Student Development Office

People, Places, and Services

Do you know what the services and offices described in this section have in common? All of them exist to help students learn and achieve academic and personal goals at Western. At some point during your stay here, you may need services or assistance from at least one of these offices. Take a minute now to look over what is available and where it is located. When you need information or help, don't hesitate to call someone and ask for it.

Academic Advising

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Students are encouraged to see an academic advisor early and often and to ask a lot of questions. Advisers are here to help students succeed and adjust to college. Students who have not declared a major are advised by the University Advising and Academic Services Center (UAASC). All other regularly admitted students receive their advisement through individual academic departments. If you do not know your advisor, call (309) 298-1846, or go to your STARS menu and click on major/advisor information.

Administrative Services

Vice President for Administrative Services
Sherman Hall 200
(309) 298-1800
Website

Administrative Services is a service-oriented area dedicated to supporting Western Illinois University in its mission: to have a profound and positive impact on the changing world through instruction, research, and public service as the University educates and prepares a diverse student population to thrive in and contribute to a global society. Administrative Services is a support organization which provides quality, effective, efficient, and timely leadership and administrative support services responding to the ever-changing needs of students, faculty, and staff.

Advancement and Public Services

Sherman Hall 303
(309) 298-1808 or 298-1861
Website

The mission of the Division of Advancement and Public Services at Western Illinois University is to share information about the achievements of the University, its students, faculty, alumni, and programs; and to articulate the institution's needs in the form of budgetary, philanthropic, and programmatic support. Advancement goals are achieved through the efforts of University Marketing, the WIU Foundation and Development Office, the Scholarship Office, the Office of University Relations, and the WIU Visual Production Center.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Resource Center

Seal Hall 208, east wing
(309) 298-2457
Website

The Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Resource Center is a licensed provider of alcohol/drug education and treatment located at WIU's Macomb campus. The AOD center provides alcohol and drug use assessments, DUI (Driving Under Influence) evaluations, DUI risk education, and Early Intervention education, as well as Level 1 outpatient treatment for students who are seeking a licensed center for treatment or consultation. AOD staff counselors are licensed and certified to provide services by the Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (DASA). Services are affordable and confidential.

Alumni Association

1009 W. Adams Street
(309) 298-1914
Website

Western Illinois University students become members of the Alumni Association the day they graduate. As non-dues-paying members, they are entitled to the following benefits and services provided by the Alumni Association:

  • Free quarterly issues of the alumni newsletter, Western News, and monthly issues of the electronic newsletter, RockeNews
  • Networking opportunities with other alumni at more than 50 events hosted by the Alumni Association each year
  • 21 scholarships given each year to children or grandchildren of alumni
  • Use of Western's Leslie F. Malpass Library and Career Services
  • The WIU affinity credit card
  • Comprehensive, short- and long-term medical plan, disability, dental, travel and auto/home insurance opportunities
  • Alumni Travel Abroad programs
  • The ability to purchase membership at the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center
  • Alumni class ring, diploma frame, and Illinois WIU License Plate programs
  • Access to RockeNetwork, an online social network, and the online directory exclusively for WIU Alumni
  • Access to the WIU Easier Card at the Quad City Airport
  • Ability to get Alumni Mortgage offered through Quicken Loans

The Western Illinois University Alumni Association strives to develop and sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends to advance the mission of the University.

Beu Health Center

Corner of Western Avenue and Murray Street
(309) 298-1888 or 298-1210
Website

The center is an accredited, well-equipped, general medical clinic with laboratory, X-ray facilities, and a pharmacy. Beu Health Center staff includes physicians, mid-level practitioners, and medical support personnel.

During regular school sessions, the health center is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center is closed on Saturday and Sunday. Phone lines open at 7:30 a.m. and are active until 5 p.m. Spouses and legally recognized domestic partners of registered students are also eligible to utilize health center services. Scheduled appointments are preferred, but walk-in service is available for urgent health care needs.

Medical Requirements

The preregistration health history form is a requirement for all new students. Forms and instructions to fulfill this requirement are given to the student when registering for classes at the University. Immunization records must be supplied according to Illinois state law.

Services Available

Consultation (diagnosis and treatment)*
X-ray and laboratory services*
Psychiatric care*
Pharmacy*
Immunizations*
Allergy injections*

Tuberculin testing*
Gynecological services*
HIV and STD testing*
Student insurance
Health education resources
Alcohol and other drug evaluation and referral*


*Nominal user fee charged.
Contact Beu Health Center regarding the availability of additional services.

Billing and Receivables Office

Sherman Hall 106
(309) 298-1831
Website

The Billing and Receivables Office is responsible for billing and collecting monies due to the University. Staff can answer billing questions, process refund requests, review transcript exceptions, and process approved short-term loans. This office performs collection efforts for Federal Perkins Loan, returned checks and past due receivables.

Payment options can be viewed on our website. Submit questions by email at billings@wiu.edu.

Campus Recreation

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

All enrolled, fee-paying students have many opportunities to pursue a healthy lifestyle and explore recreational interests through a variety of programs, facilities, and services in Campus Recreation. At the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, students have access to five multipurpose courts; two group fitness studios; a one-eighth mile, elevated track; three cardio areas with more than 65 machines; a large weight room with selectorized Cybex and plate-loaded Hammer Strength weight training equipment and free weights; a boxing room; five racquetball/wallyball courts; and an aquatics center with pool, hot tub, and sauna. Students can participate in more than 40 intramurals events in men's, women's, and co-recreational divisions that include competitive, intermediate, and recreational levels of play. Group fitness, personal training, and aquatic programs present multiple options for students to accomplish and maintain their personal fitness goals. With more than 30 WIU sport clubs, some provide opportunities for regional and national competition, while others focus on skill development and educational goals. Each semester, students can take part in a variety of special events, from "The Amazing Race" and Rocky 5KRun to Rock-N-Roller Skate and kayaking. Campus Recreation facilities also include the Harry Mussatto Golf Course, the Sipolt Memorial Disc Golf Course, and Vince Grady Field for flag football, soccer, softball lacrosse, and Ultimate Frisbee. Several outdoor courts are available for basketball, volleyball (sand and grass), and tennis.

Career Services

Memorial Hall 125
(309) 298-1838
Website

Career Services is a centralized University office that serves the entire University community. Students at every class level, and from all majors, are encouraged to use this service in the planning of their occupational interest/ pursuits.

