EIU Student Support Services
Academic Advising Center 217-581-2313
Ninth Street Hall, Room 2100
First-year students with undeclared majors and students who have not met admission standards for specific majors are assigned to the Academic Advising Center. The center serves all undergraduate students by providing information concerning academic policies and procedures. The Academic Advising Center is a resource offering help to all students as they consider various academic programs and future career goals.
Athletics Academic Support Services 217-581-6992
Lantz Arena, Panther Academic Services Building
Athletes are given access to academic support services including tutoring, counseling and study tables. As members of a varsity team, student-athletes are required to meet initial and continuing eligibility standards.
Career Services 217-581-2412
Human Services Center, Room 1301
Career Services offers assistance to students in choosing a major or career options; career library resources; workshops/seminars on effective resume/cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search techniques; on-campus interviews; four to five career fairs hosted yearly; and online registration to place your resume on the Web for referrals to employers. Fall/Spring hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Counseling Center 217-581-3413
Human Services Center, First Floor
The Counseling Center provides free, voluntary and confidential counseling and crisis services to currently enrolled students. Issues commonly presented by students include, but are not limited to, relationship problems, depression, eating disorders, anxiety/stress and anger management. Our staff of psychologists and counselors also conduct workshops designed to maximize the potential of all students to benefit from Eastern's academic and social environment. Appointments can be arranged either in person or by phone.
Departmental Tutoring 217-581-6696
>Some academic departments offer free tutoring services for students having difficulties in specific classes. For specific tutoring information, contact the instructor and the department. Also, check the schedule found at the link above or call the Student Success Center.
Health Education Resource Center (HERC) 217-581-7787
Student Services Building, Room 5019
The Health Education Resource Center provides several resources on a variety of health-related topics which include adjustment to college life as a new student, stress, mental health, nutrition, exercise, eating disorders, cancer, smoking and tobacco, alcohol, drugs, contraceptives, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS, wellness and illnesses. Resources include free pamphlets, fliers, brochures, posters and paraphernalia (buttons, stickers, pencils, key chains, etc.). Books, videos, games and "programs to go" (presentation outlines) are also available to check out.
Honors Programs 217-581-2017
Eastern Illinois University offers superior students the opportunity to take part in two honors programs: University Honors, a lower-division program, and Departmental Honors, an upper-division program. Both university and departmental honors programs offer students of superior academic ability an unusual opportunity to develop their potential for intellectual achievement. These programs are intended to aid students in developing qualities like independence of mind through undertaking an enriched curriculum, which provides studies in depth.
Office of Study Abroad 217-581-7267
Blair Hall, Room 1207
The Office of Study Abroad fosters affordable, high quality international academic opportunities that enable students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for leadership in an interdependent world.
Reading Center 217-581-2412
Buzzard Building, Room 1320
The Reading Center offers assistance to those who recognize a need for guidance and practice with essential reading and study skills. Help is given to students in improving reading comprehension and speed as well as practicing efficient study habits. Additionally, GST 1000 is a course offered each semester to any EIU student wishing to improve reading and study skills. Special workshops also help prepare students for local and state tests.
Army ROTC is an a college program that can pay for school while preparing you to be an officer in either the Active, Reserve or National Guard component of the U.S. Army upon completion of your college degree. It provides standard college classes that focus on the broader aspects of college life and life after college while also teaching basic military skills. Through Army ROTC, you will attain valuable training in leadership, time management, team building, and the keys for academic and life success. Army ROTC is beneficial to all students regardless if they decide to pursue a military or civilian career.
Student Community Service 217-581-6048
Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Third Floor outside Student Life Office
There are as many reasons to serve as there are people who serve. Volunteering is not just an altruistic act. It's an opportunity to advance in all areas of your life.
Student Success Center 217-581-6696
Ninth Street Hall, Room 1301
The Student Success Center provides individual learning strategy instruction, ongoing support and referral services for students seeking to improve their learning skills. University-wide learning initiatives have been developed and implemented in areas of retention, at-risk student populations, and students on probation. The center also provides outreach programs, including workshops and classroom presentations.
Testing and Evalution 217-581-5986
Ninth Street Hall, Room 1302
The Office of Testing and Evaluation provides general information and registration material for national standardized exams such as ACT, GRE, GMAT, MAT, TOEFL, CLE, and PRAXIS.
TRIO/Student Support Services 217-581-7849
Ninth Street Hall, Room 3017
A free program for eligible students who are first-generation students, low-income students and/or students with disabilities. Services include individual tutoring and counseling, study skill enhancement, cultural opportunities, career counseling and leadership development training. Application is necessary to be eligible for this program. Call for more information.
Writing Center 217-581-5929
Coleman Hall, Room 3110
The Writing Center is a free service for all Eastern students. While our tutors (trained graduate students) do not proofread papers, they will answer questions about how to write and edit papers and other writing projects. Students can come in for regular tutoring sessions or they can make appointments. Visit the website for hours and other information.