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The Courier is your direct link to the students of College of DuPage.

College of DuPage is a public institution in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Its main campus is located in the suburb of Glen Ellyn. Among the state’s public colleges and universities, College of DuPage, with more than 28,000 students, is the second largest provider of undergraduate education in the State of Illinois, after University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of DuPage offers more than 90 certificates programs and degrees for today’s occupational and technical careers, and nine associate’s degrees in 59 occupational and 45 transfer pre-baccalaureate programs. Roughly 20 percent of students attending COD already possess a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Students at College of DuPage come from many suburbs within District 502 and students are tied to their surrounding suburbs and the city of Chicago through residences and commercial endeavors. Students are active on our campus, in the community, and in local employment. Click here to see a map of all the communities included in the COD in-district attendance area and where all of the college’s campuses are located.

Advertising with The Courier connects you to over 28,000 undergraduate students per semester that take classes either at the main campus or at one of its four regional centers in Carol Stream, Addison, Naperville and Westmont.

To ask any questions about advertising, please contact the Courier staff at [email protected] Or, use our online ad submission process to get started:

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  • The COURIER will not accept ads that are libelous; promote academic dishonesty; violate federal, state or local laws; or encourage discrimination against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, color, creed, religion, national origin or disability. We reserve the right to edit or reject any ad copy, photos, graphics or entire ads. The COURIER encourages responsibility and good taste in advertising.
  • Only student media leaders, under the advisement of staff, can determine if an advertisement adheres to the student media advertising policy.
  • Each medium/platform is required to abide by the stipulations of the student media advertising policy.


Why does the Courier sell advertising space?

The Courier receives a portion of the fees students pay to attend the College of DuPage. The amount the Courier receives is based on decisions made by a board that allocates the fee revenue. As such, it is not a 100% reliable and renewable source of funding for the paper. It costs money to print the paper, host the website and host our podcasts. The majority of students who create content for the paper and its design are paid, hourly for their work. The more income the paper receives, the more students it can employ. The adviser for the Courier also receives a portion of the advertising proceeds, allowing the Courier to employ an adviser with more than 20 years of award-winning professional journalism experience. Advertising revenue also helps to minimize the Courier’s reliance on the college for funding. Maintaining as much independence as possible is important for a college newspaper as it minimizes the opportunities of college administration to censor the paper or shut it down by restricting or eliminating funding if it includes content it doesn’t like.

How does advertising impact the news content of the Courier?

The adviser for the Courier has full control over the advertising contained in the paper and on the Courier’s website. While the adviser provides input on the news content of the paper the student staff maintain 100% control over that content. In this way, decisions about how to cover issues, what issues to cover and where stories appear online and in the print edition are not impacted by the advertising that appears.



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