MCB 150
The Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life
School of Molecular and Cellular Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
murray@illinois.edu | mehrtens@illinois.edu
course home pagecourse contactUniversity of Illinois

 
Course Information

MCB 150: MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASIS OF LIFE

Lectures will be held at 2:00 PM Monday–Wednesday–Friday in Foellinger Auditorium.

MCB Instructional Program Office
127 Burrill Hall
phone/voicemail: 244-6239

Melissa Reedy, Course Coordinator, MCB 150/151
415 Burrill Hall
email: murray@illinois.edu
office/voicemail: 217-265-6379

Brad Mehrtens, Instructor, MCB 150
email: mehrtens@illinois.edu
office/voicemail: 217-244-6753

MCB 150 WEB SITES

Course Website: www.life.illinois.edu/mcb/150

Official Course Gradebook: https://apps.atlas.illinois.edu/Gradebook

Illinois Compass2g: https://compass2g.illinois.edu

REQUIRED & RECOMMENDED MATERIALS

You are required to have two resources in this course: textbook and Connect access. Your textbook can be digital in the form of an etext with this purchase (ISBN 9781264354016) for $160, or loose-leaf with this purchase (ISBN 9781264353903) for $184. Both options also included the Connect access.

 



SECTION CHANGE, ADD AND DROP INFORMATION

Students may use the Enterprise Self-Service System to add or change MCB 150 discussion sections before 5:00 PM, Friday, September 4, 2020.

Students must at all times attend the discussion section in which they are currently enrolled. Students will not be allowed to sit in other sections at other times for any reason without permission from the course coordinator.

Friday, October 16, 2020 is the last day to drop the course or to elect the Credit/No Credit option.  Students may use the UI-Integrate Self-Service System to drop MCB 150 until this deadline.

 To elect the Credit/No Credit option, students must apply in their College Office.

 



WHEN MCB 150 CLASSES BEGIN

MCB 150 Lectures begin on Monday, August 24, 2020 online.
MCB 150 Discussions begin on Monday, August 24, 2020. See the Course Explorer for section-specific meeting days/times/locations.



PROFICIENCY EXAM INSTRUCTIONS

The MCB 150 proficiency exam will be given on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 from 7-10 PM. Students wishing to take the exam fill out the online request form by noon (12:00 PM) the day of the exam.

You may not take a proficiency exam if any of the following apply:

  1. You have taken the proficiency exam for the given course previously.
  2. You have already completed the course.
  3. You were enrolled in the course and dropped after the campus drop deadline (eighth week of the semester) or withdrew from the course.
  4. You have completed more than one course in advance of the course in which the proficiency exam is requested. (This is stated in the Student Code 3-203, (4) as "An examination for credit in a college subject of elementary character is not granted to a student who has received credit for more than one semester of work in the subject in advance of the course in which the examination is requested.")

Additional information regarding proficiency exams appears in Article 3, Part 2, 3-203, Proficiency Examinations, in the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students.
Request forms will be reviewed by the MCB Core Curriculum Office, and students will receive a response via email.



CONTACTING MCB COURSE PERSONNEL

MCB course personnel are more than happy to assist students.

Emails to instructors, TAs, or course coordinators will only be answered if they come from an @illinois.edu account. As a student, please remember that when you email a staff member, it is important to include all pertinent information so that we can assist you in the most efficient and effective manner possible. This information includes:

  • The course rubric in the subject line
  • Your full first and last name
  • Your NetID (the first part of your illinois.edu email account)
  • Your UIN (9 digit number that you use to register for classes)
  • The course that you are concerned about (the course personnel often work with multiple courses)
  • Your section letter/number
  • The previous email "thread" or previous communicated information pertinent to the situation

Your cooperation will help us respond much more quickly to your concerns.



POLICIES

Regardless of whether a student has actually read the Course Policies for MCB 150, a student is charged with knowledge of them.  Ignorance is not a defense.  These policies were developed in agreement with the Student Code.

