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Listed below are important resources for graduate students, faculty, and staff. Find information or links to more information under each heading.  


Graduate Students Personal Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave Policy

Graduate Students Personal Time Off (PTO) and Sick Leave Policy | Department of Chemistry | Illinois

Group Expectations Documents for Chemistry Labs

Group Expectations Documents for Chemistry Labs | Department of Chemistry | Illinois

Mental Health Resources

  • For short-term mental health concerns or emergencies, please reach out to the Counseling Center (217-333-3704).
    • Same-day appointments
    • Limited to several sessions
    • More permanent solutions like group therapy exist here
  • For longer-term mental health concerns, please reach out to McKinley Health Center (217-333-2700). Here is the center's mental health services webpage.
    • Dual medicine-therapy approach (therapists and psychiatrists freely communicate when they share a patient to best serve those needs)
    • Limited to 15 therapy sessions but they can make exceptions
    • Unlimited psychiatry
    • Can do same day appointments, but it is preferred you call and schedule appointment (Please be advised that it could take a month to get in)
    • Will do baseline assessment and refer directly to Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), if needed
  • Long-term mental health concerns will be referred to DRES by McKinley, if needed.
    • McKinley staff will make and email application to DRES
    • DRES will reach out to make appointment
    • Meet with specialist to help students with their personal needs
    • Accommodation letters are given to student
    • Free and unlimited therapy from Ph.D. level therapists

This flow chart was developed by an active member of the chemistry community, Dr. Elizabeth Neumann (Sweedler Group).

Notify Department of Incivility

Notify Department of Incivility | Department of Chemistry | Illinois

Documentary Films

Two documentary films tell the individual stories of Illinois chemistry alumni, St. Elmo Brady, who became the first African American in the United States to obtain a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Illinois in 1916, and Dr. Carlos Montezuma, who was the first Native American alumnus of the University of Illinois when he graduated with a chemistry degree in 1884.