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A Message from the Vice Chancellor

Welcome to the website for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA). Whether you are new to the campus or returning for another year‚ this site offers a wide array of resources to assist members of the campus community and especially students in achieving academic success at UIC. With a dynamic and diverse student body of 25‚000 in the midst of a vibrant urban setting‚ UIC has many opportunities to engage students for success. We take pride both in the achievements of our students who entrust us with their education and in our accomplishments as we engage our students in campus‚ city-wide‚ and global resources.

Our vision of engaging students for success‚ from new student orientation through graduation‚ emanated from a strategic planning process that began two years ago. Our goal is to provide a welcoming‚ supportive‚ and stimulating campus environment that fosters learning opportunities and physical‚ emotional‚ and interpersonal development. From counseling and tutoring to recreational and leadership programs‚ the OVCSA engages students in services‚ activities‚ and programs that enhance learning. Moreover‚ The UIC Experience‚ a new initiative desgined to engage students in urban‚ intellectual and community-building experiences was launched fall sememster 2008.

With the expansion and construction of new housing for students and state-of-the-art fitness facilities and the continuation of crisis intervention‚ we operate services that sustain residential and commuter life‚ twenty-four hours a day‚ seven days a week. Our accomplishments reflect our commitment to provide students with a supportive environment in which they can thrive and experience success.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope you find it helpful. Please feel free to contact us at any time for additional information or assistance.

Barbara Henley‚ Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

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