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, sauna, 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 Snapshot, and follow wiucampusrec on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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, student employment, tuition waivers, and low interest loan funds. More than 77 percent of WIU 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 aims to promote the cultural experiences of the African diaspora. The cultural center also provides support services for Black American and African American students to encourage cultural awareness, academic achievement, and social advocacy. The Center is committed to helping the campus community adjust to a multicultural society without regard to age, race, gender expression, or economic status.

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

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Ally (LGBT*QA) Resource Center serves as connection for LGBT*QA individuals to resources, support, education, programming, and advocacy. The LGBT*QA Resource Center offers a welcoming and inclusive environment for people of all sexualities and gender identities/expressions to support the holistic development of students.

Student Activities
University Union; (309) 298-3232

The Office of Student Activities, located on the first floor of the University Union, is the primary resource for student organizations and programs. 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. 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. The Office of Student Activities provides students with developmental learning experiences while ensuring that a spectrum of programs is provided to enhance the campus community.

Student Development and Success Center
Memorial Hall 125; (309) 298-1884 (voice), (309) 298-1856 (TTY)

The Student Development and Success Center is located in Memorial Hall and combines Career Development, 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.

The Career Development office offers career guidance to support students, freshman through senior year, and beyond. The office prepares students to market themselves to employers for jobs, internships, and full-time careers. Services include assistance with job searching, career exploration, resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, creating LinkedIn accounts, and transitioning to the workplace. Our office has two Skype rooms for students to conduct online and telephone interviews with employers. Students and alumni have access to our online Leatherneck Link system to search for jobs and connect with employers. Career exploration and preparation courses are offered each semester for credit. The office has a closet of clothing that students may take if they need professional attire. Career fairs are offered each semester for face-to-face interaction with employers. More information can be found on their website, wiu.edu/cdc.

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 the Disability Resource office at (309) 298-2512 or disability@wiu.edu. More information can be found on their website, wiu.edu/drc.

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 educators provide a wide variety of wellness outreach programs and services. Outreach programs, as well as individual consultation regarding specific health issues, are available to WIU students. There is no fee for services. More information can be found on their website, wiu.edu/student_services/health_education/.

The Student Development Office (SDO) provides programs, services, and support to enhance student success, learning, and personal development focusing specifically on college transition. The SDO staff also interacts with family members, University faculty and personnel, and community agencies in assisting students with crisis situations. SDO is the liaison that assists students who experience any trauma due to emergency health or personal problems. In addition, SDO conducts exit interviews for students contemplating a University withdrawal and hears late total University withdrawal appeals for the current term. More information can be found on their website at wiu.edu/sdo.

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

The Western Courier is a student-run newspaper and news website (westerncourier.com). The printed version is published three days per week during the regular academic year. Advertising revenue and a student publication fee provide funding for the newspaper and website. Students who work at The Western Courier are paid for their efforts.

Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives
Seal Hall 101; (309) 298-2436

Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives (SRRRI) strives to support safe, inclusive, and educational learning environments aiding in student success. SRRRI 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 and retention efforts, Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Retention Initiatives 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.

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, Science-Life, Transfer Year Experience, and Women in Science. 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 University Union is the community center of the University. It provides a variety of meeting and dining facilities for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the University. Union services include a food court, meeting and banquet rooms, ballrooms, a bookstore, hotel rooms, computer stations, a small theatre, wireless Internet, check cashing, ATM machines, fax service, cashier services, and a convenience store.

Veterans Resource Center
Wright Residence; (309) 298-3505

The Veterans Resource Center 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. Students receive assistance 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; identifying policies regarding 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.

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. More information about the course and daily fee rates can be found at wiu.edu/student_services/golf_course/.

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!