School of MCB statement on crisis in Ukraine

The School of Molecular & Cellular Biology is deeply concerned about the crisis in Ukraine and our hearts go out to Ukrainian students, scholars, and everyone affected by the Russian invasion. We understand that members of our community may be feeling anxious and fearful. We want to express our support for you. It is our hope there will be a peaceful solution.

Statement from the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center and the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

News interview U of I political science professor on the conflict.

Resources for Students Who Are Reacting to Events Unfolding in Ukraine


Student Assistance Center: (217) 333-0050;

The Student Assistance Center serves as the first point of contact for students who call or walk into the Office of the Dean of Students. Our assistant deans help students understand university policies and procedures, educate them about and connect them to campus resources, and support students in crisis. Students visit us regarding a broad range of issues which may be impacting their academic performance including those related to health/mental health, course attendance issues, questions about where to go on campus to seek different services, options for withdrawing from the university, or because they need help and just aren’t sure where to go. We help students find their way.

Counseling Center: (217) 333-3704

The Counseling Center is committed to providing a range of services intended to help students develop improved coping skills in order to address emotional, interpersonal, and academic concerns. The Counseling Center provides individual, couples, and group counseling. All services are paid for through the health services fee. The Counseling Center offers primarily short-term counseling, but also provides referrals to the community when students could benefit from longer term services. Call to schedule an appointment, or schedule online. If you are in crisis and need immediate help, walk into the Counseling Center and inform the staff that you are experiencing a crisis. They will help to get you connected to support as soon as possible.

McKinley Health Center, Mental Health Clinic: (217) 333-2700

The Mental Health Clinic at McKinley provides evaluations, consultations, and recommendations for subsequent treatment for a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties. Short-term individual psychotherapy and medication treatments are provided when indicated. McKinley’s staff of mental health professionals includes licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, a clinical nurse specialist and clinical social workers. Call to schedule an appointment.

February 25, 2022 All News