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Student Support

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Student Support Resources for LAS

LAS Academic Advising

Pre-Professional Advising

Career Advising

  • UIC’s Career Services offers one-on-one advising, career assessments, interview preparation, job fairs, career education, graduate school advising as well as job and internship opportunities
  • Career Development & Internships Office – supports liberal arts and sciences students with career counseling, internship guidance, and major exploration.

Early Alerts & iAdvise

  • iAdvise is UIC’s integrated planning and advising system where advisors, faculty, student resource providers and students communicate to enhance student success and where faculty can submit Early Alerts. Instructors, advisors and DUS can learn more about iAdvise or ask questions by dropping in the during Open Hours learning sessions.

iAdvise Role Profile for Non-Instructors

  • There are two roles in iAdvise that are designed to provide access for faculty members beyond their role in instruction of undergraduates – the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) and Faculty Coordinator Roles. Faculty Coordinators may be faculty members in the role of Associate Head or in grant-based programs with student-facing activities.

 

Reporting Forms

Reporting Forms

  • Student Assistance and Support Referral – this form is can be used to report to the Dean of Students academic, behavioral, personal or mental health concerns and request of support for a student.
  • Bias Incident Reporting – this reporting tool is for students, faculty and staff to report incidents of bias that occur within the campus community.

Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Reporting

Emergency Funds & Resources

  • U and I Care Fund – an emergency fund that is used to support students with one-time urgent needs such as overdue rent, medical emergencies, safety needs, etc.

 

 

  • Illinois RISE Act—provides an alternative application for undocumented and transgender students who were previously ineligible for Illinois Financial Aid (MAP Grant and Institutional funding at UIC).

 

 

Research Opportunities

  • LAS Undergraduate Research Initiative (LASURI) – LAS Undergraduate students work closely with faculty mentor to propose and complete a research project. Students may receive one to two semesters of funding. Students receive up to $1250 per semester.

 

  • Newberry Library Undergraduate Seminar is an interdisciplinary program where students from universities across Chicago partake in an intensive seminar and produce an original research project using the collections of the Newberry Library. Students enrolled also receive a $1250 stipend. 

 

 

 

  • Undergraduate Research Forum – Annual symposium where undergraduate students across the disciplines with research projects guided by a faculty mentored can present their work in the spring.

Counseling & Wellness

  • UIC Counseling Center – is the primary resource for providing mental health resources to UIC students.

 

  • Wellness Center – Supports student learning, academic success, and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices, and enhance holistic well-being. The Wellness Center also houses the Pop-Up Pantry for students with food insecurity.

 

  • Campus Advocacy Network (CAN) – is dedicated to providing free, anonymous services to UIC students and staff who may or have experienced sexual assault, domestic/dating violence, stalking, and hate crimes.

 

 

 

  • Disability Cultural Center – provide one-on-one support, public programs, workshops, and discussions to engage in an understanding of disability issues as social justice issues.

 

 

Tutoring & Academic Support

  • Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) – provides learning support services to help students accomplish their goals through critical thinking skills and learning strategies.
  • African American Academic Network (AAAN) – provides academic advising, assistance, tutoring, and networking for students of Black and African decent.
  • Black & African Decent Student Resources – a useful list of campus resources from career development, tutoring and scholarships for students of Black/African decent.
  • CHANCE Program – provides academic support, individualized tutoring, workshops, and professional services to underrepresented UIC students. Students must apply.
  • Honors College Tutoring – offers tutoring Sunday – Friday during the academic year for honors college students.
  • Math & Science Learning Center – provides online and in-person tutoring and academic support for students enrolled in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • The Writing Center – provides one-on-one peer writing support for undergraduate and graduate students in Grant Hall. Sessions are offered online and in-person.
  • TRIO Upward Bound and Student Support Services – is dedicated to supporting low-income and first generation students by providing academic coaching, tutorial services, career and graduate school exploration, and study rooms.