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Complete-handbook-2012-13

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									Student Handbook
2012-2013
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            Student Handbook
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Mission Vision and Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Board of Trustees/Board of Overseers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Message from the President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Message from the Provost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
History of Rush University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Enrollment Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Directory of Admininistration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Rush University Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

1. STUDENT RESOURCES & SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
University Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
University Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Chaplain Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Counseling Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Equal Opportunity and Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Financial Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Financial Aid /Work Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Health Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
International Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Registrar’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
RUConnected Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
University Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

2. ACADEMIC RESOURCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .         25
Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   25
Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    26
Multi-Disciplinary Labs (General Education Resources) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                  26
Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    26
University Assessment and Student Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                             28
McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                       29
RULearning (Blackboard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                29
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3. STUDENT ENGAGEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Alumni Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Blood Donor Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Community Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Multicultural Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Careers in Medicine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Student Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Honor Societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Room Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51

4. CAMPUS RESOURCES & SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
ATM / Check Cashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Child Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Copy Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Food and Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Gift Shops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
ID Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Lockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Media Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Security / RU Alert/ Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Student Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Quick Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Vending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61

5. POLICIES AND REGULATIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Absences. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    65
Academic Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .           65
Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     65
Alcohol Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .       65
Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   65
Dress Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     66
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                        66


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Financial Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Harassment Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
iCare iConnect Values for Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Inappropriate Degree Usage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Leave of Absence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Medical Center Property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Privacy and Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Rules of Governance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
School Closing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Student Complaints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Student Governance — University Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Student Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Rush University Student Disability Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Tobacco-Free Campus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

6. CHICAGO INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Museums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Zoos     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Theaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Kraft Great Kids Museum Passes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Chicago Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Chicago Mini Bus Travel Shuttle Bus Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Metra Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
CTA Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Notes         . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Three-Year Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
2012–2013 Planner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Important Phone Numbers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
  Foreward                                                                                            5

Rush University Mission, Vision and Values
Mission
The mission of Rush University is to teach, study and provide the highest quality health care,
using a unique and multidisciplinary practitioner-teacher model for health sciences education
and research, while reflecting the diversity of our communities in its programs, faculty, students
and service.

Vision
Rush is a unique academic health science center, which will become the preferred destination
for outstanding and committed faculty and students dedicated to excellence, innovation, and
leadership of health care.

Values
    Innovation

    Collaboration

    Accountability

    Respect

    Excellence



FOOTNOTE: The Rush University Student Handbook is an official University publication. Students are
expected to inform themselves and comply with University regulations appearing in the Rush University
Catalog, this Handbook and all other official publications. An electronic copy of this handbook can be
found at www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife.
The University reserves the right to make changes in any and all specifications contained herein and to
apply such revisions to current and new students alike. For additional detailed information, students are
invited to contact various administrative offices, academic advisors and others as appropriate.
Note: All pictures taken at Rush University sponsored events may be used in future publications. If you do
not wish to have your picture included, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013
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Board of Trustees
Carolyn Reed
312-942-7821
Assistant Secretary to the Board to Trustees

The Board of Trustees governs both Rush University and Rush University Medical Center.
The Board of Overseers is responsible for the operation of Rush University. This Board
is comprised of members who sit on the Board of Trustees as well as other community
members. Most administrators within the Medical Center have dual appointments in
keeping with the philosophy of the institution to integrate education, patient care and
research.




Board of Overseers
William G. Brown                               Abby McCormick O’Neil
Ann W. Cohn                                    Irene Siragusa Phelps
Lewis M. Collens                               John Sable
David A. Donovan                               John M. Sachs
Margaret Faut-Callahan                         Carole Browe Segal
Cyrus F. Freidheim Jr.                         Michael Simpson
Jorge O. Galante                               Robert A. Southern
C. Anderson Hedberg                            Robert A. Winslow
Marcie B. Hemmelstein                          Barbara Jil Wu
Marvin J. Herb                                 Larry Goodman
Richard E. Melcher                             Richard M. Jaffee
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Message from the President




                       W
                                   elcome to Rush! The mission of Rush University Medical Center
                                   is to provide the very best care for our patients and we believe that
                                   is most effectively done in an academic atmosphere. We teach and
                         emphasize evidence-based treatments and our clinical decisions are based on
                         the best science available. Our research programs are meant to strengthen
                         the ties between laboratory science and the bedside. Our community service
                         programs are aimed at addressing disparities in access to health care. Finally,
                         our educational programs have as a goal the teaching of the science and art
                         of medicine in the context of health care today.
Today, we have a far better understanding of the genetic basis of disease and we are beginning to
learn how to modify these risks. New technology has led to a remarkable ability to diagnose disease
rapidly and treat with minimal intervention. Targeted medications can now effectively treat cancers
with minimal or no side effects. Despite these dramatic steps forward, the number of uninsured and
underinsured in the United States and Chicago is growing. You will finish your training with a critically
needed skill, and a responsibility to make sure it is available to all.
School is not easy, but you will definitely be able to handle it. Many students need assistance or
support at one time or another in their training—please don’t hesitate to ask. You should also help
and support each other. Learning in a supportive environment is ideal, and I know you will find that
to be the case at Rush.
All of us at Rush are honored that you have chosen to come here and look forward to meeting you,
teaching you, and working with you to improve the health of everyone.
Sincerely,




Larry J. Goodman, M.D.
President, Rush University




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Message from the Provost




                     H
                              ealth care is constantly evolving and changing, and as a student at Rush,
                              you will be learning, working and serving along-side practitioner-teacher
                              faculty who are world-renowned in their area of expertise and who care
                     about your growth and success as a student and as a member of the health care
                     professional team. I invite you to take every opportunity to learn from them, not
                     only theory, but practice. In particular, they will role model our Rush ICARE
                     values of innovation, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence in
                     their everyday interactions with you and with patients, families, faculty, staff,
                     and other students.
Please take advantage of the resources that are now yours as a member of the Rush family. You are
part of a top-ranked academic medical center and health science-only university, a thriving center for
translational research and an organization that invests in our community, both locally and globally,
and always puts the patient first.
You are also now a part of a dynamic, close-knit community where you will form lifelong friendships,
develop leadership skills, and expand on your academic foundation through co-curricular experiences.
Your involvement provides an opportunity to develop personally and professionally, while linking
your core academic skills with out-of-the-classroom experiences. These opportunities, paired with the
Rush academic experience, creates a unique and thriving learning community. I urge you to become
involved in one or more of the student organizations and community service opportunities available
to you here at Rush University. As an alumnus of Rush University myself, many of the personal and
professional relationships that I hold dear today were formed when I was a student at Rush.
I look forward to meeting you in class, in the hallway or elevator, at one of the monthly University
Tea events or during a quarterly “Conversation with the Provost.”




Thomas A. Deutsch, MD
Provost, Rush University
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History of Rush University


R
       ush University, traces its roots to 1837, when Rush Medical College received its charter from the
       state of Illinois two days before the City of Chicago received its charter. Today, Rush reflects more
       than 160 years of excellence in patient care, education, research, and service to the community.
The Medical Center was established in October 1969, when Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital merged
with Rush Medical College. Rush University was established in 1972 with the creation of the College
of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. In 1975, Rush University established a new College of Health
Sciences, and in 1981, the Graduate College was established.

Rush University now includes Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health
Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush Medical College was the first degree-granting medical school
in Illinois, and it graduated 10,976 physicians before suspending operations in 1942. Beginning in the
fall of 1971, Rush Medical College reopened as new students began their basic science education and
clinical training. Rush Medical College grants the Doctor of Medicine degree.

In 1885, the first antecedent of the College of Nursing, the St. Luke’s Hospital Training School for Nurses,
opened its doors to offer diploma education in nursing. In 1903, the Presbyterian Hospital School of
Nursing accepted its first students. From 1956 until 1968, nurses studied at the merged Presbyterian-St.
Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing. A total of 7,221 nurses graduated from these three schools.

The College of Health Sciences has eleven departments: Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Sciences (Perfusion
Technology and Physician Assistant Studies), Communication Disorders and Sciences, Health Systems
Management, Imaging Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Physics, Occupational Therapy,
Religion Health and Human Values, Respiratory Care and Vascular Ultrasound. Master’s degrees are
offered in Clinical Nutrition, Health Care Ethics, Health Systems Management, Medical Laboratory
Management, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Physics, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant
Studies, Respiratory Care, and Speech-Language Pathology. Baccalaureate degrees are offered in Imaging
Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Perfusion Technology, Respiratory Care, and Vascular Ultrasound.
A doctoral degree in Audiology is offered. Certificate programs in Health Care Ethics and Specialist in
Blood Bank are also offered.

The Graduate College offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry,
Immunology/Microbiology, Medical Physics, Neurosciences, Nursing, Pharmacology, and Molecular
Biophysics and Physiology. The Graduate College also offers Master of Science degrees in Biotechnology,
Clinical Research, and in many of the basic sciences. The College of Nursing offers the following degrees:
the Master of Science in Nursing, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, and the Doctor of Philosophy (through
the Graduate College). A post-master’s certificate program is also available.




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    Fall 2011 University
Enrollment & Demographics:                                     Rush University Enrollment 2005-2012*
                                    Spr 2012                                                                 2033
                                   Wint 2012                                                                    2143
                                    Fall 2011                                                                  2118
                                    Fall 2010                                                             1918
      Fall 2011 total student       Fall 2009                                                          1826
      enrollment = 2,118            Fall 2008                                                        1739
                                    Fall 2007                                                    1601
                                    Fall 2006                                                1507
                                    Fall 2005                                               1451
      Fall 2011 female
      enrollment = 1,587 or       Fall 2011 Enrollment by                                Fall 2011 by Gender*
      74%                                 College*
                                                                      Medical College

                                              488     549                                             26%
                                                                      College of
                                                                      Nursing                                          Men
      Fall 2011 male                       196
      enrollment = 531 or                                                                                              Women
                                                    885               Graduate
      26%                                                             College            74%

                                                                      College of
                                                                      Health Sciences

                                 Fall 2011 Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity*                Hispanic (137)
      Fall 2011 full- me
      equivalency (FTE) =                                 0%    1%
                                                    0%                  2%
                                                                                        Black/African American (130)
      1,335
                                                                        7%
                                                                              6%        White/Caucasian (1452)
                                                          15%
                                                                                        Asian (309)
      Fall 2011 total number
                                                                                        Hawaiian or Paci c Islander (6)
      of registered credit
      hours = 16,660                                                                    American Indian or Alaska Na ve (4)
                                                                         69%            Two or More Races (30)

                                                                                        Other/Uniden     ed (50)
      Fall 2011: number of
                                *Source: Rush University Registrar’      ce
      registered students
      from out of state = 563
      or 26.5%
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DIRECTORY OF ADMINISTRATION
University Affairs Leadership
Title                                                  Name                       Location        Phone
Vice Provost & Vice President, University Affairs      Lois Halstead              1007 AAC        312-942-9655
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs                    Susan Chubinskaya          440 AAC         312-942-6306
Associate Provost, Student Affairs                     Gayle Ward                 440 AAC         312-942-2819
Associate Vice President, University Relations         Mary Katherine Krause      1013 AAC        312-942-5551
Director, Library                                      Christine Frank            571 AAC         312-942-5950
Manager, Media Services & Photography                  Bill Richert               425 AAC         312-942-5187
Director, University Assessment & Student Learning     Rosemarie Suhayda          1064G AAC       312-942-6204