Services include establishing an electronic credential file; job searching (including internships, summer jobs, and full time career employment); professional resumé services–personalized and focused on the student's contributions; mock interviewing; career fairs on campus each semester; classes on pre-employment preparation (six each semester). The office also hosts a series of workshops each semester.

Career Services provides direct professional services to individual students, as well as organizational groups. Numerous educational sessions are presented in residence halls, classes, and in student social and professional groups. In addition to the direct services, each student is strongly encouraged to go to the Career Services website, wiu.edu/careers, and explore the magnitude of services available. The website provides access to services for members of every class level as well as for alumni.

The online registration, which is free for WIU students and alumni, is easy to use and can connect users to a potential employer base of 300,000 employers nationwide.

Personalized service is the hallmark of the Career Services office.

Casa Latina Cultural Center

Multicultural Center 202
(309) 298-3379
Website

Casa Latina shares the Multicultural Center with the Women's Center and Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center. The three centers share and maintain a comfortable and inviting atmosphere in areas such as a multipurpose room, activity room, resource library, lounges, kitchen, computer room, lactation room, and a board room.

Casa Latina Cultural Center houses three student organizations: the International Friendship Club, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), and Tradicion Hispana Dance Troupe.

The center's main functions are to maintain a positive image and collaborate with other University departments to showcase Latino-American and international cultures, history, art, traditions, and languages; provide a facility with high visibility in multicultural programming; foster a supportive and nurturing atmosphere for students and provide a positive personal, social, cultural, and academic environment; establish a multicultural awareness within Western Illinois University and the surrounding community through its programming; nurture and emphasize academic and leadership excellence; and assist students in their transition to University life and its unique cultural environment.

Center for International Studies

Memorial Hall 342
(309) 298-2501
Website

The Center for International Studies (CIS) provides a centralized source of information for students seeking an international experience. By visiting the center, WIU students interested in studying abroad can obtain specific information about faculty-led study programs as well as semester or year-long placements. Additional information and assistance is available for students interested in applying for grants such as the Fulbright program.

The CIS provides assistance on immigration issues for international students, as well as various student-centered support programs. Activities such as the international student orientation, the Cultural Cafes, and other campus programs are also coordinated through the Center.

Disability Resource Center

Memorial Hall 143
(309) 298-2512
Website

Western Illinois University is committed to equity, social justice and diversity. WIU's Disability Resource Center (DRC) collaborates with faculty and staff to facilitate student inclusion and ensure accessibility to University programs for students with disabilities. Students experiencing issues with access who would like to request auxiliary aids and services, the removal of a barrier or modifications to policies or procedures may contact the DRC at (309) 298-2512 or disability@wiu.edu.

Distance Learning

Horrabin Hall 10
(309) 298-2496
Website

Distance Learning provides support for WesternOnline classes and off campus extension classes including a testing center for proctored exams. Office employment may be available for qualified students.

Document and Publication Services

Document and Publication Services Building
(309) 298-1000
Website

DPS offers a wide variety of printing, duplicating, finishing, binding, distribution, and related services—including design, layout, editing, printing, copying, finishing, binding, mail preparation and related services, office supplies, and distribution.

Located at the north end of Western Avenue (across from Thompson Hall, next to the Physical Plant), DPS serves students and recognized student organizations with high-quality, high-speed copying and printing (black only and color). Services include direct printing from network or portable storage devices and copying from hardcopy originals. DPS also offers scanning and related services to transfer hardcopy originals to digital formats. To meet the needs of nearly any document or project, DPS maintains a large selection of paper, label, envelope, and specialty stocks and provides a variety of finishing and binding options-spiral and comb binding, three-hole punching, stapling, collating, folding, perforating, and scoring.

DPS also offers layout and design services for University-related projects, including graduation announcements, business cards, brochures, booklets, reports, and more.

DPS charges for services based on quantity and/or time spent, and students may pay with cash, debit/credit card, or Rocky Dollars.

Financial Aid

Sherman Hall 127
(309) 298-2446
Website

The Financial Aid Office has information on federal and Illinois grants, as well as WIU Talent Grants, employment, and student loans. A current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for most federal or Illinois financial aid. More than 75 percent of students receive some type of financial aid.

Information is available in the Financial Aid Office and on the web for the following federal and Illinois programs: Monetary Award Program (MAP), Illinois Veterans Grant (IVG), National Guard Grant (NG), Teacher Educational Scholarship Programs, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study, TEACH grant, and student loans.

Refer to the Financial Aid Office web page for information explaining the financial aid process, financial need, and cost of attendance, as well as financial aid policies, including the WIU satisfactory academic progress requirements.

Education majors can contact the College of Education and Human Services for information regarding the Illinois Future Teacher Corp and Minority Teacher Scholarship programs. Information on WIU scholarship opportunities is available through the Scholarship Office, Sherman Hall 308, (309) 298-2001.

Go West Transit

University Union, first level
(309) 298-3353
Website

Go West Transit provides extensive fixed route transportation, connecting students from their residence halls to their classes, around campus, to shopping, Amtrak, the square, the hospital, and many other locations within the city of Macomb. With more than 16 routes, an efficient fare-free system, live online GPS tracking (gowesttransit.com), and Next Bus texting, Go West strives to provide safe, efficient transportation to anywhere within Macomb.

Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Multicultural Center 210
(309) 298-2220
Website

The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is named after the late Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Poet Laureate of Illinois. The mandate of the center, which opened Fall 1969, is to promote the rich cultural experience of African Americans. The Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center is committed to helping the campus community adjust to a multicultural society without regard to age, race, or economic status. In an effort to promote the African American experience, the various components of the center serve to:

  • develop and expand innovative and meaningful multicultural life experiences for all students at Western in a centrally located facility;
  • present innovative artistic programs and special events;
  • generate, through the University community, a quantity of valuable information and interpretation about the African American experience through the performing arts, classes, lectures and seminars, and other appropriate media;
  • develop African American leaders to provide social and economic leadership and opportunities in their communities;
  • establish and maintain a good rapport with African American alumni; and
  • establish and maintain a continuing dialogue with department chairs, faculty, staff, and administrators concerning policies, procedures, programs, and courses which may best serve the cultural needs of African American students and provide them with an enlightening, all-encompassing educational experience while at Western.

Harry Mussatto Golf Course

1215 Tower Road
(309) 298-3676
Website

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. In addition, the course provides a driving range, putting green, golf instruction, a nine-hole pitch and putt course, and a pro shop that carries a full line of quality golf equipment, logo apparel, and accessories.

