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Health and Safety

The health and wellness of every member of the IIT community is a university priority. Here are a few of the resources and links to more information:


Office of Public Safety

  • Patrol officers scheduled on campus and nearby public transportation stations
  • Staff works with local law enforcement. Central Chicago Police Headquarters is located 4 blocks from campus
  • Security escorts available anytime, anywhere on campus
  • Emergency phones and auto defibrillators installed on and around campus

More information on the Public Safety Website

IIT Alert

University's mass notification service

  • Instant alerts to individual mobile devices
  • Wireless emergency contact information for all campuses
  • All incoming freshmen and transfer students receive iPads with IIT Alert App

IIT Crisis Response Plan and Website Communication

  • Full crisis response plan available and distributed annually. Also available online here.
  • Backup website systems and network services in place to ensure Web communications if on-campus resources are disrupted

Health & Wellness

  • After hours, non-emergency needs available at a neighboring urgent care facility
  • Medical emergencies are referred to nearby Mercy Hospital
  • Student Assistance Program — resources to balance the challenges of college life available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by telephone or Web
  • Community Support Team — assists the IIT Community when there is evidence of or concern for troubled behavior of a student, faculty, or staff member

More information on the Student Health and Wellness Center Website


IIT Center for Disability Resources

  • Individuals with disabilities are provided equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from academic and vocational opportunities at IIT
  • Provides workshops to develop study skills, note taking, and time management

More information on the Center for Disability Resources