Student Life

The Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs / Dean of Students

The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students provides the general administrative direction for student affairs at Illinois Wesleyan. In addition, the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students provides personal counseling and advising to students. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students also advises certain student organizations, including Student Senate. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students serves as a primary campus resource involving aspects of student life and welfare. The Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students' office serves as the central place where information regarding students is channeled and maintained.

The Associate Dean of Students works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students in administering a number of important student services. The Associate Dean of Students, located in Holmes Hall 209, oversees Co-Curricular Programs in conjunction with faculty initiatives. The Associate Dean of Students also is responsible for administering student discipline through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The Associate Dean also provides personal counseling and advising for students.

Student Leadership

Student Senate is the official representative governing body of the students. It is composed of elected representatives from each class year. It is led by executive officers and commissioners with specialized responsibilities. The Student Senate is responsible for representing the student viewpoint in all appropriate aspects of University governance and provides programs and opportunities for students.

Senate sponsors speakers, comedians, concerts, philanthropy, weekend activities and other events.

The Student Senate administers the annual student activity fee through the Financial Advisory Board (FAB). Student groups petition FAB for funds in the spring of each academic year to establish budgets for the subsequent year. Groups are always encouraged to petition for funding during the year as new groups or events arise.

Every student is welcome on Student Senate committees which include: Financial Advisory Board, Internal Affairs, Campus Dining, Civic Engagement, University Events, Inclusion & Awareness, Media & Technology, Academic Affairs and Sustainability, Facilities, and Safety.  Contact the Student Senate office at x3189 with any questions, or check out the website at

The Residence Hall Association  
(RHA) is the voice and representative body of students living in residence halls. Membership consists of representatives from each non-Greek living unit and an executive board.

RHA's services and events include Humans vs. Zombies, Super Bowl Party, Random Acts of Kindness Week and opportunities for students to attend and present at regional and national leadership conferences.  In addition to the annual traditional campus-wide programs, RHA provides a variety of campus-wide programming opportunities for students each semester.

RHA offers leadership positions for students with a wide array of backgrounds and interests. Contact your Residence Director for more information or go to the ORL website located at staff/rso.html.

Hall and House Governance

Each residence hall and Greek house elects officers and representatives constituting separate living unit governments. These governments serve as the communicative, legislative and programming bodies of each living unit. Through these formal organizations, residents may participate in the formulation of policies and regulations as well as programs of a common interest to members of the living unit. Each Residence Director serves as the major adviser to hall government and a member of the Vice President of Student Affairs/Dean of Students' staff serves as a resource to fraternities and sororities.

Details of the organizational structure and specific responsibilities of the various student government bodies are available in their separate constitutions and publications. These may be obtained by contacting the appropriate student government officers.

Parties and Social Activities

Parties are discouraged on days/nights before scheduled class days, reading days and examination days or on actual reading days and examination days. Clearly, parties in violation of University policies such as those that feature inappropriate consumption of alcohol, excessive noise or other disruptive behaviors are prohibited.

The central guiding principle in this regulation is that individuals and groups need to be considerate of others around them, and that a person's right to study and to sleep will take precedence over another person's desire to socialize. In particular, disciplinary action will be taken when conduct adversely affects the University community's pursuit of its educational objectives. This policy is not intended to prohibit “non-alcohol” activities, sponsored by University Offices, Student Senate, RHA or other student organizations, which complement the University's academic program or which are part of a balanced (i.e., weekday vs. weekend events) social environment for the University and its students.


Illinois Wesleyan University competes athletically in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) where Titan student-athletes participate in twenty-two varsity sports. Men compete in baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, indoor track and field, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis. Women compete in basketball, cross-country, golf, indoor track and field, lacrosse, outdoor track and field, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. Illinois Wesleyan is affiliated with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) whose membership also includes Augustana College, Carroll University, Carthage College, Elmhurst College, Millikin University, North Central College, North Park University and Wheaton College.

         ELIGIBILITY: Illinois Wesleyan students are eligible for varsity competition under NCAA and CCIW rules. In general, athletes must be full-time students making satisfactory academic progress toward graduation, maintaining a certain minimal GPA or better depending on the year in school. More specific eligibility requirements may be obtained from the coaching staff, the athletic director, or the senior women’s athletics administrator.

          Intramural sports, club sports, fitness classes and physical education courses offer a variety of supervised activities for both men and women, and most are provided at no additional fee. Students, faculty and staff also have access to exercise equipment and recreation spaces as available during regular hours of operation.


The Office of Student Activities

The Office of Student Activities strives to encourage the intellectual, social, recreational and moral development of individual students and student groups. The office provides activities, programs, services and resources that facilitate education and entertainment.  The Office of Student Activities and the Hansen Student Center provide the environment and opportunity for informal associations and interactions among the university community. The Office of Student Activities is designed to stimulate an interchange of ideas, and opinions; to develop an appreciation of our diverse society; to contribute to an enjoyable campus environment.



