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Student Life

The Division of Enrollment and Student Services oversees the academic, advocacy, and support services for students. Some programs within this division include the Academic Success Center, Career Services, the Counseling Center, International Programs, and services for learning and physically disabled students.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center houses three areas that provide support for students: Tutoring Center, Disability Services and the Learning and Support Services Program.

Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center provides both group and individualized academic support and tutoring for currently enrolled students across a wide spectrum of subject areas. Students can work on specific writing needs or use the center as a place to go to discuss projects, paper topics, or ideas. All tutoring sessions are free, and appointments are available online. Call (312) 341-3818 in Chicago or (847) 619-7978 in Schaumburg for more information.

Disability Services

Roosevelt University’s Disability Services Office provides students with documented disabilities, academic accommodations and auxiliary aids, and promotes increased awareness of disability issues on campus. Students with special needs requesting accommodations are encouraged to register with the office in order to be evaluated for appropriate accommodations. Call (312) 341-3810 for more information.

Learning and Support Services Program

The Learning and Support Services Program (LSSP) is designed to assist college students with learning disabilities in their pursuit of college education. It is a supportive program for students enrolled in regular college courses. Documentation of a learning disability must be provided to the Academic Success Center. Services are provided on an individual basis; emphasis is placed on planning, tutoring, counseling, and modified test-taking. An additional fee is charged. Call (312) 341-3810 for more information.

Career Services

Throughout the year career planning workshops and seminars are offered to aid students in the development of knowledge and strategies regarding career paths and employment. Career assessments are also available to assist students in selecting a major or career. Workshops and seminar topics include choosing a major, cooperative education and internships, writing a resume and cover letter, networking and searching for employment, interviewing skills, changing careers, and transferable skills.

The Office of Career Services has a variety of career/employment-related resources including e-Recruiting, an Internet-based job listing database and resume referral system; a career resource library; many career/employment related web links on the Career Services web pages; and career fairs sponsored at various times during the year. Students seeking internships or employment are encouraged to make an appointment with a professional staff member.

In Chicago, Career Services is located in the Auditorium Building Rm 470, 312-341-3560; in Schaumburg the office is located in Rm 125, 847-619-7921.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides a variety of services to help students understand their problems and themselves, achieve satisfying relationships, improve their academic performance, and make effective and fulfilling career and life choices. Counseling services are free and confidential. Services include individual, group and couples counseling, consultation (when you are concerned about someone else) and referral (guidance to other community resources).

Additionally, the Counseling Center provides wellness programming, such as light treatment, stress management and relaxation training, and workshops and awareness/prevention events on a variety of topics throughout the year. Programming, drop-in times and appointment information are available at the Counseling Center, Auditorium Building Rm 464 on the Chicago campus, (312) 341-3548, and Schaumburg campus Room 114, (847) 619-7929.

Office of International Programs

International students who require advising and information regarding US immigration regulations, cross-cultural counseling, and all matters related to their presence in the US as well as students interested in studying abroad should contact the Office of International Programs, at (312) 341-3531 or

Federal TRIO Programs

Student Support Services/Project Prime

Student Support Services/Project Prime is a federally funded program. The goal of the program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled undergraduate students. This program also aims to help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next. Students are accepted into the program based on federal eligibility criteria. Faculty referrals and self-referrals are welcome. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students toward the successful completion of their post- secondary education. Services include academic advising and various forms of counseling, tutoring and academic support through study skills development as well as cultural enrichment activities and assistance with graduate school planning.

Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search is a federally funded program that offers academic and personal support to students primarily in grades 6 to 12 who are from low-income and first-generation backgrounds. The mission of the program is to keep students in school, witness their high school graduation, and assist them with enrollment into post-secondary institutions. Services provided include both group and individual career assessment and exploration, academic support and advisement, the dissemination and clarification of financial aid information, assistance with the college planning process, and tutorial support.

Veterans Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible veterans of the United States services prepare for a college education at the institution of their choice. Services include academic assessment through computerized testing in reading, language arts, and mathematics; classroom instruction, Monday through Friday, in language arts, mathematics, computer basics, along with instruction in study and test-taking skills; personal tutoring and computer-based instruction; post- secondary school searches, academic and career counseling, assistance in the veteran’s financial benefit search process; as well as assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications.

Eligible applicants must meet federally mandated low-income and first generation college status; be a veteran of one of the Armed Forces, having served for more than 180 days, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955; and have a discharge which is other than dishonorable. All services provided are free of charge.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally-funded program designed to assist low-income and first generation high school students stay in school, earn their high school diploma, and then transition to the post- secondary school or college of their choice. Services provided include group and individual academic support, tutorial assistance, advisement, financial aid processing assistance and clarification, and college selection and planning assistance. Upward Bound students participate in cultural enrichment activities and college campus tours to help them become familiar with some of the many colleges and universities available to them. Additionally, the Upward Bound summer component immerses students in college campus life during a six week program held at the Chicago campus.