Hotline

(309) 298-3211

Hotline is a student-run, paraprofessional, phone counseling service. Hotline volunteers are trained in the basics of counseling. Calls are anonymous (i.e., no form of caller ID) and confidential. Some of the issues Hotline volunteers frequently deal with are romantic, academic, interpersonal and sexual problems; pregnancy; sexually transmitted diseases; depression; anxiety; and substance abuse. If you have a concern, call Hotline at (309) 298-3211. Hotline is available Sunday-Thursday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Human Resources

Sherman Hall 105
(309) 298-1971
Website

The Western Illinois University Human Resources office assists the University in supporting its mission by developing a comprehensive approach to implementing progressive human resource practices and programs for all civil service employees in the following areas: employment, classification, compensation, health and wellness, employee relations, training and development, and labor relations as well as provide benefits administration for all eligible employees. Through collaboration, encouraging challenge and furthering initiatives, human capital plays a vital role supporting these efforts. If you have any questions concerning the Human Resource office or if you are interested in civil service employment, please contact our office.

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Centennial Honors College
Malpass Library, second floor
(309) 298-2586
Website

Students in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program design and pursue programs of study that are either not available through other established curricula, or they can follow one of the developed concentrations in Youth Development or Renewable Energy. Admission to the program is by application only, and applications will be considered by the coordinator of ISP or a faculty committee. Specific admission and graduation requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies Program can be found in the current course catalog.

Learning to Lead

Office of Student Activities (OSA), University Union, first level
(309) 298-3232
Website

Learning to Lead (LTL) is a program designed to help students learn about themselves and their personal leadership. Based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, the two-year program involves four levels which, upon completion, make a student eligible to apply for a summer internship with the Washington Center in Washington D.C.

Libraries

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Access Services: (309) 298-2705
Reference and Information Desk (Research and Assistance): (309) 298-2700

University Libraries is an integral part of graduate research at Western. University Libraries houses an extensive collection and offers online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications. University Libraries provides research assistance; instruction in library use, group study space, and student access to computers, printers, wireless Internet, digital commons, and photocopiers. University Libraries participates in several consortiums and can borrow materials through the interlibrary loan process in a fairly timely manner. 

The Leslie F. Malpass Library in Macomb is the main branch and provides an inviting environment for research and study. The Library houses the University Archives and Special Collections, Government, Legal, Spatial, and Data Services, and Reference Units. The Malpass Mocha Cafe on the first floor level is a popular meeting spot for coffee lovers. The Macomb campus also has three specialized branch libraries for music, curriculum, and physical sciences. 

The WIU-Quad Cities Library in Moline is a microcosm of Univeristy Libraries and offers a collection specifically tailored to Quad Cities students. It provides access to the same materials as the Macomb libraries.

myID (I.D. Card Services)

Seal Hall, first floor, Student Assistance and Parent Services Center, University Union  
(309) 298-2461
wiu.edu/myID

Your Western ID is your official university identification card. Many departments on campus use your ID asa means to grant access to information and services. From the libraries using your ID to allow you to check out books and resources, to a teacher requiring you to see you ID to take a test, to using your ID to access your campus meal plan, your ID is a necessity of everyday campus life. Add Rocky Dollars, learn how to add meal plan money and much more at wiu.edu/myID.

Access to Services
Students requesting service(s) that require proper identification (i.e. Meal Plan, Student Recreation Center, entrance to an athletic event, etc) must present a valid Western Illinois University ID in order to access desired service(s). Access and/or service may be denied if a valid University ID is not presented. Additionally, lending your ID card to anyone of failing to present it upon request is a violation of University regulations and subjects the holder to disciplinary action.

Lost IDs
If you lose your ID card, call 309-298-2461 during regular business hours to deactivate your ID card. You may also deactivate your card outside of business hours by selecting "UHDS Lost or Stolen Student ID Card" from the drop-down menu on STARS. A new ID card can be obtained at University Housing and Dining Services (first floor, Seal Hall) or the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center (University Union). The replacement cost fro a new ID is $25.  

Office of Equal Opportunity and Access

Sherman Hall 203
(309) 298-1977
Website

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access is responsible for ensuring that all programs and services of the University are delivered to students without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran. The University is further committed to the principle that all members of its community have the right to expect not to be subjected to harassment based on their race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other such classifications that would impede or block their access to the University's services, opportunities, or facilities.

Any student who feels that he or she has been discriminated against or has been subjected to such harassment in a manner that impedes his or her access to and benefit from University programs and services may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access for a confidential discussion of the complaint, to initiate methods of achieving adjustments desired or simply for information concerning the extent of protection against discrimination under the law.

Office of Planning, Budget and Institutional Research

Sherman Hall 315
(309) 298-1185
Website

The Office of Planning, Budget and Institutional Research has factual information concerning the student body, staff, program costs, and University budget. Of most interest to students is the information that is available on Western's website, which includes the Fact Book, an annual publication of this office, and tables with data on students, faculty, and staff.

Office of Public Safety

Mowbray Hall on Murray Street
(309) 298-1949
911 (Emergency)
(309) 298-1921 (Parking Services)
Website

The Office of Public Safety (OPS) is a multifaceted organization providing police, safety, and parking services to the WIU community. These services include criminal investigations, traffic enforcement, medical transport and care, fire and crime prevention, safety programs, escort services, key control, motorist assistance, and other miscellaneous activities related to the safety and well-being of University students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, year round. All police officers are fully-commissioned law enforcement officers in the State of Illinois and have full jurisdiction at the University and in the surrounding county. The office provides student emergency medical services to the community with qualified emergency medical technicians on staff. The office also provides safety escorts for the WIU community from dusk to dawn, year-round from one campus location to another.

An emergency call box system exists on campus to provide direct communication with the public safety dispatcher. This system is identified by blue lights that are placed on top of poles with call boxes attached. This system is designed to be used for any emergency. Anyone may notify police officials of a situation that requires police, fire, or ambulance response by pushing the button on the call box. There are 51 emergency call boxes strategically placed throughout the campus.

Parking Services

Parking Services provides services to the WIU community related to vehicle usage and control on campus. The office issues parking permits; regulates parking lot use; enforces parking rules and regulations; plans, maintains and paves parking lots; controls the placement and maintenance of traffic signs; and provides an emergency motorist assistance program including battery assists, door unlocking, emergency gasoline refueling, and tire inflations. All vehicles using campus facilities must have either a permanent or temporary parking permit displayed on the vehicle during certain times, except for metered parking.

