Support Services

Helping You Thrive

At Elmhurst, we support your success through a range of programs and services.


The College’s orientation programs help first-year and transfer students make a smooth transition to college life. After orientation, Weeks of Welcome offers a series of on- and off-campus activities designed to build community and get you involved. And the First-Year Student Success Series offers programs designed to assist your academic and social transition to college life.

Sophomore Year Experience

The Sophomore Success e-newsletter and Sophomore Success Workshop support second-year students with useful information on upcoming deadlines, extracurricular opportunities and early professional preparation.

Steps to Success

The Steps to Success program assists students in time management, goal setting, study skills and values exploration.

Academic Support

The College sponsors academic support services such as The Learning Center, which offers tutoring in math, reading, writing and study skills. Many academic departments offer tutoring as well.

Access and Disability Services

Elmhurst College provides program accessibility and reasonable accommodations for persons defined as disabled in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Students Having Difficulties

The College tries to help students who are having difficulty in their course work or in their social lives under the care team guidelines with the help of a referral form. Students who are experiencing difficulty are referred by faculty or staff to the committee, which identifies a representative best positioned to intervene and assist the student.

The committee is charged with coordinating resources to assist referred students in maintaining satisfactory academic progress and in promoting their health and well-being.


The College aims to develop and deliver comprehensive, coordinated services aimed at retaining students, under the leadership of the assistant dean of students, who reports to the vice president of student affairs.

The assistant dean of students will focus on students’ social and academic integration as well as their commitments to the institution; he or she also evaluates the effectiveness of student retention efforts in meeting the needs of students and achieving institutional goals.

Professional Preparation

Campus Security

The College’s security programs include crime prevention and awareness programs, round-the-clock patrols and more.

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