Sep 19, 2020  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog

Rush University Campus Information & Student Resources


 

Campus Information

The main campus of Rush University and Rush University Medical Center is located on the Near West Side of Chicago–not far from downtown (the Loop). The area surrounding the campus is undergoing redevelopment. Of particular interest is the Chicago Technology Park, which incorporates biomedical research facilities and programs.

Townhomes and condominiums have been built in Garibaldi Park, just east of Rush’s campus, and many new businesses are flourishing in the Taylor Street area. There are other health care facilities in the Illinois Medical District, including the University of Illinois at Chicago, the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. 

Rush is centrally and conveniently located. The main campus now consists of 22 buildings, including facilities for achieving the goals of the Medical Center: patient care, education and research. The main campus also includes two indoor parking facilities.

Armour Academic Center is the hub of most student activities. The Library of Rush University Medical Center and the McCormick Educational Technology Center are located in the Armour Academic Center, along with classrooms, laboratories, academic computing, specialized facilities, the Educational Affairs suite, the Office of Student Life and Engagement, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the Rush University bookstore, a cafeteria, and the administrative offices of Rush Medical College, Rush University College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

Medical Center and Facilities

Laboratories are located throughout the Medical Center complex but are principally found in Jelke South. Additional departmental laboratories are located in the Cohn Research Building and in the Tech 2000 building located at 2000 W. Harrison St. In addition to the Chicago campus, the Rush Univresity System for Health includes Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, Illinois, and Rush Oak Park Hospital, located in Oak Park, Illinois.

Directly across the Eisenhower Expressway from the main campus is the Triangle Office Building, which is home to Finance, Legal Affairs, Philanthropy, Marketing and Communications, the Data Center and other functions of Rush.

The Office of Student Life and Engagement distributes a campus map to new students and publishes the Rush University Student Handbook, which includes locations and telephone numbers of people, offices, departments and buildings of interest to students.

Center for Academic Excellence

The Center for Academic Excellence is a new program at Rush University. It provides academic support services and connects students to key resources to help them maximize their academic potential. Services are free and available to all students enrolled at Rush University.

The center offers workshops and webinars to foster student success, with topics including study skills, test-taking strategies, and time management and procrastination. The center uses the web-based TutorTrac system to schedule and evaluate in-person or remote peer tutoring and writing tutoring sessions. In addition, the center assists students in navigating other support services at Rush.

The center’s administrative services and staff will soon be housed within the Library of Rush University Medical Center (fifth floor of the Armour Academic Center). For more information, call (312) 563-1800, email StudentSuccess@rush.edu or visit  www.rushu.rush.edu/center-student-success.

Center for Clinical Wellness

The Center for Clinical Wellness is a hub for all things wellness at Rush and is available to all current members of our community including students, house staff, clinicians and non-clinical employees at Rush University Medical Center, Rush Oak Park Hospital, and Rush Copley Medical Center. Made possible by a significant philanthropic gift, the center represents a new chapter in well-being for Rush University System for Health. Each finish, color and texture was selected with a scientifically-proven rationale to improve the well-being of visitors, while creating an optimal healing environment.

The center, which provides a network of on-site and virtual tools as part of an overarching wellness eco-system–including free counseling, coaching and other services–the center seeks to addresses three primary goals: creation of a culture of wellness, increased support for mental health and the production of leading research through an emphasis on data and analytics. The center seeks innovative solutions to address burnout, improve resilience and enhance joy in work. 

For additional specifics–including scheduling, location, hours and program offerings–please visit the Center for Clinical Wellness webpage at insiderush.rush.edu/wellness

Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, or CTEI (pronounced ‘city’), works in partnership with faculty on instructional design and course development. Staff members and CTEI programs also expand the use of educational technologies and optimize the learning management system to enhance course goals. The center has a staff of instructional designers and instructional technologists to support all faculty who teach at Rush.

