Undergraduate Catalog

Student Services

Beu Health Center
Corner of Western Avenue and Murray Street; (309) 298-1888

Beu Health Center, located on the Macomb campus, provides outpatient primary care services for students and their spouses or domestic partners. The Center is equipped with its own pharmacy, laboratory, and x-ray facilities, and the Center’s physicians and mid-level practitioners provide diagnosis, treatment, and prescriptive services for individuals. There are fees associated with services such as x-ray examinations, pharmacy products, injection services, laboratory services, equipment, and office visits. Information about Beu Health Center services can be found at wiu.edu/beu, and appointments may be scheduled online at http://beuonline.wiu.edu.

Campus Recreation
Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center; (309) 298-1228

Campus Recreation provides students the opportunity to pursue a healthy lifestyle and explore recreational interests through a variety of programs, facilities, and services. The Spencer Student Recreation Center features five multipurpose gym courts, two group fitness studios, a one-eighth mile elevated track, three weight rooms, three cardio areas, a boxing room, a core room, four racquetball courts, and an aquatics center with a pool, aqua climb, and hot tub. Intramural Sports offer over 30 events annually with leagues, tournaments, and events in men’s, women’s, co-recreational, and Greek divisions at competitive, intermediate, and recreational levels of play. Sport Clubs provide recreational opportunities, as well as regional and national competition. A variety of group fitness classes are offered daily. Informational programs and personal trainers are available to assist students with fitness equipment and goals. Please visit wiu.edu/campusrec for on-campus recreational facilities and activities. Add wiurec on Snapchat, and follow wiucampusrec on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Some spaces/programs may be altered or offline due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Career Preparation and Employer Engagement
Memorial Hall 014 (Macomb); Quad Cities Complex C; (309) 298-1838

The Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement focuses on career development for both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses, as well as online students. Offering traditional resources like resume review, interview preparation, career navigation and more, the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement also focuses on the enhancement of employer relations and engagement with our students to create increased experiential learning opportunities. The Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement is found in the lower level of Memorial Hall on the Macomb campus, as well as in QC Complex C on the Quad Cities campus. More can be learned about the Center for Career Preparation and Employer Engagement at wiu.edu/careers.

Casa Latina Cultural Center
Multicultural Center, Suite 202; (309) 298-3379

At Casa Latina Cultural Center, we are passionate about social justice, intersectionality, and developing students through education, engagement, and leadership. Casa provides a safe, unique, and empowering space for students to experience college life. Casa is a home away from home that offers a variety of events and programming during the academic year ranging from music performances, cultural celebrations, and our annual legacy programs BYOT (Bring Your Own Tortilla), Día de los Muertos, and Calle Murray. In addition, we house five student organizations: LASO (Latin American Student Organization), Tradición Latin Dance Team, Amplify, Mariachi de Oro, and the Latin American Literary Society. We look forward to having you visit our beautiful space at the Multicultural Center, featuring lounges, a computer lab, a dance studio, a kitchen, and a conference room. Please visit wiu.edu/casa for more information, follow casa_latina_wiu on Instagram, and like our Facebook page Casa Latina Cultural Center at WIU.

Counseling Center
Memorial Hall 102; (309) 298-2453

The University Counseling Center (UCC) provides free and confidential counseling to enrolled students. We are committed to providing comprehensive mental health services that promote the overall wellness and personal growth of our students. We offer a wide range of services to the WIU community that address students’ psychological, developmental, interpersonal, and academic concerns. The Center is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who provide ethical, inclusive, culturally sensitive, and progressive treatment options to students working on self-identified goals. We believe in affirming the dignity, worth, and value of all students in our diverse population and strive to create an environment of openness, safety, and respect. More information about the Counseling Center is available online at wiu.edu/ucc.

Financial Aid
Sherman Hall 127; (309) 298-2446

The Office of Financial Aid administers a variety of student assistance programs, including grants, scholarships, federal work study, tuition grants and waivers, and low interest loan funds. More than 81% of WIU undergraduate students receive financial aid from private, federal, state, or University sources. Additional information about financial assistance and applications are available at wiu.edu/fa.

Go West Transit
Macomb Transit Center; (309) 575-3333

Go West Transit provides students with safe, convenient transportation from and around campus and with service to the entire Macomb community. Carrying more than 1 million riders per year, Go West provides students with a reliable, low-cost public transportation system. Maps and schedules are available online at wiu.edu/gowest.

