Health & Wellness

The administration, faculty and staff of Chicago State University want to foster a strong, healthy, and supportive community of scholars. Our commitment is to always strive to remove barriers to students personal and academic success by offering a wide range of programs, services, resources and education focused on the 7 Dimensions of Wellness.

Social Wellness

  • Do you respect yourself and others?
  • Do you have meaningful relationships with others?
  • Do you contribute to the welfare of others?

Emotional Wellness

  • Do you cope with stress in healthy ways and express your emotions appropriately?

Spiritual Wellness

  • Everyone should explore what they believe is their own sense of meaning/purpose. This may involve meditation, service to others, etc.

Occupational Wellness

  • Do you seek out new opportunities to expand upon your skills?
  • Have you explored your career options or internship opportunities?

Environmental Wellness

  • Do you lead a lifestyle that is respectful of our environment (recycling, volunteering, green initiatives?)

Intellectual Wellness

  • Have you explored Study Abroad, Research and Internship opportunities? Do you promote academic excellence and scholarship?

Physical Wellness

  • Do you know your health numbers (cholesterol, weight, blood pressure, blood sugar levels)?
  • Do you get annual physical exams?
  • Do you use tobacco products?
  • Do you get a sufficient amount of rest?
  • Do you have an established exercise routine?


Online Wellness Assessment Tools

  1. Ideal Weight
  2. Calorie Counter

General Health

  • Health Screening tool from the Mayo Clinic provides a snapshot of your current health and reveals opportunities to make healthy changes. Screening tests can also help detect problems early, which is often the key to successful treatment.

 Mental Health Self-Evaluator

  • The Self e-Valuator, a confidential online mental health assessment,was developed by Duke University Medical Center. Complete a self-assessment to learn telling insights about your current state of mind. The Self e-Valuator provides a valuable and objective perspective if or when you (or a friend) are struggling with troubling thoughts and feelings.

Anxiety, Depression & Eating Disorders

Alcohol Management Resources

Student Affairs is dedicated to the provision of educational programs and services which empower students to make responsible decisions regarding alcohol management. Students who choose to violate university policy related to alcohol use are subject to discipline as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct. Legal consequences may also be applicable in instances where students violate state and/or local laws.  We hope that students will take advantage of the resources available to them on campus, online and in the community.

CSU Alcohol Management Resources

Community Alcohol Management Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

On-Campus Resources

If you, or someone you know, is a survivor of rape or sexual assault, the following offices can assist in providing a private, safe and supportive space to talk, an opportunity to understand options for on-campus and off-campus reporting procedures, and assist in addressing other campus concerns for the survivor.
  • University Police, 773-995-2111
  • Counseling Center, Cordell Reed Student Union, Suite 190, 773-995-2383
  • Office of the Dean of Students, Cordell Reed Student Union, Suite 268-A, 773-995-2448

Off-Campus Resources

Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free


National Sexual Assault Hotline


The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization

City of Chicago Domestic Violence Hotline

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, confidential, multilingual, LGBTQ sensitive, free


LGBT Resources

  • The Center on Halsted

3656 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60613



  • Affinity Community Services

5650 S. Woodlawn, Garden Level, Chicago, IL 60637



(Affinity serves African American lesbian and bisexual women)


LGBT National Youth Talkline - 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743)