Well-Being and Fostering a Sense of Community
Undocumented students who decide to make the University of Chicago their home will be joining a small emerging community of dedicated students committed to support one-another through this process. We are working to promote a inclusive and healthy experience for undocumented students.
Whether an undergraduate in the college or a Ph.D. student in one of the academic disciplines we are creating a safe space for those who want to share their stories, struggles, and future paths.
The University of Chicago partners with students to meet their needs and enhance their academic, professional and mental health well-being through support and services in various Centers and Offices. Below you will find information about each specific space within the University. You may click on any link to take you directly to the office or center's website that you are looking for!
There are various resources and supports available on campus and through the univeristy to meet academic and personal needs.
- Center for College Student Success (CCSS)
The Center for College Student Success (CCSS) provides early academic exposure, transition support, and ongoing advising and resources to students in the College, especially those who are first in their family to attend college, from lower-income or under-resourced backgrounds, or who may be undocumented. Advisers in CCSS strive to help students navigate campus resources and foster an inclusive and supportive campus community that facilitates student success.
- Emergency and Crisis Resources
As a member of the University of Chicago community, you have the opportunity to experience the advantages of campus and city life with the support of many resources. The University of Chicago has a robust set of systems and practices that support and care for our students and members of the University community.
- LGBTQ Student Life
The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Student Life is the hub for all LGBTQ student life at The University of Chicago. The Office serves LGBTQ students, questioning students, and allies in the College and graduate and professional schools, in order to create an inclusive and safe community by providing educational opportunities, building community, and serving as a resource for all students in the university.
- Office of Multicultural Student Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) creates intentionally diverse and inclusive communities, serving as a bridge builder by engaging students and members of the University community of all backgrounds to ensure personal, academic, and professional growth and success.
- Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to enhancing a vibrant international community and to fostering cross-cultural experience. We welcome, support and strengthen diversity through advocacy and holistic service. Enriching connections is our goal.
- Physical Education and Athletics
Enhance the educational experience of students through sport and provide fitness and recreational opportunities to all members of the UChicago community to promote and support healthy living.
- Spiritual Life
Spiritual Life serves as a destination for all things spiritual and religious at the University of Chicago. We address the complexities of religious encounter in the twenty-first century and provide a space for members of the University community to ask big and small questions about meaning and purpose.
- Student Disability Services
Student Disability Services works to provide resources, support and accommodations for all students with disabilities and works to remove physical and attitudinal barriers, which may prevent their full participation in the University community.
- Student Health and Counseling Services
SHCS is comprised of four unique departments that work together to address the health and wellness needs of University of Chicago students. We are eager to assist you in becoming a healthy and well-rounded individual during your time on campus. We offer a variety of physical, mental, and wellness resources and services, and hope you will take advantage of the myriad of support available to you. SHCS seeks to provide these services in ways that are student-centered, that engage and empower students in the maintenance of their own health and well-being, and that provide a satisfying patient experience