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center
Multicultural Center; (309) 298-2220

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the first African-American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Poet Laureate of Illinois, Gwendolyn Brooks. Founded in 1970, the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center supports all students and promotes student success through cultural awareness, academic achievement, and social advocacy. Join one of our many student organizations: African Student Association, Black Male Achievement Network, Black Student Association, Black Student Summit, Cultural Expressions, Christian Faith Campus Ministry, GBCC Dance Troupe, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Celebrate a wide variety of cultural events like Taste of Africa, Black History Month, and Feel Good Fridays! Visit our space and meet our wonderful team that is committed to your success. Please visit wiu.edu/gbcc for more information, and follow us on social media!

LGBT*QA Resource Center
Multicultural Center; (309) 298-4004

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Ally (LGBT*QA) Resource Center offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities/expressions. The LGBT*QA Resource Center also serves as connection for LGBT*QA individuals to resources, support, education, programming, and advocacy. Everyone is welcome to join our student organization Unity and our Queer book club. A gender affirming closet (The Qloset) is also available free of charge. The Big Picture Picnic, Camp OUT, Trans* Day of Remembrance, Drag Shows, and Pride Week are a few of the great events you can be part of each year. Please visit wiu.edu/lgbtqa for more information, and follow us on social media!

Retention Initiatives
Sherman Hall 121; (309) 298-2466

The Office of Retention Initiatives provides mentorship programming resources and early intervention initiatives for students. The Office of Retention Initiatives works closely with the Office of the Provost on the implementation of the First Year Experience program, as well as the Division of Student Services to ensure processes are in place to support students. More can be learned about the Office of Retention Initiatives at wiu.edu/retention.

Student Development and Success Center
Memorial Hall 125; (309) 298-1884 (voice), (309) 298-1856 (TTY)
wiu.edu/sdsc

The Student Development and Success Center is located in Memorial Hall and combines Disability Resources, Health Education and Wellness, and Student Development into one office that is focused on providing students with the resources to overcome educational challenges.

Western Illinois University is committed to equity, social justice, and diversity. To that end, the Disability Resource office collaborates with faculty and staff to facilitate inclusion and ensure accessibility to University programs for students with disabilities. Students experiencing barriers in the academic or physical environment or who are interested in accommodations such as alternative testing arrangements, sign language interpreters, text conversion (i.e., Braille, electronic, enlarged) services, and note-taking assistance should contact Disability Resources at (309) 298-1884 or disability@wiu.edu.

The Health Education and Wellness office contributes to the overall responsibility of Western Illinois University for the education of students in the area of lifestyle and behavior that promotes individual as well as community health. Professional staff, graduate assistants, and student health peer mentors provide a wide variety of wellness outreach programs and services. Outreach programs, as well as individual consultations regarding specific health issues are available to WIU students at no fee.

Student Development provides services and support to students as they navigate life in a University setting, with emphasis placed on student success and personal accountability. Services include assistance with absences including military activations, Leatherneck Care Referrals, emergency and crisis follow-up, and student advocacy. Student Development also works with students contemplating a University withdrawal and hears late total University withdrawal appeals for the current term.

Student Engagement
University Union; (309) 298-3232

The Office of Student Engagement, located on the first floor of the University Union, is the primary resource for involvement on campus. Student life at WIU is enriched by involvement in any of the hundreds of campus organizations that meet the diverse, cultural, intellectual, and social interests of students. The Office of Student Engagement provides students with developmental learning experiences while ensuring that a spectrum of programs is provided to enhance the campus community. Opportunities for student involvement include leadership development, volunteer services, student programming, Student Government Association, fraternities and sororities, and 250+ student organizations. Co-curricular activities provide opportunities to develop leadership, organizational, and communication skills, and to meet new people and have some fun.

Student Publications: The Western Courier
Heating Plant Annex; (309) 298-1876

The Western Courier is a student-run news website (westerncourier.com). The paper is published online one day per week during the regular academic year. Advertising revenue and a student publication fee provide funding for the website.

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Seal Hall 142; (309) 298-2436

Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) strives to support safe, inclusive, and educational learning environments aiding in student success. SRR informs students and organizations of their rights and responsibilities through publication of the Code of Student Conduct and numerous program presentations. Through coordination and management of the conduct review process, Student Rights and Responsibilities endeavors to support Western Illinois University’s core values by reinforcing standards of academic excellence, promoting educational opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, enhancing personal growth of community members, and highlighting the importance of social responsibility while protecting student rights and addressing behavioral problems.