ADDING THE COURSE AFTER THE SEMESTER START

We understand that the University has an add deadline 10 days into the semester, but the Univeristy lets individual courses and/or programs determine their policies for late adds. We feel that students who choose to add a course late do so at their own discretion with knowledge that there may be points lost in the process.

INCLUSIVITY STATEMENT

The effectiveness of this course is dependent upon the creation of an encouraging and safe classroom environment. Exclusionary, offensive or harmful speech (such as racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc.) will not be tolerated and in some cases subject to University harassment procedures. We are all responsible for creating a positive and safe environment that allows all students equal respect and comfort. I expect each of you to help establish and maintain and environment where you and your peers can contribute without fear of ridicule or intolerant or offensive language.

NETIQUETTE

In any social interaction, certain rules of etiquette are expected and contribute to more enjoyable and productive communication. The following are tips for interacting online via e-mail or discussion board messages, adapted from guidelines originally compiled by Chuq Von Rospach and Gene Spafford (1995):

• Remember that the person receiving your message is someone like you, deserving and appreciating courtesy and respect. 

• Avoid typing whole sentences or phrases in Caps Lock. 

• Be brief; succinct, thoughtful messages have the greatest effect. 

• Your messages reflect on you personally; take time to make sure that you are proud of their form and content. 

• Use descriptive subject headings in your e-mails. 

• Think about your audience and the relevance of your messages. 

• Be careful when you use humor and sarcasm; absent the voice inflections and body language that aid face-to-face communication, Internet messages are easy to misinterpret. 

• When making follow-up comments, summarize the parts of the message to which you are responding. 

• Avoid repeating what has already been said; needless repetition is ineffective communication. 

• Cite appropriate references whenever using someone else's ideas, thoughts, or words

RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCES AND PRACTICES

Students are required to submit the Request for Accommodation for Religious Observances Form to their instructors and the Office of the Dean of Students requesting accommodation by the end of the second week of the course. Requests that are not submitted within this time frame may not be granted.

DRES ACCOMMODATIONS

We are committed to providing a learning enviornment where our students can succeed. If you require special accommodations, please contact us and Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) as soon as possible.  To contact DRES, you may visit 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, call 217-333-4603, or email disability @illinois.edu.  We will try to meet all accommodations one the process has started.  Please note that accommodations are not retroactive to the beginning of the semester, but begin the day you contact your professor, instructor, or coordinator with a current letter of accommodation from DRES.

If a student has DRES (Disability Resources and Educational Services) accommodations, documentation must be submitted to course personnel by the end of the second week of class.

If a student believes that they need DRES accommodations, they should contact DRES.



QUEST CONFLICTS

  1. If you have a regularly scheduled University course that conflicts with a Quest, you should complete the online Conflict Request Form on the course website. This request must be made by 5:00 pm not less than 3 business days prior to the Quest. Requests made after 5:00 pm and less than 3 business days prior to the exam will not be granted. See course policies for a specific deadline for your course.

  2. Work schedules should be adjusted, if at all possible, in order to eliminate a conflict with scheduled Quests. Please plan accordingly at the beginning of the semester. If eliminating a conflict is not possible, the student should complete the online Conflict Request Form on the course website. This request must be made by 5:00 pm not less than 3 business days prior to the exam. Requests made after 5:00 pm and less than 3 business days prior to the exam will not be granted.

  3. Students with DRES accommodations should also submit the online Conflict Request Form by 5:00 pm no later than 3 business days prior to the exam. Requests made after 5:00 pm and less than 3 business days prior to the exam will not be granted.

  4. Students taking the conflict Quest will be allowed to take their Quest at a different time to accommodate their request. This conflict date/time could be before or after the regularly scheduled Quest.

QUEST ABSENCES

  1. Students are allowed to drop one Quest score during the semester. Students may need to drop a Quest score due to absence, emergency, illness, or simply forgetting to complete it on time. Only one Quest score can be dropped in the semester. Students are encouraged to take all Quests.