The Illinois Wesleyan League of Legends team and Esports Club offer a supportive and diverse environment for students to network, grow, and pursue their passions.The 2019 League of Legends roster at Illinois Wesleyan University competes at the highest level of competition in the collegiate space. The team trains in our state of the art facility housed here on campus. We’re committed to bringing in and supporting the most talented players and creating a powerhouse in the world of collegiate Esports.

All-Campus Events

First-year Student Convocation 
On the day that First Year students arrive to campus, the First Year Student Convocation is held in Westbrook Auditorium. All members of the incoming class are expected to attend to be matriculated into this community of artists and scholars. This event is intended for members of the academic community and as such is closed to the public.

Titan Carnival 
On the  Saturday  before classes start marks the annual Titan Carnival which marks the end of Turning Titan and the official welcome back to upperclassmen. The carnival takes over the Hansen Student Center and includes free food, henna tattoos, inflatables, laser tag, and live music. 

Constitution Day 
Constitution day for the 2019-20 academic year will be recognized, as established by Congressional mandate. The Residence Hall Association and Dean of Students office sponsors a campus-wide activity in celebration of this special day.  

Family Weekend 
The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating events for Family Weekend.  Parents and other family members are invited to campus  September 28-29 , 2019 for a weekend filled with a variety of activities such as speakers, socials, entertainment, meals, and athletic events. For further information about Family Weekend contact 309-556-3850.

Homecoming for the 2019-2020 academic year is  Saturday, October 5, 2019 . The University hosts a series of important activities such as athletic events (including a football game), activities on the quad, the traditional "Titan Games" and a variety of socials and programs for students and alumni.

Founders Day Convocation 
Founders Day commemorates the founding of the University in 1850 and honors its academic history. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this year's convocation on Wednesday, January 15, 2020  at 11 a.m.  Previous speakers include Pulitzer Prize recipient John Updike, John Wesley Powell historian Donald Worster, and film director Ismail Merchant.

Honors Convocation 

Graduating seniors are featured at the Honors Day Convocation, set for  Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.  in Westbrook Auditorium. Seniors process in their academic regalia as part of Senior Week activities. Presentations by the Senior Class President, the President, the Provost, and other faculty members, including The Pantagraph Awardee for Teaching Excellence, make up this program. All students, faculty and staff are invited and encouraged to attend.

President's Convocation 
The President's Convocation opens the academic year with a prominent speaker invited to address the community. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  This year's President's Convocation will be held on September 4, 2019  at 11am .

Undercover is a biannual Illinois Wesleyan University student music competition that is sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and takes place in the Hansen Student Center. All IWU students are eligible to audition for a chance to compete in the live competition.  All competitors will sing two cover songs for a panel of guest judges who will consider both performance and audience response to determine the competition's winner. Some performers only sing the vocals while other groups may choose to play instruments as well. Past performances have included acoustic ballads, Motown's greatest hits, country songs and rock anthems. In recent years professional musicians and comedians have been invited to host the show. 

Getting Involved 
Student activities at IWU are coordinated and administered through the on-going involvement of students, faculty, and staff. Various Illinois Wesleyan constituencies work together, primarily through the Office of Student Activities and Student Senate to ensure a broad offering of educational, cultural, social, religious and recreational programs which supplement and enhance the educational purpose of Illinois Wesleyan University.

Each student is encouraged to become involved in community activities, both on-going programs and special events. In order to participate or to learn more about a program, you may contact your Student Senate representatives or stop in the Office of Student Activities. It is the responsibility of each member of the community to indicate his/her interests and/or abilities in a given area.

Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides opportunities for students in fraternities and sororities to grow and develop through active participation in their organizations. Through advisement, services, and educational programs we seek to ensure that all members have a safe undergraduate experience of high quality that reinforces the founding principles of fraternities and sororities: scholarship, community service, leadership, campus and community involvement, and sisterhood/brotherhood.
Once a member, students will find varied opportunities for growth as young adults in fraternities and sororities. Through positions of leadership in the chapter, students learn life skills that will be invaluable upon graduation. Participation in service projects and raising funds for philanthropic charities provide students with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others.

The five NIC fraternities are associated in the Interfraternity Council (1934). This governing body formulates rules and policies and organizes projects among the members in addition to cooperative projects with the Panhellenic Council.  The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) fraternities and one national special interest music fraternity have residential chapters at Illinois Wesleyan. Listed alphabetically, including the year the local chapter was founded, they are:

North American Interfraternity Conference:
Acacia (1957)
Phi Gamma Delta (1866)
Tau Kappa Epsilon (1899)
Theta Chi (1926)

Special Interest:
Delta Omicron (1926) Co-educational Music, Phi Mu Alpha (1924) Music

The four NPC sororities are represented on the Panhellenic Council (1910) which cooperates with the Interfraternity Council in coordinating fraternity and sorority activities and projects on the campus. Responsibilities of Panhellenic's Council include the development of guidelines for sorority recruitment, program planning, and the sharing of mutual concerns and new ideas. Four National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities and one national professional music sorority maintain residences at Illinois Wesleyan. Listed alphabetically, including the year the local chapter was founded, they are:

National Panhellenic Conference:
Alpha Gamma Delta (1914)
Kappa Delta (1908)
Kappa Kappa Gamma (1873)
Sigma Kappa (1906)

