COVID-19 Response and Resources

The Department of Sociology is working closely with the University of Illinois through these uncertain times. We are working to provide the best possible experience for our students, staff, and faculty while complying with all the necessary guidelines and precautions put forth by the University, along with federal and state governmental bodies. We are committed to continuing to be a resource for our campus community. Please check this page regularly for updates on the Department of Sociology's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources

The University of Illinois has resources and information for the campus community in response to COVID-19:

Student Resources from Illinois Remote: here
Resources for online learning success from the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning: here
Campus COVID-19 website: here
College COVID-19 website: here
ATLAS teaching resources website: here
ATLAS Share site, where students can request computing equipment: here
University Supported Tutoring: OMSA

Sociology Administration:

  • The department office will be closed to traffic. For questions or to contact someone, please email: sociology@illinois.edu
  • Faculty Office Hours will be on-line in response to COVID-19
     
Department & College Advising Information

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES


Sociology Advising 

The Sociology Advising Office has moved all services online for Fall 2020. Advising appointments are being conducted via Zoom, and Peer Advising is also continuing virtually. Visit the Advising Office page on this site for more information about appointments and to find the revised schedule for registration, add/drop dates, and more. 

Click here to schedule an appointment with the Sociology Department Advisor, Dawn McNulty.

 

LAS Advising & Student Office

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has moved all advising services online as well. To join the "walk-in" appointment queue, click here

To schedule an appointment with an LAS Academic Advisor, click here

For the full collection of student resources from LAS, including resources for online learning and information about academic policy adjustments, click here.

Click here to find a guide to the undergraduate Fall 2020 registration for Sociology students.

 

GRADUATE STUDIES

Sociology-Dr. Brian Dill, Director of Graduate Studies
Graduate College contact and resources, click here

 

Counseling/Mental Health Resources

UIUC Counseling and Mental Health Resources

We know this semester has been like no other. Stress surrounding the global pandemic and sociopolitical events has caused many of us to feel anxious, uncertain, and afraid. The university cares about your mental health, and as we reach the time in the semester where academic pressures may be further affecting your mental wellbeing, we want to let you know that there are many resources on campus to support you, including a new app called WellTrack. In addition to these resources, counseling services on campus are available to support you through whatever you are facing.

WellTrack is designed to help you track your moods and teach you about techniques to effectively manage challenging emotions and situations. 

To access the WellTrack:

  • Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.
  • Once in the WellTrack app, enter your Illinois email address and click Continue.
  • Agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and click Sign In.
  • Enter your university NetID and password and click Login.
  • In the resulting screen, click Done (located bottom left).
  • You can also access the WellTrack via the web at WellTrack.com with your Illinois email and password.

Here are additional resources available to students to help support mental wellness. These can be used alone to enhance your mental health self-care or in conjunction with counseling services.

  • Counseling Center Psychoeducational Series—The Counseling Center regularly offers workshops that give you powerful tools to develop resiliency and goal achievement skills. Topics include overcoming perfectionism, managing time, overcoming difficult emotions, improving focus, and using mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety. For more information, visit the Counseling Center’s website.
  • Kognito At-Risk—This interactive, online training allows you to practice what you would say if you are concerned about a friend or classmate who is showing signs of mental distress. It then provides resources you can connect them to for help. To access this training, visit the Counseling Center’s website.
  • Mindwise Mental Health Screenings—These brief, online screenings assess for concerns such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance misuse, and eating disorders. The screenings can be a good first step to determine if counseling may be something to consider. To access this training, visit the Counseling Center’s website.
  • Healthiest You—Students who have United Healthcare through the university can access online counseling via telehelp4students.com. If you access this site through your UnitedHealthcare app, you can bypass the necessary insurance information requirement. If you need help, contact customer service at 217-333-0165 or email insure@illinois.edu.

We hope you are staying well as we quickly move toward the end of the semester. 

MORE RESOURCES:

McKinley Health Center Mental Health
Website: https://mckinley.illinois.edu/medical-services/mental-health
Appointments (schedule by phone): (217) 333-2701
Emergency: (217) 359-4141

Illinois Counseling Center
Website: https://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/counseling
Appointments (https://counselingcenter.illinois.edu/node/4): (217) 333-3704

Faculty/Staff Assistance Services
Website: http://humanresources.illinois.edu/fsas/index.html
Appointments (http://humanresources.illinois.edu/fsas/services/core-counseling.html): (217) 244-5312

Psychological Services Center
Website: http://psc.illinois.edu/
Phone: (217) 333-0041

Campus Well-Being Services
Website: http://humanresources.illinois.edu/campus-wellbeing-services/about.html
Phone (217) 265-9355

DRES Mental Health Resources
Website: http://disability.illinois.edu/health/mental-health-resources

Suicide Prevention Team (Hours: 8 am – 5 pm)
610 East John St.
Phone: (217) 333-3704

Dial-A-Nurse (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Phone: (217) 333-2700

Find Local Mental Health Providers Covered by Student Insurance
Website: Live and Work Well


24-Hour Emergency/Crisis Resources

Pavilion Behavioral Health Hospital (24 Hour assessments)
809 West Church Street, Champaign, IL 61820
Website: https://www.pavilionhospital.com/
Phone: (217) 373-1700

Carle Foundation Hospital (Emergency Room)
611 West Park Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Website: https://carle.org/
Phone: (217) 383-3311

Presence Covenant Hospital (Emergency Room)
1400 West Park Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Website: http://www.presencehealth.org/
Phone: (217) 337-2000

24-Hour Crisis Line (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Phone: (217) 359-4141

UIUC Police Department
110 West Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61820
Website: http://police.illinois.edu/
Phone: (217) 333-1216

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24 hours a day)
Phone: 1-800-273-8255

 

Study Space Rooms

For a list of classrooms available for study space, see this page on the Office of the Registrar website.