Office of Student Activities

University Union, first level
(309) 298-3232
Website

The Office of Student Activities (OSA) provides students with diverse and creative co-curricular experiences to complement their formal classroom education. By providing assistance to individual students and student organizations in planning, management, and evaluation of programs and organizational activities, OSA assists with meeting the wide variety of student needs and interests represented on campus and in the community. OSA is designed to provide students with developmental learning experiences while ensuring that a spectrum of programs is provided to the campus and community.

The Office of Student Activities advises and works directly with the following student organizations: Western's All Volunteer Effort, Student Government Association, Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, United Greek Council, and University Union Board. In addition, OSA provides assistance and services to all University-registered student organizations, such as the Black Student Association, Latin American Student Organization, International Friendship Club, Unity, and OASIS (for nontraditional students). Staff members also instruct leadership workshops and classes for credit and are available as consultants for all students and student organizations.

Students are encouraged to visit our website, or stop by our office to learn more about student organizations and activities and how to become actively involved in enhancing their community.

Office of the Registrar

Sherman Hall 110
(309) 298-1891
Website

The Office of the Registrar prepares class schedules, conducts preregistration and registration, and provides information about course offerings and dropping and adding individual courses. This office is also responsible for recording and maintaining academic records, providing information about grade point averages and academic status, issuing grade reports and transcripts, processing undergraduate major and minor changes, changing addresses, final graduation check-out, processing, enrollment verifications, and good-student discounts.

Grading System and Scholastic Regulations
For information concerning the grading system (including the honor point system, determining grade point average, and pass-fail grading system) and scholastic regulations (including academic probation standards), refer to Academic Assistance, and to the undergraduate catalog.

Class Attendance

Students are expected to attend all classes and are responsible for completing all coursework.

If a student has to be unavoidably absent from classes, he or she should notify his or her instructor in advance. If a student is unavoidably absent because of an emergency and is unable to contact instructors, he or she should notify Student Development and Orientation, Seal Hall 301, east wing, (309) 298-1884, and that office will assist in the notification of instructors. If a student is ill, he or she should report in person to Beu Health Center for medical treatment.

Notices to instructors from Student Development and Orientation or Beu Health Center are merely informative in nature and are not excuses for absence from classes. The student is responsible for making up all coursework missed for any reason if allowed by instructor.

Final Exams

Final examinations are given for all courses at the time designated in the final examination schedule. A week is allowed at the end of each semester for final exams. During this week, students attend classes only during the time their specific exams are being given. It is an established University policy that exams be given according to the schedule provided.

Incompletes

A temporary grade, "I" (incomplete), may be given to students in cases where they have been unable to complete coursework due to circumstances beyond their control. The instructor must agree to give the grade of incomplete. If the instructor does not set a deadline for the student to complete course requirements, the student has until the ninth week of their next term of enrollment (excluding the summer session) providing that enrollment occurs within one year after the incomplete was awarded. If the student does not complete the course requirements by established deadlines, the incomplete will become a "F" (failure). Under certain circumstances, instructors may request an extension of time for completion of the incomplete. This request must be made in writing to the Office of the Registrar, Sherman Hall 110.

Withdrawal from Courses

A student may withdraw from a regularly scheduled course during the first 10 weeks of a semester. To withdraw from a course(s), a student must log on to the registration screen on STARS, click on the drop button, and verify the drop.

Withdrawal from the University

Prior to the first day of the semester, a student may completely withdraw from the University through STARS. On or after the first day of the semester, in order to completely withdraw from the University, students who are classified as full-time students must contact Student Development and Orientation, (309) 298-1884.

Parents and Family Association

University Union, first floor
(309) 298-2295
Website

College life can be exciting, challenging, and facilitate many changes for both families and students. At Western Illinois University, parents are seen as a vital link between the college experience and the students. It is exciting to welcome families as members of the traditional Parents and Family Association (PFA). 

The traditional PFA will increase your awareness of the resources available to assist families with students'  academics, career, financial, personal, and social needs. PFA is a dynamic organization providing a vital link between students, parents, families and the University. Families will also learn about the vast array of opportunities designed to students become more involved in the campus community and enhance cultural experiences. PFA will help bridge the gap by keeping families abreast of WIU services, programs, and campus community happenings. For membership, a home e-mail to pfa@wiu.edu along with the student's first and last name is needed.

PFA Gold is another option for members who want a little more. Gold members receive additional benefits for $20 per year including two WIU PFA t-shirts, a PFA Gold directory, first opportunity to reserve the Union Hotel rooms, and a copy of the Student Handbook. Gold membership is available online at wiu.edu/pfa.  

Personal Reader Service

University Services Building 504
(309) 298-2403

Working in conjunction with the Radio Information Service, the Personal Reader Service (PRS) matches students and community members who are blind, visually impaired, learning disabled, or physically disabled with a volunteer reader on a one-to-one basis. Volunteers assist with reading personal and business correspondence, instruction manuals, and educational materials. The client and volunteer are matched according to geographic location, times available, interests, and other preferences. For additional information regarding service or volunteer opportunities, call PRS for an appointment.

Provost and Academic Vice President

Sherman Hall 211
(309) 298-1066
Website

The Office of the Provost and Academic Vice President has responsibility for academic programs and personnel at the University. Academic affairs divisions include the four colleges; graduate studies; libraries; distance learning, international studies and outreach; faculty development; honors program; registrar; rural affairs; research; and academic advising.

Psychology Clinic

Waggoner Hall 116
(309) 298-1919
Website

The Psychology Clinic provides counseling, therapy and assessment services to persons with emotional and behavioral concerns. Services include individual, family and child therapy, as well as psychological assessment. Children, adolescents, and adults are seen in the clinic, and everyone within the WIU community and the west-central Illinois region is eligible to utilize clinic services. Services are available by appointment. All contacts are strictly confidential. There is no fee for therapy services.

Radio Information Service of WIUM/WIUW

University Services Building 504
(309) 298-2403
Website
General Information

The Radio Information Service (RIS) fosters equal access to printed materials for individuals in the tri-states who are blind, visually impaired, learning disabled, or physically disabled. Newspapers, magazines, and novels are read by volunteer readers and broadcast in conjunction with WIUM/WIUW-FM via closed-circuit radios. Students are invited to audition for volunteer positions. For service or volunteer information, call or visit the RIS studios.