The center is committed to assisting faculty with their courses, from curriculum development through delivery, whether instruction is offered online, face-to-face, or a combination of online and face-to-face. CTEI staff support faculty through highly personalized one-on-one consultations, formal training for online teaching and regularly scheduled workshops.

The center is located on the ninth floor of the Armour Academic Center, Suite 919. Please email CTEI@rush.edu or visit www.rushu.rush.edu/CTEI to learn more about available resources or to request assistance with course design or delivery.

Fitness Center

Whether you’re trying to get in shape, lose weight, be more active or unwind after a busy day, the Rush Fitness Center is just what you’re looking for. The Fitness Center offers group exercise classes and one-on-one personal training. In addition, the facility includes a variety of machines and equipment, a fitness studio, cardio and strength training, stretching areas, lockers rooms, showers and amenities.

 For membership inquiries, please call (312) 947-2348. We’re also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RUMCfitnesscenter.

Library and Archives

Library of Rush University Medical Center

The Library is a collaborative learning and research commons. Our engaged staff provides high-quality instruction, services, support and space for our diverse community, as we align our work to the Rush mission: improve the health of the individuals and diverse communities we serve. The Library is located on the fifth floor of the Armour Academic Center. Visit rushu.libguides.com for more information.

The Library offers a comprehensive collection of print and online materials covering all areas of the health sciences. Online library resources include full-text journals, e-books and databases. The database collection features resources such as CINAHL, PubMed, Ovid, Scopus, Medline and PsycINFO. Other online resources include point-of-care reference tools, such as UpToDate and Clinical Key, which provide concise topic reviews, clinical guidelines, extensive drug information and full text for a wide range of medical textbooks and journals.

Students, faculty and staff at Rush University Medical Center can access online library resources from off-campus locations using their Rush NetID. For more information, please call (312) 942-5950, email lib_ref@rush.edu or visit rushu.libguides.com/help/offcampus.

If the Library does not have an item you need, it can be requested from another library via interlibrary loan or I-Share. Books, journal articles, proceedings, dissertations and audiovisual materials can all be requested from other institutions. Turnaround time and loan period depend upon the lending library. For details, call (312) 942-5950 or email lib_ref@rush.edu.

Reference librarians provide personalized information services to all members of the Rush community and also are available to meet with distance education students online. Request assistance with a literature search or schedule individual or group instruction at your convenience to learn how best to use PubMed, evidence-based medical databases, RefWorks Citation Manager or any other Library resources. Call (312) 942-5950 or email lib_ref@rush.edu to make arrangements for individual or course-related instruction.

Rush University Medical Center Archives

The Archives tells Rush’s story through its collections–its esteemed and enduring history of education, research, patient care and community service. Dating back to the founding of Rush Medical College in 1837, the Archives identifies, preserves, organizes and enables access to valuable Rush records from our earliest years to current digital assets.

The Archives engages with the Rush community and the public. Rush University students can broaden their understanding of course materials by exploring Rush’s past contributions to health care. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are encouraged to contribute their experiences and materials to strengthen and diversify the collections for future researchers. Rush’s archivist provides reference services, hosts historic tours, makes presentations, helps create exhibits, and assists with records consultations and acquisitions.

The Archives office is located in the basement of the Triangle Office Building at 1700 W. Van Buren St., Suite 086. Learn more about the history of Rush and explore our collections online: rushu.libguides.com/rusharchives.

Matthews Rush University Bookstore

The Matthews Rush University Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Armour Academic Center, is a health sciences bookstore serving the needs of students, faculty and staff at Rush University Medical Center. The bookstore stocks the required and recommended textbooks for courses offered at Rush University, as well as an assortment of reference and review books.

Special orders are handled by the bookstore and will generally be fulfilled in one to two weeks. The bookstore also supplies Rush insignia items, medical apparel and equipment, school supplies and stationary, convenience items, U.S. Postal Service stamps and miscellaneous gifts.