  2. If you must miss an additional Quest due to unforeseen circumstances, you are required to contact your course coordinator within 24 hours of the absence. You will then have 48 hours from the absence in which to submit documentation to your course coordinator. You must also submit an online Absence Form if one is available on your course website. Course personnel will evaluate documentation and decide whether or not there will be an option to compensate for the missed exam through proration. Failure to follow this procedure will result in a zero for that Quest.

  3. If you find yourself ill, you must submit confirmation of a visit with a medical practitioner within 24 hours of your absence. The confirmation cannot be provided by a relative, even if the relative is a practitioner.

  4. If you must miss a Quest for a conference, job, graduate, or professional school interviews, it may be prorated. A best effort should be made to schedule these events around Quests. You will need to be mindful that only one Quest may be prorated in a semester for any and all absences. Documentation will be required.

  5. There will be instances when the student must make an individual choice about their ability to perform on a Quest and will need to accept any and all consequences for that choice.

  6. If the absence is a result of a protracted illness of 3 days or more, you should follow the procedure for obtaining a letter from the Office of the Dean of Students. The request may be made once the student returns to class but not more than 10 business days after the last date of absence.

  7. We do not give make-up Quests for students who miss scheduled Quests. If a student misses a Quest, the first step will be for the student to use their one allotted drop in this grade category. However, we understand that missing more than one could happen (on rare occasion), and for that, the possibility exits to have one Quest prorated with the proper documentation. The student must contact the course coordinator via email within 24 hours of the absence. If he/she does not provide documentation in a timely manner and upon receipt, there may be a negative impact on his/her ability to receive a prorated score. The final exam cannot be prorated. Prorated scores will be calculated based on the following formula:

    formula for prorating

    Students should understand that the percentile used to calculate their grade may differ from the percentile seen in the online grade book, due to missing scores. Students must complete at least 5 Quests and the final in the course in order to earn a letter grade in the course. If he/she is unable to do so, the instructor will recommend dropping or withdrawing from the course. Prior to the last day of class, students who have a prorated Quest score approved will be given a preliminary proration of their missing Quest score. The actual proration will be completed after the final exam, because all students must take the final in order to have an official proration.



FINAL EXAM AND CONFLICT FINAL EXAM INFORMATION

CONFLICT FINAL EXAMS

Conflict final exams may only be granted for any one of the following situations:

  • Students with three final exams scheduled within a 24 hour period as defined in Section 82.A.4. Final Examinations of the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students which can be found at: studentcode.illinois.edu

  • Students who have two final exams scheduled at the same time. Final conflict exam requests should be made to the course with lower enrollment. Course personnel can assist with information to determine which course this would be.

  • Students who have a verified personal problem, and who have received written permission to take a conflict final exam from a dean in their college.

  • Students who have DRES academic accommodations.

Students that find themselves in any of the above situations should complete the online Conflict Final Exam Request Form which can be found on the course website. This request must be made by 5:00 pm on the last day of class in order for the request to be granted. Any requests made after this time may not be granted. If a conflict final exam is granted, it may be scheduled at any time during the final examination period and is at the discretion of the instructor or course coordinator.

FINAL EXAM ABSENCE

  • If you must miss a final exam due to unforeseen circumstances, you are required to contact your instructor or course coordinator within 24 hours of the absence.  Absence from a final examination for any other cause is reported as a final grade of “absent” (ABS) in the course and counts as a failure. (http://studentcode.illinois.edu/article3_part2_3-201.html)
  • There will be instances when the student must make an individual choice about their ability to perform on an exam and will need to accept any and all consequences for that choice.




GENERAL POLICIES

  1. The course faculty and the TAs are in charge of the orderly conduct of students in discussions and may exclude a student who does not comply with a reasonable request in this regard.

  2. All students are assumed to have read and understood the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying To All Students, University of Illinois, and will be expected to act accordingly.

    The Code is available online at: studentcode.illinois.edu

  3. Concerns over grading, discussion teaching or grading, and absences should be taken up with the MCB 150 Course Coordinator, Melissa Reedy.

  4. The deadline for grade corrections on all items is one week after corrected items are returned or grades are received.

