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Student Services

Student Success Center

MISSION 

The mission of the Student Success Center (SSC) at Judson University is to assist students in achieving their academic, personal, and professional goals. The SSC is an integrated approach, combining curricular and co-curricular experiences to serve students through a variety of personalized and structured resources. These services help students embrace their potential to be effective ambassadors for Christ.

GOALS 

The goal of the Student Success Center at Judson University is to provide resources designed to:

  1. Support the academic mission of the institution
  2. Encourage the student to identify and attain personal goals
  3. Assist the student to identify and attain personal goals

STRATEGIES 

  1. Provide a welcoming and supportive environment
  2. Reinforce student learning through:
    1. Writing resources
    2. Individual and group peer tutoring Workshops
    3. Identifying learning skills
    4. English as a Second Language (ESL) tutoring
  3. Academic advising services
  4. Identification and management of disabilities - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  5. Mentoring and coaching related to academic and personal needs
  6. Web based resources for resume writing
  7. Internship assistance
  8. Academic Success Program
  9. Career Coaching

The mission, goals and strategies of the Success Center empower students to take responsibility and control of their academic progress based on their personal level of development and maturity. Students will be encouraged to reach their full potential by mastering the skills necessary to achieve their goals.

Wellness Center

The Judson University Wellness Center includes Health Services and Counseling Services. The Wellness Center is located in the University Center. The Wellness Center is open Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, hours vary by department.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, a moment where there is an immediate danger to yourself or someone else (due to suicidal/homicidal ideations or urges to self-harm), and the Wellness Center is closed, dial 9-1-1, or please contact campus safety at 847-628-2500 extension #9999.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, a matter of life or death, call 9-1-1, contact campus safety at 847-628-2500 extension #9999, or visit the nearest emergency room. Emergency contacts will be notified in case of serious illness or accident.

For general information and a list of additional resources, visit the Wellness Center Site for general inquiries, email wellnesscenter@judsonu.edu or call extension #2464.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Services includes an initial assessment to determine how our counselors can assist you achieve your goals, individual counseling, non-clinical consultation services, and referrals to local providers. Counseling services also provides therapeutic support groups which are free to the students.

Every student is allowed one free counseling session. The cost of subsequent sessions will be determined based on your health insurance benefits for mental health, and/or your decision to pay for services out-of-pocket. Click here for frequently asked questions regarding health insurance. If you decide to pay for sessions out-of-pocket, you will be charged $35 per session. Students may charge these sessions to their student account.

To complete a counseling request form to initiate services, complete the online counseling request form. Counseling services are provided during fall and spring semesters. Please click here for considerations when receiving services off campus.

Health Center

The Health Services, under the direction of Susan Weber RN BSN, includes medical assessment and care, treatment for minor illnesses and injuries, medications, and physicals. Nurse Weber’s hours are 8 am –3 pm Monday – Thursday. Dr. Mark J. Thompson, Physician Consultant, is available every Thursday from 8 am – 9 am.

There is a $35 charge to see the Nurse or the Doctor and it can be charged to their student account. Students may also pay a $100 health services fee that covers the entire year and then schedule as many visits with the Nurse or Doctor that are needed. For after-hour non-emergency care, the student should phone their resident director.

Before entering Judson University, students are required to have a physical from a doctor dated within one year prior to the first day of classes. Proof of state required immunizations is required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. These include the date of the last Tetanus booster and two dates for the Measles/Mumps/Rubella immunization, as well as the Meningococcal immunization. Records of the physical examination and immunizations must be submitted to Health Services prior to registration. These records are retained in Health Services. Students who do not meet medical compliance by the first day of the beginning of classes will have a HOLD placed on their account and they will be removed from their classes. Students with HOLDS on their accounts are unable to add/drop classes. They are also prohibited from registering for the following semester. There is a $75 late processing fee for incomplete medical records 30 days after Registration. All students are automatically enrolled in the Judson University Health Insurance program unless proof of other insurance is provided to the HC by filling out an insurance waiver form and providing a copy of the front and back of their insurance card at the beginning of each fall semester. This must be done within 10 days of the start of classes. Questions regarding insurance may be directed to the Administrative Assistant for the Wellness Center.

Chapel

Chapel is an integral part of the Judson University experience, and is required of all traditional students. Chapels normally run from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Typical chapel content ranges from scriptural exegesis to issue-oriented presentations to mini-concerts by guest artists to student-led praise and worship services. The wide range is implemented so that the name of Jesus will be magnified and so the body of Christ as represented by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of Judson might be inspired to love Jesus more passionately, encouraged to trust Him more completely, and challenged to serve Him more faithfully.

Students who are full-time need to attend 25 chapels per semester in order to pass the chapel component of their Judson University curriculum. Students who do not meet this criterion receive a failing mark for the semester. Questions regarding chapel policies may be directed to the Chapel Office, ext. 1570.

Athletics

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 

Intercollegiate athletics are recognized as integral parts of the educational program. The men's athletic program offers soccer, basketball, baseball, cross country, track and field, golf, tennis, bowling, volleyball and football. The women's athletic program offers soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, cross country, track and field, golf, bowling, tennis and cheerleading. Judson is a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the National Christian University Athletic Association (NCCAA).

INTRAMURALS 

The Student Life staff administer the intramural athletic program. The program is designed to invite the participation of everyone in the campus community. Competition includes faculty, staff, and students, sometimes on a coeducational basis.



Student Success and Registrar's Office Staff

Virginia L. Guth
Vice President for Student Success and

University Registrar

 

Maria Aguirre
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (BA) and Graduate

 

Kat Hamilton
Academic Advisor - Adult Professional (AA)

 

Caitlin Kiel
Assistant to the Registrar:
Catalog and Reporting

 

Kirsten Olson

Transfer Student Director

 

Jill A. Hargis
Graduation Advisor

 

Hannah Tolentino

Administrative Assistant

Transcript Orders and Enrollment Verifications

 

General Inquiries

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