Illinois College aims to provide an optimum environment for teaching and learning. To this end, we encourage all members of the community to be considerate in their use of cell phones and other electronic communications devices. No conversation on a cell phone should take place when a class or meeting or other public event (such as convocation or concert) is in progress. In general, all electronic devices should be turned off inside academic buildings. When it is necessary to leave such devices turned on, all members of the Illinois College community should endeavor to receive only non-audible signals. When receiving a phone call on a cell phone, conversations should in all cases be carried on away from other individuals.