RIS Student Opportunities

In addition to volunteer opportunities, applications for regular student employment, graduate assistantships, talent grants, and tuition waivers are available. Students who receive federal work-study are encouraged to explore the RIS for job opportunities. All students are welcome to call or visit the RIS studios for details.

Registration and Schedule Changes

Office of the Registrar, Sherman Hall 110
(309) 298-1891
Website

Registration and schedule changes can be completed by accessing the STARS registration system or by contacting your academic advisor.

Fall 2012 Open Registration Ends
Friday, August 24, 2012

Fall 2012 Restricted Schedule Changes
Monday-Friday, August 27-31, 2012. All course adds and section changes must be completed by Friday, August 31, 2012. Permission of the department is required for adding any courses. Changing sections of the same course requires special permission.

Spring 2013 Open Registration Ends
Friday, January 18, 2013

Spring 2012 Restricted Schedule Changes
Monday-Friday, January 22-28, 2013. All course adds and section changes must be completed by Monday, January 28, 2013. Permission of the department is required for adding any courses. Changing sections of the same course requires special permission.

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)

Horrabin Hall 103
(309) 298-1161
Website

Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) offers two-year and four-year programs, which provide an opportunity for college men and women at Western to earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant while attending the University. Students desiring to serve as full-time Army officers may compete for active duty appointments. Starting salary is over $48,000 with numerous other benefits. Commissionees may elect to serve as officers in the National Guard or the Army Reserve while pursuing their civilian careers. Reserve and National Guard officers serve one weekend a month plus two weeks in the summer, which can provide excellent part-time income.

Two-, three-, and four-year full tuition/fees, as well as book scholarships, are available to those who qualify. With the exception of Federal ROTC Scholarship students, there is no service obligation until a student enters the last two years of the program. Valuable professional experience can be gained that can enhance civilian employment prospects. ROTC leadership training is applicable to any career field. Contracted students are paid a stipend of $300 per month (freshmen), $350 per month (sophomores), $450 per month (juniors), and $500 per month (seniors). Various co-curricular activities are offered for all students enrolled in ROTC. These include:

Ranger Company—A special-training, small-unit tactics club, the Rangers stimulate interest and proficiency in the military arts.WIU Rangers compete against other universities in the Ranger Challenge competition and Ranger Buddy competition annually.

Rifle/Pistol Club—The Rifle and Pistol Club offers outstanding training and competition with .22 caliber match rifles and pistols. The top shooters represent Western in matches against other universities and are eligible to apply for special scholarships.

Color Guard-Drill Team—The Color Guard presents the National and organizational colors (flags) at numerous University, sports, community, and ROTC events. The Drill Team competes in meets against other universities.

Scholarship Office

Sherman Hall 308
(309) 298-2001 or 298-1823
Website

The Scholarship Office prepares and disseminates scholarship information available through Western Illinois University, the WIU Foundation, and other private and public off-campus sources. A searchable listing of campus-based WIU scholarships is accessible via Western's Scholarship Office homepage. Students should be advised that scholarship awards may affect financial aid eligibility.

School of Graduate Studies

Sherman Hall 116
(309) 298-1806 or (877) WIU-GRAD
Website

The School of Graduate Studies is the coordinating agency for the University's graduate programs. The graduate office processes graduate student admissions, writes graduate assistantship contracts, and provides numerous services to all graduate students at the University. The Office of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing the policies, procedures, and academic standards established by the Graduate Council, a representative body elected by members of the graduate faculty.

Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic

Memorial Hall 230
(309) 298-1955

The clinic provides evaluations and therapy in the areas of hearing loss, hearing aids, speech production, stuttering, voice problems, language, head injury, and stroke. Most services are free to University students. The clinic provides the required screening for Concord and serves the residents of Macomb and the surrounding area. Interested persons should call for an appointment.

STARS–Student/Alumni Records System

The Student/Alumni Records System (STARS) provides students, alumni, and employees with access to their University records from 3 a.m. to midnight (Central Time), seven days a week. Access is based on your nine-digit Western identification number (WIU ID) and your 8-character password. You will also be required to have two personal identification questions and answers on file which may be used to verify your identity if you forget your password.

For STARS sign-on assistance call (309) 298-STAR (7827).

Students may view and request their academic transcripts, register for classes, order meal plan points, check financial aid, view their bill, and much more.

Student Assistance and Parent Service Center

University Union, first level
(309) 298-2092 SAC line; 298-2295 Parent Services
Website

The Student Assistance and Parent Service Center is "The Place to Start" when students and parents have questions about the University. The center not only assists students and parents with necessary information but also offers services that can be found throughout the University, in one centrally located office. Through the web, over the phone, and in person, the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center is dedicated to providing you with the best customer service in a streamlined manner.

Brochures and information about student services and academics can be obtained by visiting the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center. For convenience, students can apply for financial aid online, replace IDs, add points, purchase parking permits, register for classes, update student and address information, and turn in paperwork for University Housing and Dining and other WIU offices.

The center embraces the rich diversity of the campus community and supports the mission of the University. As an advocate, we will provide information and resources for families to assist them in the mentorship of their WIU students. Parental support is a key ingredient in a student's long term success and retention at an institution. To enhance student success and retention at WIU, the Parent Service Center assists parents in gaining an understanding of how the University works with and for their student. The Student Assistance and Parent Service Center can be the first point of contact for parents and families to find answers to all of their questions.

You can also access the Student Assistance and Parent Service Center by telephone or through the website. From the web page, you can print forms, launch STARS and submit questions through a database in which you will receive an answer within 72 hours. No matter how you reach us, one stop does it all.

Student Development and Orientation

Seal Hall 301, east wing
(309) 298-1884
Website

Student Development and Orientation (SDO) helps new students make a smooth transition to University life and provides programming to support student growth, academic success, and leadership. The office provides referral services to students in both academic and personal areas, conducts exit interviews for students contemplating withdrawal from Western, and acts as an emergency contact for students experiencing immediate health or personal problems that may affect their academic performance and class attendance. SDO coordinates the committee for appeals for late withdrawals due to documented and extenuating circumstances for the current term. SDO also serves as a liaison for students, families, faculty, staff, and the WIU community.

