All entering students are assigned an academic advisor, usually on the basis of the student’s potential area of academic interest. The advisor helps with course selection, adding or dropping courses. When the student declares a major (usually near the end of the sophomore year), an advisor from the student’s major department is assigned. Students may change advisors by going to the Office of the Dean of the College and speaking with the Associate Dean, who also monitors the academic progress of all students. Student Development focuses on personal and social issues but will also assist students with academic issues and problems.
Knox College provides learning support through the Center for Teaching and Learning. Learning support services in this center rely on a combination of student peer tutors and professional counseling. All inquiries regarding tutoring may be directed to the Center's director, John Haslem, at 309-341-7151or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short-term counseling services are available, free of charge, for professional counseling for a variety of personal issues through the Counseling Center. Special assistance to individuals with alcohol or drug-abuse problems is also available.
Student Health Service
Knox offers the Knox College Student Health Service to all students regularly enrolled for two or more credits each term. It provides students with access to cooperating physicians, radiology and lab services and transportation to and from these services. Students do not need to pay out-of-pocket for these services when they are provided by the independently practicing physicians in Galesburg who provide health care to students through a contract with the College.
Your student must be insured, either by a personal or family health insurance plan or through one of two optional plans offered by Knox College. Either of these plans can be purchased through Knox at a minimal premium cost. Both of the plans provide 12-month coverage. For complete information about these policies, contact the Office of Student Development.
Several banks in Galesburg accept student accounts and have cash machines: F&M Bank, 21 E. Main St.; Wells Fargo Bank, 200 E. Main St.; First Midwest Bank, 302 E. Main St., and First Bank, 101 E. Main St. There is also an on-campus ATM in the Student Union and in Post Hall.
The College Bookstore, located on the lower level of Seymour Union, stocks text books, basic necessities (shampoo, aspirin, etc.) and other items such as popular books, reference books, stationery, greeting cards, computer software and accessories and Knox memorabilia. Merchandise may be paid for with cash, check or credit card.