Student & Family Support Services
Comprehensive medical care services are available to you as a student at SIU, including preventive medicine, mental health counseling, physical therapy, eye care, emergency dental care, and a full service pharmacy, all at the SIUC Student Health Center. For emergency and after hour care, check out these resources, and these for additional resources in the community.
Eating smart, getting enough rest and physical exercise, and taking other steps to manage your stress level is important while you are in law school. For assistance with stress management, nutrition, fitness, and other steps that you can take to maintain or develop a healthy lifestyle, visit the SIUC Wellness Center.
LawLifeline.org is a resource for law students providing information about a wide range of emotional health issues, including anxiety, depression and stress. It also offers an anonymous, confidential web-based resource center allowing students to search for information and learn how to go about seeking help if they need it.
LawLifeline content covers a wide-range of emotional health topics relevant for law students in their daily lives. In addition, the site features a Self Evaluator, a confidential mental health screening tool created in collaboration with Duke University to assess the issues for which a student may need to seek help. LawLifeline is a project of The Jed Foundation, the nation's leading organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, and The Dave Nee Foundation, which works to fight depression and prevent suicide among law students.
Academic and programmatic support services are available for students with either permanent or temporary disabilities at SIUC Disability Support Service.
Don’t just be afraid, do something about it. Night Safety Transit is available for students to locations on campus and to and from your home if you live within the service area; Rape Aggression Defense Systems training is also available, and take note of Campus Crime Watch and other personal safety services on campus at the SIUC Department of Public Safety website.
Child care services in the community for students with children, and additional family support services at the SIUC Clinical Center, including family/couples therapy, speech-language-hearing evaluations and therapy, and learning disability, attention deficit disorder, and other psychological and neuropsychological assessments.
You can get “free” legal assistance with landlord-tenant issues, City of Carbondale traffic tickets and ordinance violations, credit matters, small claims, uncontested divorces without children, adoptions, and certain other matters as an SIU student at the SIU Students’ Legal Assistance Office. As a student you pay a $6 fee each semester that entitles you to these services and there is no additional charge for the legal services provided. Students are required to pay any court related costs though such as those required for filing court documents. For more information on the types of cases the office handles, see their services page.
Issues concerning grades and other matters in the law school are governed by the School of Law Rules and School of Law Honor Code, as well as the SIUC Student Conduct Code. The Associate Dean is your contact person in the law school if you have questions on these and related matters.