McCormick Educational Technology Center

The McCormick Educational Technology Center, or METC, is a media, computer and educational support center. Its mission is to facilitate University teaching and learning through the use of media, computer software and instructional design assistance.

A large collection of media  for student and faculty use is available at the METC. Tablets, laptops, projectors, video and audio recorders, and other accessories are also available to students for limited checkout. Most media and equipment may be reserved in advance.

The METC is home to two multimedia classrooms–Room 903 (capacity 40) and Room 908 (capacity 17)–and two media viewing rooms. Rush faculty can reserve multimedia classrooms through the Astra room scheduling system. Students can use viewing rooms for study and group discussion. Workstations in Room 917 (computer lab) are also available for students and residents. Students with a valid Rush University ID have computer lab access on a first-come, first-served basis 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are two printers in the METC. Software installed on workstations includes the Microsoft Office suite, web browsers, secure exam software, SPSS and various software requested by faculty for instruction.

In addition, the METC coordinates the Academic Testing Center, or ATC, located in the Triangle Office Building. The ATC accommodates up to 75 students for testing and includes a multipurpose waiting area that can function as a collaborative learning space. The ATC is also reserved through the Office of the Registrar.

METC staff are available to partner with faculty to enhance instruction. Staff also assist with locating, previewing, evaluating and acquiring commercially produced software and media for use within courses, and can offer collaborative support with audiovisual projects using products such as Blackboard Collaborate, Camtasia and Panopto.

METC staff also provide assessment support through the scanning and reporting of testing results to faculty through optical mark reader, or OMR, as well as test forms and online testing.

Media Services

Media Services, located in the Armour Academic Center, provides a wide range of audiovisual support for classrooms, meeting rooms and auditoriums throughout the University and Medical Center. Additionally, Media Services provides recommendations to faculty, staff or students who are purchasing audiovisual equipment.  

Please call (312) 563-2527 and press 1 at the prompt for classroom support in the Armour Academic Center. Please call (312) 942-4969 for Audiovisual assistance for the rest of the Medical Center. To schedule your event, please send your request to Media_Services@rush.edu five business days in advance.

Office of General Education Resources

The Office of General Educational Resources offers a wide variety of services to Rush University students and faculty. Available services include Laboratory Services, the Emergency Cardiac Care Program and the Quick Copy Center. The office is located in the Multidisciplinary Laboratory area on the seventh floor of the Armour Academic Center, Room 720.

Lab space is available Monday through Friday from 8  a.m. to 4:30 p.m. but must be reserved by faculty. Students who need special laboratory instruments or services for education or research projects should discuss their needs in advance with the staff. Please call (312) 942-6791 if you have any questions.

Quick Copy Center

Located on the seventh floor of Armour Academic Center, Room 780, the Quick Copy Center duplicates materials for educational purposes as well as general needs. A full range of services are offered including front-back copying, three-hole punched copies, booklets and multiple binding options, colored copying and a variety of large format posters and banners.

Personal work of one or more copies can be accommodated for faculty and students at a reasonable fee. Quick Copy Center is open Monday through Friday from 8  a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office of International Student Services

International Student Services, housed within the Office of the Registrar and located in Suite 440 of the Armour Academic Center, provides services for international students who are planning to study at Rush and need authorization from Department of Homeland Security’s Student & Exchange Visitor Program, or SEVP, to do so. 

International Student Services serves students in the following ways:

  • Represents Rush within the Student and Exchange Visitors Information System regarding the attendance of international students
  • Helps prospective students navigate issues concerning international admission
  • Issues I-20 documents for F-1 students to assure compliance with established governmental policies and procedures
  • Consults with current and potential students, academic and administrative offices, staff and faculty regarding nonimmigrant student issues
  • Orients new students to the Rush community in collaboration with the Office of Student Life and Engagement
  • Helps international students be an integral part of the diversity and culture of the Rush community

In addition, the International Student Services office is available to serve the needs of prospective international students and alumni. Please visit Rush’s International Student Services webpage or call (312) 942-2030 for additional information.

