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Key Resources

Since CCSS’ mission is to serve the students living independently in the Champaign-Urbana community, below are some helpful links which should direct you to resources when making decisions about your apartment living.

Tenant Union

University of Illinois students should start their apartment search process by visiting the Tenant Union in Room 326 Illini Union (use the elevator on the Green Street side of the building) or by contacting them by email at or by telephone at (217) 333-0112.


Student Legal Services (SLS)

The University of Illinois provides free legal advice and court representation for eligible, enrolled students. Please know that Student Legal Services’ attorneys cannot represent you in a dispute with another student or in action against the University. They can help with almost all landlord-tenant matters and a host of other legal concerns.

To make an appointment, you must appear in person at their office, with your student I.D. to prove you are a student. The office is located in Room 324 Illini Union, and is open from 8:30 - noon and from 1:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday. Please be aware SLS only sees students by appointment and does not give legal advice over the phone or through email. SLS attorneys can be contacted at (217) 333-9053 and by email using When contacting SLS clearly identify yourself as a University of Illinois student. For more information check out their website.


Technology Services at Illinois: Off-Campus Student

This page contains information about computer security for students who live in non-university owned or affiliated housing. Topics include: Working Out Of The Office, VPN for Remote Users, Help Desk, Software WebStore, Antivirus CD, Securing Your Computer, Protecting Your Identity, and Passwords. Please be sure to check out their website.