Colleges
Title                                                  Phone
College of Health Sciences                             312-942-9658
College of Nursing                                     312-942-3519
Rush Medical College                                   312-942-6683
The Graduate College                                   312-942-6683

Division of Student Affairs
Office                           Title                     Name                    Location        Phone
Counseling Center               Director                  Hilarie Terebessy       701 Kidston     312-942-3687
Financial Aid                   Director                  David Nelson            440 AAC         312-942-6256
International Services          Director                  Helen Lavelle           440 AAC         312-942-2030
Registrar’s Office               University Registrar      Eddie Phillips Jr.      440 AAC         312-942-5681
Student Life                    Director                  Jill Gabbert            984 AAC         312-942-6302

University Offices
Office                                                  Contact             Location               Phone
Campus Housing                                 Jill Gabbert                984 AAC                312-942-6302
Center Court Management                        Camilla Johnson             1516 Harrison          312-226-2836
Financial Affairs                              Diane Healy                 282 TOB                312-942-6584
McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC) Joseph Hausfeld             919 AAC                312-942-6799
Multicultural Affairs & Community Service      Sharon Gates                984 AAC                312-942-3670
Parking                                        Ken Shmoel                  Parking Garage Office   312-942-6594
RU Connected Portal                            Matthew Planchak            440 AAC                312-942-7029
Page Operator                                                                                     312-942-5000
Switchboard                                                                                       312-942-5000
Security                                                                                          312-942-5678

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Rush University Honor Code


        I pledge that my academic, research, and/or clinical work will be of the highest
        integrity. I shall neither give nor receive unauthorized aid; I shall not represent the
        work of others as my own; I shall not engage in scientific misconduct; and I shall treat
        all persons with the greatest respect and dignity, just as the ethical codes of Rush
        University Medical Center and my future profession demand.

        I recognize that behaviors that impede learning or undermine academic, research,
        and clinical evaluation, including but not limited to falsification, fabrication, and
        plagiarism, are inconsistent with Rush University values and must be reported.


Implementation of the Honor Code
This Honor Code (hereafter referred to as the Code) sets the standards for expected professional behavior
within the University and the Medical Center. Commitment to this Code is a shared responsibility of
all faculty, staff, and students within the Rush University community to ensure the highest standards of
behavior, whether in the classroom, the laboratory, or in the clinical setting, and to ensure that education
obtained at Rush provides a sound foundation for each student’s future success as an academic, scientific,
or healthcare professional.

Code Enforcement
Any violations of this Code or suspicion of student or academic misconduct should be reported to the
student’s college for further review in accordance with the procedures specified by that college. Each college
will be expected to set standards for addressing Honor Code violations and cases of misconduct in a fair and
consistent manner that best fits their respective student population. Students refusing to sign must submit
a letter to their dean’s office explaining why, and adherence to the Code is required for matriculation,
whether or not the document has been signed. The Code may also be enforced for off campus actions
when the student is representing themself as a member of the University.
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University Affairs
Office of Vice Provost
Lois Halstead PhD, RN                                                                         312-942-9655
Vice Provost and Vice President University Affairs
Suite 1007 Armour Academic Center

Debra Gallagher                                                                               312-942-9655
Executive Assistant, Office of the Vice Provost and Vice President University Affairs
Suite 1007 Armour Academic Center
Debra_J_Gallagher@rush.edu

University Affairs provides leadership and coordination of activities that support instructional programs
and student services throughout the University and Medical Center. Four divisions comprise University
Affairs:

   •     Office of Academic Affairs
   •     Educational Resource
   •     Student Affairs
   •     University Relations

University Services
Office of Associate Provost Student Affairs
Gayle Ward, JD                                                                                312-942-2819
Associate Provost Student Affairs
Suite 440 Armour Academic Center

Rebecca Galicia                                                                               312-942-2819
Administrative Manager, Office of the Associate Provost Student Affairs
Suite 440 Armour Academic Center
Rebecca_K_Galicia@rush.edu

The Associate Provost, Student Affairs, serves to direct the operational functions of Rush University
Student Affairs, including the following: Admissions, Counseling Center, Financial Aid, International
Services, Registrar’s Office, Student Life and Student Disability Services.




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Chaplains
Suite 507, Kidston                                                                               312-942-5571
On Call Pager Number 85-7151

Religious and chaplaincy services for students, staff, patients and families are provided by the Department
of Religion, Health and Human Values. The chaplains in the department represent Protestant, Catholic,
Muslim, and Jewish traditions. Rush University students are welcome to seek support, consultation or
counseling from the Department’s chaplains for personal or professional concerns. All consultation and
counseling is provided on a confidential basis. Special programs, discussions and/or support groups can
be organized with Department support and involvement in response to student interest. Clinical Ethics
Consultation Service is available to consult on patient care questions by paging the ethicist on-call at 85-
7055.
The J. Hall Taylor Memorial Chapel is located on the first floor of the Kellogg building opposite the “C”
elevator lobby. The Chapel is open 24 hours for private meditation and prayer.
The schedule for worship includes:
         Holy Communion (Episcopal): Monday–Friday 11:00 a.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m. (Chapel)
         Roman Catholic Mass: Sunday 11:00 a.m. (Chapel)
         Muslim Prayer (Jumuah): Friday: 1:00 p.m. (Armour Academic Center)

Additional services of worship are scheduled for special days, including Jewish High Holy Days,
Thanksgiving, Christmas, Christian Holy Week and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. Notices are
posted announcing all special services. Chaplains in the Department can also assist with referrals to
neighborhood and Chicago-area churches, synagogues and other places of worship, religious education and
counseling.

Counseling
Hilarie C. Terebessy, PhD                                                                        312-942-3687
Director
Suite 701, Kidston House
9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

With more than 40 years of service to the Rush community, the Counseling Center encourages students
to make use of the Center’s resources to achieve and maintain greater balance in their personal and
professional lives during their careers at Rush. The Rush University Counseling Center provides:
   •     Psychological counseling free of charge to currently enrolled students. Students have access to
         services throughout their enrollment at Rush. There is no limit to the number of sessions in
         which they can participate.
   •     Counseling assistance for a wide range of issues in both individual and couples therapy.
   •     Psychiatric consultation is also available to Counseling Center clients.
    Student Resources and Services                                                                   17

   •    No record of contact with the Counseling Center is accessible to any college or university
        administrator. All discussions with Counseling Center psychologists and the consulting
        psychiatrist are held in strict confidence.

Email
   •    Students are assigned an e-mail account prior to their first term of enrollment
   •    Rush University considers e-mail an official means of communication and students are
        expected to check their e-mail account regularly
   •    If you experience problems with your e-mail account, please contact the Help Desk at 312-
        942-4357 or help@rush.edu

Equal Opportunity and Disability
Paula Brown, MBA                                                                           312-942-7093
Manager
Suite 128, Professional Building
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Among the responsibilities of the Office for Equal Opportunity are:
  • Recommending and implementing policies and programs related to diversity and inclusion,
       cultural and gender sensitivity, equal opportunity, affirmative action, prevention of
       discrimination and harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the
       Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Encouraging the recruitment of persons from all groups for administrative, faculty, residency,
       and student positions.
  • Mediating faculty, resident, and student complaints related to discrimination or harassment.
       (See more comprehensive policy regarding harassment within the “Policies and Procedures”
       section of this handbook).
  • Supporting the vision and programs of the Diversity Leadership Group, the ADA Task Force,
       and other Rush groups that promotes diversity, inclusion and accessibility.

Financial Affairs
Diane Healy, MBA                                                                          312-942-6584
Manager
Suite 283, Triangle Office Building
7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

The Office of Financial Affairs’ main functions include:
   • Student billing and tuition payments
   • Center Court Garden rent payments
   • Student Health Insurance information, applications and compliance
   • Issuing refund checks for credits on a student account
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Financial Aid and Work Study
David J. Nelson, MBA                                                                               312-942-6256
Director of Financial Aid
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
financial_aid@rush.edu
rushu.rush.edu/finaid

The Office of Student Financial Aid provides guidance and assistance to Rush University students seeking
any type of financial assistance. Each year the financial aid website is updated with current policies,
procedures, and eligibility criteria for aid. The staff is available to assist students with budgeting, applying
for additional aid, and managing educational debt.
   •     Students who meet the eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for federal, state and institutional
         grant, loan and work programs.
   •     All students who apply for aid are considered for student loans.
   •     Undergraduate students may be eligible for state and federal grant funds.
   •     Medical and graduate nursing students may be eligible for institutional grants.
Work-Study Program
   •     Federal College Work-Study is a form of student financial assistance available through Rush
         University Medical Center.
   •     Students must apply for financial aid and have their eligibility determined before participating
         in the Work-Study program and if eligible complete hiring forms.
   •     First-time employees must complete an Employment Application, have a physical, TB test,
         go through a Criminal Background Check and may be asked to attend the Rush University
         Medical Center new employee orientation prior to beginning their job.
   •     Students participating in the Work-Study program will be paid on a bi-weekly basis and are
         considered Rush University Medical Center employees.

Health Insurance
Office of Financial Affairs                                                                         312-942-6584
Suite 283, Triangle Office Building

Rush University requires all students to be covered by a health plan to promote health and well-being
while protecting the individual from undue financial hardship that a medical emergency could cause.
Students enrolled in degree programs are eligible for the Collegiate Risk Management, Inc. Student Plan
underwritten by American Fidelity Assurance Company. Medical Students are required to enroll in the
university health plan.
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Non-medical students enrolled in non-university health plans must provide proof of their enrollment
prior to their first academic term and again every subsequent fall term. Students are required to notify
the Office of Financial Affairs if their non-university coverage is ending to avoid a lapse in coverage.
Please contact the Office of Financial Affairs for pricing information.

Student Health Plan
   •    Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
   •    Access to 410,000 local and national Preferred Providers
   •    Annual deductible of $75.00 per person, per sickness or injury with a $150 maximum per
        policy year
   •    Inpatient and outpatient visits are covered at 90% with a Preferred Care provider
   •    Routine care including physicals, childhood (but not healthcare worker) immunizations,
        routine child and well-baby visits are also covered at 90% with a Preferred Care provider
   •    When using a non-Preferred Care provider, charges vary
   •    Students may continue the medical health insurance plan for an additional term when they
        are not enrolled, as long as they are returning the following term

Student Dental Plan
   •    A separate dental insurance plan is available to all Rush University students at an additional
        cost
   •    Enrollment for the dental plan is available at the beginning of the fall term only

Housing (On-Campus)
Jill A. Gabbert, MS                                                                         312-942-6302
Director, Student Life
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife/housing
Student_life@rush.edu
Center Court Maintenance: 312-226-2836

Center Court Gardens is located on Harrison Street between Ashland and Loomis.
    •    Apartment-style living with unfurnished studio, one bedroom and two bedroom units
    •    Amenities: carpeted, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, appliances,
         bathtub/shower, out-door lot parking
    •    Internet access and cable are included
    •    Utilities and heating are the responsibility of each student
    •    Secured with a buzzer and key-entry system

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A lease is included with each letter of acceptance into University housing. The lease, accompanied
by a security deposit equal to one month’s rent, must be signed and returned to hold the apartment.
Students are billed for rent along with tuition prior to the beginning of each academic term. Deferred
payment plan contracts are available for students by contacting the Office of Financial Affairs, Suite 283,
Triangle Office Building (312-942-6584).