Special Interest: Delta Omicron (1926) Co-educational Music, Sigma Alpha Iota (1924) Music

Membership, Officer Lists and Housing Eligibility

  1. All fraternities and sororities are required to provide the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life with a new member roster within 48 hours after bids are extended.
  2. Fraternity and sorority chapters must complete a Resignation of Membership card and return it to the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life within 48 hours of the time a person resigns their membership.
  3. Fraternity and sorority chapters must provide the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life with a complete membership roster by the day classes begin each semester.
  4. It is the responsibility of fraternities and sororities to provide the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life with an updated chapter officer list each semester.
  5. All fraternities and sororities must provide Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life with the following information: length of their new member education program; summary of activities involved in their new member education program; and a firm initiation date. The chapter must also provide Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life with the names of any new members who are not initiated.
  6. University policy holds no student initiated into a fraternity or sorority may move into a chapter house without having completed one academic year or without having a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

University-Owned Fraternity Houses 
The University owns and maintains the chapter houses for the five  NIC fraternities. Each fraternity is responsible for housing all of its members. If a chapter house fills to 100% capacity with members, the Office of Residential Life will assist in providing residence hall housing for the remaining members, as space allows. Students living in University-owned chapter houses are expected to be compliant with all Fraternity & Sorority Life and University policies.. Students living in University-owned chapter houses are not assessed the Residence Hall Activity Fee.

Anti-Hazing Policy 
Illinois Wesleyan University has a zero tolerance policy for hazing. Hazing is defined as: "Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off campus premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, intimidation, embarrassment, harassment or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: forced use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games or activities; deprivation of sleep; and any other inappropriate activities which are not consistent with the institutional mission and governing policies. Furthermore, the institution will treat the hazing action of even one member of a group as constituting hazing by the group."

Violations of the University Hazing Policy are considered serious offenses. Groups or individuals found responsible for hazing may result in sanctions of suspension or expulsion of the individual or organization from the university.

An organization's president, captain or other elected or appointed officials are responsible for educating their members or team of the hazing policy and enforcing it. All members of the IWU Community are expected to comply with the policy and hold others accountable to it. Enforcement responsibilities will fall into the following jurisdictions: 1) Investigations of alleged incidents involving fraternities and sororities will be the responsibility of the Greek Judicial Board. 2) Investigations of alleged incidents involving student organizations, athletic teams and other members of the campus community will be the responsibility of the All University Judiciary Committee.

Guidelines for Initiation
It is the expectation of the University that any organization which has a formal initiation process for new members will follow all local and (inter)national guidelines that apply to initiation. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life maintains information on (inter)national guidelines for initiation. The office also tracks membership totals and attrition for fraternities and sororities, thus all fraternities and sororities are required to provide the Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life with membership lists and initiation dates prior to the formal initiation ceremony. It the University's expectation that initiation practices are in place to install a sense of pride and community within the organization. Initiation and ritualistic ceremonies should not violate members' personal or moral convictions as a condition of initiation, nor should it interfere with students' academic obligations.

Campus community members are expected to report a practice or action believed to be hazing to the Dean of Students immediately. The Dean will initiate a formal investigation and grievance procedure once the action is reported.”

Student Support Services

Academic Advising

Illinois Wesleyan University recognizes the importance of academic advising as a critical aspect of the undergraduate educational experience for students.  Academic advising is a continual process whereby faculty advisors provide developmental academic support and guidance for students throughout their college career.  Advisors help students learn responsibility and accountability for their academic progress and success while building a mutual respect and mentoring relationship with them.  Academic advising assists students in developing an educational plan consistent with their values, personal goals, and professional aspirations and fully exposes students to potential academic and co-curricular opportunities.  

Students also should consult their academic advisors in regard to problems that arise in their academic performance and with reference to their long-range career and academic plans. If a student experiences any problems or confusion as to advising procedures or the identity or appropriateness of his or her advisor, he/she should contact the Office of Academic Advising immediately to clarify the situation.

During a student's first year at IWU, s/he is assigned to an advisor who is a faculty member in his/her declared major department, or to a dedicated first-year advisor (outside of the department) specifically trained to advise for the declared major department.  Students assigned to a dedicated first-year advisor (outside of the department) will be assigned to a faculty member in their declared major department beginning in their second year of study.  Once s/he is assigned to an advisor in his/her declared major department, a faculty member in the declared major department will continue to advise him/her through graduation.

If a student enters IWU as undeclared, s/he will be assigned to a faculty advisor specifically trained to advise undeclared students. Students who do not have a declared major after their first year may stay with their assigned advisor or may choose to be assigned to the Director of Academic Advising who will assist with the major exploration process.  When an undeclared student declares his/her major, a departmental advisor is also assigned at that time.  Students at any point in their educational career who are undeclared, or who are contemplating a change in major, are also encouraged to see the Director of Academic Advising.

Students may change their advisor at any point in their academic career.  To officially change an advisor assignment, students must complete a "Declaration of Major and Degree/Change of Advisor" form available in the Office of the Registrar (110 Holmes Hall).

