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The Division of Student Life fosters an environment of collaboration, responsibility, and mutual respect in partnership with students and all of our university colleagues.
We do this by:

  • Providing direct support and services to students
  • Advocating for students in a variety of settings
  • Connecting students with accurate referrals for academic and personal problems
  • Encouraging appreciation of diverse experiences and perspectives
  • Coordinating the university response to campus and student crises
  • Monitoring the campus environment and safety issues
  • Administering and advising the student judicial process
  • Supporting and serving as a resource for student family members

  • Welcome Message
  • Student Parking
  • Transportation
  • Health Care Services & Crisis Information

Dear Students,
As we journey through another school year, the Division of Student Life is excited to see how God will direct us and shape our campus. We have amazing opportunities that you’ll grow to cherish as it transforms your life. Whether you’re a new undergraduate, seasoned undergraduate or graduate student, the CCSJ Community is here to help you make the most out of your experience through a variety of programs, services, and resources.
A significant amount of your college life will involve activities outside of the classroom by participating in student clubs, leadership roles, the athletic program, intramurals, civic engagement, and cultural events. It is our goal to provide you with the tools necessary for understanding the policies and procedures bestowed upon all students of Calumet College of St. Joseph.
This is your opportunity to connect your purpose with your passion. Your classroom experiences, combined with leadership, service and involvement, create a powerful legacy. Your learning will never stop. I challenge you to take full advantage of these opportunities as a quality education consists of far more than academics alone.
Explore our website or reach out to learn more about our services. Even more, visit the Quentin P. Smith Student Center and get to know the staff members who are dedicated to advocating for and supporting students within the Calumet College of St. Joseph’s community.

The student’s acceptance of admission to Calumet College of St. Joseph reflects his/her desire to be a part of the total community, not simply a request for participation in the academic programs of the College. As a result of their co-curricular experiences, we anticipate our students will:

  • Demonstrate increasing and realistic self-appraisal and understanding
  • Describe their own cultural values and its impact on a larger community
  • Treat all with dignity and respect
  • Refrain from use of offensive and abusive language or behavior
  • Respect the property of all in the institution and community
  • Manner should be conducted to assure the safety of others
  • Develop capacity to understand and interact effectively with those that differ in belief, behavior, values and background
  • Abide by all local state or federal laws while on and off-campus or while engaged in college-related activities.

All out-of-state students residing in the Hammond, Whiting, & Robertsdale areas must have a CCSJ Parking Pass hanging in their car. Parking passes can be obtained from the Quentin P. Smith Student Lounge on the first floor. You must provide your license plate number to receive a parking pass.

The South Shore Line runs from Chicago to South Bend, the nearest stop being in Hammond at 4531 Hohman Avenue. Visit for more information.

North Township provides a FREE curb-to-curb bus service for residents named "Dial-A-Ride." Service only provides rides to locations within the North Township (East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, Munster and Whiting). Rides available on a first-come, first-serve basis between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Call 219-932-2530 to schedule a ride.

Calumet College of St. Joseph supports a healthy lifestyle among its students, and believes in the development of health maintenance values that will extend to the future workplace. The following describes what to do about accidents and illnesses that may occur as CCSJ students.
CCSJ does not provide a health service center. Many community agencies are available to assist students seeking counseling or treatment. Students who experience illnesses should seek the advice of their family physician. If a student has an accident on the College’s property, they should report the accident to campus security or the Office of Student Life immediately. If a student suffers an accident or illness while attending classes, the student should notify the instructor. If paramedic services or hospitalization is required, the student is financially responsible.
CCSJ maintains a network of local experts who can offer specialty care in mental health at the expense of the client. Regional Mental Health Center and Edgewater Behavioral Services offers a complete range of Adult Services that provide guidance and solutions to help clients work through difficult issues:

  • Anxiety, Depression & Panic Disorders
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Surviving Trauma (rape, incest, abuse, accidents)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Anger and Impulse Management
  • Living with Physical Disorders
  • Marital & Relationship Issues
  • Psychosis
  • Addictions
  • Residential Treatment
  • Case Management
  • Outpatient Services
  • Crisis & Emergency Treatment
  • Consultation, Education & Assessment

For immediate service 7 days a week, 24 hours a day contact:
Delia Lopez, MSW, LCSW
CCSJ Student Assistance Program Counselor
Office: 219-736-4067
Office: 219-888-5057

Report immediately all cases of sexual harassment, domestic violence, sexual assault, and discrimination to any CCSJ employee or a Title IX personnel. Click this link for additional information.

Regional Mental Health Center

With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves as CCSJ's primary mental health service provider. Regional has locations in Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

Stark Center
3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 398-7050

Strawhun Center
8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 769-4005
Fax: (219) 769-2508

New Patient Appointment
(219) 392-6001

24 Hour Crisis
(219) 769-4005

Edgewater Behavioral Health Services

Edgewater Systems provides a variety of crisis services including addiction rehabilitation, transition group homes, mental health services, and children and family services.
In case of an emergency, call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 219-885-4264.
For more information on the services Edgewater Systems provide visit

1100 West 6th Avenue
Gary, Indiana

In case of emergency, you can call our hotline: (219) 885-4264

Monday - Friday: 8:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Saturday: 8:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Calls answered 24 hrs. a day, 7 days a week

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Accidents and Illnesses

Whiting Medical Center provides prompt service for scrapes, lacerations, cuts, broken bones and bruises. Their team of physicians are highly trained in the art of suturing and bandaging for minor acute care and injury care. They perform complete physicals for school sports and vaccinations.

2075 Indianapolis Blvd,
Whiting, IN 46394
(219) 659-7000
Monday – Friday 10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Take the next step!

Student Life

Diane Bailey

Director of Student Activities

  • (219) 473-4222


  • Room 157

  • Hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
    9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

    11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.