Student Health Insurance

Beu Health Center, lower level
(309) 298-1882
Website

The student health insurance program is administered in cooperation with Beu Health Center through the Student Health Insurance Office. Students registered and assessed fees for nine hours or more of classes, (excluding students taking post-session, extension, correspondence or web-based classes only), and all graduate assistants under contract to the University taking one hour or more of any type classes, are automatically assessed the insurance fee.

Students who require less than nine hours to graduate, have graduate clearance forms on file, and register for six, seven, or eight hours, during a semester, may purchase the insurance coverage during the first 10 days of the term. Coverage is effective the date application is made but not prior to the opening day of the term.

Students who can produce evidence of equal or better coverage may waive this fee by completing an insurance waiver form. The deadline for filing an insurance waiver form is the 10th day of the fall or spring semester or the sixth day of the summer semester. If approved, the student is not covered during the balance of their enrollment at Western Illinois University.

A brochure explaining the entire coverage is available at the Student Health Insurance Office.

Student Judicial Programs

Seal Hall 101, east wing
(309) 298-2436
Website

Student Judicial Programs promotes responsible individual and group behavior. This office informs students and organizations of their rights and responsibilities through preparation and dissemination of the Code of Student Conduct. Student Judicial Programs staff coordinate the disciplinary review process in response to allegations of misconduct and offer mediation services to students in conflict. The office maintains student disciplinary records and completes law school, transfer application, and other background clearance forms.

Student Legal Services

University Union, first level
(309) 298-1003
Website

Student Legal Services provides an attorney to serve Western students in several kinds of legal matters. This service, available free of charge, includes court representation for criminal misdemeanors and traffic citations in McDonough County Court, help with landlord/tenant disputes, consumer complaints, and advice or counseling for other types of legal questions.

Student Services

Vice President for Student Services
Sherman Hall 321
(309) 298-1814
Website

The Division of Student Services is responsible for coordinating a comprehensive array of services and programs for students. Every effort is made to assist students in solving problems, making the best possible adjustment to campus life, and gaining the greatest possible benefit from active participation in the campus community.

The following areas are included in the Division of Student Services: Admissions, Beu Health Center, Campus Recreation, Career Services, Casa Latina Cultural Center, University Child Care, University Counseling Center, Disability Resource Center, Electronic Student Services, Financial Aid, Go West Transit, Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center, Harry Mussatto Golf Course, Intercollegiate Athletics, Learning to Lead, Office of Student Activities, Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, Student Development and Orientation, Student Legal Services, Student Judicial Programs, University Housing and Dining Services, Student Publications, University Bookstore, University Union, Veteran's Resource Center, and the Women's Center.

Student Tenant Union

Student Organization Center
University Union, lower level
(309) 298-3285
Website

Student Tenant Union (STU) is an organization of WIU student volunteers who focus on off-campus housing issues. STU's primary goals are to educate students about quality off-campus housing, provide information to students looking for housing, and help mediate problems between landlords and tenants. STU also represents off-campus students in student government.

Tri States Public Radio/WIUM 91.3FM/WIUW 89.5FM

University Services Building
(309) 298-1873
Website

Western Illinois University serves 20 counties in the tri-state region of Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri with a state-of-the-art public radio facility. The professionally staffed National Public Radio member stations WIUM/ WIUW broadcast 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and offer internship and graduate assistantship opportunities to talented and qualified students in a variety of academic disciplines.

Tutoring

Website

Information about tutors can be obtained through the individual academic department in which assistance is being sought. The University Advising and Academic Services Center also offers tutorial services to all Western students on the Macomb campus. Students are encouraged to ask their academic advisors for help in locating tutoring resources.

Union Service Center

University Union, ground level
(309) 298-1941 or 298-1254
Website

The Union Service Center and Union Hotel offers services 7 days a week. The Union Hotel offers 29 rooms for guests visiting the campus and community. At the Union Service Center you can cash checks, send or receive faxes, purchase stamps and envelopes, purchase Peoria Charter Bus tickets, add Rocky Dollars, and make payments on student accounts. The center also offers TDD telephone services.

University Advising and Academic Services Center

Memorial Hall, lower level
(309) 298-1846 or 298-1871
Website

Advising and Academic Services Center
The University Advising and Academic Services Center (UAASC) is responsible for advising undeclared majors, students admitted on academic warning through the Academic Services Program, and students in the Transitional Advising Program (TAP).

UAASC advisors assist these students with course selection, general academic concerns, career exploration, selection of a major (when appropriate), and referral to support services. Departmental advisors are assigned to undeclared and Transitional Advising students when they choose a particular field of study.

Academic Services Program

The Academic Services Program, a division of the University Advising and Academic Services Center, provides academic support to selected entering freshmen on academic warning. A staff of full-time advisors, knowledgeable in study skills, time management, and grade-recovery strategies, works with students in a one-on-one setting to devise programs of placement, course selection, and tutorial support. Academic Services also provides free tutoring in a wide variety of general education courses for all Western students on the Macomb campus.

University Counseling Center

Memorial Hall 102
(309) 298-2453
Website

Free, confidential counseling services are provided to currently enrolled WIU students who are faced with personal, academic, or career decision-making concerns. Licensed and certified professional counselors are available to provide personal counseling services, assistance with study skills and career exploration, and assessment services to assess vocational, psychological, and learning problems. National standardized tests, such as the ACT, CHES, CLEP, GRE, LSAT, PCAT, and SAT are also administered through this department. Throughout the year, counselors offer a wide array of educational life enhancement programs on subjects such as time management, self-esteem, sexual assault prevention, etc. The University Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association for Counseling Services and maintains a resource center complete with books, computer programs, and other materials to assist students in the learning process.

University Housing and Dining Services

Seal Hall
(309) 298-2461
Website

Housing Policy
All single freshman and sophomore students (as defined in Western’s Undergraduate Catalog) are required to live on campus and are guaranteed space in University residence halls. Students residing with parents and commuting within a 40-mile radius of Macomb, veterans with one year of active service, married students, single custodial parents, and sophomore students who have resided in University residence halls for two years (four semesters) may be exempted from this policy. They must contact University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) in writing to obtain an official exemption. Other exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance by submitting a petition request to UHDS, Seal Hall. Being 21 years of age does not provide an exemption due to federal court rulings. Freshman and sophomore students not in compliance with the Board of Trustees Residence Policy will have a hold placed on their registration and will be subject to the appropriate financial charges for the period they were not in compliance with the policy.

