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General Questions and Concerns

Questions and concerns  regarding financial aid, the UMII scholarship or any other questions related to challenges the undocumented student may be facing can be directed to:

Leticia Moreno

Assistant Director, Student Services
P: 312.567.3422
E: lmoreno2@iit.edu

Office of Campus Life

The student group Undocumented Students and Allies (USA) offers peer support, discussion, and events about topics pertaining to issues that undocumented students face, in addition to fundraising and other opportunities.  

Attend a meeting or join them at one of their events.

General body meetings: Monday, 12:50 p.m.–1:40 p.m., Wishnick, Room 117 (first and third Monday of the month)
Executive Board meetings (open to the public):  Monday, 12:50 p.m.-1:40 p.m.,Wishnick, Room 117 (second and fourth Monday of the month)

Lynne Marie Meyer, campus life coordinator for spirituality, gender, and diversity programs, serves as the official staff representative to the USA student group.  

Lynne Marie Meyer 

Campus Event Coordinator
Phone: 312.567.3160
Email: lmeyer2@iit.edu

Office of Campus Life
Illinois Institute of Technology 
3201 South State Street, Room 219 
Chicago, IL 60616

Office of Financial Aid

Institutional scholarship funds that Illinois Tech has awarded to undocumented students are not conditional upon the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. Therefore, if DACA were repealed, Illinois Tech students would retain all of their previously awarded institutional scholarship funds.

The Office of Financial Aid has designated Assistant Director Leticia Moreno—as well as other staff members within Financial Aid—as a resource to our undocumented students and their families, to develop financial plans in support of students’ educational expenses at Illinois Tech.

Leticia Moreno

Assistant Director, Student Services
Phone: 312.567.3422 |Fax: 312.567.3982
Email: lmoreno2@iit.edu

Office of Financial Aid
Illinois Institute of Technology
Perlstein Hall
10 West 33rd Street, Room 206
Chicago, IL 60616
 

Career Services

Illinois Tech’s career development coaches create and prepare job search strategies in support of the post-graduate visions of our undocumented students, including students with DACA status. Career Services team members proactively speak with employers to ensure they understand DACA students’ eligibility for internships and full-time opportunities. DACA students may apply to all posted positions on our online employer database (over 1,000 companies, as of January 2017). Students are able to create customized searches for jobs, internships, and more, within our online employment database. For additional career development support, make an appointment with a  career development coach. You can contact Career Services at 312.567.6800 or careerservices@iit.edu for general questions.

Student Health and Wellness Center

You can make an appointment to see a nurse practitioner, physician, or staff psychologist. Our wellness staff provides basic medical and psychological services including consultation, stress relief, individual and group counseling, grief support, general checkups, and more.

The Student Health and Wellness Center is located on the 3rd floor of IIT Tower on Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus. Psychological services also are provided at the Downtown Campus, 565 West Adams Street, one day each week. If you experience any difficulty in making an appointment, please feel free to call the front desk at 312.567.7550. 

Legal Services

The alumni network of the Chicago Kent College of Law has created a list of attorneys who have expressed an eagerness to support members of the Illinois Tech community who are undocumented. Please contact the One Stop at 312.567.3810 or via email at onestop@iit.edu and we will connect you with an attorney from this network.

Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

At such time as a student's academic studies might be interrupted, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs in association with relevant academic and administrative departments will work closely with students to develop a set of plans to assist students towards the completion of their academic studies and intended degrees pursued at Illinois Tech. 

Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs
IIT Tower, Suite 2F9-1
10 West 35th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
312.567.3300
ugaa@iit.edu

Office of the Vice Provost Student Access, Success, & Diversity Initiatives

On behalf of the Office of Student Access, Success, and Diversity Initiatives (SASDI), Gladis Herst, Program Manager, Intercultural Outreach & Engagement, serves as the point of contact for undocumented students.

In addition, SASDI has designated Gladis Herst—as well as other staff members within Career Services—as a resource to our undocumented students in order to ensure that each student has access to the resources to develop career strategies in support of students' career and job placement aspirations and dreams upon completion of their Illinois Tech degree.

Undocumented students are encouraged to reach out with questions regarding their career development, as well as other questions related to challenges they may face as it relates to their success as students.

Gladis Herst

Program Manager, Intercultural Outreach & Engagement
Office of the Vice Provost Student Access, Success, & Diversity Initiatives
Phone: 312.350.4362
Email: gherst@iit.edu
One Stop Office Hours: Wednesdays, Noon - 2:00 pm