Housing (Off-Campus)
Jill A. Gabbert, MS                                                                              312-942-6302
Director, Student Life
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife/housing
Student_life@rush.edu

The Office of Student Life is available to assist students with their off-campus housing needs by
providing:
     •   Information regarding Chicago neighborhoods, local apartment listings, transportation, and
         internet resources
     •   Bulletin board postings on the 9th floor of the Academic Center and in the Office of
         Student Life for apartment leads within walking distance of Rush
     •   An online Off-Campus Housing Guide: www.rushu.rush.edu/studentlife/housing
Please note, Rush University accepts no responsibility for off-campus housing arrangements.

International Services
Helen Lavelle, MEd                                                                               312-942-2030
Director
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

The Office of International Services assists students, faculty, residents, researchers and staff at the Medical
Center who hold non-immigrant visa status. The office works closely with U.S. Department of Citizenship
and Immigration Service, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Homeland Security,
the Department of Labor and the Department of State, as well as non-governmental sponsoring agencies
and foreign embassies. All non-immigrant visa status students, faculty, residents, researchers and staff are
encouraged to visit the office within the first two weeks of arrival at Rush.
The office provides a variety of services including:
•        Information on immigration regulations
•        Preparation of documents for the U.S. Government
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•       Personal and group orientations for newly arrived students, faculty, residents and researchers
•       Preparation of documents required by foreign banks, educational institutions and governments

Registrar
Eddie J. Phillips Jr., MA                                                                      312-942-5681
University Registrar
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
registrars_office@rush.edu

In addition to overseeing registration for classes, the Office of the Registrar creates the course schedules,
publishes the annual Rush University Catalog, schedules the classrooms in Armour Academic Center,
provides identification cards to students, issues official transcripts, completes licensing and credentialing
paperwork for students and alumni, ensures that the University remains compliant with the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (a federal privacy law protecting a student’s education records), updates
name and address changes for students, and plays a pivotal role in the graduation process including the
issuing of diplomas.
    •   Academic Catalog - The catalog provides comprehensive information on academic programs,
        university policies and available resources. The academic catalog is published annually and is
        made available online at http://www.rushu.rush.edu/catalog/
    •   Name and Address Change - It is each student’s responsibility to keep the Office of the
        Registrar informed of changes to names and addresses. Name and address change forms are
        available in the Office of the Registrar or online at www.rushu.rush.edu (“Registrars Office-
        Forms”).

RUConnected Portal
Matthew Planchak                                                                               312-942-7029
Administrator
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
https://ruconnected.rush.edu
ru_connected_help@rush.edu

The RUConnected Portal serves to strengthen internal communications across the university through a
unified and centralized on-line system. Students should access the Portal to:
   • View and accept financial aid awards
   • View and pay bills
   • Register for classes
   • View university announcements and events



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Student Life
Jill A. Gabbert, MS                                                                          312-942-6302
Director
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
student_life@rush.edu

The Office of Student Life is committed to providing an atmosphere that will enhance each student’s
academic experience. The Office of Student Life is responsible for:
    •    Facilitating on-campus student housing
    •    Providing career services to students
    •    Serving as general advisors to student organizations
    •    Developing co-curricular and extra-curricular programming
    •    Coordinating orientation and assisting with commencement

University Relations
Mary Katherine Krause, MS, FACHE                                                              312-942-5551
Associate Vice President
Suite 1013, Armour Academic Center
mary_k_krause@rush.edu
Web: www.rushu.rush.edu/rushumarketing
Portal: https://ruconnected2.rush.edu/universityrelations

University Relations is available for consultation on questions related to internal and external
communications to support the image of Rush University, including the use of the Rush University logo
and related branding questions. Please visit the website for more information regarding Rush University
branding guidelines.
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Academic Affairs
Susan Chubinskaya, PhD                                                                      312-942-6306
Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Suite 441, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday
www.rushu.rush.edu/academicaffairs

Stephanie Sacriste                                                                          312-563-6395
Project Coordinator, Office of the Associate Provost, Academic Affairs
Suite 440 Armour Academic Center
Academic_Affairs@rush.edu

The mission of the Office of Academic Affairs is to promote the implementation of the University’s
strategic plan by developing and supporting programs that foster excellence in patient care via academic
and personal development of all students and faculty. The vision of this office is that Rush University
will be recognized for creating and promoting a nurturing multicultural environment, in which faculty
and students from all backgrounds embody and respect the attributes, values, and diverse perspectives
which reflect the communities that we serve. Further, it will be a University in which students and
faculty members have a strong sense of value, and their aspirations to serve the local and global health
care needs will be fulfilled.
The office is responsible for the following areas:
   •     Faculty development and excellence
   •     Multicultural competence through education, research and clinical integration
   •     Community health partnerships
   •     Opportunities for global health experiences

Advising
The College of Health Science student’s advisors are their program directors. In the College of Nursing,
the program directors in conjunction with the College of Nursing departments coordinate the process
for advisement. The Rush Medical College Academic Advisor Program appoints faculty advisors
each year. For the Graduate College, the directors of the programs coordinate the academic advising
programs.




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Bookstore
Mark Zsoter                                                                              312-942-5845
Manager
1st Floor, Armour Academic Center
8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday and 9:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Saturday
www.rushbookstore.com
RushBookstore@matthewsstores.com

The Matthews Rush Bookstore offers:
   •    Required and recommended textbooks, reference, review and general reading titles
   •    Medical and surgical supplies, scrubs, lab coats and jackets
   •    Rush paraphernalia, greeting cards and convenience items
   •    Welch-Allyn and 3M Littmann products
   •    Textbook buy-back program

Multidisciplinary Labs
General Educational Resources                                                            312-942-6791
Chris Kanakis
Assistant Director
720, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

Located within the office of General Education Resources, services include Laboratory Services and the
Emergency Cardiac Care Program.

Library
Christine Frank, MLS, AHIP                                                               312-942-5950
Director
Suite 571, Armour Academic Center
7:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m., Monday–Thursday
7:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Friday
10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday
11:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m., Sunday
Hours subject to change for summer, holidays, midterms and final exam periods
lib_ref@rush.edu
www.rushu.rush.edu/library
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Library Collections
  •    Electronic Resources
       o Over eighty medical databases including MEDLINE, PsycINFO and CINAHL
       o Almost 6,000 electronic journals in full text and 4,000 online books
       o Other online resources, including UpToDate, Access Medicine and MD Consult
       o You may view a complete list of our electronic journal titles by viewing the Library
           Resources section of our homepage and then clicking on “Complete Listing of
           E-Journals.”
  •    Book Collection
       o Books available for checkout are located on the seventh floor of the Library
       o Currently, there are over 40,000 titles in the book collection
       o Books circulate for four weeks at a time and may be renewed up to two times
       o The fine for an overdue book is $1.00 per day
  •    Journal Collection
       o Print volumes of the journal collection are kept on the seventh floor in the Library
       o Bound journals can be checked out for three days; unbound journals do not circulate
       o The fine for an overdue bound journal is $1.00 per day
  •    Reserve Materials
       o Our electronic reserves system (ERes) (http://libres.dmz.rpslmc.edu/) allows students to
           access their required readings online via our home page
       o Items may be read online or downloaded for future use
       o Reserve materials are also available at the Library Services desk
       o The length of the lending period depends on the particular item
       o Second copies of reserved books may be loaned out overnight if they are checked out
           after 5:00 p.m. These items are due one hour after the Library opens on the next day
          (including weekends).
       o The fine for an overdue reserve book is $5.00 per hour

Library Services
  •    Reference Librarians
       o The library provides tailored instruction on demand to the students, staff and faculty of
           Rush University
       o Topics include strategic database searching, making the most of various library services
          via the web, using bibliographic software (RefWorks) and more
       o Instruction can be tailored according to a specific subject or project
       o These sessions can be scheduled between 9am-7pm Mon-Thurs and 9am-5pm on Friday
       o For more information or to register please call Jonna Peterson at 312-942-2274
       o InfoConsults—free, one-hour private consultations which focus on the Library user’s
           specific needs and area of concentration
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        o    Help is available in person, or by contacting 312-942-5952 or Lib_Ref@rush.edu
        o    Real-time chat service is available Monday — Friday, 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
   •    Off-Campus Access
        o Students may access Library resources online through a proxy; proxy accounts are
            issued at orientation
        o For information about how to establish a library proxy connection, visit the “Off
            Campus” portion of the Library website
   •    Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
        o Books, journal articles, and audiovisual materials not held by the Library can all be
            requested from other institutions free of charge
        o Most requests are filled within 3 business days
   •    Services for Distance Education Students
        o Any student enrolled in only online courses and not on site at the Rush campus may
            also use the Library services
        o Unclassified students taking online courses who register up to two business days before
            the first day of the quarter will automatically be added to the Library’s patron database
        o Students who register for an online course less than two business days before the first
            day of the term can register by filling out the online form (www.rushu.rush.edu/Apps/
            library/registerform.html), or by contacting the circulation manager at 312-942-2279.
            Registration takes approximately 24 hours

University Assessment and Student Learning
Rosemarie Suhayda, PhD, APRN-BC                                                            312-942-6204
Director
1064G , Armour Academic Center
UA_SL@rush.edu

University Assessment and Student Learning (UASL) seeks to support quality educational programs
at Rush University and to foster excellence in educational practices by establishing and maintaining a
culture of assessment and improvement throughout the University.
The main goals of the office are to:
   •    Provide comprehensive data demonstrating how Rush University is advancing its mission
   •    Consult and train faculty and staff with their assessment activities
   •    Serve as the central repository of assessment information
   •    Regularly survey students, faculty and alumni about their satisfaction with university
        services, academic resources, and the Rush environment.
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McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC)
Suite 919, Armour Academic Center                                                       312- 942-6799
8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Friday
12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m., Saturday
12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m., Sunday
24-hour ID-card Access
metc_info.rushu@rush.edu

The METC is the University’s computer and media center, offering:
   •  Wireless connectivity, three group viewing rooms, three computer classrooms, a conference
      room and a PC/AV lab with 60 computers, two scanners and fee-based printing
   •  Microsoft Office Suite, physical assessment videos, SPSS, Nursing Skills videos, and other
      medical/health science computer-based instruction and tutorials, available on-site and
      through the METC’s website
   •  Laptops, audiocassette players/recorders, and headphones available for check out
      o Students may check-out a laptop for two days
      o A “Responsibility for Damage or Loss” form must be completed prior to checking out
          laptops
      o Fines of $10 per day are assessed for late returns
   •  CD-ROMs are available at a cost

During METC service hours, staff members are present to provide customer support for basic hardware
and software questions related to Rush-supported technology resources. Extended information
consultations may be scheduled in advance.

