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Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian student communities in the Midwest and one of the largest international student populations in the country. 15,000 students are of Asian descent, 35% of the student body. Our campus has been named one of the top 10 best colleges for Asian American students. The AACC promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our community. The AACC also provides space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are a part of the Asian and Asian American experience. Center programming and resources include: “Food for Thought,” a weekly Tuesday lunchtime discussion series; CHAI Time, a weekly informal social hour; intercultural dialogue series; workshops for international students; leadership trainings and awards; art exhibits; a lending library; Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month celebration; and lunar new year celebration. To learn more about the AACC, sign up for our e-newsletter by emailing aacc@illinois.edu or visit our website.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)

oiir.illinois.edu/bnaacc

(217) 333-2092

For 45 years, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center has provided a strong foundation for the development and maintenance of programs to support the recruitment and retention of African American students. Working in partnership with our colleagues in student and academic affairs, we provide quality programming to support the academic achievement, personal cultivation, and leadership development of our students. Not just for African Americans, we invite the entire campus community to come in and experience the warmth and wealth of opportunity at the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. Please note that BNAACC has relocated to 51 East Gregory Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820.

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs

fsaffairs.illinois.edu

(217) 333-7062

Fraternity and Sorority Affairs supports and advises the Black Greek, Interfraternity, Panhellenic, and United Greek Councils, as well as individual chapters. Our programs and services encourage academic achievement, diverse membership recruitment, leadership development, philanthropic and community service, risk management, and sound maintenance of physical facilities while fostering a strong bond of brotherhood and sisterhood.

Illini Union Board

union.illinois.edu/iub

(217) 333-3663

The Illini Union Board (IUB) is the largest student programming board on campus, providing exciting and entertaining events and activities for students to engage in. The IUB has planned thousands of programs and services such as monthly Illinites (a night of free, fun activities throughout the Illini Union), large-scale lectures, comedians, weekend concerts, cultural programs, and events promoting campus tradition. They also serve as the voice of the students and advise administration staff on building policies and procedures. IUB is always looking for new members to be part of the organization.

Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs

union.illinois.edu/ovp

(217) 333-7424

The Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP) connects students to service opportunities on campus and the surrounding Champaign-Urbana community. They do so by serving as a clearinghouse for local agencies looking for assistance and subsequently marketing these opportunities to the campus community. OVP also provides informational resources on volunteerism and holds events to educate students about community service and annual events such as the Thanksgiving Basket Drive.

Illinois Athletics

fightingillini.com

(217) 333-3631

With a far-reaching history including such greats as Red Grange, Dick Butkus, Kendall Gill and Deron Williams, Fighting Illini athletics has something for everyone. Whether it’s tailgating on Saturdays in the fall, providing one of the best home-court advantages in the country for Illinois men’s basketball, yelling “Point, Illinois?” with each Illini volleyball tally, taking in a baseball game at cozy Illinois Field or enjoying any of the 19 Illini sports, Illinois athletics provides a variety of entertainment through the school year. Student tickets are available for purchase at Summer Registration and at the Illinois Ticket Office for football and men’s basketball. All other athletic events are free with your i-Card. For more information on Illini Athletics, and to purchase season tickets, visit our website.

Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC)

leadership.illinois.edu

(217) 333-0604

The Illinois Leadership® Center provides programs and resources for students to learn and practice leadership, including daylong institutes, workshops, a certificate program, opportunities for employment, and a resource library. The ILC also supports the interdisciplinary Minor in Leadership Studies, open to all students. In addition, the Center supports faculty and staff who are pursuing leadership-related teaching, research, and public engagement activities.

La Casa Cultural Latina

La Casa Cultural Latina promotes a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, sociopolitical and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement and empowerment of Latina/o students. La Casa Cultural engages current and future leaders through mentorship, civic engagement, and the promotion of social advocacy, and provides spaces for the exploration of personal and community identities to increase the understanding of valuing differences. A few of our signature programs include welcome week activities (Que Pasa @ La Casa), Hispanic Heritage Month, Latina/o Family Visit Day, Latino Youth Conference, META Mentoring and Retention Program, Latino Resilience Network, Latina/o Month, and our Congratulatory Ceremony. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBT)

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center serves as an integral part of the University community, dedicated to intellectual and personal development of the individual. Our mission is to foster an environment that is open, safe and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The LGBT Resource Center is not only for the LBGTQ community but also the entire University community. It serves as a resource for anyone who is interested and committed to learning about LGBTQ people, issues, and concerns. Within the LGBTQ community, the Center is a resource that provides support for all within the University including those who experience homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, heterosexism or who need support with the coming out process.

Native American House (NAH)

The Native American House provides a supportive environment to help students find a rewarding experience at Illinois. Through student-centered programs, American Indian and Indigenous students from a variety of backgrounds learn to make meaning of their cultural and academic experiences. NAH also welcomes all university students to visit and learn about native cultures and histories. Students participate in a range of educational offerings including new student orientation, internships, and workshops on topics ranging from accessing financial aid to applying for graduate school. At the end of each year we share the joy of accomplished goals and celebrate the achievements of Native students at the annual NAH Congratulatory Ceremony. With an array of resources, guidance and support, NAH is enriching the education of tomorrow’s American Indian leaders. There are many volunteer opportunities to support NAH programs and events.

Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)

oiir.illinois.edu

(217) 333-1300

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR) seeks to improve campus climate by providing transformative learning experiences to the Illinois community that result in an appreciation for diversity and cross cultural engagement. OIIR is comprised of seven units: the Asian American Cultural Center, the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Native American House, and La Casa Cultural Latina located on Nevada Street; and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, Women’s Resources Center, and Diversity and Social Justice Education Programs. In addition to speakers, workshops, film nights and celebrations, OIIR’s events throughout the year include the Latina/o Family Visit Day, 100 Strong Retention Program, as well as lunch discussions at the cultural centers every weekday as part of OIIR’s “Lunch On Us” series.

Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)

union.illinois.edu/rso

(217) 244-2357

There are more than 1,300 Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) at Illinois. Find a club for every interest and hobby, from academics and professional development to service and political. Plus, there are many just for fun! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, it’s easy to start your own. Visit us at Quad Day or browse through a list of all current organizations with UofIConnections.

Student Employment

Virtual Job Board

(217) 333-0100

Nearly 10,000 undergraduates are employed by the University of Illinois. College-specific jobs are posted on college websites and bulletin boards. Check with individual colleges to find out how they post part-time job opportunities. The virtual job board is also one resource to access job listings for on-campus as well as off-campus employment. Information about regular student employment, Federal Work Study, Community Service Opportunities, and the America Reads-America Counts Program can all be found with this resource. The virtual job board can be accessed online.

When looking for a part-time job, it is recommended that students not work more than 20 hours per week when classes are in session. A normal work week is generally 10-20 hours per week.

Student Programs and Activities

The Illini Union Student Programs & Activities Office creates programs that encourage and develop student involvement and enhance the overall education experience for university students.

Study Abroad

studyabroad.illinois.edu

(217) 333-6322

Choosing a study abroad program is an exciting and important part of your college experience. The Study Abroad Office offers a large array of study abroad programs. With more than 400 programs to choose from, students can improve their communication skills in a foreign language, take classes in their major or minor, get elective credit, do an internship, volunteer and more. Think about what’s right for you, and discuss it with your academic advisor.

Women's Resources Center

go.illinois.edu/wrc

(217) 333-3137

The Women’s Resources Center works to improve the campus climate for women and develop and implement programs that address women’s issues and gender related concerns. We provide opportunities for women to recognize and celebrate cultures, abilities, experiences, and identities. The Women’s Resources Center strives to increase awareness of and sensitivity of the campus community to gender based issues and work to correct gender-based inequities. The Women’s Resources Center also provides support and advocacy for students dealing with issues such as abuse within a relationship, sexual violence, body image, stalking and harassment, gender bias, safety, and other related concerns. Additionally, the Women’s Resources Center promotes educational and professional development experiences through collaboration with a variety of campus units and community organizations. Finally, the Women’s Resources Center tries to anticipate and respond to the changing role of gender within our society to enhance the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social well-being of the campus community.

The Career Center

careercenter.illinois.edu

(217) 333-0820

The Career Center helps Illinois students with all stages of professional and career development. We can help you with everything from choosing a major or career path to conducting your job search or applying for professional school! Health Professions advising services are also housed at The Career Center. Our career counseling, programs, and special events will empower you to actively plan your future. Visit careercenter.illinois.edu for schedule of upcoming events, or call (217) 333-0820 to meet with a career counselor. The Career Center is located at 715 S. Wright Street, right next to Cocomero.

Directory of Resources

A

Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of
Alcohol Culture Explored Interactive Theatre (ACE IT)
Amtrak
Applied Health Sciences, College of
Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)
Athletics

B

Bike Registry
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)
Burlington Trailways
Business, College of

C

Campus Bike Center (CBC)
Campus Recreation
The Career Center
Champaign Police Department
  • Non-Emergency Phone Number: (217) 351-4545
Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (CUMTD)
Computer Security
Counseling Center
Crime Stoppers (Anonymous crime tips)
  • (217) 373-TIPS (8477)

D

Danville JARC
Dial-A-Nurse (McKinley Health Center)
  • (217) 333-2700
Dining and Meal Plans
Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
Division of Public Safety
UI Police Department
Domestic Violence Hotline
  • (217) 384-4390
  • (877) 384-4390

E

Education, College of
Emergency
  • 911
Emergency Dean (Dean of Students)
Engineering at Illinois

F

Financial Wellness for College Students Program
Fine and Applied Arts, College of
First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education (FYCARE)
Fraternity and Sorority Affairs (FSA)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

G

General Studies, Division of
Greyhound

H

Health Insurance
Housing Assignments

I

i-card
I-Connect
Illini Union
Illini Union Board
Illini Union Bookstore
Illini Union Office of Volunteer Programs
Illini Union Tech Zone
Illinois Leadership® Center
Inclusive Illinois
Immunization and Medical History Forms
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
International Student Check-in and Orientation Information
Internet Access in University Housing

L

La Casa Cultural Latina
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBT)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of

M

McKinley Health Center
Media, College of
Motorists Assistance Program
(Facilities & Services, Parking Department)

N

Native American House (NAH)
New Student Programs (NSP)

O

Office of the Dean of Students
Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations (OIIR)
Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA)
Office of the Registrar
Office for Student Conflict Resolution (OSCR)
Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA)
Office of Undergraduate Admissions

P

Parent and Family Programs Office
Parking
Peoria Charter
Private Certified Housing

R

Rape Hotline
  • (217) 384-4444
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs)
Research Writing Rescue

S

SafeRides (CUMTD)
  • (217) 265-RIDE (7433)
SafeWalks (Student Patrol)
  • (217) 333-1216
Social Work, School of
Student Assistance Center
Student Employment
Student Insurance Office
Student Legal Services
Study Abroad
Suburban Express

T

Technology Services at Illinois
Technology Services Help Desk
Tenant Union
Tenant Union Housing Explorer

U

UI-Integrate Self-Service Account
Undergraduate Library
University Housing
University Identification Number (UIN)
University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations (USFSCO)
Urbana Police Department
  • Non-Emergency Phone Number: (217) 384-2320

V

Veteran Student Support Services
Virtual Job Board

W

Willard Airport in Savoy
Women’s Resources Center
Writers Workshop

Z

Zipcars
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