Physical & Mental Health Support

Mental Health Resources:  Wellness

This website assists in determining type of service needed and providing access to those services for mental health, wellness, access, and accommodation. The resources provide support from different approaches. Services are available both confidentially and non-confidentially.  24 Hour Resources, After Hour Support, and Core Campus Resources are listed. 

University of Illinois Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a broad range of high quality, innovative, and ethical services that address the psychological, educational, social, and developmental needs of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students. We also actively contribute to the campus’ broader academic mission by training and developing students and professionals, helping build a multicultural learning community, and providing leadership in forming collaborative partnerships among Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, the Graduate College, and Administrative Affairs units.

McKinley Health Center

McKinley Health Center aims to provide high-quality ambulatory healthcare and health education to students and medical expertise to University leadership. 217-333-2700

Faculty and Staff Assistance Center

We believe everyone upon occasion faces problems that can be difficult to resolve. The staff of FSAS is dedicated to providing quality, confidential assistance to employees and their families who may be experiencing difficulties that impact their lives. This includes assessments, short-term counseling, crisis services and referrals to appropriate resources.

Disability Resources and Educational Services

The mission of the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services is to ensure that qualified individuals with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services and activities of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through the identification and enactment of reasonable modifications to institutional policies and procedures, the provision of effective auxiliary aids and services, the establishment of innovative educational services, and the pursuit of interdisciplinary disability research.

CU Trauma and Resiliency Initiative

CU TRI hosts free community-wide training to improve the community’s ability to respond to families who have been affected by trauma. Volunteers with CU TRI perform direct outreach to community members experiencing trauma, making needs assessments, and offering relevant support. Since 2017, the CU TRI has had 95 unique trainings that impacted 957 participants. The goals of these efforts are to reduce the impact of adverse community experiences by healing and repairing those who have been impacted by trauma.  217-673-7122

National Grad Crisis Line

The National Grad Crisis Line helps graduate students reach free, confidential telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and information and referral services provided by specially trained call-takers. Caring, professional staff and well-trained volunteers answer around the clock.


Campus Diversity Offices

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations connects students with cultural centers on campus, including the Asian American Cultural Center, the Bruce B. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, DiversityEd, International Education, the LGBT Resource Center, La Casa Cultural Latina, the Native American House, and the Women’s Resource Center. In addition, this office sponsors events on diversity, social justice, and cultural understanding, and facilitates a variety of workshops and training programs.  217-333-1300

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This campus office focuses on making Illinois a place where all people can achieve their full potential as students, faculty, and staff. Staff work in areas of accessibility and accommodations, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment prevention, and Title IX.  

Open Illinois

This campus office provides" information, resources and guidance for undocumented students, DACA recipients and those affected by immigration reform.

Office of Minority Student Affairs

OMSA is part of Student Affairs, and staff offer services to enhance the academic achievement, personal development, and graduation rates of first generation, low-income, and historically underrepresented students at Illinois.

Graduate College’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This office in the graduate college provides internal and external fellowship support and programs for graduate students.

Illinois Student Affairs

Bias Assessment & Response Team

Bias-motivated incidents are actions or expressions that are motivated, at least in part, by prejudice against or hostility toward a person (or group) because of that person’s (or group’s) actual or perceived age, disability/ability status, ethnicity, gender, gender identity/expression, national origin, race, religion/spirituality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, etc.

The Bias Assessment and Response Team (BART) collects and responds to reports of bias-motivated incidents that occur within the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign community.  217-333-3680    REPORT A BIAS INCIDENT

Student Assistance Center

The Student Assistance Center (SAC) is part of the Office of the Dean of Students.  Deans will meet with students by appointment primarily via phone or videoconference. If you have a special situation or circumstance that requires an in-person meeting, please let us know and we are willing to work with you. All such appointments must be scheduled at least one day in advance so that we can ensure we have a large enough meeting space available. Please note that masks and social distancing will be required for in-person meetings.  217-333-0050

Student Organizations & Cultural Centers

American Medical Women’s Association at UIUC
Asian American Cultural Center
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
Illini Chabad Center for Jewish Life
Illini Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Illinois Interfaith Initiatives
La Casa Cultural Latina
Native American House
Out in Chemistry UIUC
oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Society of Women Engineers
UIUC Muslim Student Association

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resources

1. National Institute of Health (NIH)

The science of diversity:  Diversity affects performance, creativity, and other organizational outcomes of success.   

Diversity and Inclusion Seminar Series:  Descriptions of and registration options.  Premise of continued need to work on issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice with opportunities to participate in learning.

2. University of Illinois

IDEA Institute - Grainger Engineering for Social Justice website.  The mission of the IDEA institute is to support scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at all levels: faculty, staff, students, and K-12 outreach/public engagement.

CS Equity & Justice in Computing Conversations: Dr. Tiffani Williams, "Abolishing the Harmful and Racist Label 'Underrepresented Minority" talk on abolishing the term URM 

3. Other Institutions

Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine:  The Committee on Women in Science, Engineering and Medicine (CWSEM) collects and disseminates data and information on the education and employment of women scientists, engineers, and health care professionals, and ways to increase the participation and advancement of women in all fields of science, engineering, and medicine.

Webinar:  "Enacting Change through Cultivation of Student Activism and Engagement with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" - by D'Anne Duncan, Assistant Dean for Diversity and Learner Success, UC San Francisco  [D'Anne Duncan received a PhD in Neuroscience from Northwestern University]

4. Books

White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram Kendi

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson.

5. Articles

By playing it safe, I became a Latino scientist.  But that approach held me back | Science | AAAS

Ideas and suggestions for additional material, please email  

6. Podcast Episode(s)

"Using Our History to Dismantle Racism" podcast episode with EPOL's (Education Policy, Organization & Leadership) Dr. Chris Span

Listen to this episode to learn more about Education Policy, Organization and Leadership professor Christopher Span's background, how important knowing our own history is, and how it can be used to create tangible change. In the podcast, Span discusses how everyday people can dismantle racism and prefaces the distinguished lecture he will deliver (virtually) for Rutgers University later this month.

Span, who also serves as Chancellor Robert Jones' Chief of Staff and Associate Chancellor for Administration and PreK-12 Initiatives, invites the College of Education community to attend this virtual lecture happening virtually on February 24, 2022, 2 p.m. CST., "From Moments to Movements to Revolutionary Thinking and Action," part of Rutgers University's Samuel Dewitt Proctor Institute Distinguished Lecture Series.

Learn more and register for the lecture at


Diversity Book Group for Graduate Students

The Graduate College Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Office is excited to host a book review of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ in honor of the 2022 Black History Month theme, Black Health and Wellness. Henrietta Lacks was a poor Black woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Cells taken from her body (without her knowledge) became the first human cell line to be established in culture. HeLa cells were used to advance medical research from the development of a vaccine for polio, to the identification of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus which led to Nobel Prizes for the scientists that discovered it. Join us virtually as we explore the life of the woman that provided the world with a continuous gift during Black History Month. This event is co-sponsored by the Cancer Center at Illinois.

The group will meet for three sessions. See details on our calendar.

University of Illinois Community of Care

The Office of the Dean of Students provides a "Community of Care."  This includes resources such as the Student Assistance Center, Emergency Dean, Emergency Dean Fund, Behavioral Intervention Team, option to Refer a Student and a page of Resources.

Campus Resources  -  Your Well-Being; Campus Belonging Resources; Sexual Misconduct Response; Mental Health Matters; Academic Support; Financial Concerns; Finding Employment; General Support Services

Student Assistance Center

Emergency Dean

Emergency Dean Fund

Behavioral Intervention Team

Refer a Student