  5. Reference letters and recommendation forms are to be submitted to the student's TA, whose evaluation will be reviewed and countersigned by a member of the course faculty.

  6. Electronic Media/Device Use:

    • Use of any social or electronic media to share information, request information or make confidential information public is prohibited. Any use of this type may earn you a zero or a more extreme penalty at the discretion of the instructor on an assignment or exam.
    • Any social media sites created in relation to MCB courses must grant access to course personnel upon request. Failure to provide access will result in a failing grade in the course for the group/site’s administrator(s).
  7. Course Material:
    • The material recorded is intellectual and copyrighted property of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees and may be made for personal use only.
    • Video recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited.
    • Posting of audio recordings or transcriptions on social or electronic media platforms is strictly prohibited.
    • Recording material from this course (including lectures, discussions, or other activities) is forbidden.
    • Any violation of these policies will be forwarded to the Office of Student Conflict Resolution for disciplinary action.


ATTENDANCE POLICIES

  1. Regular class attendance is expected of all students at the University. (http://studentcode.illinois.edu/article1_part5_1-501.html)

  2. If you find yourself ill, you must submit confirmation of a visit with a medical practitioner within 24 hours of your absence. The confirmation cannot be provided by a relative, even if the relative is a practitioner.

  3. The Office of the Dean of Students will only provide informative letters to instructors for protracted illness of 3 or more days, certain emergencies and to be present during the serious illness of immediate family members (parents, legal guardian, spouse/partner, siblings, children, or grandparents). These letters do not excuse you from class but merely provide information for the instructor to consider with regard to excusing the absence and permitting make-up work. Students must request absence letters from the Office of the Dean of Students after the student has returned to class but not more than 10 business days after the last date of absence.

  4. Absences that may be excused without a letter include circumstances beyond the student’s control such as medical treatment, surgery related to prolonged illness or injury, pregnancy, legal matters, citizenship or naturalization processes, or acts of nature which cause destruction to a primary residence or disrupt air travel. All will require documentation.

  5. Absences that may also be excused without a letter from the Dean of Students Office include a conference, job, graduate, or professional school interviews. However, a best effort should be made to schedulethese events to minimize class attendance disruption. All will require documentation.

    Absences that will not be excused include family events such as reunions or weddings, or presence during serious illness of extended family members (aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or cousin).

    Absences, when they occur after the first day of classes but prior to enrollment in the course, will require the use of dropped assigments if applicable.

  6. Absences will be handled according to individual course policy.

    1. Attendance will be recorded at every discussion session. You are required to sign in on the “sign-in” sheets provided within the first five minutes of class, remain present for the entire class period, and be an active participant in order to receive credit. If you are more than 5 minutes late or you fail to sign in, you forfeit your participation points for that week, but you may stay for the class period. If you are on time but are sleeping or engaged in other materials (i.e. cell phones, computer, etc.) you also forfeit attendance points for that week at the discretion of the TA.

    2. Students must attend their scheduled discussion section.

    3. We know that students become ill and other reasons beyond a student’s control arise. In order to accommodate absences due to minor illness or emergency, we allow that a specified number of assignments may be missed without penalty. These missed assignments can be dropped according to the criteria set forth in the Course Policies for this course. Specifically for MCB 150, a student that misses class/assignments due to minor illness (less than 3 days), chooses not to attend class or complete an assignment, and/or forgets to attend class or complete an assignment will use these specified drops. There is no distinction made between illness and missing class/assignments.

    4. If you experience an illness (chronic, recurring or lasting three days or more) or other circumstance that causes an extended absence from class (lasting three days or more), please contact the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students during business hours (8:30 AM – 5:00 PM). This office is located on the 3rd floor of the Turner Student Services Building, 610 E. John Street, Champaign, 217-333-0050. A representative of that office will provide us with the necessary information to address your circumstance. Please fill out an online absence form for your course which can be found on the course website (http://www.life.illinois.edu/mcb/150/course/forms.html).



