Mental Health at UIC
Suzanne B. Goldberg, acting assistant secretary for civil rights, recently wrote to educators across the United States, reminding each one of us of our obligation to address the needs of students with mental health disabilities. In this era of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health carries heightened importance and we have the responsibility to provide students with mental health disabilities an equal opportunity to learn, free from discrimination, she wrote.
In CUPPA, we respect each other and the different circumstances we may be experiencing. We encourage our faculty, staff, and students to use the services provided by the university, to get more information, to be flexible, and to treat each other with kindness and compassion. We focus on community problem solving - we strive for just, resilient, and livable communities. And that means starting right here at home in CUPPA Hall and at UIC.
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The Disability Resource Center (DRC) at UIC assists students with diagnosed medical and mental health conditions to obtain learning accommodation services essential to student success. DRC serves over 1500 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and health-science students across UIC to protect the rights of college students with disabilities to full and equal access to their college experience.
Phone: 312-413-2183; firstname.lastname@example.org
UIC Counseling Center offers free short-term mental health care for enrolled UIC students. The Center also assists with referrals to community providers for longer-term care on a sliding scale fee basis, when needed. The Counseling Center’s website offers a wealth of information helpful to students and those concerned for them, including short self-assessments to help you gauge your symptoms.
The Office of the Dean of Students at UIC is a campus leader fostering a caring and supportive environment where all students matter. The office helps students resolve issues so students can focus on academic and social development at the university.
Phone: (312) 996-4857; email@example.com
The UIC Wellness Center provides accurate and relevant wellness information, educational programs and events, and skill-building activities to encourage students, staff, and faculty to make healthy choices. Services include the UIC Pop-Up Food Pantry, Housing Insecurity Assistance, and so much more.
Phone: (312) 413-2120; firstname.lastname@example.org
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The US Department of Education
- Protecting Students With Disabilities
- The Civil Rights of Students with Hidden Disabilities Under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and US Department of Education Office for Civic Rights: