Graduate Student Advocacy Council (GSAC)
The University of Illinois College of Medicine and Graduate College presents the “Graduate Student Advocacy Council” (GSAC) which has been established with the intent of supporting and promoting collective interests of our graduate students and faculty across University of Illinois, Graduate College and College of Medicine, including the regional campuses. This council has been created for career advising, mentoring, wellness, and the importance of diversity which brings a sense of community to our students and faculty.
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This organization and subcommittees are to ensure that the voice of students and faculty are heard in all aspects of the student experience at UI COM and the Graduate College.
Graduate Student Advising Council Work Group Heading link
This working group includes different departments and campuses that supports and works to improve the graduate student experience.
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The mission of the culture sub-committee is to advocate and promote the importance of diversity for all graduate students and faculty to create a supportive environment with UI COM and Graduate College Community.
Committee Members: Kirty Krieger, Dan Shaye, Brad Merrill, Prakshah Shahagadkar, Leslie Saenz, Mark Brodie
The mission for the career sub-committee is to enhance mentoring by developing partnership and resources that shares knowledge, skills, and information which fosters personal and professional growth for our students and faculty.
Committee Members: Paula Bazzino, Ahlke Heydemann, Khalifah Sidik, Amy Lasek, David Eddington
The mission of the wellness sub-committee is to provide social/emotional support for UI COM and Graduate College students and faculty throughout their academic career and foster a community that values wellbeing.
Committee Members: Julie Mann, Mia Johnson, Lexie Socovich, Amynah Pradhan
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CampusCare is an affordable self-funded student health benefit program that has been providing comprehensive health care benefits to eligible enrolled students and their covered dependents at the University of Illinois Chicago, Rockford and Peoria campuses since 2004. The University of Illinois requires all students to be covered by major medical health insurance, therefore all students are automatically enrolled in CampusCare and assessed the CampusCare fee on their tuition when registering for courses that are charged with tuition & mandatory fees. There are no enrollment forms to complete. CampusCare qualifies for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act as a self-funded health benefit program and is not a licensed insurance company.
The Counseling Center provides a wide range of mental health services to UIC students including individual, group, and relationship therapy, outreach and consultation across the UIC community, workshops, peer support groups, and 24/7 crisis intervention services. We also help connect students to additional mental health resources at UIC and in the Chicago community to meet your individualized needs. Our staff is committed to social justice and proud to provide culturally-affirming mental health services to UIC’s diverse student body.
1200 West Harrison Street, 2010 SSB, (MC 333), Chicago, Illinois 60607
Phone: (312) 996-3490 Fax: (312) 996-7645
UIC Wellness Center
We support student learning, academic success, and retention by providing wellness services that promote healthy attitudes and behaviors, empower students to make informed choices, and enhance holistic well-being.
Suite 238 750 S Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 413-2120 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office of Preparedness and Response provides the UIC community with prompt and reliable information, plans, actions, trainings and exercises to prepare for, mitigate, response to, and recover from all-hazards which may occur on the campus.
Office of Preparedness and Response
1140 S. Paulina St., Chicago IL 60612
Phone: (312) 355-3341 email@example.com
UI COM Resiliency Center
The University of Illinois College of Medicine Student Resiliency Center provides mental health services to UI COM medical and graduate students.
1601 W. Taylor Street, Chicago IL 60612 Room 441
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-413-1225
UI COM Student Learning Environment
The Director’s overall mission is to support the College of Medicine’s strong commitment to identifying and addressing the mistreatment of medical and graduate students, and other learning environment concerns.
To report incidents of student mistreatment, racism, or safety, as well as general learning environment concerns, the Director can be reached directly via email email@example.com or phone (312-413-9632).