The Office of Academic Advising is a resource for all students, regardless of degree/major.  Services include: providing drop-in and academic advising by appointment, facilitating major exploration for undeclared or questioning students, drafting semester-by-semester plans; assisting students experiencing academic difficulty, coordinating academic accommodations; and referring students to available campus resources.

Faculty Office Hours
Schedules of faculty office hours are published each term by the Provost and Dean of the Faculty and distributed to other faculty and to the living units. Students desiring to meet with faculty members at times other than the regular office hours should do so by appointment.

In urgent cases or where class conflicts make office hours impossible, assistance in contacting faculty members may also be provided by departmental secretaries or, in extreme cases, by the Provost and Dean of the Faculty's Office (x3101).

Office of Alumni Engagement

The Office of Alumni Engagement serves the Illinois Wesleyan community by creating meaningful opportunities for connection and philanthropy through purposeful experiences that inspire loyalty. With core values of excellence through education, communication, and community, the Office of Alumni Engagement develops programs and services that enable the Titan Community (alumni, students, parents, donors, and friends) to increase engagement and participation, continue life-long learning, grow and strengthen relationships, empower service and investment in support of Titan success.


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The Bookstore reflects the standard of excellence set forth by the University and plays a crucial role in supporting the values and vitality of our University community. Through its commitment to providing top-quality service, the staff serves all customers with friendliness and efficiency in a welcoming retail setting and is committed to honest and open dealings with customers, faculty and suppliers.

The Illinois Wesleyan University Bookstore supports the mission of the University by providing a convenient and low cost source of textbooks and other supporting materials for courses, a stimulating selection of general reading materials, and a dynamic assortment of general merchandise related to the University. In addition to the primary constituency of students, faculty and staff, the Bookstore seeks to serve alumni, friends and visitors of the University.

The Bookstore operates under the direction of the Vice President for Business and Finance and receives advice from an advisory committee comprised of students, faculty and staff. While the Bookstore operates on sound business principles, all proceeds are directed toward support of student scholarships and the Hansen Student Center.

The Bookstore is located at 300 E. Beecher in the Hansen Student Center.

Craig C. Hart Career Center

At Illinois Wesleyan, students have the opportunity to discuss important career and life choices with professional staff at the Craig C. Hart Career Center. The Career Center has four key areas of service: assistance in choosing a major/minor and career direction, a centralized internship program, assistance with graduate school exploration and preparation for admission, and services to assist students in seeking employment. Students schedule individual appointments with professional staff and use a career resource library complete with online and print resources designed to aid students in various stages of their career planning. A comprehensive list of services may be reviewed by visiting the Career Center website at center.

Students can also attend programs on choosing a major, resume writing, effective interviewing, graduate school preparation and many other topics; meet alumni willing to share information in their career field; review print and online resources designed to help them explore career fields, learn about graduate programs, and find job leads; participate in practice interviews with corporate human resource executives; attend career/job fairs to meet employers, and many other activities. The needs of each student will be different, but for all an early start will be important. For this reason, students are encouraged to visit the Career Center early in their college careers.

To allow students to apply their classroom learning in a real world environment, a centralized internship program is coordinated through the Career Center. Students participate in local and national internships in a wide variety of career fields. Some organizations who recently hosted IWU interns include the following: Abbvie Pharmaceuticals, Advocate Healthcare, Aon, Caterpillar, Chicago History Museum, Country Financial, Deloitte, Disney, Enterprise, FBI, Goldman Sachs, IBM, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Mayo Clinic, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Starcom, State Farm, the Smithsonian, Univision Communications, and the U.S. Department of Economic Analysis. A career fair is held each fall attracting over 75 organizations offering a variety of opportunities for experiential learning and post-graduate employment.

On-campus recruiting, coordinated through the Career Center, brings employers and students together as employers schedule recruiting visits throughout the year. Additional employment opportunities are available to students through Illinois Wesleyan's participation in a consortium of 20 private liberal arts universities. 

The Career Center sponsors an annual Fall Nursing Career Fair and co-sponsors Fall and Spring Job Fairs. The Center also facilitates student participation annually in various state-wide career/job fairs.

The Career Center is located on the second floor of the Minor Myers, Jr. Welcome Center and is open to students Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students may contact the office by phone at 556-3071 to schedule an appointment or simply stop by to use the career resources available.

Center for Engaged Citizenship
The Center for Engaged citizenship, housed on the first floor of the Center for Liberal Arts (CLA) is the new home for IWU's Student Volunteer and Resource Center.  Contact us at, let us know your passions for people or projects, and we will work to connect you with meaningful service work here in Bloomington-Normal or beyond!  The Volunteer Center also coordinates Alternative Break trips for Fall and Spring breaks.  This year, four different trips will be offered in Fall or Spring, taking students to the West Side of Bloomington, Chicago, South Dakota, and a southern locale for Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge.  Visit for more information.  The Center is located in CLA.

Chapel & Chaplain's Office

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.

