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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Office of Testing and Evaluation provides general information and registration material for national standardized exams such as the ACT Residual exam for admittance into EIU, math placement exams for EIU course placement, outside proctoring for other college exams, student evaluations of faculty/courses, and general survey administration. EIU is also an authorized Pearson Vue testing center offering most of the Illinois Licensure Testing System exams.
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.
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.