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As the largest community college in Illinois, College of DuPage works hard to meet the needs of its 21,000 students and key stakeholders as well as help strengthen the community. Sign up today to receive COD NOW, the College’s e-newsletter and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings! 
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‘Frida Kahloo: Timeless’ Exhibition at COD

Frida Kahlo

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity from June 5 – Sept. 6 to immerse yourself within the life and work of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Get up close and personal with dozens of original Frida pieces at the largest exhibition of her art in the Chicago area in more than 40 years.

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Message From the President

Dr. Brian Caputo

Want to gain insights from Dr. Brian Caputo regarding his outlook on the College, key milestones and future events? We’ve got you covered!

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Dreams Really Do Come True

Baby held after delivery

COD alumna Sarah Stetinaa helped facilitate the development of the first freestanding birth center in DuPage County, which is only the third such center in Illinois. It was truly her dream come true!

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Only at COD!

HSTI De-Escalation Simulator

Emergency response personnel often have to make split-second decisions under great pressure. To help those on the front lines utilize various techniques to defuse a potentially dangerous situation, first responders can now participate in COD’s state-of-the-art, multi-room de-escalation simulator It is the only one of its kind at any educational institution in the nation!

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Hope for the Future

Two people give a backpack to another person.

At the age of 9, COD Interim Associate Dean of Counseling and Advising Steve Gustis’ son Ryan Gustiss saw a homeless woman with a sign that said, “I’m not a bad girl, I just made a bad choice.” Inspired to help, he started The Backpack Project.

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