-- John Wesley, Founder of the Methodist Church, and the one for whom Illinois Wesleyan University is named

IWU is a multicultural and multi-religious community, and the Office of University Chaplain celebrates the religious and secular diversity of today’s students, faculty, and staff. Diverse beliefs, convictions, and spiritual practices are welcome here as are a diversity of questions. Questions—about who we are and what we are for—are perennial in and for the liberal arts tradition. At Evelyn Chapel, through weekly programming and special events, we seek to provide a venue for asking those questions, and we work at the crossroads of intellectual exploration, spiritual reflection, community service, and interfaith dialogue.

Illinois Wesleyan University is home to a wide range of religious and spiritual programs. A number of Registered Student Organizations represent different faith traditions. The Office of University Chaplain supports the work of these Registered Student Organizations and offers programming exploring and practicing faith and spirituality, interfaith community, and social justice. The Chapel is also home to the Multifaith Ambassador Program, a unique leadership program for students who represent a variety of religious and non-religious perspectives and beliefs, and who are passionate about understanding and engaging religious diversity on campus, in their own communities, and in the world. Signature programs include: ReligiosiTEA, the Chapel’s weekly interfaith dialogue group (Wednesdays at  4:00pm);  Light the Night: A Multicultural Celebration of the Season of Light ( Dec. 5 at 6:00pm)  where students who celebrate Diwali, Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule, Kwanzaa, and Lunar New Year share stories and songs, dramas and dances that point to the amazing religious and cultural diversity on our campus; and Harvesting Help: An Interfaith Service Day (November).  Please see the Office of the University Chaplain Website for more information about these and other weekly programs, as well as Alternative Breaks and spiritual retreats led by Chaplain Nelson Winger and others.

Evelyn Chapel is also a place to just come and be. During the school year, the Chapel is open seven days a week from  8:00am to 11:00pm . There are always spaces available to study, gather for conversation, or make a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. Chaplain Nelson Winger is available to students, faculty, and staff for conversation, support, and spiritual care. Students may call or email to make an appointment, or just stop by during published office hours. IWU students are welcome to contact Elyse at: or 309- 556- 3179. The Office of University Chaplain is a Safe Zone.

Counseling and Consultation Services
Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) assists students with personal, academic and career-related concerns by providing group and individual counseling, outreach and consultation services. Our goal is to help students be more successful in life. Licensed clinical psychologists and licensed clinical professional counselors are available to assist students with concerns including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, stress, disordered eating and relationship concerns. All counseling contacts are conducted in private and all records are confidential.

Group counseling is frequently the treatment of choice for college students. In many ways, group therapy is the best we have to offer. If group therapy has been recommended to you it’s because your counselor believes that it is the best way to address your concerns. Group counseling brings together a small number of individuals (usually 6-8) with one or more trained group leaders. Group members share what is troubling them. This interaction encourages individuals to develop new ways of behaving and learning more about how they interact with others. As a result, the original difficulties people brought to group become resolved. Individual counseling generally involves focusing on the concerns you have raised. CCS uses a short-term therapy model (generally 2-10 sessions). With the assistance of a counselor, students develop strategies to address goals and then determine the length of time needed to resolve these concerns.

In addition to group and individual therapy, students have access to CCS's Stress-Free Zone, which provides a peaceful, safe and confidential space to enjoy a full-body massage chair, biofeedback and light therapy for the purposes of reducing stress. Students can learn skills and gain support to address their mental, emotional and spiritual health. Appointments can be made by contacting CCS at(309) 556-3052.

There are no charges for counseling sessions. Counselors assist students with off-campus referrals when more intensive services are needed. In after-hour emergencies, a student affairs professional can be paged by contacting Campus Safety at 556-1111 (or x1111 on campus).

Disability Services

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to providing equal access and opportunity to all campus programs and activities for students with disabilities. Determination of eligibility for support services, academic accommodations and auxiliary aids is based on documentation received from qualified professionals. Disability Services (located in 110 Holmes Hall) secures and maintains documentation of disabilities, determines reasonable accommodations, and works with the student, faculty, and staff to develop plans for providing such accommodations.

Students are responsible for identifying themselves to Disability Services, for providing relevant documentation, and for requesting accommodations each semester.  Self-advocacy is highly encouraged for students with disabilities as they progress through their collegiate experience.

Please note, IWU does not offer evaluations for diagnosing disabilities.

For more information and relevant forms, please visit: disability-services/.

Food Service

Dining Program
At Illinois Wesleyan University we are doing "something uncommon" in the commons. We know that each student has his or her own needs, wants, taste, appetite, and schedule. We recognize the value of choice - in meal plan, menu, quantity, and nutritional content. Our objective is to promote good variety and service and a quality dining experience one customer at a time. That's why we've designed a variety of plans to meet a variety of needs - your needs and needs for each other Illinois Wesleyan student.

Enrollment in a meal plan is mandatory for all students residing in University residence halls. All other students may elect to enroll in one of the plans. Any new student residing in a University residence hall who does not select a meal plan will be placed automatically Block 220 meal plan per semester. The default plan for continuing students is Block plan 175 and 40 Meals May Term.

