Dear Faculty and Staff,

As you know, this is a stressful time for many of our students.  Many of the usual tensions, such as personal and family stress, will exacerbate at the end of the semester with final examinations, completion of projects and papers, and even returning home at the end of the semester.  May I alert you as to how we can help?  Students in your classes or laboratories who show signs of panic, depression, anxiety, excessive fatigue, avoidance, confusion or who report such conditions as their "mind goes blank," may need your help and encouragement in seeking assistance.

If you become concerned about a student's safety and well-being, Student Affairs offers the Emergency Dean Program, which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help assess a situation and get a student to the appropriate source of help.  Call 333-0050 to contact the Emergency Dean.  If it is a true safety emergency, please call 911.    

In addition, some of the specialized programs and services offered by Student Affairs units are listed below:

Counseling Center
206 Fred H. Turner Student Services Building
7:50 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 333-3704

McKinley Mental Health
313 McKinley Health Center
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 333-2705

Counseling Center
206 Fred H. Turner Student Services Building
8:00 a.m.-Noon, Monday through Friday
Phone: 333-3728 or 333-3704

Alcohol and Other Drug Office at Counseling Center
3rd Floor McKinley Health Center
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 333-7557

The Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center collaborate with the Champaign County Mental Health Center to provide students with Psychological Emergency Services which are available 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, and focus on problems that need to be addressed immediately (e.g., serious illness, death in the family, severe anxiety, suicidal crisis).  For a consultation with a mental health professional after office hours, call the Psychological Emergency Service at 244-7911.  You and the mental health professional can strategize about the best way to make contact with the student and see that he or she gets help.

McKinley Health Resource Center
222 McKinley Health Center
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Phone: 333-6000

McKinley Health Resource Center
129 Illini Union (north)
10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Saturday
Phone:  244-5994

McKinley Health Education offers individual consultations for students interested in learning relaxation and other stress/time management skills, call 333-2714.

Please note that college offices and the academic deans can also provide assistance for academically related and personal problems.  Links to the appropriate college or school contact can be found by going to this website and selecting your college or school:  

In the next few weeks, our students will be experiencing added stress and anxiety. Let's all keep our eyes and ears open and get our students the help they need, when they need it.

Thank you for your care and concern for students and the well-being of our community.


Phyllis M. Wise
Vice President, University of Illinois
Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

C. Renee Romano
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
University of Illinos at Urbana-Champaign


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