RULearning (Blackboard)
RULearning (Blackboard) is a web-based learning management system for course management and
delivery. Instructors may use Blackboard to provide students with:
    • Course materials
    • Discussion boards
    • Online exams
    • Virtual chat and more

The degree to which Blackboard is used in a course varies. Some courses may be conducted entirely
online through Blackboard, without any on-campus sessions while others may use Blackboard as a
supplement to face-to-face sessions.



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Alumni Relations
John Lowenberg                                                                             312-942-2569
Vice President, Philanthropy
Suite 250, Triangle Office Building
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
alumni@rush.edu
www.facebook.com/RushUniversityAlumni

   •    The Office of Alumni Relations maintains the database of record for all alumni information
        and creates educational and networking opportunities for alumni and students throughout
        the year.
   •    Each Alumni Association supports various alumni events during the year.
   •    Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to be connected with alumni for events or
        mentorship opportunities.

Blood Donor Programs
Sherry Bell                                                                                312-942-6680
Receptionist
262 Jelke, Blood Center
Blood_Donor@rush.edu
www.rush.edu/bloodcenter

The Rush University Medical Center Blood Donor Program collects blood and platelets to benefit Rush
patients. Rush students and employees who donate platelets are eligible to receive food vouchers to the
cafeteria. Walk-ins are always welcome and accommodated as scheduling permits.

Community Service
Sharon D. Gates, MA                                                                        312-942-3670
Senior Director
Sharon_D_Gates@rush.edu
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center

The Office of Community Service helps students across the university create and manage outreach
efforts for the underserved. Programs include both clinical and non-clinical experiences.




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Multicultural Affairs
Sharon D. Gates, MA                                                                             312-942-3670
Senior Director
Sharon_D_Gates@rush.edu
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center

The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides underrepresented students across the University mentorship,
support and direction. In addition, the goal of the office is to bring all students together to work
collectively to gain a better understanding and respect for all cultures.

Careers in Medicine
The Careers in Medicine program, a career planning program designed to facilitate the career exploration
and specialty selection process, coordinates student-organized interest groups. Each interest group, organized
around a particular specialty, works through the Careers in Medicine committee to provide programming
and educational opportunities about their specialty. Questions about the formation of new interest groups
or pertaining to the interest groups listed below can be directed to Rush Medical College at 942-6915 or
to RushCiM@gmail.com.

Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG)
The Anesthesiology Interest Group (AIG) was created for medical students to further explore the exciting
field of anesthesiology. Students have ample opportunities to collaborate with attending and resident
anesthesiologists here at Rush through lectures, workshops, and shadowing activities facilitated by the AIG.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Interest Group (CTSIG)
The Cardiothoracic Surgery Interest Group is dedicated to getting students thinking and excited about
the field of Cardiothoracic surgery. With a newly implemented direct residency training program, the
field is evolving and this group is a reflection of that. Through lectures from surgeons, hands on wet labs
and workshops, and unique shadowing opportunities, this group gives students invaluable exposure to
and experiences in the dynamic field of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG)
The Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) serves to introduce students to the field of Emergency
Medicine, one of the fastest growing specialties in the United States. Our main focus is to present various
aspects of Emergency Medicine so that students may learn both the requirements of an EM residency and
career and the lifestyle of an EM physician. Through a number of programs, including clinical workshops,
lunch lectures, and shadowing, we help students develop useful skills, expand current knowledge bases,
and interact with professionals currently practicing in the specialty. EMIG encourages participation on a
national level, particularly in the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), the American
College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the Emergency Medicine Residency Association (EMRA).
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Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG)
The Rush Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) promotes medical student interest in the specialty of
Family Practice and acquaints students with the diversity of practice options available in primary care.
The Rush FMIG also connects students to local and state meetings as well as national conferences in
family medicine. Several educational events are sponsored each year, including speaker presentations,
panel discussions and hands-on procedure workshops. Information is also provided on summer
externships, local residencies and the residency application process. The FMIG acts as a liaison between
its members and the Rush Department of Family Medicine, the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians
(IAFP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Membership in the AAFP is
sponsored by the IAFP and includes a subscription to the American Family Physician Journal.

Geriatric Interest Group (GIG)
The Geriatric Interest Group (GIG) provides a forum for students to discuss the practice of Geriatric
Medicine and issues related to aging. The group is open to medical students who are interested in learning
about Geriatrics, care of the older patient, and issues pertaining to this population. The mission of GIG at
Rush University is to raise awareness of geriatric and palliative medicine as career specialties, coordinate
community service projects with retirement facilities in Chicago, and advocate for the elderly as a population
with unique and often un-met medical needs. We work towards these goals through educational events on
campus and outreach in the community with the help of practicing Geriatricians.

Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)
Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is an organization that provides guidance for current medical
students at Rush University who are contemplating or curious about the field of internal medicine. IMIG
has the largest student body membership for an interest group at Rush. The club provides all of its members
with many benefits such as a diversified mentor networking environment that provides access to contact
members in the internal medicine field and the myriad of sub-specialties. In addition, the club provides
monthly lectures, medicine workshops and residency panels to help provide students the opportunity to
explore the field in many unique perspectives. Membership to our club also gives you membership into the
American College of Physicians (ACP). This organization also provides many benefits to its members such
as discounts to medical school books, medical student abstract competitions, free admission to all national
and local conferences, access to mentoring databases, and free access to Annals of Internal Medicine
Journal. Membership is open to any current Rush University medical student.

Medicine Pediatrics Interest Group
The Medicine Pediatrics Interest Group is committed to educating Rush Medical Students about the
combined Med Peds residency training program. Through informal meetings with Med Peds residents,
interns, and attendings, we aim to make students more aware and interested in this field. Many incoming
medical students are not aware of the combined residency program, the opportunity to become doubly
board certified in Medicine & Pediatrics, and the benefits of such programs in future medical practice.
We hope that medical students will enjoy learning about this program and its benefits in the practice of
primary medicine and specialized care.
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OB-GYN Interest Group
The Ob-Gyn Interest Group is comprised of students from all four medical college classes who are interested
in learning more about Obstetrics and Gynecology. Events are held in the spirit of the guidelines for the
student groups set out by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). Regular events are
scheduled to inform students of opportunities in the field. Speakers selected by the Ob/Gyn Student Interest
Group will lecture the students on relevant subjects during the year. A list of attendings and residents willing
to be shadowed is available for interested students. Finally, students may have an opportunity to participate
in suture clinics, learn about performing ultrasounds, and other workshops with Ob/Gyn physicians.

Ophthalmology Interest Group
The Ophthalmology Interest Group (Eye Love Ophthalmology) is a student organization providing students
with the opportunity to explore the ophthalmology field through lectures, interactions with current residents
and attendings, as well as hands-on activities to get to know what being in the Opthalmology field is all about.

Orthopedic Interest Group (OIG)
The Orthopedic Interest Group (OIG) seeks to provide the student body of Rush University with exposure
to the field of orthopedic surgery. OIG sponsors and organizes a number of guest lectures, from resident and
attending panels introducing the field of orthopedics to specialized discussions on subspecialties, such as
sports medicine, spine, and joint replacement. Students interested in orthopedics have the opportunity to
shadow practicing physicians in both the clinic and the operating room. OIG also publishes a bi-monthly
newsletter featuring physician profiles, current research, classroom connections, volunteer experiences, and
tips for getting ahead in the field of orthopedic surgery.

Pediatric Interest Group (PIG)
The Pediatric Interest Group (PIG) strives to help medical students gain exposure to and explore career
opportunities in the exciting field of pediatrics. This is especially important as the majority of the preclinical
curriculum focuses on adult medical conditions. Students have the opportunity to attend panel discussions
focusing on different career paths in pediatrics, attend clinical lectures delivered by expert faculty and
explore research opportunities within the department of pediatrics. In addition the Pediatric Interest
Group hosts Well Child Night every spring. Pediatric residents and attendings teach different elements of
a well child exam using their own children to demonstrate different skills. Students have an opportunity
to practice their skills at this hands-on workshop.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMIG)
The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Interest Group (PMRIG) is dedicated to advancing awareness of
the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation among medical students and providing guidance for those
students interested in learning more about the specialty. Rehabilitation medicine focuses on the restoration
of function to individuals who suffer a variety of debilitating impairments and physical disabilities, ranging
from muscle strains to spinal cord injuries. At Rush, PMRIG aims to serve as a bridge between the PM&R
department at RUMC and the students of our medical college, to inform students about the field, guide
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students toward clinical opportunities in our department and nationwide, and to supply a roadmap to those
interested in pursuing the specialty.

Preventive Medicine & Public Health Interest Group
The Preventive Medicine & Public Health Interest Group (PMPHIG) works to increase students’
awareness of preventive medicine and public health and to demonstrate how these areas can be
incorporated into any medical career. Through our collaboration with the Department of Preventive
Medicine, we encourage interested students to explore opportunities within the field and invite students
to attend the departmental grand rounds each week. Future leaders will work with Rush Medical
College members of the Student Advisory Committee to the Commissioner of the Chicago Department
of Public Health to promote initiatives inspired by the city-wide Healthy Chicago initiative.

Radiology Interest Group (RIG)
The Radiology Interest Group (RIG) brings awareness of the field of Radiology to Rush students. Each year
we host lectures, workshops, tours, Q&A sessions with Rush faculty and other events for those interested
in Radiology. We also help students find research and mentorship opportunities in radiology. Find more
information at our website: http://sites.google.com/site/rushrig/.

Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN)
The Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) allows students to engage in and explore the field of
Neurology through a variety of activities. Students are able to network with physicians, be paired with a
physician mentor in the field of Neurology, participate in community service and simulation labs, interact
with patients, and shadow neurologists.

Surgery Interest Group (SIG)
The Surgery Interest Group seeks to provide opportunities for medical students to gain exposure to the field
of Surgery. The group works with students, residents and attending physicians to present general and
sub-specialty experiences to foster surgical interests. Programming ranges from clinical case presentations
to hands-on labs to individual opportunities.




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Student Organizations
The Office of Student Life recognizes over thirty-five active student organizations centered around areas of
professional interest, social issues, and ethnic or religious affiliation. The Office of Student Life recognizes
the interests and goals of each student organization through administrative and limited financial support.
Questions about the formation of new organizations or questions pertaining to the following organizations
should be directed to the Office of Student Life by phone at 942-6302, by email at student_life@rush.edu
or online at www.rushu.rush.edu/student-organizations. The following student organizations are those
that are registered with the Office of Student Life thus are recognized as official student organizations at
Rush University.