Transition and Academic Skills Center
Memorial Hall 08; (309) 298-1131

The Transition and Academic Skills Center (TASC) focuses on assisting students as they transition to campus and helping them find academic success throughout their time as students. Leatherneck Launch (new student orientation in fall, spring, summer) and Camp Leatherneck are two key programs coordinated from the center to focus on the first steps students take as Leathernecks. TASC also focus on all students’ transition to their academic college life by focusing on academic skill development resources such as Rocky's Resources, the Academic Success Coaching Program, academic skill workshops, and other tutoring support. More can be learned about the Transition and Academic Skills Center at wiu.edu/TASC.

University Housing and Dining Services
Seal Hall; (309) 298-3000; wiu.edu/uhds

The mission of University Housing and Dining Services is to provide safe, clean, comfortable residence halls and apartment facilities; a nutritious, well-balanced food service program; and programs that support students’ academic goals. The University Housing and Dining Services staff provide a wide range of services and programs for students living on campus. A wide variety of options are available to make life in WIU’s residence halls a unique educational experience. Living Learning Community floor options include Agriculture, Broadcasting and Journalism, Business Studies, CLASS (Community of Liberal Arts and Sciences Students), Fine Arts, Honors, Included, ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps), STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and Transfer Year Experience. All residence hall rooms have access to the internet through either wireless or LAN connections. WIU offers one-bedroom apartments for graduate and non-traditional students and for students who are married, are in a documented domestic partnership, or have a child. Learn more at wiu.edu/uhds.

University Union
(309) 298-1986

The Western Illinois University Union provides programs, services, and facilities to foster student and community growth and success. The University Union is centrally located and is the community center of the University. Union services available include a food court and convenience store, meeting and banquet rooms, lounge spaces, the University Bookstore, Union Hotel, computer lab, check cashing, cashier services, and WIU ID Card services. These services and conveniences are desired and needed by the University community in their life on campus and for getting to know and understand one another through informal associations outside the classroom.

Veterans Resource Center
Wright Residence (333 N. Ward St., Macomb IL); (309) 298-3505

The Veterans Resource Center, located in the Wright Residence, is committed to assisting those who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. military and their family members. The Center, in collaboration with University departments and community organizations, provides coordinated services and resources in one centralized location to ensure that all veterans and service members are afforded the greatest opportunities for success. The Center staff strive to provide a streamlined approach to helping military personnel, veterans, and their family members with obtaining educational and military transcripts; completing applications for the GI Bill®, Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship, Federal Tuition Assistance, and Federal student aid programs. Individual assistance in additional areas includes, but is not limited to, questions/benefits regarding periods of military activation and deployment; securing appropriate housing accommodations; requesting military records; and acquiring community living information, outreach services, and health benefits. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill. The Veterans Resource Center may be reached at (309) 298-3505 or VeteransResources@wiu.edu.

WIU Harry Mussatto Golf Course
1215 Tower Road, Macomb, IL; (309) 298-3676

The Harry Mussatto Golf Course is a scenic and challenging 18-hole championship venue featuring beautiful vistas, spectacular elevation changes, four sets of tees, undulating greens, and bentgrass tees and greens. The newly-opened Arthur D. & Roselyn Chown Golf Learning Center offers the latest in golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. The facility also includes a full-service driving range with multiple short game areas and a large putting green. University golf classes, clinics, and individual instruction are also offered to help the golfer get started. WIU students with a valid student ID card are able to walk the course (either 9 holes or 18 holes) at no cost; there is a cost to rent a cart. More information about the course and daily fee rates can be found at wiu.edu/golf.

Women’s Center
Multicultural Center, Suite 209; (309) 298-2242

The mission of the Women’s Center is to support a welcoming and gender-inclusive campus community. Student development is at the core of our work. We advocate for gender equity through examinations of feminisms, sexism, patriarchy, and misogyny. We lead the campus community in explorations of how gender is a social construction that influences power dynamics and intersects with all other identities, such as, but not limited to: ability, age, citizenship status, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class. We promote opportunities to celebrate women, collaborate in programming and outreach, and seek unity and understanding. Students are encouraged to stop by the Center to hang out between classes and/or to get involved. The Women’s Center team advises several student organizations and implements various educational opportunities throughout the year. Our programs, events, and resources are available to all, regardless of gender identity or expression. For additional information, please check out our website at wiu.edu/wc and “like” us on Facebook!