Student DEI resources

Student assistance resources

Accessible Study Space in Main Library - The university library has an accessible study room for students with disabilities. The room is located in the Main Library next to the Information Desk on the first floor. The room is equipped with different types of seating and a screen magnifier as well as the standard accessibility software suite. Click here to reserve the accessible study room.

ARC Food Assistance & Well-Being Program – located in the rear of the ARC instructional kitchen, it serves as a shopping style pantry that allows shoppers to handle food, choose items that they will eat and enjoy and look at the labels just as if they were shopping in a store.

Chez Veterans Center – services include individualized academic and career coaching to support progress and address barriers, peer and professional mentoring to foster community and networking, and health and wellness services to promote psychosocial adjustments and well-being.

Child Care Access Means Parents in School – provides financial assistance with childcare at the Child Development Laboratory and a network of support with other student-parents. They also provide parenting workshops, study groups with free childcare and connections to campus and community resources. For more information or to apply, please contact Samantha Iwinsky at or

Counseling Center Tuesdays @ 7 – led by counseling center paraprofessionals, Tuesdays @ 7 workshops focus on topics that are often growth areas for students. All students are welcome. For a list of the upcoming workshops, click here.

Counseling Center’s Latinx Student Outreach Team- this is an opportunity to speak with one of the members of the Latinx Student Outreach Team from the counseling center! Office hours are a way for students to be proactive about their mental health and get support in finding some guidance and/or resources for their particular situation. It is a brief and confidential meeting that is not counseling or therapy.

  • Mondays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at La Casa Cultural Latina - Bill Berkhout:
  • Tuesdays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at La Casa Cultural Latina - Juvenal George:
  • Wednesdays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM at La Casa Cultural Latina Alex Quintanilla:
  • Wednesdays: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at LLS - Jazmine Saavedra:
  • Thursdays: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM -Alejandro Gomez:

Disability Resources & Educational Services (DRES) – academic accommodations and support include a variety of services to allow UIUC students equal access to their courses and campus activities.

Everybody Eats– A campus-wide initiative to ensure that those in our Illini community have access to a hot meal and are provided with adequate nutrition. Currently, Everybody Eats has two programs with different meal offerings, Bevier Café (College of ACES) and University Housing.

Gender-Inclusive Housing Options– the university housing aims to provide a safe, welcoming home for students of all backgrounds and identities. Find information on this site to explore living options that accommodate your gender identity or gender expression.

Jubilee Café – offers freshly cooked meals to college student and other local residents who struggle with food insecurity.

Illinois-Coalition Assisting Undocumented Students’ Education (I-CAUSE)– creating an alliance of undocumented students at UIUC for representation, resource gathering, and access to post-secondary education.

Office of Minority Student Affairs – from outside the classroom learning experiences, to physical and emotional wellness, leadership opportunities, global awareness, safety, fun, and career preparation, Student Affairs supports all aspects of student life at Illinois.

Undocumented/DACAMentor Office Hours – they provide student support services for Undocumented and DACA students to ensure a welcoming and inclusive campus community. Jackie Conchas: In-person at La Casa Cultural Latina (Room 210)

  • Mondays: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesdays: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Thursdays: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Cultural houses

Asian American Cultural Center (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 university community.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center– provides a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois’ African American students.

La Casa Cultural Latina – promotes a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement and empowerment of Latina/o students.

LGBT Resource Center – fosters an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The center seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on campus.

Native American House – serves as a support and resource center for Native American students. They provide events and programs throughout the year that allow students the opportunity to enrich their cultural and academic experiences at UIUC.

Women’s Resource Center – committed to supporting woman students and serves as the designated provider of confidential advising services, offering advocacy and support services to students, faculty, and staff who have experienced sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, stalking, and/or dating/domestic violence.

Illini Hillel – the foundation for Jewish campus life which aims to create a pluralistic environment that both welcomes and engages as many students as possible to explore and celebrate Judaism.