About Dean Of Students

Informaton For Students Helping Students

Thank you for taking the time to inquire about how to help your fellow student. UIC is dedicated to providing assistance to all students experiencing difficulties on or off campus. If your concern involves an immediate threat to safety, UIC Police should be contacted at (312) 555-5555. All other concerns can be reported to the Office of the Dean of Students directly by calling (312) 996-4857 or for less urgent matters, by completing the request assistance form. If you prefer to learn more about how best to assist your friend, the questions below are designed to more quickly provide you with the appropriate resource.

How can I help a fellow student who is or may be a rape survivor or is experiencing other forms of sexual misconduct?

Survivors of sexual and relationship violence will very often share their experience with a friend. Please know that you will not be able to rescue or solve your friend’s problems. But you can be there to listen, believe and support them in a positive way which can greatly influence her/his healing process. Please visit the UIC Student Sexual Misconduct website for more information on options and resources.

If you prefer to talk to someone, there are several offices on campus that can assist you: the Office of the Dean of Students, the Counseling Center, Campus Advocacy Network or the Office of Access and Equity. Their contact information is listed below.

If you are not sure what to do, you can contact the Office of the Dean of Students to talk about ways to can help your friend.

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

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

Campus Advocacy Network
(312) 413-1025
can@uic.edu
can.uic.edu

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

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How can I help a fellow student who shared that they have been threatened or feel scared and unsafe?

If you or your friend is concerned for their safety, UIC Police or Chicago Police should be contacted right away. The emergency number for UIC Police is (312) 355-5555 and Chicago Police is 911. Otherwise, you and your friend can take advantage of the following:

  • Call the Office of the Dean of Students to talk to someone about resources and options.

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

  • Call Red Car Service for a ride to and from campus locations between 11:00pm and 7:00am. Standard wait time is 15 minutes on weekdays and 30 minutes on weekends.

    Red Car Service
    (312) 996-6800
    rides@uic.edu
    fmweb.fm.uic.edu/Trans/red_car.aspx

  • Call UIC Police to arrange an escort if you feel unsafe or threatened and need an immediate pick up.

    UIC Police Department
    (312) 996-2830
    police.uic.edu

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How can I help my friend who shared that they are homeless or have a shortage of food?

Many students facing homelessness or food insecurity will wait to share their story until they have no other option or can no longer continue doing what they have been doing to address their situation. Therefore, it is important that you or your friend contact the Office of the Dean of Students as soon as possible. If you learn of the situation and it is after business hours, you or your friend can contact UIC Police or Campus Housing for immediate assistance.

The Pop-Up Food Pantry @ the Wellness Center
238 Student Center East
(312) 413-2120
wellness@uic.edu
wellness.uic.edu

Wellness Center
*Food, toiletries, clothing, and other assistance!
238 Student Center East
(312) 413-2120
wellness@uic.edu
wellness.uic.edu

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

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

Gender and Sexuality Center
181 Behavioral Sciences Building
(312) 413-8619
lgbtqa@uic.edu
genderandsexuality.uic.edu
Shelters serving LGBTQ community: HERE

UIC Police Department
(312) 996-2830
police.uic.edu

Campus Housing
(312) 355-3000
housing.uic.edu

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

3/40 Creating the Blueprint to Reduce LGBTQ Youth Homelessness
Information on a federal research grant.
Investigator: Henrika McCoy
(312) 413-5027
https://socialwork.uic.edu/research/LGBTQ

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How can I help my friend who is depressed or facing some form of emotional distress?

It is common for college students to encounter a great deal of stress (e.g. academic, social, family, work, financial) during their time at UIC. Most students cope successfully while some can feel overwhelmed. There are a number of campus and community resources to assist students but students are sometimes unaware of or hesitant to utilize them. Whether a fellow student is sharing their feelings or you realize their distress, your expression of interest and concern may play an important role in helping a struggling classmate, roommate, or friend find the appropriate assistance.

Please contact the appropriate resource below.


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


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


Stalking Sexual Assault Domestic/Dating Violence Hate Crime

In-Touch Hotline @ Counseling Center
(6:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Sun-Fri)
(312) 996-5535
counseling.uic.edu/hotline.shtml


Stalking Sexual Assault Domestic/Dating Violence Hate Crime

Campus Advocacy Network
(312) 413-1025
can@uic.edu
can.uic.edu


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


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


Gender Affirming Procesdures Health Care Safe Zones LGBTQ

GAP Advocates @ UIC
gapadvocates.webhost.uic.edu


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


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


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
tcabrerea@uic.edu

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How can I help my friend who shared that they are facing a personal crisis or emergency?

If a student has an emergency where their safety or the safety of others is in question, please call the UIC Police at (312) 355-5555. Otherwise, you or your friend can call the Office of the Dean of Students at (312) 996-4857 to consult with a staff member about options and resources for addressing any personal crisis or emergency.

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


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


Stalking Sexual Assault Domestic/Dating Violence Hate Crime

In-Touch Hotline @ Counseling Center
(6:00 PM – 10:30 PM, Sun-Fri)
(312) 996-5535
counseling.uic.edu/hotline.shtml


Report a Crime Hospital Transport Report a Safety Concern

UIC Police Department
(312) 355-5555 (Emergency)
(312) 996-2830 (Non-Emergency)
police.uic.edu

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