Students of junior and senior standing (as defined in the WIU Undergraduate Catalog) and graduate students may reside in accommodations of their choice.

Western Illinois University assumes no responsibility for off-campus accommodations or householder-student relationships.

Western Illinois University policy forbids discrimination against any student because of race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, sex, or disability.

Residence hall contracts are for the academic year, and room and board are payable by the semester, based upon the University billing schedule. A finance charge of one percent per month of the unpaid balance is assessed each month thereafter.

Residence Halls
The residence hall system at Western complements the academic mission of the University by encouraging students to become active in their learning. All rooms are wired with high-speed Internet connections. Residence halls house state-of-the-art computer labs and an award-winning food service operation. The residence hall staff is trained to provide activities, programs, and ongoing assistance to students to build strong, healthy communities.

Each residence hall has a student governing body, which aids in the government of the hall. Hall representatives collectively form Inter-Hall Council (IHC), the coordinating and advising organization for hall activities and policies.

UHDS is the largest campus employer. Employment opportunities exist in the computer labs, dining halls, information desks, and resident assistant positions with priority given to on-campus students.

Learning Communities, Experience and Interests Floors
Western prides itself on providing positive environments within the halls that encourage academic success and collaborative learning experiences. WIU students participate in learning communities where groups of students take two or more classes together.

Residence Hall Dining Services
Western is proud of its dining halls. The dining service provider serves nutritious, well-balanced meals. Meal plans are required for on-campus students and available for students living off-campus. Students pay for what they eat and are refunded the balance at the end of the year. (Certain restrictions apply.)

All WIU ID cards have been set up with a Rocky Dollars account. Rocky Dollars is a debit-like account that is accessed using your WIU ID card. After you deposit money into your Rocky Dollars account, you can present your WIU ID card as a form of payment to purchase goods and services on campus.

Identification Cards
Access to food service is gained through Western ID cards that are provided to students at no charge. These ID cards are intended for permanent use through all continuous periods of enrollment. Students who lose their IDs will be assessed a replacement charge.

Visitation and Guests
Western Illinois University permits students living in residence halls to have guests of the opposite gender visit their rooms. Any students assigned to a residence hall may host a guest or visitors in his or her room in a manner consistent with the visitation policy for each living unit. All guests must abide by the rules and regulations of residence halls and the University. Any violations of these policies may result in the guest being asked to leave and disciplinary action initiated against the host or hostess.

Residents may host a guest for no more than three days in a ten-day period, provided the roommate agrees. The visitation policy applies to guests and students. As the host, we encourage you to inform your guest of our policy prior to the visit and make other accommodations if necessary. Guests staying beyond three days will be considered to be trespassing, and both the host and the guest may be subject to judicial action.

Graduate and Family Housing
There are two apartment complexes: University Village, with 31 one-bedroom apartments and East Village, with 36 two-bedroom apartments. 

Apartment facilities are available for students with dependent children, married students, single graduate students, and nontraditional students. Nontraditional students include undergraduates who are at least 24 years of age. All utilities, satellite master antenna TV, telephones, and local call charges are included in rental rates. Private telephone lines are provided for all apartments. There are limited one- and two-bedroom apartments furnished with living room, dining room, and bedroom furniture. All apartments are equipped with an electric stove and refrigerator. Further information and applications for Graduate and Family Housing may be obtained from UHDS, Seal Hall, (309) 298-3331.

Residence Hall Solicitation
Solicitation without prior approval is not permitted in any residence hall. Door-to-door solicitation of any type is prohibited. Under certain circumstances, and only with prior approval, certain types of solicitation may be permitted in the lobby or general areas of residence halls in accordance with the Residence Hall Solicitation Policy. Information concerning the policy for solicitation in residence halls may be obtained by contacting the Director of Residence Life at University Housing and Dining Services in Seal Hall, first floor.

University Relations

Sherman Hall 302
(309) 298-1993
Website; Facebook Page

University Relations (UR) is committed to promoting Western Illinois University's mission. The staff works with media representatives, community leaders, state and federal officials, WIU administrators, students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the public. University Publications, within University Relations, produces high-quality materials supporting Western's marketing, advancement, development, student recruitment, and orientation and retention efforts.

University Relations is responsible for on- and off-campus publicity at Western. UR coordinates the release of WIU news by delivering information to the media in a timely fashion. UR produces and maintains Western's social media efforts (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.).

Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to contact University Relations on any item containing potential news value, or any matter related to University news or publicity. Information provided should contain basic facts, a contact person, and a phone number/email. If information is for an upcoming event, submit the press release information at least two weeks prior to the activity or registration deadline.

University Relations also handles all Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. To file a request, email wiufoia@wiu.edu or write: WIU FOIA, University Relations, Sherman Hall 302.

Publications
Students needing printing for University activities should contact Document and Publication Services at (309) 298-1917 to make an appointment for recommendations and print scheduling.

University Technology

Malpass Library 184
(309) 298-4500
Website

University Technology (uTech) provides universal computing access to all students. Each student has access to an individual electronic mail account, network file storage, and access to the Internet. There are staffed student computing labs in Higgins, Grote, and Thompson residence halls; in Horrabin, Memorial, Morgan, and Stipes academic halls; and at the WIU–Quad Cities campus. Unstaffed computing resource centers are located in the other main campus classroom buildings. These lab and resource centers provide more than 1,700 computers for student use and include Windows, Macintosh, and mainframe services. The uTech Support Center, located in Stipes Hall 126, may be contacted at (309) 298-2704, or supportcenter@wiu.edu.

University Union

Murray Street
Website

The University Union is a place where you come to meet friends for lunch, with a student organization to plan the next great event, with your study group, or with a faculty member or colleague. The University Union is here for you. The Union provides food, fun, relaxation, meeting space, and much more. The Union is a common space on campus to connect the campus community. It's a place for students, staff, and the community to enjoy. Located between the north and south campuses, the Union services available include a food court and convenience store, meeting and banquet rooms, a bookstore, guest rooms, check cashing, and cashier services, and ATM machines. Wireless internet is available in all areas of the Union.

