Support Systems

Discrimination or acts of intolerance

If you feel you are the victim of or a witness to discrimination or an act of intolerance, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students. Within that office is the Office of Student Conflict Resolution, which facilitates awareness of bias incidents and hate crimes, provides resources for recognizing and avoiding these activities and is the place to report occurrences.

Documented disabilities

The Division of Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) provides a wide range of services to students with documented disabilities. For example, for students, DRES provides adapted testing services, assistance with campus accessibility, plans for accommodations, and accessible transportation.
Address: 1207 South Oak Street
Phone: 217-333-1970

Emotional health

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling. All of these services are paid for through the health services fee. The Counseling Center offers primarily short-term counseling, but they do provide referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer-term services.

Tuesday @ 7 Workshops: Each semester, the Counseling Center Paraprofessionals present a series of predetermined psycho-educational workshops that are offered on Tuesdays at 7 (T@7) in the evening. These workshops cover a range of academic and personal issues such as study skills, time management, body image, multicultural concerns, long-distance relationships, leadership development, relaxation techniques, social skills, and other current topics affecting college students. See the full schedule at the Counseling Center or view the their brochures.

Mark Layng, LCPC, is available to assist ACES students. As a Counseling Center embedded clinician within the college, he understands common concerns ACES students have in life. 

Family and children

To support Student-Parents at Illinois in their educational journey, we offer this forum as a platform for identifying resources, locating policies, learning about programs, and connecting to peers.

Financial concerns

Cultivating Currency is a website that features resources on a variety of financial topics such as how to track spending, reduce expenses, protect credit ratings, manage credit and debt, begin investing, and negotiate a salary.

The Office of Student Financial Aid  can answer questions about financial aid awards and balances, can help you search for scholarships and funding, and houses the campus Virtual Job Board.


The Tenant Union provides free services to University of Illinois students including:

  • Help Finding Apartments and Houses
  • Landlord Complaint Records
  • Lease Reviews
  • Tenant-Landlord Conflict Help
  • Educational Programming

University Housing Division offers several different types of living options for enrolled students on campus.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs supports and advises the Black Greek, Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and United Greek Councils, as well as individual chapters on the Urbana-Champaign campus.

McKinley wellness app

The McKinley wellness app is an interactive way for students to monitor their well being and get tips on how to handle various social situations, reduce stress, and even improve study habits. Learn more about the wellness app.

Sexual misconduct

The WE CARE website contains resources for victims, their families and friends, as well as campus policies and procedures for faculty and staff.

The Women’s Resources Center is a confidential resource center related to sexual assault/rape, sexual harassment, stalking, and abuse within a relationship (sometimes called dating or domestic violence).

Stress management

The Stress Management Program offers a variety of opportunities for students to explore stress management strategies and relaxation techniques that meet their individual needs. The goal of the Stress Management Program is to help students maintain comfortable and productive levels of daily stress.

The campus Wellness Center offers a variety of activities and programs to help students to relax and live a healthier lifestyle.

Screening for ADHD or learning disabilities

The Counseling Center offers specialized screenings for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Learning Disabilities. If students are struggling specifically with exams but doing well on homework and other facets of class, or if tutoring and other efforts do not seem to be helping, a screening is recommended.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disability screening contacts

Counseling Center
Address: 610 E. John Street, Champaign
Phone: 217-333-3704

McKinley Mental Health Clinic
Address: 1109 S. Lincoln Avenue, Urbana
Phone: 217-333-2705

Disability Resources & Educational Services
Address: 1207 S. Oak St., Champaign
Phone: 217-333-1970

Test anxiety

The Counseling Center offers specialized screenings for test anxiety. If students are struggling specifically with exams but doing well on homework and other facets of class, or if tutoring and other efforts do not seem to be helping, a screening is recommended.

Test anxiety screening

Counseling Center
Address: 610 E. John Street
Phone: 217-333-3704