Choices, Choices

Each meal plan offers a variety of meal options satisfying varied dietary requirements, personal tastes and individual schedules. So you can be certain that you will always have food available to you; and each plan provides unlimited seconds for all meals taken in the Commons. 

Center of the Plate
Our Chefs offer traditional menu selections with plenty of options and balance

The Deli Case
Check our variety of deli offerings at every lunch and dinner meal. Build your own unforgettable deli sandwich featuring a selection of meats, cheese, and sandwich salad items, served on a variety of special breads. Transfer your deli delight into a grilled sensation with our Panini machine.

Farmers Market
Create your own salad at lunch and dinner...featuring all the traditional salad makings, plus seasonal specials and offerings, as well as bulk salads. We always offer two soups; one vegetarian and one meat choice at lunch and dinner.

Hot off the Grill
We are waiting for your order. For breakfast, let us fix your favorite omelet. For lunch and dinner, enjoy our famous charbroiled Crossroads burger, topped with leaf lettuce, red onions, American cheese, and our famous special sauce on a toasted sesame seed bun. We feature David Berg hot dogs daily. There are always fries and cheese sauce to compliment your choices.

Our chefs come to you preparing a variety of tempting treats before your eyes. Some of the favorites are chicken caesar wraps, coconut vegetables with saffron rice, kung pau chicken, shrimp scampi, and bruchetta tomatoes with basil and pasta. Our chefs' tempting treats change daily.

Tossed Around Pizza
A variety of Fresh Hot Pizza, along with Garlic Bread Sticks, are available at every lunch and dinner meal.

Flash in the Pan
Just the right compliment to top off your favorite salad or pasta is our sizzling salad. Our special seasoned steak, chicken, seafood and tofu present a healthy choice featuring high protein and low fat items.

Tossed Around Pasta
Come join us daily to experience our freshly prepared pasta and a variety of sauces. Don't forget to try our featured casserette delights, including pasta preimavera, cheese tortellini, enchiladas, lasagna, cheese ravioli, as well as our homemade vegetable, beef or chicken pot pies.

Whole Fresh Fruit
Every meal features as assortment of whole fresh fruit and selected seasonal favorites.

On the Rise Bake Shop
Craving fresh baked offerings? You will love our sensational sweet breads, donuts and cookies

Belgian Waffles and Fruit Juice
Enjoy our waffle bar and fruit juice at every breakfast meal. This feature is available to all plan participants throughout the week.

Just Dessert
Our bakery chef prepares an unending supply of pies, cakes, cookies, and other temptations to satisfy your sweet tooth. You can top these off with our soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurts, or just top off the ice cream with our delicious toppings.

Pace Changers and Taste Changers
Okay. so we haven't thought of everything! With Pace Changers and Taste Changers, we've left room, to follow the trends...and to set a few of our own! Each week our specials offer a variety of ethnic and seasonal favorites.

Healthy Choices
We encourage all students to establish healthy dietary patterns, but we recognize that needs vary from person to person. Accordingly, we seek to provide a range of choices, including choices low in fat and low in calories. Nutritional information for each entree is posted at the entrance to the commons. The choice is up to you.

Choices of Block Plans
It's your choice! A summary of the meal plan options available to you at:


Munch Money

Got the munchies for late night snacks? Off-hour treats? We've got just the answer:

Munch Money is a cash allowance within your traditional board plans that allows you to satisfy your snack attacks in the Dugout Snack Bar or at our own Starbucks at any open hour. You can also use Munch Money to purchase guest meals in the Commons. Munch Money provided as part of your meal plan is forfeited if unused at the end of each semester and may term. .

Additional Munch Money
If you wish to have more Munch Money than your plan provides, you may go to the Food Service Office and give them a check payable to IWU for the amount of Munch Money you wish to add. Unlike the Plan Munch Money provided as part of your meal plan, additional Munch Money which you add on does not expire if unused at the end of the academic year.

Your Cooperation, Please

Our goal is to provide you with the food you want at a fair price. The plan is priced to include your meals (less a missed meal factor) and your Munch Money, if any. It is not priced to cover your snacks between meals or food for a friend (except through the Munch Money). We therefore ask that you refrain from taking food from the dining hall. It's not fair to the other students. Your cooperation on this and on other items such as minimizing wasted food helps us give you the best value for your money!

Consult the Sodexo web site for more information:


Let us help you earn better grades and become information literate by going beyond Google!  The Ames Library strives to meet all your creative, scholarly, and research needs with a variety of information sources and study spaces.

We offer personalized research assistance to all students, including:

  • Helping you find books, articles, media, data, archival sources, and more
  • Working with you to develop and refine your search strategies for papers and projects
  • Citing your sources
  • And much more!



Help at Ames

Have a question? Ask Ames!

●  In person:  Visit the Library Services Desk on the entry level, where you will be directed to a librarian’s office.

● Personal appointment:  Click on a librarian’s photo on the library homepage to find contact information for your discipline. Feel free to stop by during office hours or schedule an appointment to work.

● By phone:  Call the Library Services Desk at (309) 556-3350.

● On the web:  Visit our web site at  to submit a question that will be directed to a library staff member

Electronic resources are available 24/7, on- and off-campus.

