Guide for Faculty and Staff

We have observed that the health of students impacts their leaning. Therefore, the Student Health Center is designed to meet students’ immediate needs.  A nurse practitioner or physician is on-site Monday through Friday to assist students.


The Student Health Center provides on campus health services that enable students to receive medical attention and referrals in a timely manner.  In the case of serious health issues, the Student Health Center an also serve as a resource that helps direct students to appropriate health care.

Minor conditions treated at the Student Health Center include:

  • sore/strep throat
  • pink eye
  • ear infections
  • severe colds and flu
  • rashes
  • muscle sprains
  • urinary tract infections (limited testing)
  • yeast infections and vaginal problems
  • muscle sprains/strains
  • STI services and testing- monthly, by appointment

How do you contact the Student Health Center

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 916 S. Wabash, Suite 503
Chicago, IL 60605

To schedule an appointment

  • Counseling Services

    When should you refer a student to Counseling Services?

    If you observe or have spoken to a student who is struggling with adjusting to campus life, relationship issues, conflict management, alcohol or drug problems, social skills issues, or may appear anxious or depressed.

    How do you make a referral?

    1. First share your concern with the student and if you believe a referral should be made call 312-369-8700 to initiate the referral process.
    2. Prepare and provide the following information to the Counseling Services staff: your name, department, extension, the student’s name and a brief description of the problem.
    3. Alert the counseling staff that you have discussed Counseling Services with the student. Make sure the student is aware of your referral.
    4. Give the student Counseling Services contact information.

      Cordelia Muhammad, MSW, LCSW

      916 S Wabash/Suite 501

      Services are provided by four full-time licensed therapists, two part-time licensed therapists, and four interns.

      Counseling Services hours are 8am to 6pm


  • Student Relations
    When do you contact the Student Relations office?
    • A student is being disruptive.
    • A student’s behavior is unreasonable, infringes upon or impedes the teaching or learning process; intentionally and unreasonably interferes with normal classroom procedures or presentations of the instructor or student(s); and/or interferes with other college authorized activity.
    How do you contact the Student Relations office?
    • 312-369-8595 or 312-369-8778, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Student Health and Support Intervention Team

    When do you refer a student to the Intervention Team?

    If you observe or speak to a student who is experiencing emotional distress and is in need of immediate attention, for example:

    • a student talking about not being around or giving possessions away
    • a student expressing self-destructive or homicidal ideation, either verbally or in writing
    • a student expressing feelings of hopelessness

    How do you contact the Student Health and Support Intervention Team?

    312-369-8778, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or email:

    Beverly Anderson, Ed.D.
    Assistant Dean of Student Health and Support

    Thomas (Lee) Cravens, MSW, LSW, CADC
    Assistant Director of Student Relations

    Verron Fisher 
    Coordinator of Student Relations

  • College Advising Center

    When do you report a student?

    If you encounter a student who is experiencing academic, career and/or personal difficulties, which may manifest as

    • Poor attendance
    • Lack of classroom participation
    • Turning in assignments late

    How do you make a referral?

    College Advising Center

    We encourage students to meet with their academic advisors once per semester for holistic support and academic planning. If a student requires the assistance of an advisor, they can call 312-369-7645 or email

  • Services for Students with Disabilities

    The staff of the Services for Students with Disabilities Office (SSD) coordinates support services for students with temporary or permanent disabilities. Staff members also assist in providing access to successful educational experiences at Columbia College Chicago.

    Services for Students with Disabilities

    Our goal is to:

    • Provide the most integrated and appropriate accommodations in classes, programs, and activities for students with disabilities.
    • Empower students’ personal and academic access, thereby encouraging them to become independent and self-reliant.
    • Create and facilitate customized workshops regarding disability issues for the entire College community.


    In accordance with federal law, all students with disabilities are guaranteed a learning environment that provides reasonable accommodation of their disability.

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 states:

    “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability, shall, solely by reason of her/his disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

    The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 further states:

    “No recipient of federal funding may discriminate against a qualified  individual with a disability solely by reason of that disability.”

    Therefore, students with documented disabilities qualify for reasonable accommodations that will enable them to participate in and benefit from all educational programs and activities at Columbia College Chicago.

    When should you refer a student?

    If a student discloses that he or she has a disability.

    Or, if the student mentions that they received disability-related services or accommodations in the past, such as extended time on tests, class notes, class breaks, classroom aide, etc.

    How do you make a referral?

    Be prepared to provide:

    • The student’s name.
    • Reason for the referral to SSD.
    • Your name.
    • Course name.

    How do you contact Services for Students with Disabilities?

    Hours of Operation

    Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    623 S. Wabash, Suite 311
    Chicago, IL 60605


    SSD Director

    SSD Coordinator
    Interpreting Services Coordinator
    SSD Front Desk