MCB 150 WEB GRADEBOOK

The MCB 150 Web Gradebook can be accessed directly at the following URL:

https://apps.atlas.illinois.edu/Gradebook

Additionally, students may follow the Web Gradebook link on the MCB 150 website:

http://www.life.illinois.edu/mcb/150

Scores on exams and assignments will be available for student review on the MCB 150 Web Gradebook. All students are responsible for checking their scores on the Web Gradebook after each exam and assignment is returned to them. Each student is responsible for reporting possible discrepancies to his/her TA and if immediate action is not taken, the student is responsible for bringing this to the attention of MCB 150 Course Staff within one week of receiving their graded paper or exam score. Students are encouraged to keep all graded papers returned to them until after final grades are issued.

The final deadline for Web Gradebook corrections is
5:00 PM, Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

No Web Gradebook scores will be altered after this deadline.
Please be certain to check all scores before this time.



HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

McGraw-Hill Connect will be used to administer homework in the form of SmartBook Assignments, Prep Assignments, and Relevancy Modules. Instructions for accessing Connect will be shared with you at the start of class.

SmartBook assignments will be due at 12:00 PM each week of class. Please see the assignments in your Compass 2G course to note open/close dates for these assignments.

One Prep assignment will be available for students to complete the first week of class (Opens 8/24/20 @ 2 PM and is due by 12 PM on 8/28/20)

The Relevancy Modules used this semester will be delivered in discussion and are due according to the schedule in the discussion syllabus.

Please be advised that difficulty accessing the server and computer issues will not suffice to extend this deadline since you will have been given a full week to complete them. Please be sure to finish your assignments early, to avoid missing these deadlines!


CLASS ASSIGNMENTS

There will opportunities before/during/after class where students will be asked to answer a question or set of questions based on the material to be covered or that was covered that day. Students can earn a maximum of 190 points for these assignments. These 190 points will be determined based on the student’s percentage of successful work throughout the semester. These questions will have a clear due date/time that will be shared with you in advance.

% Correct

  Points student earns
80%   190
75%   180
70%   171 
65%   161 
60%   152 
55%   142 
50%   133 
45%   117 
40%   114 
35%   104 
30%   95 
25%   85 
20%   76 
15%   67 
Below 15%   0

DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENTS

Each discussion period is differing amounts of points, depending on the assignments/coursework. Attendance and participation are factored in to these totals. A student can earn 0 – maximum possible points per discussion. Specific details for each discussion can be found on our Compass 2G course site. Discussion points that can be earned for the semester and factored in to your final point total will not exceed 150 points.




GRADES

Our course has a standard grade scale. The grade you earn in the course will be based on the points that you earn. Effort is reflected in points earned. We will adhere to the grade scale when assigning grades in order to avoid capriciousness and to adhere to fairness and equity for all students.

COURSE GRADING

Student grades in MCB 150 will be based on total of 1000 points. Categories listed below are approximate, but should closely resemble the final distribution.

Quests 300  
Final Exam 180  
Class Activities 190  
SmartBook Assignments 210  
Discussion 150  

Total 1000 points

A more specific point breakdown for MCB 150 follows:

300 points Quests (7 Quests @ 50 points each, drop 1)
210 points SmartBook Assignments (15 SB Assignments @ 15 points each, drop 1)
190 points Class Activities
150 points Discussion
150 points Final Exam

1000 points Total

All point totals are estimates and may be altered slightly throughout the course of the semester.

The point totals contained in the following table represent the use of the plus/minus grading system coupled with a 4.0 grade point system. The grade point values shown for each letter grade have been assigned by the University. Students who earn the points shown below (out of 1000 possible points) will be guaranteed the indicated letter grade. At semester's end, after the final exam, the faculty will analyze the course grade distribution and may decrease (to accommodate poor class performance on an examination), but will not increase the points, needed for each grade.