In addition to approximately 65 computers, we also have the following equipment and services in the library:

  • One Button Studio (a simplified video recording setup which can be used without any prior video production knowledge—good for rehearsing class presentations, creating videos for class assignments, and much more)
  • Light Board Studio (a space allowing you to use an illuminated glass board to write notes or draw as part of a presentation without having to turn away from the camera)
  • Scanners
  • Laminator
  • Poster printing
  • Multimedia stations for image and digital video editing (Photoshop, iMovie)

You may also check out the following from the Library Services Desk:

  • Mac and PC laptops
  • Chromebooks
  • Digital cameras
  • Video camcorders
  • GoPros
  • Kindles
  • LCD projectors and screens
  • Umbrellas
  • Bicycles

Library hours for the academic year are as follows:

Monday–Thursday: 7:45 a.m.–1:30 a.m.

Friday: 7:45 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. –10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m.–1:30 a.m.

Please note that holiday and summer hours can be found on  our website  , and will also be posted on the library doors when effective.


Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion exists to assist all students in their educational and personal development at Illinois Wesleyan University. The office also fosters a university-wide appreciation for diversity and a shared understanding of different cultures while providing targeted support services to underrepresented and marginalized students including Multi-racial, African-American, Latina(o), Native American, Asian-American, LGBQA TGNC, First Generation, and Women. The University also has a Multicultural Center that serves as a gathering place for the entire IWU community where all cultures are encouraged to come together. at the Center. The Center provides a comforting home environment, which allows students to study, socialize, and network. Meeting space is available for all student organizations. The Multicultural Center is located at 1405 N. Park Street. .

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works collaboratively with the university community to offer all-inclusive, educational, cultural, social, and outreach events and programming for students, faculty, staff and administrators, and staff that are aimed at achieving  Academic Excellence, Institutional Strength, and Campus Unity . The office also supports several student clubs and organizations whose mission is to celebrate and support multiculturalism and diversity on campus. The clubs and organizations include, but are not limited to the following: African Student Association (ASA), Black Student Union (BSU), Asian Pacific Student Organization (APSA), Spanish and Latino Student Association (SALSA), Pride Alliance, South Asian Student Association (SASA), Women of Color, Men of Color, and IWU F1RST. Signature programs for the office include the Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), a 10 week program for students which focuses on academic, professional, and personal growth, and IWU Safe Zone, which creates an opportunity for Illinois Wesleyan community members to reduce homophobia and heterosexism on campus and to provide support for students, staff and faculty who are LGBQA TGNC or are questioning 

The entire campus is encouraged to participate in social and education programming sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.  https://www.iwu.ed u /student-diversity .


Recycling at IWU
IWU has partnered with the Town of Normal to recycle a wide variety of items in three categories. Students living in residence halls are provided a divided container to sort their recyclable materials according to the lists below. It is each student's responsibility to take his/her materials to the common receptacles located in each building. Students living in fraternities and sororities are provided containers by the City of Bloomington and should sort their materials according to the same lists. Fraternities' and sororities' recycling is picked up on a bi-weekly basis by the city of Bloomington. Pickup dates and location are provided in individual houses. The following are accepted recyclables:

Mixed Containers

  • aluminum cans
  • glass bottles & jars (all colors, with caps removed)
  • plastic bottles, #1-7 with small necks and caps removed (see note below.)
  • "tin" (steel) cans
  • 6- and 12-pack plastic ring carriers
  • empty aerosol cans
  • gable-top paper cartons (e.g., milk/juice cartons)
  • Aluminum disposable trays, pie plates and foil

NOTE: Jar lids, bottle caps, large-neck containers (e.g. margarine tubs, some yogurt containers) and polystyrene are not recyclable at this time .If possible, containers should be rinsed prior to placing them in the bins.

Mixed Paper

  • office paper, white & colored
  • magazines & catalogs
  • junk mail, including window envelopes
  • computer paper
  • newspaper
  • paperboard
  • phone books
  • gift wrap
  • paper egg cartons
  • Corrugated Cardboard

Please remove all Styrofoam and plastic and flatten all boxes before recycling.  Cardboard is recycled separately from mixed paper, so place all cardboard beside mixed paper recycling bins.  If not soiled, the tops of pizza boxes can be recycled.

Green Things Every IWU Student Can Do

  • Take canvas or other bags to the bookstore, grocery store, etc. Refuse a disposable bag when you don't really need one.
  • Use ink jet printers rather than laser printers (they use 80-90% less energy).
  • Print papers double-sided. (Talk to your professors about submitting two-sided papers first.)
  • When making multiple copies, photocopy rather than print, and make double-sided copies (requires less energy).
  • Take shorter showers and don't leave the water on when you brush your teeth or shave. Use cold water instead of hot when ever possible.
  • Use cold water settings when washing your clothes.
  • Turn lights and computers off (when not in an energy saving mode) when you leave the room.
  • Participate in the campus recycling program. Know what can and cannot be put in the bins to avoid "contamination".
  • Take only the amount of food on your plate that you will eat. (Each year approximately 27% of the food in the U.S. ends up in the landfill.)
  • Walk or bike to campus, to the grocery store, pharmacy, etc. rather than drive your car.
  • Use the Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System.
  • Reuse backside of paper for drafts.
  • Report dripping faucets and leaks to physical plant.
  • Sometimes, less is more - one large attractive poster placed in a strategic area will attract more attention than many small flyers posted on many bulletin boards.
  • Buy recycled products and reuse an insulated mug at Starbucks or Hatties.