American Medical Association (AMA)
The American Medical Association (AMA) is one of the largest physicians groups in America and is
dedicated to improving the health of your future patients and protecting the lifestyle you will soon ensue.
As an AMA member, you have the chance to be part of a tremendous network of medical students
and physicians, all of whom at some point have been where you are now and have walked along every
imaginable path. The Rush Chapter of the American Medical Association (AMA) is committed to
serving the community, nationally representing the student body, and advocating for health education,
health policy, and access to health care. The foundation of this local chapter is community involvement.
There are many opportunities to volunteer, as well as become a committee leader. In addition, the AMA
hosts several lectures designed to help medical students, such as “Succeeding in Medical School” for first
year students. As an AMA member, there are numerous resources available to you as a medical student
and many opportunities for your involvement not only at the local chapter level, but also at the state and
national level. As an AMA member, you will receive the world renowned medical journal, JAMA every
week at home. In addition, gifts from AMA to new members include books and equipment currently used
by medical students and physicians throughout the country. Last year’s gifts included a stethoscope and
anatomy flashcards.

American Medical Student Association (AMSA)
With sixty years of medical student activism on record, AMSA is the oldest and largest independent,
entirely student-governed association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA continues
its commitment to improving medical training, the nation’s health, and the health care system with a
growing membership of medical students, premedical students, interns, residents and practicing physicians
from across the country. At Rush, AMSA sponsors several events each year, driven by the interests of its
student leaders and members. Opportunities to develop programming, to network with other local chapters
and community leaders, and to attend leadership institutes and National Convention are unique to an
AMSA student’s Rush experience. AMSA’s Action Committees focus on areas that should be valued by
the medical profession, from community and environmental health to the medical professionalism to
gender and sexuality.
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When you join AMSA, you become part of a vital force of future physicians who believe that patients
and health professionals are partners in the management of health care and that access to high-quality
health care is a human right. At AMSA, activism is a way of life, and student idealism is transformed into
meaningful public service, innovative activism, and institutional change. A one-time national membership
fee of $75 covers up to five years of medical school and provides students a subscription to The New Physician
magazine; many discounts on insurance, textbooks, and travel; the opportunity to attend regional and
national conventions; and the chance to be part of a community of future physicians who understand that
there is far more to medicine than that next biochemistry final.

American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA)
The American Medical Women’s Association is an organization which functions at the local, national,
and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women’s health. We achieve this by
providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring and strategic alliances.
As a member of the national AMWA, students receive numerous benefits:
         Networking & Mentoring. Personal and professional support from women physicians and other
         medical students.
         Discuss the Issues. AMWA offers forums for discussion of issues such as gender equity, sexual
         harassment, maternity and medicine, and health care reform.
         Opportunities to Advocate. E-mail advocacy alerts and lobbying.
         Enhance Your Leadership Skills. Leadership opportunities are available on the local, regional, and
         national level.
        American Women’s Hospital Service (AWHS). Oversees assistance grants to work in an international
        medically underserved area.
         Student Scholarships and Awards. Need-based tuition scholarships, travel awards for meeting and
         international travel costs, and chapter event grants to aid in funding an event.
        AMWA Online. Information on medical research, AMWA events and professional education
        opportunities.
         Local AMWA Chapters. Student chapters at over 100 medical schools.
        AMWA Bed & Breakfast Program. For fourth year students applying for out-of-town residencies.

Rush chapter events have included participation in the Fall Walk Against Breast Cancer, discussions
with female physicians in male-dominated fields, coordinating a self-defense class for students, and
networking events with other area chapters. AMWA is not an exclusive organization and welcomes
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Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)
Rush Medical College Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) seeks to promote
health for elevating awareness of and addressing unmet health needs specific to each community. In
addition, we aim to help develop cultural awareness regarding the care of Asian American patients and
provide opportunities for networking and professional development for students. These goals stand behind
projects of mentorship, conferences, lectures, health fairs, partnership with free clinics, bone marrow drives,
Hepatitis B screenings, in addition to other projects under development.

Careers in Nursing
Careers in Nursing facilitates interaction between nursing students and practicing nurses in order for
the students to become aware of the wide variety of settings in which nurses practice. Collaboration
is promoted largely through informal events where nurses speak about their experiences within their
nursing practices, the roles they fill and their responsibilities.

College of Health Sciences Student Government Association (CHS – SGA)
The Student Government Association (SGA) is a committee of students representing all programs within
the College of Health Sciences (CHS): Audiology, Clinical Nutrition, Health Systems Management,
Medical Lab Science, Occupational Therapy, Imaging Sciences, Perfusion Technology, Physician Assistant,
Respiratory Care, Speech Language Pathology and Vascular Ultrasound. The SGA strives to support the
University and College missions by acting as an informal student government body and social committee.
The creation of SGA is a vehicle to further unite the student body by facilitating communication among
students, faculty, and CHS leadership.

Entrepreneur and Innovation in Health Management Group
The Entrepreneur and Innovation in Health Management Group is an interdisciplinary student group
aimed at promoting innovative thinking and entrepreneurial initiatives in the healthcare space under the
tutelage of professors (internal advisors) and entrepreneurial leaders from the greater community (external
advisors). The group is focused on, but not limited to, developing skills in: market analysis, writing business
plans, financing new ventures, startups, assessing and predicting market trends and preparation for and
participation in case competitions.

Graduate College Student Council
The Graduate College Student Council (GCSC) serves as the representative group for all Graduate College
students both within the Graduate College and throughout Rush University. They serve as the voice of the
students through communication with the Dean of the Graduate College, with the Division directors, and
with the University administration through attendance at the Graduate College Council and University
Council meetings. GCSC has articulated the concerns and suggestions of the students with regards to
several issues, such as curriculum changes, academic stipends, degree requirements, and other Graduate
College concerns. The GCSC not only organizes and supports extracurricular events, social activities, and
fundraisers but is responsible for the distribution of student travel awards allotted to graduate students
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representing Rush University at scientific meetings. As a whole, the GCSC strives to represent graduate
students in the Rush community and facilitate the continued role of Rush Graduate College students in
that community and beyond.

Greatest Gift
Last year, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received
cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries,
burns, hearing impairment and vision loss. Unfortunately, many patients die each year waiting for a donor
organ that never comes.
The purpose of Greatest Gift at Rush University is to educate medical, nursing, public health and all
health care related students in the processes, issues, myths and career opportunities in the field of organ
and tissue transplant.

Health Disparities Task Force (HDTF)
The Health Disparities Task Force is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to promoting awareness of local
and national health disparities and creating projects and events to improve health care quality and access
for all people in the greater Chicago area. We organize quarterly lunch lectures and discussions to educate
the Rush community about the health disparities that exist across different social strata (including racial,
ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, age, gender, and disability status) and to increase awareness of barriers
that underrepresented minorities face in medicine, as health care providers and as patients. In addition,
our Task Force aims to conduct service projects in the Chicago community to facilitate access to health
care. Students, staff, and faculty from all Rush University programs are encouraged to participate in our
discussions and activities.

Health Systems Management Student Governance and Professional Board (SG&P)
The HSM Student Governance and Professional Board (SG&P) is the student governing organization of
the department of Health Systems Management. The board is comprised of HSM students and functions to
provide social, educational, and cultural experiences to HSM students so that they may be best prepared for
their future careers. Each of the students serving on the board also typically serves as a voting member on
one of the HSM operating committees, providing a student voice on the committee and a communication
channel to other HSM students. Additionally, the board takes an active role in keeping students apprised
of current issues pertaining to healthcare management, expanding healthcare management knowledge,
promoting professional organizations, all of which better prepare students for the current and future
environment of healthcare management.

Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM)
The Rush University Integrative Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) is an interdisciplinary
organization that is dedicated to promoting greater awareness of and improving peer education about the
uses of integrative medicine in today’s healthcare system. A major strength of integrative medicine is that it
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optimal wellness. Thus, ICAM hosts quarterly lunch lectures featuring practitioners and researchers from
a variety of topics within the field of integrative, complimentary and alternative medicine.

Jewish Students Association (JSA)
The purpose of the Jewish Students Association (JSA) is to provide a casual format in which Jewish
healthcare students can meet and exchange ideas and thoughts about their experiences in healthcare. We
plan events such as Friday night dinners, holiday events, lectures on Jewish topics, and more. Everyone
is welcome, so please don’t hesitate to come to our next gathering, regardless of your level of observance.

Medical Spanish
Medical Spanish is a special and academic interest organization for Rush University students who wish to
learn medically-related Spanish. The organization is divided into two groups based on members’ Spanish
speaking abilities: a beginner/intermediate group and an intermediate/advanced group. The two groups
meet separately every month to learn and practice the Spanish vocabulary and phrases associated with
different medical topics including anatomy, medical specialties and diseases.

Medical Students for Choice (MSFC)
Medical Students for Choice is an internationally known non-profit organization with a network of over
10,000 medical students and residents around the United States and Canada. MSFC is dedicated to ensuring
that women receive the full range of reproductive healthcare choices, while recognizing that one of the
greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers.

At Rush, MSFC is committed to ensuring access to reproductive healthcare through comprehensive
medical education and training. MSFC aims to supplement education at Rush with clinical workshops and
extra-curricular lectures on a variety of topics, including contraception, pregnancy counseling, abortion,
and barriers to care. Past events include a contraception 101 lecture, a movie screening of “Speak Out! I
Had an Abortion,” a collaborative event on reproductive health policy, an IUD insertion workshop and a
lecture addressing myths about abortion. For more information, visit http://medicalstudentsforchoice.org.

National Student Speech-Language & Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
The National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is an organization open to
students enrolled in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. It is a national organization created for
student desire of a closer affiliation with professionals in the discipline of Communication Disorders and
Sciences. The purpose of the Rush University Chapter of NSSLHA is to involve students in professional
activities which will further career interests and educational experiences. This chapter will help students
in understanding the importance of supporting the organization and being actively involved in advocation
of the fields while enrolled in a graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. The
goals of NSSLHA include: involvement in community activities with an emphasis on various aspects of
communication disorders, attending workshops and conventions, and carrying out fundraising activities
to foster continuing education and to support designated charities.
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New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS)
Providing a healthy and nurturing environment is crucial for stimulation of progress in all individuals. Hence
our volunteers are encouraged to provide a healing touch to all those they serve through their voluntary
efforts. The New Life Volunteering Society (NLVS) is a developing national and secular not-for-profit
service organization originally begun at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1999 with the intent of
recruiting students to volunteer in community outreach programs for the underserved and underprivileged.
NLVS members have the opportunity to not only be involved with numerous local projects but also with
the NLVS Free Health Clinic on West Peterson Avenue that serves a population living 200% below the
poverty line. The clinic offers free physician visits, medications, blood work, and imaging to all uninsured
patients. The free health clinic was started in October 2003 and functions with the help of medical students
from Rush University, Northwestern University, Rosalind Franklin Medical School, Loyola University,
University of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago. The free health clinic stands as a symbol of
our collaborative efforts in the service of the Chicago community.

