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  • Support Available for Students Affected by Tragedy in Nepal

    The Counseling Center at the University of Illinois would like to express our concern and care for all students who have been impacted by the recent earthquake in Nepal. We especially express our condolences to those who may have experienced losses due to the earthquake.

  • Interconnect Dinner Dialogue Series Offers Program on Academic Writing for International Students & Scholars

    The Counseling Center, along with New Student Programs, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Asian American Cultural Center will offer a workshop addressing some of the challenges international students and scholars potentially face when writing in U.S. academia. 

  • Resources for Those Affected by Charleston Shootings

    The University of Illinois Counseling Center expresses our condolences to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy that took place in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. News reports have confirmed a gunman opened fire inside the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, killing nine people who had gathered for a prayer meeting. Authorities are calling the shooting  a hate crime. Counseling Center staff, including the SANKOFA Outreach Team, understand that vicarious trauma, responses to oppression, and historical trauma can be triggered and have significant consequences for individuals and communities.  We are here to serve you during this time and throughout the year for a consultation, initial appointment, or other forms of service. We move on together.

  • Resources for Those Affected by Oregon College Shooting

    The Counseling Center joins with the people of Roseburg, Oregon, and Umpqua Community College in grieving the lives lost on October 1, and we remain hopeful for the recovery of those injured and the Roseburg community. Episodes of such grave violence can seem incomprehensible, leaving us feeling outraged, scared, and confused. This particular act of mass violence occurred on a college campus and seems to have involved the targeting of a religious group, and therefore brings with it unique implications and concerns. 

  • Counseling Center Fall Break Hours

    The Counseling Center will be open the first part of Fall Break. Our hours for the week are as follows.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Support for Our Campus in the Wake of Chapel Hill Tragedy

    The recent deaths of three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who identified as Muslim understandably evoke a variety of responses from across our own campus community. Students, faculty, and staff at Illinois may experience fear, vicarious trauma and other responses related to this tragedy.

  • 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.