Office of Student Accessibility Services

In keeping with its goal to promote diversity among its student population, Rush University is committed to attracting and educating students who will help to make the population of health care professionals reflective of the national population, including individuals with disabilities. In addition, Rush University is committed to ensuring equal access to its facilities, programs and services is available to students with disabilities.

To be eligible for accommodations, a student must have a documented disability as defined by the ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students are encouraged to apply to the Office of Student Accessibility Services as soon as possible to discuss reasonable accommodations for their specific academic programs.

To learn more about accommodations at Rush University, please visit www.rushu.rush.edu/office-student-accessibility-services or contact:

Marie Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW

Director, Office of Student Accessibility Services

600 S. Paulina St. AAC 901

Chicago, IL. 60612

(312) 942-5237

Marie_Lusk@rush.edu

 

Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to our mission at Rush University-to provide outstanding health sciences education in a climate of inclusion.

The Office of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, or SDMA, therefore strives to create an inclusive  environment and learning community where students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel welcome and supported, having opportunities to share their personal experiences.

Accordingly, SDMA collaborates with students, faculty, staff,  each of Rush’s four colleges and University stakeholders to incorporate diversity and multicultural principles within the campus culture. These aims are undergirded by the goal and vision of the office:

Goal 

Shape and sustain an inclusive and multicultural campus environment for all students at Rush University.

Vision

Rush University will serve as a leader in creating and fostering an inclusive and multicultural campus environment in which students, faculty and staff from all backgrounds embody and respect attitudes, values and diverse perspectives in all areas of their work.

To achieve the goal and vision of SDMA, there is a commitment to the following:

Student Professional Development: Provide opportunities for students to engage in diversity and inclusion leadership opportunities and professional development activities to enhance their diversity, inclusion and multicultural awareness.

Education and Training: Offer ongoing trainings, webinars, workshops, lecture series and events to promote diversity and inclusion awareness, and leadership for students and the greater campus community.

Supporting Academic Success: Assist in developing co-curricular programming that build capacity to navigate diversity and inclusion issues and that complement the learning environment and foster academic achievement.

Campus Climate: Implement a systematic, continuous assessment of campus climate for students and action plans to enhance and strengthen a welcoming, diverse and inclusive student environment.

SDMA is located in the Armour Academic Center, Room 984G. For additional information, please call (312) 942-0725 or email student_diversity@rush.edu.

Office of Student Life and Engagement

The mission of the Office of Student Life and Engagement is to provide services and opportunities that will enhance each student’s academic experience and connection with Rush University. The Student Life and Engagement staff works closely with students, faculty and administration to identify student needs, and design and implement programs and policies to meet those needs.

The professional staff serves as advisers to student organizations; provides career services to students in each academic discipline; develops and implements University orientation for new students; assists with the development and implementation of commencement events; oversees Rush University-sponsored housing; and sponsors educational, multicultural and social activities for all students.

Office of Student Life and Engagement
Armour Academic Center
600 S. Paulina St., Suite 984
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 942-6302
Fax: (312) 942-9283
student_life@rush.edu
 www.rushu.rush.edu/student-life-and-engagement

Student Activities and Programming

The Office of Student Life and Engagement sponsors programs that are open to all Rush University students, faculty and staff. The primary objective of these programs is to enhance the cocurricular life of the Rush student community. In the past, the office has sponsored a variety of events, including Welcome Back Week, career workshops and a Current Issues in Health Care series, as well as Fall Into Rush (student organization fair), Constitution Day and Student Appreciation Week.

In addition, the office encourages exploration of Chicago’s many cultural, educational and social resources by regularly offering discounted museum, theatre, sports and movie tickets to students. Student Life and Engagement staff welcome input and assistance from students in planning and implementing events. Students wishing to become involved are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at (312) 942-6302 or student_life@rush.edu. 