Nursing Students for Choice (NSFC)
Nursing Students for Choice is a collaborative, nationwide organization that works to promote women’s
health and reproductive rights through advocacy, activism, provider education and training. NSFC
welcomes any undergraduate, graduate or doctoral level nursing student who is interested in ensuring
that nurses are fully trained to meet the reproductive health care needs of women and their families. For
more information visit: http://www.nursingstudentsforchoice.org/.

Orthodox Fellowship Club
The Orthodox Fellowship Club aims to reach out to anyone at Rush, be it students, faculty, or staff, who
would like the opportunity to learn about the Orthodox faith and culture. We welcome ALL Orthodox
Christians (Greek, Russian, Coptic, Assyrian, Ukrainian, etc) as well as those of other religions who
would like to learn more about the Orthodox belief. Our spiritual leader is Fr. Panteleimon Dalianis, the
priest at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church near Rush. Meetings are generally once or twice per quarter
and include lectures and philanthropic events.

Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) of AAMC
The Organization of Student Representatives (OSR) comprises the student division of the Association of
American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The OSR facilitates communication between medical student bodies
and the AAMC concerning issues at a local and national level. OSR representatives focus particularly on
those issues involving academic medicine and medical education. OSR representatives attend two meetings
per year, in which they can discuss the concerns among students from various medical colleges. This gives
the OSR representatives a unique opportunity to bring objectives and suggestions back to their institution.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) are an organization that mobilizes health professionals to advance
health, dignity and justice, and promotes the right to health for all. The Rush PHR Student Chapter

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strives to educate students about current global and local human rights issues and what we, as health
professionals-in-training, can do to resolve these issues. Our organization exposes real world topics in
order to help establish an adept understanding of human rights issues among Rush students and the greater
Chicago-land area. Through various forums and lectures, Rush PHR will provide students with the tools
and skills they need to help alleviate social injustice.

Respiratory Care Student Government
The purposes of this organization are to provide educational activities and research, enhance and
support Rush University’s Respiratory Care Program, support the field of respiratory care, and represent
the views of the governed student body to all affected parties. This organization will primarily serve
as a conduit of communication between the Respiratory Care student body and the Respiratory Care
faculty, to ensure that the program’s vision, as established by the faculty, is appropriately reflected upon
the governed student body, and vice versa. Membership to this organization shall be limited to Rush
University Respiratory Care students.

Rush Medical College Student Council
Rush Medical College recognizes the usefulness of students contributing to discussions on matters affecting
the student body and therefore established the Rush Medical College Student Council to facilitate such
information exchange. The purpose of the Student Council is to increase communication among the
classes and other Rush University organizations, between faculty, staff and administrators of Rush Medical
College, and to make recommendations to the Deans concerning programs and policies within Rush
Medical College. Student Council also strives to increase the continuity of the medical students’ education
at Rush and works with Student Life to improve student life. Student Council membership consists of five
representatives from each class who are elected spring quarter by their respective class. M1 representatives
are elected in the fall.

Recent activities of the Student Council have been monthly meetings with the Deans, development of
a student honor code, continued monitoring of the student run website, organization of a Chicagoland
Softball Tournament, sponsorship of all Rush Medical College intramurals, and co-sponsoring of other
co-curricular events.

Rush Choir
Rush Choir is a group of students and faculty from all of the Rush colleges who love to sing. We generally
meet once a week for an hour, schedules permitting, to sing. Our repertoire consists mostly of SATB
acapella music. The music we learn is chosen by group consent. We perform in the Student & Faculty
Music Recital in the spring. We have also performed in the Bowman Center, and have been invited to
sing at Rush parties and the Rush University Commencement Ceremony. Dr. Gabriella Cs-Szabo, Ph.D.,
from the biochemistry department, is our faculty advisor and a member of the choir. Everyone comes from
different musical backgrounds and levels of experience. All are welcome to join, and no tryouts are necessary.
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Rush Christian Fellowship (RCF)
RCF strives to be a prayerful community motivated by Christ’s love, guided by Scripture, bearing fruit
in service and outreach. RCF is a chapter of the national Christian Medical and Dental Association, an
organization that seeks to support all Christians who are involved in health care, ranging from MDs and
dentists to nurses, occupational therapists, physician’s assistants, medical/dental office staff, and other
medical professionals. Similarly, RCF welcomes students from all programs at Rush to take part in our
fellowship.

We are an informal, multi-dimensional network of Christian medical and allied healthcare students at
Rush University who seek to live out our faith in our professions. Through activities such as weekly Bible
studies, potlucks, retreats, social outings, and quarterly speakers, RCF seeks to provide an avenue for
anyone interested to learn more about Christianity and to encourage and support each other in our faith
as we try to balance our busy lives.

Rush International Medicine Organization (RIMO)
The organization’s purpose is to introduce and cultivate the interests of international medicine and global
health policy in the Rush community. This will be accomplished through journal club meetings and
lectures which illustrate the current state of international medicine. Additionally, this organization will
proactively advertise unique international medical relief trips in which Rush University students can enroll.
This organization will be open to any Rush student as well as residents and attendings.

Rush Medical College Journal Club
The purpose of this organization is to provide a forum for students to discuss medical literature. Each meeting
features publications that have direct relevance to medical student knowledge. The ultimate goals are to
prepare students to critically analyze landmark research articles, practice evidence-based medicine and to
appreciate parts of the basic science curriculum with greater depth.

Additionally, this organization will serve as a means for peer review of student written research prior to
submission. Finally, the organization will conduct teaching sessions on relevant medical statistics to prepare
students for USMLE Step Exams and for M3 rotations.

Rush Muslim Student Association (RMSA)
The aim of the Rush Muslim Student Association (RMSA) is to strengthen the sense of community amongst
Muslims, while accommodating their needs, both spiritual and academic, at Rush University. RMSA also
aims to foster a deeper understanding of Islam among the Rush community at large. Our hope is to achieve
this through speakers, Ramadaan iftars (daily breaking of the fast), Eid dinners, study breaks, and other
events. Furthermore, the RMSA plans to provide faculty contacts, academic assistance, and information
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Rush Pride
Rush Pride is an organization composed of students, faculty, and staff from across the University and Medical
Center departments. Our goal is to promote awareness about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)
issues on our campus, for patients at the medical center as well as for health care students and employees
at Rush. We organize educational and social events, offer a forum for discussion and support regarding
LGBT concerns, and provide networking and mentorship opportunities for members. Rush Pride welcomes
people of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We hope to foster an environment of open-mindedness,
understanding, and empowerment through ongoing education and outreach within the Rush community.

Rush University Book Club
The purpose of the Rush University Book Club is to gather students from all academic disciplines to
discuss a predetermined book whose topic crosses multidisciplinary lines in the field of healthcare. The
goal of discussions is to increase cultural and educational awareness, sensitivity, and competency through
the appreciation and acceptance of differences in views of students, faculty, staff and the patients we serve.
Discussions provide an open, non-threatening forum to discuss issues and will take place in the fall and
spring quarters. The book club discussions will be facilitated by a member of senior management at Rush
University Medical Center.

Rush University Physician Assistant Student Society
The purpose of the Rush University Physician Assistant Student Society is to serve as the official
organization for the students of the Rush University Physician Assistant Studies Program, to promote
academic achievement and clinical excellence, and to promote the physician assistant as a member of the
health care delivery team.
The society’s goal is to increase the awareness and understanding of both Rush University’s PA program
and the profession. This goal will be met by seeking and maintaining leadership positions throughout the
university, actively participating In academic events, and adopting a strong commitment to community
service.

Rush University Running Club (RURC)
People come to the road for many different reasons. The Rush University Running Club is dedicated to
helping Rush students and faculty share this unique experience by building relationships in a health-
conscious, stress-relieving environment. RURC welcomes all levels of athletes from the beginner to
seasoned runner and is committed to supporting and motivating students in all their running goals.
Many races in the Chicagoland area help to raise money for the charities we know and love. At RURC
we want to support these causes, while building ourselves into mentally and physically stronger role
models for our patients. A fundamental knowledge of the benefits of exercise and nutrition is of the
utmost importance in providing an unmatched level of excellence in healthcare. Every day there is a
chance to be a part of something bigger and greater than us: all you have to do is lace up your shoes.
    Student Engagement                                                                               47

Rush University Student Senate
The Rush University Student Senate consists of student representatives from each of the four colleges, which
are chosen or elected by each college’s governing council. The Senate serves as a liaison between students,
faculty, and administration and represents the student voice in issues that transcend the colleges and apply
to all students. The group holds regular Town Halls in order to gain feedback from students, consults with
administration to follow up on issues, and provides representation on various councils as needed. The RU
Student Senate is advised directly by the Office of Student Life and maintains regular communication
with departments such as the Library/METC, Security, Financial Aid, and Student Affairs in order to
facilitate an open dialogue with Rush University students. Joining the Senate provides students with the
opportunity to expand their leadership skills, promote cross-college collaboration, expand their network
to include students from all programs within the university, and to work on challenging initiatives that
make a genuine difference in the experiences of current and future Rush students.

Rush University Student Nurses Association (RU-SNA)
RU-SNA is the pre-licensure nursing student organization at Rush University College of Nursing. The
focus of RU-SNA is to contribute to the professional development of the College of Nursing’s pre-
licensure nursing students. RU-SNA is the Rush University chapter of the National Student Nurses
Association (NSNA), which provides future nurses with educational resources, leadership opportunities,
and career guidance.
RU-SNA activities include alumni events focused on areas of student interest, volunteer and fund-raising
opportunities, and informal get-togethers where students can meet and mingle. RU-SNA also facilitates
an exciting GEM Mentor Program. This program matches incoming students with more experienced
students who can provide advice and guidance throughout the program. RU-SNA is in the process of
developing a relationship with Rush University Medical Center’s Professional Nursing Staff, and is working
on policy initiatives with local advocacy groups. At the state and national level, the chapter participates
in conventions where key political issues of interest to nursing students are discussed and voted upon.
Resolutions passed at the national conventions are presented to legislators and influence future legislation,
including laws that directly affect nurses and nursing students.
RU-SNA is run by students and is a great way to develop leadership skills. Other benefits of membership
include:
      • Camaraderie and support from other GEM students who share a passion for the profession
      • Members-only events
      • Career building opportunities to enhance your resume
      • Having an influential role in the College of Nursing
      • Eligibility to purchase discounted health insurance through the NSNA
      • Discounts on Barnes & Noble purchases, NCLEX review materials, and nursing apparel
      • 5 issues of Imprint® magazine each year
      • Wearing the NSNA Cord at graduation

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By becoming a National SNA member you are automatically initiated into the Illinois and Rush University
chapters. Do not miss out on this investment in your future! For more information and to join, please
visit www.nsna.org.