MCB 150 STANDARD GRADE SCALE

Letter Grade

Point Ranges

Grade Point Value

A+ 1000–920 4.000
A 919–880 4.000
A- 879–840 3.667
B+ 839–800 3.333
B 799–760 3.000
B- 759–720 2.667
C+ 719–680 2.333
C 679–640 2.000
C- 639–600 1.667
D+ 599–560 1.333
D 559–520 1.000
D- 519–480 0.667
F 479–0 0.000


STATEMENT ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

The Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students will be applied in all instances of academic misconduct committed by students.  This applies to all exams, presentations, assignments and materils distributed or used in this course.  You can review these policies in the Student Code, specifically here.

  1. Science cannot exist without honesty. The faculty and staff in MCB require students, as scientists-in-the-making, to hold the highest standards of scientific and academic conduct. Any form of cheating on any graded work in courses is unacceptable, and will be dealt with as outlined below, and in accordance with the University-wide standards in the Code of Policies and Regulations Applying to All Students.

  2. We require that all graded work be entirely your own, and that anything you write using the words of other writers be correctly attributed. Some specific points follow.

    Quests/Final Exam

    • On assessmentss, the answers that your turn in for grading must be your own, formulated during the assessment from your own understanding of the material and without any supporting information, be it written, verbal or electronic. Copying the work of another student, or allowing another to copy your work, or copying work from any other source, is unacceptable. Since we cannot always monitor you as you complete your work, we must rely upon appearance of your work from which to judge. If the work you submit resembles that of another student or another source too closely, we may conclude that it was not your original work. Always make a conscious effort to complete your work on your own and to protect it from the view of others, in order to ensure that it will be seen as your own. Failure to adhere to these standards for any portion of an exam may result in a grade of zero for the entire exam or quiz for all persons involved.

    • Texting, or the use of a cell phone for any purpose, during a quiz or exam is prohibited. Doing so may earn you a zero or a more extreme penalty on the quiz or exam at the discretion of the instructor.

    • Use of any social or electronic media to share information, request information or make confidential information public is prohibited. Any use of this type may earn you a zero on the exam or a more extreme penalty at the discretion of the instructor.

    Assignments

    • On written or electronic assignments, the answers that you turn in for grading must be written in your own words, formulated from your own understanding of the material. While you may be working with other students in the course, you must formulate and submit your own answers. Copying or paraphrasing the work of another student, or allowing another to copy or paraphrase your work, is unacceptable. Since we cannot monitor you as you complete your work, we have only the appearance of your work from which to judge. If the work you submit resembles that of another student too closely, we may conclude that it was not your original work. Always make a conscious effort to complete your work on your own and to protect it from the view of others, in order to ensure that it will be seen as your own. You must also make a conscious effort to protect your passwords and accounts. Failure to adhere to these standards may result in a grade of zero for the entire assignment for all persons involved.

    • On written or electronic assignments, if you use a statement taken directly from any book or other publication, including the course textbook, you must provide a citation. That is, you must put the text in quotes and put the author of the publication in parentheses after the quotation. Failure to do so will result in zero credit for that answer. Further, using only the words of another author as your entire answer or as the majority of your answer to any question is never sufficient to earn credit. If the majority of your work has been taken directly from a publication, you are likely to receive no credit for the work, since you would not be demonstrating knowledge beyond the ability to copy. Even if you quote another, your answer must be substantially your own words, drawn from your own understanding of the material.



GENERAL EMERGENCY GUIDELINES

(Emergency Response Guide)

Security Threat. The Department of Homeland Security and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Office of Campus Emergency Planning recommend the following three responses to any emergency on campus: RUN > HIDE > FIGHT

Only follow these actions if safe to do so. When in doubt, follow your instincts - you are your best advocate!

RUN — Action taken to leave an area for personal safety.

  • Take the time to learn the different ways to leave your building before there is an emergency.
  • Evacuations are mandatory for fire alarms and when directed by authorities! No exceptions!
  • Evacuate immediately. Pull manual fire alarm to prompt a response for others to evacuate.
  • Take critical personal items only (keys, purse, and outerwear) and close doors behind you.
  • Assist those who need help, but carefully consider whether you may put yourself at risk.
  • Look for Exit signs indicating potential egress/escape routes.
  • If you are not able to evacuate, go to an Area of Rescue Assistance, as indicated on the front page of this plan.
  • Evacuate to Evacuation Assembly Area, as indicated on front page of this plan.
  • Remain at Evacuation Assembly Area until additional instructions are given.
  • Alert authorities to those who may need assistance.
  • Do not re-enter building until informed by emergency response personnel that it is safe to return.
  • Active Threat: IF it is safe to do so, run out of the building. Get as far away as possible. Do NOT go to the Evacuation Assembly Area.