Campus Housing

Rush University provides a limited block of apartments at Tailor Lofts Student Apartments (315 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL 60607) to address current student housing needs while the University undergoes a new master facility plan. Tailor Lofts Student Apartments are located one mile east of Rush’s campus, just two stops away on the CTA’s Blue Line train.

The amenities at Tailor Lofts Student Apartments include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 24-hour security presence on first-floor entrance
  • Wi-Fi throughout the entire building
  • 24-hour Mac computer center with printing capabilities
  • Laundry center and recycling facilities on every floor
  • Kitchens in every unit (including microwave, stove and full-size refrigerator)


To ensure additional convenience, registered Rush students residing at Tailor Lofts Student Apartments have their housing costs, in addition to their tuition, billed through the University. 

Rush has worked with Tailor Lofts Student Apartments to negotiate special rates for Rush students, so these conveniently located and competitively priced student apartments do go quickly. Interested Rush students should contact Tailor Lofts to begin the application process. 

For more information please visit www.tailorlofts.info

Brokers

Rush University also works with two brokerage companies to provide additional assistance to students, free of charge, with locating and securing other off-campus housing. Both companies work with a variety of properties in the Chicago area and have been awarded for their great customer service. Be sure to mention that you are a Rush student.

Downtown Apartment Company

www.downtownloop.com
rush@downtownloop.com

The Apartment People

www.apartmentpeople.com 

Off-Campus Student Housing Guide

Additional information about off-campus student housing, Chicago neighborhoods, and transportation has been compiled in a guide that can be accessed by visiting the Student Life and Engagement housing webpage, via email at student_life@rush.edu or by telephone at (312) 942-6302.

Career Development

The Office of Student Life and Engagement assists students who are preparing for job searches, including internship/externship, full-time positions and residency application processes with resumes, curriculum vitae, cover letters, personal statements and interviewing techniques. Monthly career workshops are offered, and a variety of career resources are available in the office for student use, including workbooks, handouts and guidebooks.

Many resources are also available on the Rush University Portal. Students wishing to make a one-on-one appointment (video appointments are available for distance learners) for career assistance should contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement at student_life@rush.edu or (312) 942-6302.

Students are also individually assigned academic advisers from their associated colleges who are knowledgeable about the student’s educational program. These advisers provide assistance in curriculum selection, academic progression, and professional and career development.

Publications

The Office of Student Life and Engagement oversees the publication of student-related materials, such as the Rush University Student Handbook and the Online Picture Book. Both the Student Handbook and the Online Picture Book are accessible on the Rush University Portal. 

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge, located on the north end of the ninth floor of the Armour Academic Center (Room 992), is equipped with couches, a flat-screen television, an email workstation, tables and chairs, a multifunction printer/copy machine and a kitchen (refrigerators and microwave ovens). All students are invited and encouraged to use the facilities of the lounge. A student ID proxy card mechanism located in the west corridor by the back door allows students 24-hour access to the lounge via Room 984.

Student Lockers

During orientation, Student Life and Engagement will assign lockers for the storage of coats, books and other miscellaneous articles. Students who keep a change of clothing in their lockers should use the restrooms as changing rooms.  

Lockers are located throughout the Armour Academic Center, and most lockers are shared with another student. Be advised that Rush University assumes no responsibility for the loss of personal property from lockers. If any difficulties arise with a locker, contact the Office of Student Life and Engagement, located in the Armour Academic Center, Room 984.

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Life and Engagement recognizes the interests and goals of each student organization through administrative and limited financial support. Students who wish to establish a new organization are encouraged to stop by the office and speak with a staff member.

Currently, there are more than 35 active organizations, including the RU Student Senate, American Medical Student Association, the Graduate College Student Council, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Rush Medical College Student Council, Rush Muslim Students’ Association, RU Student Nurses Association and the Student Occupational Therapy Association. A full listing and descriptions of all approved organizations can be found on the Student Life and Engagement involvement webpage.

