Student Resources

Shell Tutoring Program

The Shell Tutoring Program provides peer tutors to help our undergraduate students master core course material in an open, informal setting. Each semester, the department hires 10 to 18 undergraduate student tutors. 

Fall 2021 Courses with Tutor Support: 

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Sponsored by Shell

“We are grateful to Shell for providing this tremendous resource for students to complement discussion sections and TA office hours,” said Department Head Paul Kenis. "Our alumni have shared that this program helped them succeed in our chemical engineering program.”  

“These student tutors are developing strong leadership skills for their futures as they grow as effective mentors, while their peers are able to learn from them to excel in a field with ample opportunities to make a difference,” said Chris Beuerle, Shell lead for engineering recruitment at the University of Illinois.

"This type of collaborative environment and the level of dedication put forth by all those involved aligns with Shell’s values," said Andrew Lee, also a Shell lead for engineering recruitment. "It is just one example of why Shell continues to count UIUC among its core schools to find talent."

Advising and Career Services

Academic Advisors

Academic Advisers in the School of Chemical Sciences assist students on course selection and guide them through their field of studies. They also ensure that our students meet all degree requirements and help with registration issues, declaring a minor, etc. We encourage students to first meet with their academic advisors; however, your faculty advisor can provide guidance on career planning or graduate school; your academic advisor can help you identify your faculty advisor to schedule a consultation. 

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SCS Career Services

The School of Chemical Sciences Career Services provides guidelines, resources, and opportunities to students whether you are interested in a summer internship or co-op or if you are seeking a position in industry or higher education.

Career Services

The Career Center at Illinois

The Career Center provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. Those eligible for The Career Center's services are:

  • Currently enrolled students and alumni within one year of graduation.
  • Alumni who are more than one year from graduation are eligible for one thirty-minute career coaching session, on-site use of the Career Resource Center, and access to Handshake.
  • Alumni interested in health professions are eligible for pre-health advising at any time.
  • Students enrolled in online degree programs are ineligible for The Career Center services.
  • Students who attended, but did not receive a degree, are ineligible for The Career Center services.

Career Center

Undergraduate Learning Centers

The department offers several Learning Centers for student use. 

  • 308 Noyes Lab features 12 computers, two printers, study areas, and whiteboards.
  • 211 Noyes Lab includes eight workstations and one printer.   


Undergraduate students receive a $30 credit to print up to 300 pages per semester at these facilities. If you print more than 300 pages, a charge of $0.10/per page is applied to your student account at the end of each semester. You may check your print count at any time and as often as you need; open the shortcut on the Desktop called “PaperCut Balance” and log on with your NetID and password. 

Technical Assistance

Instructions for requesting technical assistance for the Learning Centers are posted on the wall; laminated instruction cards are also provided for each computer workstation. 

Mental Health and Wellness

Our campus created a centralized site to connect students, parents/families, faculty, and staff with services for mental health, wellness, access, and accommodation. We strive to provide supportive, judgment-free, and collaborative solutions specific to individuals and groups.

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Campus Offices and Resources

Our campus features a number of offices and resources dedicated to lead our campus toward an increasingly diverse and inclusive community that is open, just, and welcoming for all.

As part of the Office of Student Affairs, this office connects students with the cultural centers listed below, events and programs, additional resources, and links to report acts of intolerance.

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Serves as a resource to campus units on issues such as accessibility and accommodations, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment prevention, and Title IX.

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Provides information, resources, and guidance for undocumented, DACA, and those affected by immigration reform.

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Academic mentoring and programs, tutoring, federal TRIO programs and services.

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Internal and external fellowship support, programs (such as the Sloan University Center of Exemplary Mentoring), summer research opportunities, and more.

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The Grainger College of Engineering programs MERGE and SURGE are used to develop a diverse and highly motivated pool of engineers.

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The mission of the IDEA Institute is to support scholarship, innovation, collaboration, and leadership in the areas of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at all levels: faculty, staff, students, and K-12 outreach/public engagement.

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Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center.
Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center

Cultural Resource Centers

Our campus is home to cultural and resource centers that serve our diverse community and foster a climate of respect, tolerance, and the free exchange of ideas. 

The mission of Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center is to provide a network of programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural and academic well-being of Illinois’ African American students. Opened in fall 1969 in response to calls from students, the African American Cultural Center at Illinois was rededicated in 2004 to former Director Bruce D. Nesbitt, a trailblazer for opportunity and equality who inspired more than two decades of university students. BNAACC continues this work today as a vehicle for self-expression and leadership enhancement for students of African descent through workshops, seminars, and performing arts groups. 

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The University of Illinois has one of the largest and most vibrant Asian American university communities in the Midwest, where 1 in 4 students is Asian American or Asian international. The Asian American Cultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian American and Asian international experiences and provides educational and cultural support for Asians and Asian Americans in our university community. Opened in fall 2005, the Asian American Cultural Center provides the University of Illinois community with space to gather and share the diverse and rich cultures that are a part of the Asian American experience. 

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Diversity & Social Justice Education provides courses, programs, workshops, and professional trainings to prepare Illinois students to work and live in a diverse global society. DiversityEd offers students, faculty, and staff opportunities to build their own capacity to promote critical thinking, compassion, and equity. 

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Since its founding in 1974, La Casa Cultural Latina has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to Latina/o students and the campus community, as well as local and global communities. La Casa reflects the diversity of Latina/o cultures and exemplifies el éxito Latino that shapes the Americas in our contemporary world. The mission of La Casa Cultural Latina is to promote a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, socio-political, and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement, and empowerment of Latina/o students. 

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The mission of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center is to foster an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of all sexualities and gender identities. The Center is a resource not only for the LGBT community but for the entire University community. It exists for anyone who is interested in learning about LGBT people, issues, and concerns. The LGBT Resource Center seeks to help in the efforts to address homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, and heterosexist attitudes and beliefs on the campus, and to work to make the environment safe and affirming for all students, faculty, staff, and LGBT students, faculty, and staff in particular.

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The Native American House serves as a support and resource center for all students, faculty, staff and the community, providing programs and resources that allow people to expand their cultural and academic experiences at the University of Illinois. After nearly 15 years of Native student protests and lobbying efforts, the Native American House opened in 2002 with the mission to build a Native-centered learning community. All students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the many educational, cultural, and social programs tailored about Native American and Indigenous cultures, peoples, and current events.

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At the Women’s Resources Center, we aim to support and connect students by linking them with faculty, alumnae, staff, community leaders and other women students through programs, workshops, mentorship, meals, fun activities, and networking events. The Women’s Resources Center was established to empower women and strengthen alliances with men, offer opportunities for all students, including trans and gender non-conforming students, build leadership skills, challenge sexism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, and all forms of social oppression, and achieve greater gender equity and cultural diversity. We’re committed to creating community among students, student groups, and the University of Illinois. We’re committed to YOU! All genders are welcome at the Women’s Resources Center!

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International Education enhances opportunities for students to engage with cultures from around the world. We promote deeper campus internationalization through supporting the success of international students, enhancing the global competencies of all students, and creating meaningful cultural exchange between international and domestic students.

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