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  • Resources for Those Responding to Violence and Racism Against African Americans

    Recent events surrounding Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri , and Eric Garner’s death in New York City have highlighted that racist attitudes and actions toward people of color—particularly African American males—continue to threaten their safety, rights, and ability to seek justice. The University of Illinois Counseling Center and its Sankofa African-American Outreach Team are firmly committed to building inclusive communities—both within the university and outside of it. We understand that working toward positive change can be frustrating, hurtful, depressing, and exhausting, but we continue to be hopeful that the efforts of our students, faculty, staff, and communities will result in real, lasting change.

  • Gómez Receives 2014 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award

    Alejandro Gómez, clinical counselor at the Counseling Center, recently was recognized by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access for his advocacy of LGBTQ Affairs at the university with the Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award.

  • Counseling Center Presents "Wellness in a Microagressing World" Series

    Achieving wellness is not an easy task for most people. But when stresses resulting from the everyday microagressions that racially marginalized people often experience, wellness can be even harder to achieve. This three-part series will address strategies individuals can employ.

  • Counseling Center Offers In Focus group for students with ADHD Symptoms

    In Focus is a six-week group that offers education and peer support for students who experience difficulties commonly associated with ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD). Group meetings will be interactive and help students develop valuable skills for succeeding in school, career, and daily life. Meetings begin October 22, and go from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    To ask questions about In Focus or to register, please email Jodi Thomas or call 217-333-3704.

  • Counseling Center Hosts Successful Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers

    On September 21 and 22, 2014, the Counseling Center hosted the 23rd Annual Dennis H. May Conference on Diversity Issues and the Role of Counseling Centers at the Illini Union. A record number of attendees dialogued and considered how to effectively reach out to growing international student populations and the unique issues they face.