Voter Registration

Voter registration materials are available through the Office of Student Life and Engagement, located in Armour Academic Center, Room 984. Voter registration can also be completed online at www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/register-vote. Voter registration materials allow students to vote in local, state and federal elections.

Rush Community Service Initiatives Program

The mission of the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program, or RCSIP, is to provide community-based volunteer experiences for Rush students. These experiences enhance our students’ ability to work in interprofessional teams, develop patient relationships, care for diverse populations and provide targeted services based on community need.

RCSIP achieves its mission through the following:

  • Aligning volunteer experiences with the findings from the Rush Community Health Needs Assessment
  • Developing community programs that align with Rush’s community implementation plan
  • Providing appropriate support and training for student volunteers
  • Accessing the outcomes of community programs
  • Evaluating the effects of community service experiences on the personal learning and development of the students


For additional information please contact:

Sharon Gates
Senior Director, Community Engagement
(312) 942-3670
Sharon_Gates@rush.edu

Rush Production Group

Rush Production Group is an award-winning multimedia department specializing in professional photography, videography, motion graphics and podcast production. In tandem with Rush Marketing and Communications, the Production Group works to effectively visualize and execute the new Rush University System for Health brand. Their photographs and diverse videos can be seen on the Medical Center and Rush University websites, e-newsletters such as Rush News and Inside Health, social media posts and on the University campus monitors. Their photographers handle headshots for all Rush University Medical Center and Rush Oak Park medical staff, as well as Rush University faculty.

Visual content is created for consumer marketing and publicity; photos and videos are utilized for patient education and testimonials, events, people profiles and staff recruitment. In addition, content is created for Rush University college department curriculums, events, student profiles and student recruitment.

The Production Group is also closely involved in publicizing the myriad Anchor Mission outreach programs being undertaking by Rush. It is also producing a new podcast called The Rush Cast. In addition to serving the needs of the Medical Center, Rush University and Rush Oak Park Hospital, the Production Group is expanding its services to Rush Copley Medical Center and other sites throughout Rush University System for Health. The group does not have the resources to videotape classroom lectures or most university speaking events in the Searle Conference Center. For those seeking class recording, please call the METC at (312) 942-6799. For recording in a Searle meeting room, call Omar Martinez at (312) 942-5000.

You can make headshot appointments online at: booknow.appointment-plus.com/yq264gyx.

If you have a request for a non-headshot photo or a video, please download and complete the Questionnaire for Photo/Video Proposals in the Document Library on Inside Rush and email it to RushProductionGroup@rush.edu. For additional questions, call (312)942-8278.

Student Identification Cards

Rush students are required to wear their student ID card at all times while on campus. Students not wearing a valid student ID card may be asked to leave the University or Medical Center and related clinical sites. A valid student ID card is needed to access and use the library, laboratories, bookstore and student lounge, and is required for admission to some school events.

The student ID card is valid only while the student is enrolled at Rush University and is immediately deactivated upon graduation, withdrawal or dismissal from the University. Students must return their ID card to the Office of the Registrar upon separation from the University.

New students who attend a formal orientation program will be issued their ID card during the orientation. Otherwise, new students can request an ID card from the Rush Security Office starting the Friday before the term of matriculation.

The Armour Academic Center building opens at 5:30 a.m. and is locked at 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. On Saturday, the building opens at 8 a.m. and is locked at 1:30 p.m. The building is closed on Sundays and holidays. The opening and closing times may change if there is a special event in the building or a special request is made. Visitors may enter Rush through the main visitor entrance in the Atrium Building and request a visitor pass.

In order to make it easier for students to enter the Armour Academic Center after the building has been locked at night, and to utilize new and extended-hour study spaces, there is a card reader on the ground floor of the Armour Academic Center near the bookstore. Rush student, faculty and employee ID cards are accepted by the card reader.

