This school has seen its share of trouble over the last year and things aren’t getting better.

The Chicago Tribune reports.

Crisis deepens for College of DuPage

For the past year, Gloria Roark has told her classmates at the College of DuPage not to worry.

Yes, the school has been plagued by a series of scandals that led to the president’s firing. Yes, the board of trustees often bickers like children. And, yes, the school is under federal investigation.

But Roark — the student representative on the college’s board of trustees — felt certain the school would overcome its difficulties. That optimism faded this past week, when the state’s largest community college was placed on probation by its accrediting agency and the elected trustees’ infighting brought college business to a standstill when half of them failed to show up for a meeting.

“I’ve been telling people everything would be OK,” said Roark, a biology major from Aurora. “I can’t say that anymore. I’m worried and I don’t know how it’s going to be fixed.”

The college’s yearlong crisis deepened last week, following the extremely rare sanction from the Higher Learning Commission, which found serious concerns with the school’s integrity and governance. Though it sounds innocuous, probation is the toughest punishment the agency can levy at this point and it carries an ugly stigma in the world of higher education.