South Asian Students Association (SASA)
Rush University South Asian Students Association (SASA) seeks to promote health and cultural events
for South Asian communities and individuals, as well as other communities of color, through community
events and health education. The cultural nuances of South Asians necessitate elevating awareness of and
addressing unmet health needs specific to this community. Despite the diversity of language, traditions,
customs, values, religion, and other components of South Asian culture, there is a strong sense of unity,
which is apparent in the common identity that South Asian Americans share. It is vital that healthcare
providers and the community be made aware of these paradoxical differences. SASA is founded on the
belief that a substantial, tangible benefit is to be gained in educating and learning about the South Asian
culture and is especially to healthcare providers. The salient goal of SASA is to raise awareness and educate
healthcare providers at Rush and in the community at large about South Asian culture and all that is
associated with it. This includes the unique ideologies, including cultural, philosophical, scientific, and
spiritual concepts, of South Asian origin that allow for unique human experiences, even when it comes to
healthcare. These goals stand behind projects of mentorship, conferences, lectures, heath fairs, workshops,
trips in addition to other projects under consideration.

Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) Chapter at Rush University is a professional student organization
dedicated to:
      •    The promotion and advancement for the Doctor of Audiology degree
      •    Expanding the boundaries of our academic and clinical education to meet the professional
           challenges of the future
      •    Advancing awareness of Audiology through professional and community service
The purpose and objectives of the Rush SAA chapter are to:
      •    Establish a standard for SAA in the state of Illinois
      •    Maintain a financial responsibility to the programs and activities implemented
      •    Advance education through the incorporation of professional forums
      •    Promote the Doctor of Audiology at Rush University to professionals and students by
           displaying exemplary performance in the pursuit of excellence
      •    Attain recognition as the future leaders of Audiology
    Student Engagement                                                                               49

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is open to students enrolled in the Occupational
Therapy program at Rush University. SOTA is committed to serving the community through volunteer
activities and fundraising, increasing awareness of the value of occupational therapy to both the public
and other healthcare disciplines, and enhancing the educational experience and knowledge of the student
members. Funds generated by the club will be donated to a designated charity and used to assist the student
representative to the National Assembly of Student Delegates and attend the national conference. For
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Honor Societies
College of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
http://www.alphaomegaalpha.org/
The Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society is composed of student members who show promise
of becoming leaders in medicine, graduate resident-physician members who have attained leadership,
honorary physician members who have attained national distinction in any worthy human endeavor,
and honorary members who have gained unusual recognition in fields related to medicine. Students may
be selected for membership in their M4 year.

College of Medicine: Gold Humanism Honor Society
http://humanism-in-medicine.org/
This is a national initiative from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation which honors senior medical students,
residents, role-model physician teachers and others who have “demonstrated excellence in clinical care,
leadership, compassion and dedication to service.” Their goal is to promote and advocate humanism in
medicine. The election process is based upon the recommendations of third year student peers of Rush
Medical College and from the GHHS Selection Committee deliberations.

College of Nursing: Sigma Theta Tau—Gamma Phi Chapter
http://gammaphi.nursingsociety.org/GammaPhiChapter/AboutUs/
The College of Nursing has established the Gamma Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the
international honor society of nursing. Members are selected on the basis of academic standing and
demonstrated leadership. Prelicensure students become eligible for membership after completion of one-
half of their program. Post licensure generalist masters, specialty masters, and doctoral students become
eligible after their second term of study.

Rush University: Sigma Xi
www.rushu.rush.edu/Sigma-Xi
Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, is an honor society of scientists and engineers that recognizes
scientific achievement and encourages a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists
in different fields. Members are elected who have shown noteworthy achievement as an original
investigator. Associate Members are elected to the Society because of their initial research achievements,
aptitude and potential. The Rush University Chapter:
    • Organizes the Sigma Xi Poster Session held during the Rush University Forum for Research
          and Clinical Investigation
    • Recognizes outstanding student presenters with a certificate and cash award
    • Provides travel awards twice a year to students who are first authors on poster or podium
          presentations at a national or international meeting
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Room Reservations
Denise Labedz                                                                                  312-942-5681
Coordinator of University Scheduling
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
registrars_scheduling@rush.edu

To schedule the use of all classrooms, lecture halls, and auditoriums in the Armour Academic Center for
meetings/trainings that are for recognized student organizations and campus events, enter the request on
the Student Organization Calendar located on the RU Connected Student Portal. If the student needs
a room for a class requirement such as a master thesis or project, they should contact the Office of the
Registrar directly. The process to request a room for an organization has been updated for 2012. While
previously a student had to complete a paper form to be approved by Student Life and then submit the form
to the Office of the Registrar for scheduling, this process will now be completed electronically. Once the
student enters the request through the Student Organization Calendar, this information will be sent to
Student Life for initial approval and then to the Office of the Registrar for final approval. The student will
receive an e-mail confirmation of the room assignment from the Office of the Registrar. When entering
the request there will be a link to the room scheduling polices. This box must be checked for the request
to be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar. A listing of the current policy is listed below.

Policy:
Audio Visual Equipment: The equipment in all classrooms is the property of Media Services and use of
                        this equipment must be cleared through Media Services at 25187 prior to your
                        event.
Food:                     The serving of food is limited in most rooms and fire code regulation forbids the
                          use of warming elements such as a hot plate, crock pot or Sterno. Food served
                          should not require utensils. Examples are pizza and sandwiches. Food is not allowed
                          inside the lecture halls (AAC 539, AAC 540, AAC 976) and drinks with red
                          dye are not allowed in any room. Food may be served in the lobby area of AAC
                          539/540 and on the table outside of AAC 976 provided it does not interfere with
                          classes/activities inside the lecture halls or other classes in the area.
Cleanliness:              If permission has been given to serve food, all cups, cans, papers etc. must be
                          removed from the classroom/atrium and disposed of in the trash/recycling
                          receptacles immediately after the event.
Room Set-up:              If the event changes the set-up of the tables/chairs in the room, the tables/
                          chairs must be returned to their original configuration. This does not include
                          the auditorium room 994. If the event requires decorations, the student
                          organization must remove all decorations and tape.


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Cancellation:   The contact person for the student organization must contact the Office of the
                Registrar if the event has been canceled or relocated at least 24 hours prior to
                the event.
Key:            If the meeting is before 8:00am or after 5:00pm, you may have to sign out a
                key to gain access to the room and to lock it after the meeting. Pick up the key
                from the Registrar’s Office M-F 8:00am -4:30pm.
4   Campus Resources
    and Services
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ATM / Check Cashing
Main Cashier                                                                              312-942-5628
165 Jelke

With a valid Rush University I.D. card students may cash checks up to $50.00 at the Main Cashier in
Jelke. A $25.00 service charge will be assessed on all checks returned by your bank for any reason. ATM
machines are located on the fourth floor of the Armour Academic Center between the parking facility
bridge and the Professional Building bridge.

Child Care
Laurance Armour Day School                                                                 312-942-6501
2150 West Harrison

Laurance Armour Day School (LADS) is a not for profit, fully licensed day care center for children ages
four months through five years (no kindergarten). The school is owned and operated by Rush University
Medical Center and provides day care services for children of employees and students affiliated with
Rush University Medical Center.
Laurance Armour Day School provides professionally trained teachers on the premises at all times
from 6:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. The school provides age appropriate educational
programs for all children including but not limited to art, music, and language arts. The school has
an established “Preschool Science and Math Lab” as an enhancement to the regular curriculum.
Enrollment is limited for children four months to five years. Please call the school for a waiting list
application, current fee schedules and general information.
LADS also provides before and after school care and summer camp for grammar school children.
Additional program information is available at the school. Feel free to call 312-942-6501 anytime for
information. Scheduled tours of the facilities are only available by appointment. Brochures are also
available upon request.

Copy Machines
   •    Photocopy machines are located in the Library (5th & 7th floors, Armour Academic
        Center) and the 24-hour Student Lounge (Suite 992, Armour Academic Center)
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Food and Nutrition
Au Bon Pain                                                                                 312-942-5696
4th Floor, Atrium Court
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Au Bon Pain serves soups, sandwiches, salads, hot and cold beverages, and bakery items. Au Bon
Pain also offers bakery items at 50% between 10:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m., Monday–Friday. Additionally,
everything is 25% off between the hours of 11:00 p.m.–5:00 a.m., Monday–Friday for Rush employees
and students.

Cafeteria                                                                                   312-942-9018
2nd Floor, Armour Academic Center
Hours: 6:30a.m.–3:30p.m., Monday–Friday

The cafeteria offers a wide variety of hot and cold menu items including full meals, snacks and
refreshments.

In A Rush (Coffee Bar)
2nd Floor, Armour Academic Center
Hours: 6:30a.m.–4:30p.m., Monday–Friday

The Rush coffee bar is also located in the cafeteria where you can purchase hot beverages, smoothies,
and light fair.

Café 7                                                                                       312-947-7743
7th Floor, Tower
6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Café 7 is open to employees and students who have badge access in the Tower. It offers entrées,
sandwiches, soup, pizza, salads, bakery items, and specialty coffee and smoothie drinks daily.

Remedies                                                                                    312-942-9014
1st Floor, Jelke Building
6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

Rush Remedies serves entrées, hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, soup, salads, sandwiches, bakery items, and
specialty coffee and smoothie drinks daily.
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Gift Shops
The Atrium Gift Shop
Fourth floor, Atrium                                                                           312-942-4244
8:00a.m.–5:30p.m. Monday – Friday
10:00a.m.–4:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The Tower Gift Shop
Fourth floor, Tower                                                                             312-947-0497
8:00a.m.–5:30p.m. Monday – Friday
10:00a.m.–4:00p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Both gift shops provide a wide selection of gift items as well as apparel and accessories, magazines,
toiletries, candy, soft drinks, Rush logo wear, greeting cards and flowers.

ID Cards
Office of the Registrar                                                                         312-942-5681
Suite 440, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
registrars_office@rush.edu

Rush students are required to wear their student ID card in an easily visible and professional location
while on campus. Students not wearing a valid student ID card could be asked to leave the University
or Medical Center and related clinical sites. A valid student ID card is needed to use the library,
laboratories, bookstore, student lounge, and is required for admission to some university events.
If the student ID card is lost, please inform the Registrar as soon as possible to receive a replacement.
There is a $10 fee for a replacement card. If, however, the ID card was damaged or stolen there will be
no replacement fee if either the damaged ID card or a copy of the police report is received by the Office
of the Registrar. A student who forgets his or her ID card can come to the Office of the Registrar for a
one-day ID card.
The identification card is only valid while the student is enrolled and is immediately deactivated when
a student withdraws, is dismissed, or graduates from Rush University. Any alteration of the student
identification card is grounds for dismissal from Rush University. The card is the property of Rush
University and students are required to return the card to the Office of the Registrar at the time they
graduate, withdraw or otherwise permanently leave the University.