The Rush Security Office is open for ID card replacement on the following days:

Monday 1 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - noon
Wednesday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Thursday 1 - 3 p.m.
Friday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Student Identity Access Management and Email Accounts

Rush University creates Rush access and email accounts for all admitted degree-, certificate- and non-degree seeking students prior to their term of matriculation.

Accounts

Account users are assigned a unique username, which is associated with only one individual with a unique password. Users should update their passwords at resetmynetworkid.rush.edu. A generic sign-on used by groups of individuals is not allowed. Sharing a sign-on and password or the unauthorized access to another person’s computer account is not permitted and can lead to disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal.

Every Rush-affiliated user is responsible for every transaction originating from their computer account. Accounts that are not used for nine months may be deactivated by Information Services without notice.

Anyone engaging in unauthorized use, disclosure, alteration or destruction of data is subject to disciplinary action. Computer accounts may not be used in any manner that would be illegal or violate the following:

  • Rush University Medical Center’s Code of Conduct Policy
  • Any Rush policy addressing privacy or confidentiality or the use or disclosure of patient, staff, physician, student or other data

Emails

Students are expected to check their email account regularly since Rush University considers email an official means of communication. Often, students receive important news and deadlines via the campus email system. Students should also use their Rush email account to communicate with faculty and staff rather than using a personal email account.

If a student has a problem with their email account, they should contact Information Services at (312) 563-2527 or 3CLAS@rush.edu.

Graduates of Rush University will have access to their Rush email accounts for six months following their degree conferral. Students who voluntarily end their affiliation with the University prior to graduation maintain access for the remainder of the term in which the separation occurred. Students who are dismissed or administratively withdrawn are not guaranteed to maintain access for any period of time. Students who remain employed by the Rush University System for Health following separation from the University will continue to have access to their email accounts.

Rush University Medical Center has the right to assign, reassign or terminate any individual’s access to electronic communications, information systems or networks, and take disciplinary actions–up to and including dismissal–in response to any negligent or deliberate misuse thereof. Email belongs to the recipient. A user’s mailbox is treated in the same manner as any other file belonging to that user.

Information proprietary to Rush University Medical Center may not be shared outside the organization without the approval of management. Patients’ (HIPAA) protected information may qualify as a medical record and is considered confidential. Therefore, email related to patient care, treatment, therapy or testing should be incorporated into the patient’s medical record or be encrypted. Rush University Medical Center is not responsible for the content of emails received.

Examples of actions that may be subject to disciplinary action include the following:

  • Sharing account information, including user name and password
  • Attempting to gain access to another user’s password, user name or email account
  • Attempting to read, delete, copy or modify the email of other users
  • Posting email messages with sexually explicit images or language that may be construed as harassment, or disparagement of others based on a person’s race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or parental status, disability as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, veteran’s status, pregnancy or any other category protected by federal or state law or county or city ordinance
  • Spamming

University Facilities

University Facilities, located on the seventh floor of the Armour Academic Center (Room 720), provides a variety of services to the patrons and users of the Armour Academic Center, including building maintenance and scheduling repairs. 

Additionally, University Facilities analyzes and allocates space, accommodates lab and classroom setup, oversees the Housekeeping group (DFS) and day-to-day classroom operations (3-CLAS). For questions, please email University_Facilities@rush.edu or call (312) 942-8631.

Worship Opportunities

The Department of Religion, Health and Human Values provides weekly opportunities for worship in the J. Hall Taylor Memorial Chapel, located on the first floor of the Kellogg building near elevator C, as well as special services on faith-group holidays. A meditation room, available at all times as a refuge for the spirit, is located in the fourth floor Atrium Lobby. 

A directory of churches in the area is available by calling the Department of Religion, Health and Human Values at (312) 942-5571. Chaplains are available for consultation about professional and personal issues.