HIDE — Action taken to seek immediate shelter indoors when emergency conditions do not warrant or allow evacuation.

  • Severe Weather:

    • If you are outside, proceed to the nearest protective building.
    • If sheltering-in-place due to severe weather, proceed to the identified Storm Refuge Area or to the lowest, most interior area of the building away from windows or hazardous equipment or materials.
  • Active Threat:

    • Lock or barricade your area.
    • Get to a place where the threat cannot see you.
    • Place cell phones on silent.
    • Do not make any noise.
    • Do not come out until you receive an Illini-Alert advising you it is safe.

FIGHT — Action taken as a last resort to increase your odds of survival.

  • Active Threat: If you cannot run away safely or hide, be prepared to fight with anything available to increase your odds for survival.



STUDENT RESOURCES/WHERE TO GO FOR HELP

We Care at Illinois

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find the appropriate resources here.

 

Safety and Emergency

University Police Department, Emergency, 9-911; Non-emergency, 217-333-8911

University Fire Department Emergency, 9-911

Crisis Line, 217-359-4141

Emergency Dean, 300 Turner Student Services Bldg., 610 E. John St., 217-333-0050

Counseling Center, 110 Student Services Bldg., 610 E. John St., 217-333-3704

McKinley Mental Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln, 217-333-2705

McKinley Health Center, General Information, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2701

Dean of Students, 300 Turner Students Services Bldg, 610 E. John St., 217-333-0050

Local Sexual Assault Center, RACES, 217-384-4444

Women’s Resources Center, 703 South Wright Street, 2nd Floor, 217-333-3137

Rape Crisis 24-hour Hotline, 217-384-4444

Suicide & Psychological Emergency, Suicide Prevention Team, 217-333-3704

SafeRides (free nighttime campus ride program), 217-265-RIDE (265-7433)

SafeWalks (free walking escort service by Student Patrol), 217-333-1216

 

Student Services and Advocacy

Office of the Dean of Students, 300 Student Services Bldg., 610 E. John St., 217-333-0050

 

Counseling Services

Counseling Center, 110 Student Services Bldg., 610 E. John St., 217-333-3704 McKinley Mental Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2701 Psychological Services Center, 3rd Floor, 505 E. Green St., 217-333-0041

 

Disability Resources

Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES), 1207 S. Oak St., 217-333-1970

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center

LGTB Resource Center, 323 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., 217-244-8863   

 

Veterans Services

Veteran Student Support Services, Office of the Dean of Students, 610 E. John St., 217-333-0050

Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education, 908 W. Nevada St., 217-300-3515

 

General Study Skills Assistance

Office of Minority Student Affairs, 130 Student Services Bldg., 610 E. John St, 217-333-0054 Office of Minority Student Affairs Tutoring Services, 701 S. Gregory Dr., Suite 1, 217-333-7547 Writer’s Workshop, 251 Undergraduate Library, 1402 W. Gregory Dr., 217-333-8796

**Additional academic assistance may be available through individual departments

 

Health Resources

Health Education, McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2701

Alcohol & Other Drug Office, 2nd Floor Counseling Center, 610 E. John St., 217-333-7557

Sexual Health Educator, McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2714

Dial-A-Nurse, McKinley Health Center (24-hour), 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2700

Health Resource Center, McKinley Health Center, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-6000

Health Resource Center, Room 40 Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St., 217-244-5994

McKinley Health Center, General Information, 1109 S. Lincoln Ave., 217-333-2701

 

Sexual Harassment/Assault & Acts of Intolerance/Hate Crimes

Office of the Dean of Students, 300 Students Services Bldg., 610 E. John St., 217-333-0050