We're Here to Help You!
As an East-West University student, the Student Success Center offers a slew of services FREE to all its students. Whether you are in need of help with academic or non-academic related issues, the Student Success Center is here for you. No need to worry- all services rendered are strictly confidential. So, don’t wait- Visit the SSC team today and get the help you need!
Academic & Non-Academic Support
Available Services We Offer
- Assistance with Academic Difficulties and Goal Setting
- Help with Overcoming Procrastination
- Free Counseling and/or Therapy
- Disability Accommodations
- Increasing Self-Confidence
- Understanding Sexuality
- Improving Relationships
- Eating & Sleeping Issues
- Time Management
- Coping with Stress
- Tutoring Services
- Grieving & Loss
- And More
Mission and Purpose
The mission of the Student Success Center is to provide free counseling, therapy, and success techniques to East-West university students which includes disability services to assist students with disabilities in achieving their educational, career, and personal goals through the full range of institutional and community resources. The center ensures that students with disabilities receive support services and accommodations that permit equal access to all East-West University programs and the opportunity to realize their potential and develop effective self-advocacy skills. Some additional services we provide are assistance with time management, academic difficulties, goal setting, self-confidence, grieving and loss, harassment, and sexual awareness.
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Keeping with East-West University’s mission of providing quality education, priority is placed on giving students personal attention to make sure they are learning the material presented and preparing them to be successful with their exams and coursework. The tutoring program was created as a necessity for any student looking for additional academic assistance.
To assist in this process and provide the necessary tools, East-West offers a comprehensive tutoring program free to all students. Extra instruction is available in every subject. For hours and location, please contact the subject matter’s Program Director or see the Student Success Center for details.
When should you attend a tutoring session?
- When you are struggling with a concept
- When you feel stuck on problem-solving
- When you are looking for alternative study methods
- When you want to maximize your ability to receive an “A” in your course
Additional Tutoring Resources
We're Creating Safe Spaces for Students
As required by law, personal information pertaining to the academic requirements of special need students will only be shared on a “need to know” basis. A listing of individuals with permission to view documentation (identifying the academic requirements of special need students) will be posted with the documentation in a locked cabinet in the Student Success Center. Documentation will be kept for five years after graduation or departure from the University.
All students’ files containing disability documentation and a record of required accommodations will be kept in the Student Success Center, not in the students’ regular files.
East-West University adheres to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990), the Rehabilitation Act (1973), Section 504 and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972. No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of this institution’s classes or facilities, including, but not limited to, any academic, research, occupational training, housing, health insurance, counseling, financial aid, physical education, athletics, recreation, transportation, other extracurricular, or other postsecondary education aid, benefits, or services. The University has made and will continue to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, procedures, and/or facilities when such modifications were / are necessary, to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals. The Student Success Center has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Disability Services, in conjunction with the 504 Access Committee, works to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made to provide programmatic and physical access.
The University also complies with Title IX in that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any student program, activity, service or benefit. It guarantees students of both sexes equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities.
Disability Access and Accommodations Statement
East-West University is committed to providing equal and integrated access for students with disabilities to academic, social, cultural, and recreational programs. The University does not and will not discriminate on the basis of disability against applicants, students, staff, and administrators. The University is obligated not to discriminate against applicants, students, staff, and administrators on the basis of disability by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794.
The University is obligated by the Section 504 regulation at 34 C.F.R. § 104.44(a) to make such modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate or have the effect of discriminating, on the basis of disability, against a qualified applicant or student with a disability. Vide the Section 504 regulation at 34 C.F.R. §104.44(d) the University does and will continue to take such steps as are necessary to ensure that persons with disabilities are not denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination because of the absence of educational auxiliary aids or services.
Students with disabilities who wish to request modifications, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids or services from the University may do so by following the procedures outlined in the University’s Accommodation Policy and Procedures.
Students who wish to complain of discrimination on the basis of disability, including but not limited to the University’s failure to provide modifications, academic adjustments, and/or auxiliary aids and services may do so by following the procedures in the University’s Accommodation Grievance Procedure.
The University has designated a 504 Coordinator to ensure its compliance with Section 504. Any questions, requests, or complaints may be directed to the 504 Coordinator’s attention:
Dean for Development and University Relations / Section 504 Coordinator
816 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 939-0111, Ext. 1821
Email: [email protected]