About Dean Of Students

Information for Students Needing Help

We are here to help you!

UIC is dedicated to assisting all students experiencing personal difficulties no matter how serious or small the situation may seem. The resources listed below address some of the more commonly reported areas of difficulties students face. If your situation is not addressed below, or if you prefer to speak to someone, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 or any of the U and I Care partners for further assistance.

Do you need to talk to someone about a personal situation or an academic concern?

You can talk to someone on the Office of the Dean of Students about any personal matter. We will either provide you with direct assistance or make sure to connect you to the appropriate resource. Some examples of situations addressed by DOS include but are not limited to:

Crime Victims Assistance Personal Crisis Threats Bullying Homelessness
Food Insecurity Fire Victims Assistance Financial Emergencies
Academic Difficulties Death in the Family Hospitalization Religious Accommodations Legal Assistance
Suicidal Ideations or Attempts Dealing with Unwanted Advances Grade Dispute


List of Chicago Homeless Shelters List of Chicago-based Food Pantries


The Office of the Dean of Students
3030 Student Services Building
(312) 996-4857
dos@uic.edu
dos.uic.edu

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Are you feeling depressed or really stressed, emotional or anxious?

The Counceling Center provides a safe, supportive, and confidential setting to explore your concerns towards improving your emotional and physical well-being and your ability to better focus on your academics. Some examples of areas you can talk to a counselor about include but are not limited to:

Depression Anxiety Suicidal Ideations Dealing with a Crisis or Trauma Difficulties Transitioning to College
A Difficult Break-up Gender or Cultural Identity Concerns Stress Mental Health Concerns


Counseling Center
2010 Student Services Building
(312) 996-3490
counseling.uic.edu
In-Touch Hotline: (312)996-5535

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Not sure what to do if someone sexually assaulted you, is stalking you or you feel you are in an abusive relationship?

The Campus Advocacy Network is dedicated to providing you with confidential, anonymous, free services to UIC students who have experienced some form or sexual misconduct. Some of the specific areas you can talk to an advocate at CAN about include but are not limited to:

Stalking Sexual Assault Domestic/Dating Violence Hate Crime


Campus Advocacy Network
2010 Student Services Building
(312) 413-1025
can@uic.edu
Campus Advocacy Network

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Are you experiencing financial hardship?

Financial hardship can happen to anyone and it often takes place unexpectedly. We know it isn’t easy telling someone that you need financial help especially when it comes to something very personal, like food, clothing, and toiletries. But U&I Care partners are experienced in helping you find resources in a very safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment. We encourage you to contact the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.

Personal Crisis Homelessness Food Insecurity Fire Victims Assistance Financial Emergencies Death in the Family or Other Family Crisis Hospitalization


The Office of the Dean of Students
3030 Student Services Building
(312) 996-4857
dos@uic.edu
dos.uic.edu

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Are you thinking of leading a healthier life or looking for information on wellness and nutrition?

The Wellness Center is an excellent resource for health and wellness information to help you make healthy choices in a number of personal areas. You can contact or visit the office for any of the following:

Sexual Well-Being Free Condoms & Lubricants Emotional Health Environmental Health
Free Food Pantry Emergency Personal Toiletry Packs Nutritional Education
Balancing Life Spiritual Appreciation Social Support Alcohol & Marijuana Education


Wellness Center
238 Student Center East
(312) 413-2120
wellness@uic.edu
wellnesscenter.uic.edu

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Do you have questions regarding your gender identity or sexuality and are not sure who to talk to?

The Gender and Sexuality Center provides a safe space to explore gender identity and its intersection with other social identities such as race, religion, and class. Call or visit GSC to talk to someone about any of the following:

Gender Identity Concerns Coming Out Gender Transitioning Safe Zones
Connecting with the LGBTQ Community Becoming Involved in LGBTQ Clubs


Gender and Sexuality Center
181 Behavioral Sciences Building
(312) 413-8619
lgbtqa@uic.edu
genderandsexuality.uic.edu

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Considering procedures for surgical gender transition and would like to talk to someone about it?

GAP Advocates @ UIC are students, faculty, and staff trained to be student-centered and trauma informed resources for students considering surgery for gender reassignment. Their primary purpose is to provide the best quality of care for you by being someone who will listen, support, and connect you with resources.

GAP Advocates @ UIC
gapadvocates.webhost.uic.edu

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Do you have or think you might have a disability and are not sure who to talk to?

The Disability Resource Center works to provide you with high quality services and resources to help make UIC a welcoming and accessible place. Visit or contact DRC to talk about any of the following:

Transitioning to College Understanding Accommodations on Campus
Transportation Services Test-Taking Services Note-taking Assistance Media Conversion
Assistive Learning Devices American Sign Language Interpreters CART and Captioning Services Connecting with others on Campus


Disability Resource Center
1190 Student Services Building
(312) 413-2183
drc.uic.edu

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Do you feel like someone is harassing you or discriminating against you?

The Office of the Dean of Students (DOS) serves as a general resource for you especially when you are dealing with a situation that you are not sure what to do. We can help you determine what your best options might be including getting you connected with appropriate offices or services. DOS is a perfect “first step” in addressing a situation like someone who may be harassing or discriminating against you.

Crime Victims Assistance Personal Crisis Threats Bullying Homelessness
Food Insecurity Fire Victims Assistance Financial Emergencies Academic Difficulties
Death in the Family Hospitalization Religious Accommodations Legal Assistance
Suicidal Ideations or Attempts | Dealing with Unwanted Advances Grade Dispute


The Office of the Dean of Students
3030 Student Services Building
(312) 996-4857
dos@uic.edu
dos.uic.edu

You can also contact the Office of Access and Equity (OAE) directly. OAE strives to increase access to employment, programs, and services by helping make our environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. You can speak to a representative about any of the following:

Sexual Misconduct Discrimination Gender Inclusive Resources Lactation Rooms
Grievance Procedures Dispute Resolution Services

Office of Access and Equity
809 S. Marshfield Ave Room 717
(312) 996-8670
oae@uic.edu
oae.uic.edu

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Are you feeling lonely and are looking to make new friends and become more involved on campus?

The Center for Student Involvement can help you connect with other students, provide you with opportunities to get involved in student organizations and social programming. Talk to a representative if you are interested in any of the following:.

Becoming a Member of a Student Organization Greek Life Concerts Cultural Programs
Exhibits Internet Radio


Center for Student Involvement
340 Student Center East
(312) 413-5070
campusprograms.uic.edu

Undergraduate Student Government
397 Student Center East
usg.uic.edu

Graduate Student Council
380 Student Center East
gsc-officer@uic.edu
gradstudentcouncil.uic.edu

Health Professions Student Council
College of Pharmacy, Room 216, Last Thursday of the Month, 6 PM
hpsc.org.uic.edu

Student Leadership and Volunteer Services
390 Student Center East
(312) 996-4500
sldvs@uic.edu
sldvs.org.uic.edu

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Are you scared to talk to someone about your undocumented status? Don’t be!

Undocumented Student Support in the Office of Diversity offers assistance to students by providing helpful information in a safe and private environment. To learn more about any of the following, contact Tanya Cabrera, Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion.

Academic Assistance Financial Aid Information Legal Assistance


Office of Diversity
Tanya Cabrera
Associate Director for Equity and Inclusion
601 South Morgan
2627 UH
(312) 355-0011

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