Meeting rooms: reservations for meeting rooms are made in the Scheduling and Event Services office, first level, (309) 298-2421.
1864 Bistro, ground level...................................... (309) 298-1292
Dining Services/Catering Office, first level................ (309) 298-1292
Office of Student Activities, first level...................... (309) 298-3232
Student Assistance and Parent Service Center, first level.(309) 298-2092
Go West Transit, first level................................... (309) 298-3353
University Bookstore, ground level.......................... (309) 298-1931
Information, Union Service Center, ground level......... (309) 298-1941
Food Court, ground level...................................... (309) 298-1292
Guest Room Check-in, Union Service Center,
ground level.................................................. (309) 298-1941
Student Organization Center, lower level.................. (309) 298-3232

The staff of the University Union is dedicated to providing services, conveniences, amenities, and a common meeting place for the University community. These services and conveniences are desired and needed by the University community in their life on campus campus and for getting to know and understand one another through informal associations outside the classroom.

General Union Policies

    • ANIMALS are not allowed in the Union (exception–service dogs and University official mascot, Col. Rocky III).
    • CARD PLAYING is allowed only in the recreation area unless scheduled elsewhere.
    • FOOD is allowed only in those areas where it is sold or served by the food service staff (unless otherwise approved by the director of the University Union).
    • POSTING of all materials in the building shall be under the supervision of the Union management and shall be limited according to the established policies for space allocation, time, and location. This policy is administered by the Office of Student Activities.
    • SLEEPING in the lounges and other general areas of the Union is prohibited.
    • SMOKING is not allowed anywhere in the building.
    • Any person damaging fixtures, equipment, or any other property of the University Union shall be charged the cost of repair and replacement with the approval of the Director of the University Union
    • PANHANDLING and/or BEGGING is prohibited in the University Union. Persons panhandling or begging should be advised that this is contrary to Union and University policy. Persons who continue to panhandle or beg after being advised of this policy shall be reported to the Office of Public Safety.
    • Scheduling and the necessary arrangements for all events taking place in the Union should be discussed with the Scheduling and Event Services office.
    • When an organization or person schedules a room in the University Union and does not show up for the meeting, a no-show charge will be assessed. This charge will not be assessed if the group cancels the room in advance.

Poster/Banner Approval
All scheduling of banners in the Union Concourse shall be coordinated by Scheduling and Event Services on the basis of first come, first served. Banner area may be scheduled before banner approval from OSA has been granted. Banners must be 8'x3' in order to receive approval. 

University Writing Center

Simpkins Hall 341
(309) 298-2815
Website

The University Writing Center on Macomb's campus serves as a community where writers, scholars, and researchers gather to share ideas about language and literacy. All members of the University community are encouraged to take advantage of the center's free, professional writing assistance. The center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call for information on additional hours in Thompson and Tanner Hall.

Veteran's Resource Center

Wright Residence, 333 Ward Street
(309) 298-3505
Website

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 Veterans Resource Center, in collaboration with an array of University departments and community organizations, provides coordinated services and resources in a one-stop location to ensure that all military service members are afforded the greatest opportunities for success. The center staff strives to provide a streamlined approach to helping veterans and military personnel obtain educational and military transcripts; complete applications for the G.I. Bill, Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Grant, Illinois MIA/POW Scholarship, Federal Tuition Assistance, and federal student aid programs. Individualized assistance in additional areas include, but are not limited to: questions regarding periods of military activation and deployment; obtaining appropriate housing accommodations; requesting military records; and acquiring community living information, outreach services, and health benefits.

Visual Production Center

Tillman Hall, lower level and second floor
(309) 298-1358
Website

Western's Visual Production Center promotes Western Illinois University through photographs and other visual presentations, such as wall clings, posters, and more, for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community organizations. Visit wiu.edu/vpc and click on "View Photos Online" to explore the University's comprehensive photo database and to view a complete listing of VPC services. For photo appointments and other needs, call (309) 298-1358 or email VPC@wiu.edu.

WESTEL Office

Sherman Hall 22
(309) 298-2701
Website

WESTEL is Western's student line and long-distance service. To have E911, campus and local calling capability, and long distance service from your residence hall room, you must first establish a line of service with the WESTEL office. You may do this by accessing the STARS screen and selecting the WESTEL Line Request option. This service includes voice mail, campus and local calls, and all available features provided by the uTech Telecommunications Office for a $18 monthly fee. Accepting collect calls on your requested line of service is not permitted. You will be charged a $15 penalty fee plus the call charges for each collect call accepted to your room telephone number.

Western Courier

Heating Plant Annex, third floor
(309) 298-1876
Website

The Western Courier and Western Illinois Magazine serve students, faculty, and staff at Western. The Courier is published each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the academic year (excluding holidays and breaks) and online each Wednesday during summer session. Western Illinois Magazine is published once per semester. Average circulation of the Courier is 5,000 copies per issue during the school year. Both the Courier and Western Illinois Magazine operate as learning laboratories for students interested in newspaper or magazine journalism. Both are student-run University auxiliary enterprises. Both publications are distributed free at more than 50 locations on campus (including residence halls) and in the Macomb business community.

WIUS 88.3FM The Dog

Sallee Hall 326
(309) 298-3217
Website

WIUS-FM, a teaching laboratory for the Department of Broadcasting, provides a broadcast signal to campus and the Macomb community. During academic terms, WIUS-FM broadcasts music, news, and Western sports. The Dog is the official home of Leathernecks athletics, and serves as an outlet for students seeking to learn the fundamentals and to gain practical experience in radio broadcasting. 88.3 The Dog operates under the supervision of full-time broadcasting faculty.

Women's Center

Multicultural Center 209
(309) 298-2242
Website

The Women's Center's mission is to promote gender equity through education, support, and advocacy and to respond to issues affecting the status of female students, faculty, and staff on campus, as well as women in the community and in society.

The center provides information, programs, resources, and referrals related to the specific needs of women in such areas as health, education, finance, and employment. The center sponsors a number of empowerment and support groups, and serves as a meeting place for several campus-wide committees, student organizations, and other groups. The center's lounge and conference room are available for individuals and groups to study and hold meetings. Resources available in the lending library include books, videos, DVDs, and files on various women's issues. All interested members of the campus community are invited to visit any time.

wiutv3

Sallee Hall 306
(309) 298-1098
Website

A teaching laboratory for the Department of Broadcasting, wiutv3 provides a signal to the campus and Macomb community on Cable Channel 3. During academic terms, wiutv3 airs news, sports, and information programming directed to the Macomb community, serving as an outlet for students seeking to learn the fundamentals and to gain practical experience in television broadcasting. wiutv3 operates under the supervision of full-time broadcasting faculty.