Student Volunteer Center
The Student Volunteer Center exists to enhance and expand students' involvement and knowledge of meaningful community service.  The Student Volunteer Center encourages students to become active within their communities and to make community service and civic activism a valued part of their educational experience. 

Business Services for Students

Business Office

The Business Office, located in Holmes Hall, is responsible for the monthly billing of tuition, room, board, fees, as well as other miscellaneous student charges. Payments on students' accounts can be made in person at the Cashier's window in Holmes Hall or by mail.  An online payment option is available at the Business Office web site.  This service is supported by a third party provider and some fees may apply.  Student employment checks are also administered through the Business Office.  For detailed information about hours of opperation and services available for students, consult their web site at the Business Office


Change of Address/Change of Name
A change of campus address during the academic year should be reported to the Office of Residential Life, lower level of Gulick Hall. A change of permanent home address or legal name should be reported to the Registrar's Office, Holmes Hall 110. All other offices will then be informed of the change(s).

Lost and Found
Every year many students lose valuable possessions such as glasses, jewelry, clothing, and books. All stray articles should be turned in to the Campus safety Office now located in the Memorial Center, the reception desk at the Hansen Student Center or to Residence Hall desks.

Mail Services

The new “Titan Print & Mail” Center is located at 1207 1/2 N. Main St., Bloomington
(between the Memorial Center and Ferguson Hall).

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mail services for students will now be centralized at the Titan Print & Mail Center. Students will receive an electronic notification when they have packages or mail and will pick these up from the Titan Print & Mail Center rather than having it delivered to individual residence halls.  The TRAC system, set to launch in September, which will notify them of a package or letter delivery for their pickup.  For more information about mail and printing services, click here:


Information Technology

ITS House
1311 Park St.
hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm
phone: (309) 556-3900

The office of Information Technology Services is here to assist you! We invite you to visit the specially designed Student section of our website that offers specific information especially for you!

Welcome to IWU!
Let Information Technology Services help you begin your successful career at Illinois Wesleyan by addressing some technology related issues. Our New Student welcome page will get you oriented to technology specific to Illinois Wesleyan. It’s a great place to start!

Available Equipment and Services

Equipment Available: Students have access to a wide range of computer equipment here on campus: Ames Library, Buck Memorial Library and Department Computer Labs.  Thorpe Digital Center (4th floor of the Ames Library) offers a variety of equipment available to students with an IWU ID card.

Software Available: Students also have access to specialized software in various locations on campus. Visit the website for more detailed information

Services Available: IT Services offers Help Desk support to our campus community. You can reach us by phone, email, or live chat (found under the “MyResources” tab in My.IWU), or come in to the ITS House during our office hours for one-on-one assistance! We also offer a Service & Repair area that is staffed and trained to diagnose and repair problems with computers and computer accessories free of charge for personally owned computers.

Understanding Campus Technology: Information about the IT Usage Policy, Campus Firewall, Spam Filter, IDs and Passwords, understanding your IWU network storage space are available on this webpage.

Getting Connected at IWU

Obtaining a wired connection: What do you need to connect to IWU’s network? Where can you connect? You’ll need an ethernet cable. Ethernet ports are in your room and labeled. Call us, email or check the webpage for more information!

Obtaining a wireless connection: To connect to IWU’s secured wireless connection, you’ll need to make some adjustments to your computer and in some cases, add special software. Details for your computer are on our website as well as a list of wireless hot spots on campus!

Setting up your television: All rooms in the residence halls have one active cable outlet. Bring your own coaxial cable. Check out the channel line-up at:  If you’ve got questions about getting your TV set up, check out:

Setting up a telephone in your residence hall: Each room has one active telephone port. There’s more information about student phone service at:

Check out information on anti-virus prevention, infection, safety tips and FREE Anti-Virus software available for our IWU students!!!! We want to help you keep your computer safe and running at optimum performance while you’re at IWU!

Purchasing a new computer or software?
If you’re considering purchase of a new computer or need software, we have some links and information that may save you time and money. Let us help you!

Printing and Publications
Students are invited to use the printing, copying, and design services available in the Office of Publications, Printing and Mail Services located at 1316 N. Franklin Ave. The office offers services that are available at most commercial copy or printing companies. This includes, but is not limited to, high-speed copying, color copies, large format printing, mounting & laminating, offset printing, and binding. Walk-in business is accepted from  8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  weekdays. Copy services require 4-24 hour turn-a-round but can sometimes be done as you wait. More complex Copy Jobs may take more time. Graphic design assistance is available for student organization projects. Please call Susan at 556-3055 to make an appointment.  All services are done at significantly reduced prices. Please see our web site at  .