervise all guests under the age of 18 at all times. The Permission Form for Minors in Housing can be retrieved from the front desk of any Student Housing unit.

Minor Authorization Form

Number of Guests

Student Housing only allows for four guests per suite for each of the buildings with a maximum of two guests per person in the suite. The two-person restriction does not apply to parents or legal guardians who would like to bring in their children with them. For example, a parent with two children would be able to visit their resident living on campus without the two-person restriction applying to them.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that provides students with the right to review their education records, to request amendment of their records, to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information, and to file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education. Information regarding the rights of Jackson College students under FERPA (pdf) is available on the JC Policy website. This information includes Jackson College procedures for reviewing and requesting amendment of education records, notice of the types of information the College has designated as directory information, and students’ right to withhold the release of their directory information. The FERPA Authorization Form (pdf) is found on Jackson College website or from the Student Services department.

Center for Student Success

At the Center for Student Success (CSS), we are committed to providing all students the opportunity to achieve academic success by providing a variety of support services free of charge to Jackson College students. This includes, but is not limited to, peer and faculty tutoring, mental health referral, temporary assistance with transportation, various workshops/seminars, and the TRIO program.

In addition, the CSS staff is committed to adapting the College’s general services to meet the individual needs of otherwise qualified students with disabilities, for the purpose of providing equal access to all programs and facilities.

Inclusive Excellence

Jackson College is deeply committed to serving the diverse citizens of the greater Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties. It is our utmost desire to continue to provide an atmosphere that is warm, engaging and rich in cultural diversity. Jackson College has a long standing tradition of providing the greater Jackson community with culturally rich, educational and entertaining programs. We also provide our students with a variety of opportunities to get involved in. These organizations provide our students with the opportunity to take a leading role in campus and community leadership.

Health Clinic

Jackson College has partnered with Allegiance Health to offer JC students and employees medical care evaluation and treatment from the clinic’s caring staff. A licensed nurse practitioner and technical staff will be in the office to see patients, make diagnosis and assessment, prescribe medications or make referrals. JC nursing and allied health students will also assist as part of their education. Use of the clinic is available to all current employees and students at minimal cost. Lab work may be billed to insurance. The clinic can provide receipts that patients may submit to the insurance companies for reimbursement.

International Student Institute

The International Student Institute provide complete support for international students from recruitment through graduation as well as providing study abroad opportunities, and helping to enhance the global dimensions of the College.

Oasis Center

Jackson College partners with Family Service and Children’s Aid (FSCA) to offer Jackson College students and employees a wide range of behavioral health services. Licensed mental health and substance abuse clinicians, along with the Oasis Navigator, will be available to provide individualized support at the Oasis Center or assist the individual in obtaining services at FSCA main office located in downtown Jackson. The Oasis Navigator will connect students and employees with the appropriate community support to meet the individual’s needs. The navigator will also provide advocacy for the individual.

Paying for College

Resources for the business office, payment portals and financial aid.

Student Handbook

This website is a resource for the student to use to know the academic and student conduct policies, as well as the resources available on campus to help a student to be as successful as possible.

Student Services

Jackson College strives to be a world-class institution. We could not do that without the support of our students. We want you to be successful, and we strive to facilitate your achievement by offering various services, opportunities for community involvement and locations to best serve you. While you are here, make the most of the opportunities afforded you. Meet other students. Get involved in campus life. Visit with the faculty and seek their counsel. Above all else, make a difference in and out of the classroom. Student Services is the one-stop-shop for advising, financial aid, registration and admissions.