Community of Care


Supporting the whole student, one concern at time.

Attending college is an exciting time for students and families; ideally, it is a period of experimentation and exploration, an advancement of one's education, and a step forward toward a career and independence. We also recognize it can be a stressful period. Many students are balancing family, work, financial, and other obligations, which can lead to physical and emotional distress. As members of the Illinois community, students and staff have an obligation and responsibility to care for each other and be concerned for the well-being of others.

If you know someone in distress, you may be in a position to offer support or guide the person to an appropriate resource. You are not alone, and the resources discussed on these pages — the Office of the Dean of Students, Student Assistance Center, Emergency Dean, Basic Needs, and Threat Assessment Team — are here to help.