The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to provide an atmosphere that will enhance students' academic experience. The Student Affairs staff works closely with students, faculty and the administration to identify student needs and to design and implement programs and policies to meet those needs. The professional staff serves as advisors to student organizations, provides career counseling and services to students in each academic discipline, assists with the development and implementation of orientation and commencement events, and sponsors educational, multicultural, recreational, and social activities for all students.
Office of Student Affairs
600 S. Paulina Street, Suite 984 (Armour Academic Center)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
Office: (312) 942-6302
Fax: (312) 942- 9283
Web site address: www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife
The Office of Student Affairs sponsors programs that are open to all Rush University students and faculty. The primary objective of these programs is to enhance the co-curricular life of the Rush student community. In the past, the office has sponsored events including Octoberfest (student organization fair), a student art fair, and monthly Friday afternoon socials known as T.G.I.F.s. In addition, the office encourages student exploration of Chicago's many cultural, educational, and social resources by regularly offering discounted museum, theatre, sports, and movie tickets. The staff in the Office of Student Affairs welcomes input and assistance from students in the planning and implementation of programming events. Students wishing to become involved are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Affairs at (312) 942-6302.
The Office of Student Affairs assists students active in the job search and residency application process with resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, personal statements, job search strategies and interviewing techniques. A variety of career resources are available for student use, including workbooks, handouts, and guide books. Many of these resources are also available on the web site at www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife/career. Each student is also assigned an academic advisor. The advisor is knowledgeable about the student's educational program and provides assistance in curriculum selection, academic progression, and professional and career development. Within Rush Medical College, an Assistant Dean in the Office of Medical Student Programs has specific responsibility for providing counseling about specialty choice and application for post-graduate residency positions.
The Office of Student Affairs oversees the publication of student related materials, such as the Rush University Student Handbook and the New Student Picture Book. The New Student Picture Book may be accessed through the Rush University intranet at iris/RUSHU/index.html. The Rush University Student Handbook is provided to each new student at the time of orientation/registration.