2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 15, 2024  
2023-2024 EGCC Catalog and Student Handbook

Student Support Services



Advising

New, continuing and returning students are to be scheduled by an Enrollment Specialist or Faculty Advisor in their major course of study. Students should use the Student Portal and/or maintain contact with their Enrollment Specialist through graduation.

Academic Advisor/Faculty Advisors.

Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors help students clarify and reach their desired academic goals. Both the Academic Advisors and Faculty Advisors will assist students in selecting an appropriate plan of study, review student progress on the core curriculum, review major eligibility, discuss applicable academic policies, make individualized course recommendations, and provide other appropriate guidance.

TRIO Scholars

The TRIO Scholars Program also known as “TRIO Student Support Services” provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary and/or higher education. The goal of TRIO Scholars is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transition from one level of higher education to the next. All services are offered to in-seat and online students.

Who is Eligible?

Eligibility requirements for TRIO Scholars includes one or more of the following:

  • Is a U.S. citizen or national of U.S.
  • Is enrolled at EGCC or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term.
  • Is a low-income individual (as determined by the federal guidelines) or a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) or an individual with a disability (as determined by the EGCC Student Success Center).

The following services will be offered:

  • Academic and Financial Literacy workshops
  • The “Transfer Opportunity Program”
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Academic advising and registration
  • Tutoring
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Career and transfer activities
  • Grant-aid funding

How do students become involved?

Interested students should contact TRIO Scholars at (740) 264-5591 at the Steubenville County. Campus, (330) 480-0726 at the Youngstown Campus or visit the website at www.egcc.edu/TRIO Scholars to complete the online application. Student Support Services is a TRIO program 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

TRIO Educational Opportunity Center

Eastern Gateway’s TRIO Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Program provides counseling and information on college admissions to qualified individuals who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC Program is to increase the number of participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

The EOC Program provides opportunities for projects that include: academic advice, personal counseling, and career workshops; information on postsecondary education opportunities and student financial assistance; help in completing applications for college admissions, testing, and financial aid; coordination with nearby postsecondary institutions; media activities designed to involve and acquaint the community with higher education opportunities; tutoring; mentoring; education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students; and programs and activities previously mentioned that are specially designed for students who have limited English proficiency, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education, students with disabilities, students who are homeless children and youths, students who are in foster care or are aging out of foster care system or other disconnected students.

Federal regulations require that the participants be at least one of the following:

  • A low-income student (family meets Federal Government Income Eligibility Guidelines, verified by Eastern Gateway)
  • A first-generation college student (signifies that neither parent nor guardian has graduated from a four-year institution at the time of student’s enrollment). Call (330) 480-0726 or visit www.egcc.edu for an application.

TRIO Upward Bound

Eastern Gateway Community College’s TRIO Upward Bound Program helps 64 low-income, potential first-generation college students in grades 9-12 from Buckeye Local, Edison, Indian Creek, Steubenville and Toronto High Schools to prepare for postsecondary education. This is achieved through Saturday and summer classes, tutoring, test preparation, mentoring, academic advising, career exploration, college visits, cultural events, college admission and financial aid application help, and other activities.

Interested students should stop by their school’s guidance office or call the Eastern Gateway Community College for more information. TRIO Upward Bound may be reached at (740) 264-5591 ext. 1776.

TRIO Upward bound is 100 percent federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education and was established in 2007.

Career Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center at Eastern Gateway Community College is dedicated to preparing its students and graduates for professional success throughout the lifetime of their careers. The center utilizes a practical, modern approach which ensures that its career counseling keeps pace with the demands of today’s evolving industries. From their first day of classes at EGCC until their retirement, students and graduates have full access to career-related services including: resume’ building, cover letter writing, interview preparation, internship search assistance, job search assistance, professional development, career workshops, on-campus recruiting, career fairs, and exposure to a wide array of employers.

Library and Information Commons

Library services and resources are available to all Eastern Gateway students through our local collections and through the OhioLINK consortium. Students may contact library staff in person, online or by phone. Contact information is available online at the library’s webpage. Books and other resources are available on campus and online. Pick-up/drop-off sites for library materials are available at both the Steubenville and Youngstown Campuses. Contact the Library and Information Commons staff for more information about hours and services at these sites. Online students that do not reside in or near Ohio will not have access to on-campus print and interlibrary loan services

Library materials are loaned to current students and patrons in good standing. Loan periods vary, and may range from overnight to two weeks, depending on the publication. Interlibrary loan services are available to students and patrons who reside in or near Ohio.

Students and patrons who do not return materials will have their library accounts placed on hold. Students and patrons must pay for lost and/or damaged items. Current library policies and procedures may be found on the library’s website.

Main Library

The main library is located in the center of the Steubenville Campus main building; it contains work areas designed to facilitate study, research, reading, and computer use. Internet access is available via PC workstations. Wi-Fi is available for those wishing to bring personal devices. The library is available for study and research to students, staff, and members of the public. Public users desiring to access the Internet via library computers must provide a current, valid photo ID before receiving a login and password. Students and staff are informed of copyright policies and are required to adhere to those policies while using the facilities for research.

Information Commons

The Information Commons is located in Quadrant A of the main building at the Youngstown Campus. It offers access to traditional library services, provides internet access via PC workstations, and has Wi-Fi available for those using personal devices. Staff members provide assistance to students needing help with accessing the student portal, with Microsoft Office products, and with accessing online classes or classes with online components.

Online Library Services (EGCC and OhioLINK)

Online library resources are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for the use of all library patrons at https://egcc.edu/library. Library users have access to a wealth of online resources available through our local collections as well as our OhioLINK membership. These resources include access to thousands of full-text eBooks, journals, magazines, and multimedia resources.

OhioLINK is a statewide consortium that provides shared access to the print library collections of its 100+ member institutions throughout Ohio.   The OhioLINK consortium also provides access to over 100 online research databases.  For more information on OhioLINK please visit: https://www.ohiolink.edu/.