Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 University Student Handbook 
2020-2021 University Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Resources and Services


Benedicto Carlos (312) 942-5845

First Floor, Armour Academic Center
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday and
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday


Room 511, Kidston House
On-Call Pager Number 85-7151
(312) 942-5571

Classroom Support

IT, Media Services, Blackboard, Facilities (312) 563-2527
help@rush.edu From on-campus, dial “3-CLASS”

Center for Clinical Wellness


Triangle Office Building, Suite 150
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Schedule an appointment (Rush login required)


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


Faculty Affairs

Susan Chubinskaya, PhD (312) 942-8873
Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs
Suite 1044, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Melita M. Isic, MBA, MHA (312) 942-8873
Director, University Affairs
Suite 1044, Armour Academic Center

Financial Affairs

Patrick McNulty (312) 942-9584
Room 282A, Triangle Office Building
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Emilia Vargas (312) 942-6664
Room 283, Triangle Office Building
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
Mirielle Ulhoa (312) 942-5257
Room 283, Triangle Office Building

The Financial Affairs department is responsible for the billing and collecting of all tuition and fees for Rush University students. The office is also responsible for student health insurance and the administration of refund processing.

Financial Aid And Work Study

Jill Gable, MBA

(312) 942-6256
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Office of Academic Affairs

David Katz, PhD (312) 947-2793
Vice Provost, Academic Affairs, Chief Knowledge Officer
Room 1037 Armour Academic Center

International Student Services

Sara Bruhn-Hernandez  (312) 942-2030

Designated School Officer (DSO)
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday


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. 

Library and Study Spaces

Scott Thompson, MLIS (312) 942-5950
Room 571, Armour Academic Center
7 a.m. - 10 p.m., Monday to Thursday
7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Friday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday
1 - 9 p.m., Sunday

McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC)

Room 919, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday
12 - 8 p.m., Sunday
24-hour ID card access (Hours are subject to change)

(312) 942-6799 

(312) 563-CLAS

Academic Testing Center (ATC) Room 135, TOB
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday
Saturday and Sunday (Upon Reservation)

Multidisciplinary Labs MDL’S

Nursing Learning Labs NLL’s and General Educational Resources
Chris Kanakis (312) 942-6791 or (312) 942-8609
Director of University Facilities, General Education Resources
& Quick Copy Center
Room 720, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

University Registrar

Brenda Weddington, MEd (312) 942-5681
Chief Enrollment Management Officer and University Registrar
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

Student Accessibility Services

Marie Lusk, MBA, MSW, LSW (312) 942-5237

Director of Student Accessibility Services
Suite 901, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday


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.

Student Diversity and Community Engagement

Sharon Gates, DSW (312) 942-3670
Senior Director, Student Diversity and Community Engagement
Suite 717A, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday

The Office of Student Diversity and Community Engagement works with students, faculty and staff to enhance the environment of the Rush University community. This work is carried out through interprofessional programming to emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in health care professions. We also oversee the Rush Community Service Initiatives Program (RCSIP) and provide guidance to students as they work to serve the community.

Student Life and Engagement

Kapula Patalinghug, MM (312) 942-6302

Director, Student Affairs
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday


Student Life and Engagement provides services and opportunities to enhance each student’s academic experience and connection with Rush University. The office provides co-curricular programming and oversees housing, student organizations, career services and student event programming.

Study Spaces

Student Study Space

(312) 942-5950 or Lib_Circ@rush.edu

Seventh-Floor Study Space, Room 787, Armour Academic Center
Open 24/7

Fifth-Floor Study Space, Armour Academic Center, Located outside of Rooms 539 and 540
Open 24/7

Student Union, Room 216, Armour Academic Center
Open 24/7

Cafeteria, Armour Academic Center
Open 24/7 with limited use during busy meal times

Student Lounge, Room 992, Armour Academic Center
Open 24/7

University Relations

Rebecca Darmoc, MS (312) 942-5006
Director, University Marketing
Room 1078, Armour Academic Center
Portal: rushuportal.learning.rush.edu/universityrelations