Campus Support and Services

Enjoy college life! There is no need to struggle when you have all the support on campus. As a CSU student, you have access to many professionals ready to assist you. Click on the links below to learn more about the services and resources available to you.

Abilities Office

The Abilities Office provides services and accommodations for qualified students with verified disabilities in accordance with provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended. We are here to assist you by making sure that any barriers that exist caused by a disability will be accommodated and that you have access to all of our programs and facilities.

Academic Evaluations and Advisement

One of the major functions of the Office of Academic Evaluations is to complete transcript evaluations for all undergraduate students admitted to the University. The office is also responsible for updating evaluations for admitted, and readmitted undergraduate students, as well as the graduation audits for those students who have completed graduation applications. The Office of Academic Evaluations and Advisement also provides information to the University Administration, faculty and staff with regards to policy and procedures as prescribed in the University's catalog.

Academic Support/Advising

The Office of Academic Support is dedicated to students' personal, social, and academic growth. The office consists of professional staff members who work as a team to help students gain the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to graduate in a timely manner. The staff works closely with students through advisement to develop academic plans which will aid students in the identification and achievement of their academic, career, and life goals.


The bookstore website provides the opportunity to search the textbooks and course materials you need for your courses. You also have the opportunity to shop around to show your University pride with authentic assortments of collegiate apparel and accessories, gifts, supplies, tablets, computer accessories and more.


The primary responsibility of the Bursar Office is to manage student account receivables which include billing, payments, collections, and Cashiering function. Visit the website for more information regarding Book Vouchers, CTA Ventra U-Pass, Payment Deadlines, Cougar Cash Card, Tuition and Fees, Refunds, and FERPA.

Campus Dining

Perkins Management Services provides a variety of food options on campus including the following: Fresh off the Grill offers a variety of freshly prepared grilled entrées that are full of flavor; Nicks Deli features a Panini Grill and is known for producing overstuffed sandwiches on freshly baked breads, and freshly prepared wraps; Salad Sensations is a destination for those who would like to either have an entrée or side salad; Traditions is our modular Comfort Food Station that features a wide array of traditional home style cuisine; The Samurai Express Grill allows you to customize your own stir fry and watch as our Hibachi Chefs prepare your selection just before your eyes; and much more.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is the foundation for developing and implementing career, employment, and graduate education options for CSU students and alumni. The Career Development Center strives to help CSU students and alumni meet their overall career and employment related goals.

Counseling Center

Staffed by licensed mental health professionals as well as master's level interns, the Counseling Center offers individual counseling, crisis counseling, group counseling, couples counseling , academic, counseling and career counseling, as well as workshops and consultation. Through our services, we strive to help you grow and develop the skills that will help foster your success at CSU and beyond.

Course Scheduling

The Office of Course Scheduling publishes the course schedules three times a year; spring, summer, and fall. We provide you with an online listing of courses, meeting dates, and locations. Additionally, you have access to academic calendars with valuable detailed information regarding deadlines.

Enrollment Management

Health Insurance Waiver

All registered undergraduate students taking 12 or more credit hours, graduate students taking 9 or more credit hours, pharmacy students taking 12 or more credit hours and doctoral students taking 6 or more credit hours are automatically enrolled into the mandatory sickness and injury insurance through the university each semester. Students who are adequately insured have the option of waiving out of the mandatory health plan and having the charge removed from their tuition bills. Failure to submit an online waiver or enrollment form by the deadline will obligate students to pay the FT Student Insurance Premium coverage indicated on your tuition bill.

Housing & Residence Life

Students who live on campus at Chicago State will experience life in and outside of the classroom living and learning experience, CSU housing offers students the convenience of living on campus, forming life changing relationships with student, faculty and staff and be exposed to a variety of activities and leadership opportunities within a few feet of the room.

Honors College

Judicial Affairs

Learning Assistance Center

The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) is here to assist you in achieving academic success through supportive tutoring and resources. All services are provided free of charge to currently enrolled students, active alumni and faculty of Chicago State University.

Moodle Support

Parking Pass

To park on campus, all faculty, staff (part-time, temporary and full-time), and students must purchase an annual or semester decal or pay the daily fee. Parking decals are issued for a semester or an academic year expiring every August 31st of the calendar year. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to check the parking decal expiration date. Parking decals can be purchased through the Cashiers’ Office, Room 211 in the Cook Administration Building. Decals and their renewal are the responsibility of the vehicle operator. No refunds are available when you forget your decal. Please note, you are required to pay the $5.00 daily parking hang tag upon entrance if you do not purchase an annual or semester decal.

RAVE and RAVE Guardian

Records and Registration

The Office of the Registrar is located in the Cook Administration Building, Room 128. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Student Financial Aid

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to support the University's overall goal of providing an affordable, quality education by providing financial assistance to those students and their families seeking to offset their educational costs.

UID Card

Your UID number can be used to access CSU Xpress as well as other areas that previously required use of your Social Security Number. The unique UID may be used across systems, applications and business processes throughout the lifetime of an individual’s relationship with Chicago State University.

University Library (CSU)

Work Study

In order to establish eligibility for a College Work-Study position, an applicant must have completed the FAFSA for the academic year during which they are seeking employment, be enrolled for at least six hours during any semester during which they are seeking employment, and be in compliance with the Chicago State University's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.

Student Activities: Student Clubs and Organizations

The Office of Student Activities provides oversight to the Student Government Association (SGA), host of Student Clubs/Organizations, the Student Activities Center, the Game Room, and the Movie Room.

Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) was created to address the needs of our female students while providing gender education, support, services, and resources to the campus community. The Women's Resource Center is committed to student success, in that its primary goal will be to Engage, Embrace, Educate, Enlighten, and Empower our female students.

Wellness Health Center