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Lockers
Office of Student Life                                                                        312-942-6302
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
student_life@rush.edu

Lockers will be assigned at orientation, based on availability. Students are assigned this locker until
graduation. Rush University assumes no responsibility for the loss of personal property from lockers. If
any difficulties with a locker arise, contact the Office of Student Life.

Lost and Found
Lauris Freidenfelds                                                                          312-942-5678
Director of Security
Lower Level One, Tower
1620 West Harrison Street
24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week
https://iris.rush.edu/security

Parking
Ken Shmoel                                                                                   312-942-6594
Manager
Parking Garage Office
1641 West Harrison (1st Floor, North of exit booths)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday

The following parking facilities are available to Rush University students. Rates are for students as
of April 2012 and do not include a $30 AVIT deposit. The monthly AVIT may be obtained from the
Parking Garage Office. A valid Rush University student I.D. card must be presented to obtain an AVIT.
   •     Main parking garage at 1641 West Harrison (entrance on Flournoy Street), $40 per month
   •     Student and staff parking garage at 711 S. Paulina (entrance on Paulina), $40 per month
   •     Ogden-Wood surface lot (entrance on Wood Street), $25 per month; students registered for
         parking at the Ogden-Wood lot may park in the Harrison St. Parking Garage between 2:00
         p.m. and 5:00 a.m. on weekdays and anytime on weekends and holidays.
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Media Services
Bill Richert                                                                                 312-942-5187
Manager
Suite 425, Armour Academic Center
8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
media_services@rush.edu

Media services provides:
  •     Full-service video production, including scripting, shooting and editing
  •     Computer projection, video programs, slide presentations, video and audio tape duplication,
        conference support and video conferencing
  •     CD-ROM and DVD burning from various sources

Photography
Bill Richert                                                                                 312-942-8278
Manager, Rush Photo Group
Suite 121, Professional Building
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

Rush Photo Group offers:
   • Passport-sized pictures
   • Posters and digital prints
   • Digital portraits (may be used for state and national boards)

Walk-in hours are available. The turnaround time is approximately 48 hours. Please contact for pricing.

Recreation
Office of Student Life                                                                       312-942-6302
Suite 984, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
student_life@rush.edu

Rush University students have the opportunity to utilize several recreation options in the area.
   •    Employee Wellness sponsors group fitness, pilates and yoga classes. For a class schedule, fees
        and other information call 312-942-5878 or visit the Medical Center intranet at iris.rush.
        edu/wellness from any on-campus computer



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   •     The Union Station Fitness Formula (FFC) is located at 444 W Jackson Blvd. An affiliate of
         Rush University Medical Center, it offers reduced membership rates for students with Rush
         ID (312-627-0444)
   •     The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Student Sports and Fitness Center is located at
         828 South Wolcott, lower level (312-413-5260), and Rush University students are eligible
         to purchase memberships
Students who purchase memberships at FFC or UIC may bring receipts to the Office of Student Life to
receive a partial refund.

Security
Lauris Freidenfelds                                                                           312-942-5678
Director
Lower Level One, Tower
1620 West Harrison Street
https://iris.rush.edu/security

Please recognize the important role of security. Your full cooperation with security personnel is essential
to everyone’s security and safety. The security communications center should be contacted immediately
upon observance or discovery of suspected theft, disturbance, or any other security-related problems
within Rush University Medical Center, or Center Court Gardens.
Rush University Medical Center is patrolled both internally and externally 24 hours-a-day and provides:
   •     Protection of the University, Medical Center and Center Court Gardens
   •     Courtesy Shuttle within RUMC, to parking facilities and CTA stops
   •     Walking escorts
Important Security Tips:
   •     Call security prior to calling 911 so that security can coordinate with City of Chicago
         emergency response
   •     Review the safety recommendations and guidelines offered online
   •     Include the Security phone number under ICE (In case of Emergency) in your cell phone
   •     If you carry any package from RUMC property, please obtain a note of authorization from
         your instructor or department head; all such items are subject to inspection
RUAlert Emergency Communication System
   •     Real-time text, telephone and/or email alerts
   •     All students should enroll in the system and select the means by which they wish to be
         notified
   •     To enroll, please click on the RUAlert link on the portal home page
   •     For any questions regarding RUAlert contact 312-942-6394
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Student Lounge
Suite 992, Armour Academic Center                                                         312-942-6302
24-hour ID-card Access

The Student Lounge is equipped with couches, a wide screen television, tables and chairs, an email
work station, a copy machine and kitchen complete with stove, refrigerator, and microwave ovens.
The Student Lounge can be reserved for special events and small group activities. All students are
encouraged to use the facilities of the lounge. Students may enter the lounge using their ID-card
afterhours via the west corridor of Suite 984.

Quick Copy Center
Chris Kanakis                                                                             312-942-6697
Assistant Director
Suite 780, Armour Academic Center
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday

The Quick Copy Center provides:
   •   Duplication services in any quantity
   •   Binding, sorting and collating

Telephones
Pay phones are located near the Security Desk on the first floor of Jelke Lobby, the Atrium Lobby, the
Lobby of the Professional Building, and on the 4th level of Armour Academic Center. House phones are
found throughout Rush University Medical Center and may be used by dialing the last five digits of a
Rush number.

Vending
7th and 9th Floors, Armour Academic Center
Sub-basement, Professional Building
1st Floor, Cohn Research Building

Should you lose money in any of the four vending machine areas, please contact the Office of Student
Life at 312-942-6302.




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Absences
Students are expected to be in all lecture, seminar, laboratory and clinical practice periods and are fully
responsible for all content presented in them. When illness or special circumstances prevent attendance,
students should contact the instructor prior to the class meeting time to plan for meeting objectives on
an individual basis. Specific questions regarding attendance should be directed to the individual course
instructor.

Academic Appeals
A student who wishes to appeal an academic decision should review and follow his or her program’s or
college’s specific academic appeal process as outlined in the Rush University Catalog or in the program’s
or college’s student handbook. Academic appeals will not be considered after the time frame as stated by
the program or college.

Alarms
There are many fire, safety, and security alarms installed throughout Rush University Medical Center. These
alarms are designed for your protection and that of Rush University and Rush University Medical Center
property. Students knowingly setting off false alarms will be subject to disciplinary action by the University.
Fire safety is of paramount importance to everyone at Rush University Medical Center. In order to adequately
safeguard lives, all fire alarms are presumed to be real. Once an alarm sounds, it is your responsibility to
evacuate the building via the closest stairwells and proceed to a designated location. Rush University is
not responsible for any damage to personal property or injuries obtained if you choose not to evacuate.


Alcohol Policy
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted for student sponsored events in Armour Academic Center. Any
unauthorized alcoholic beverages will initiate a security report. Direct questions concerning this policy
can be directed to the Office of the Associate Provost of Student Affairs, 312-942-2819.

Bicycles
Students who commute to Rush by bicycle may safely store their bikes in a secure bike room, located in
the main parking garage (1641 W. Harrison). A $25 deposit is required for a key to the bike room, however,
no additional monthly fee is charged. Students who are interested should contact the parking office at
312-942-6594 for detailed information. Additionally, bicycle racks have been provided for use on the south
side of the Professional Building. The City of Chicago has also installed u-shaped racks along Paulina Street
in front of the Armour Academic Center. Bikes are not to be brought into the hospital or the Armour
Academic Center.


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Dress Code
All Rush University students are required to dress professionally and appropriately when in clinical areas
at Rush and at off site locations.
Third and fourth year medical students should wear white clinical jackets during their clinical rotations.
First and second year medical students should wear white clinical jackets during preceptorship.
The Rush University College of Nursing adopted a uniform for prelicensure students in the Fall of 1990.
For specifics regarding this uniform, students should consult their Program Director.
Street clothes with or without a lab coat are worn for some clinical experiences. The lab coat when worn
must be marked with the appropriate identifying patch. Many students in the College of Health Sciences
and the Graduate College are required to wear lab coats in clinical areas. Identification cards should be
worn by students at all times.


Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
Privacy and Confidentiality of Student Records and FERPA
Rush University takes seriously its commitment to protect the privacy of our students and their education
records. In addition to upholding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), Rush
University has taken further steps to protect a person’s privacy by extending similar benefits afforded to
enrolled students under FERPA to individuals who are applying for admission. In addition, Rush has extended
the period of time under which deceased students’ education records can be released. The Office of the
Registrar is the compliance office for FERPA for Rush University. Additional information is available in
the Rush University Catalog or by calling the Office of the Registrar at 312-942-5681.

Family Educational and Rights Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)
FERPA is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of students’ education records. Education records
include any information or documentation that is recorded in any way, including records produced by
handwriting, computer, e-mail, audio, and video, among others. Educational records contain information
directly related to a student, and are maintained by Rush University or any party acting on its behalf.
FERPA protects the privacy of students’ education records by setting forth strict instructions and limitations
governing the release of information about students. Although FERPA contains exceptions for the release
of “directory information” without a student’s prior written consent, students have the right to request that
even such directory information be withheld from disclosure to third parties.
Given the restrictions of FERPA, faculty and staff should assume that all students must provide written
consent that follows the format specified in FERPA before any education records may be released to anyone
other than the student. Information cannot be released to any third party, including the students’ parents,
relatives, and friends. Particularly sensitive information includes students’ social security numbers, race or
ethnicity, gender, nationality, academic performance, disciplinary records, and grades.
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Annual Notification of Student Rights under FERPA
FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:
    1.   The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the
         University receives a request for access.
         A student should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other
         appropriate official, a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect.
         The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and
         place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University
         official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct
         official to whom the request should be addressed.

    2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes
       are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under
       FERPA.
         A student who wishes to ask the University to amend a record should write the University official
         responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and
         specify why it should be changed. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested
         by the student, the University will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s
         right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the
         hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

    3. The right to provide written consent before the University discloses personally identifiable
       information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes
       disclosure without consent.
         The University discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the
         FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school
         official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or
         research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff);
         a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service
         instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent);
         a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as
         a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or
         her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an
         education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the University.

    4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures
       by Rush University to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
         The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:


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             Family Policy Compliance Office
             U.S. Department of Education
             400 Maryland Avenue, SW
             Washington, DC 20202-5901

Directory Information
Certain information classified by Rush University as “directory information” may be disclosed to the public
without obtaining the student’s permission. The items classified as directory information include:
    student’s full name
    local and permanent addresses
    local and permanent phone numbers
    pager number
    Rush e-mail address
    date and place of birth
    photograph or other electronic images*
    major and minor field(s) of study including the college, division, department or program in which the
    student is enrolled and the student’s classification (e.g. junior, senior, etc.) or by number referring to such
    Rush Medical College postgraduate appointment (program/institution/state)
    dates of attendance and graduation, and degrees received
    honors and awards received
    previous colleges/universities attended
    degrees earned at previous colleges/universities

 * Rush University records both visually and audibly many campus events and daily activities such as
   classes, commencement, convocations, student events, and other public occasions. These images, as
   well as other information about students, are published (e.g. print media; Rush Web site) regularly as
   part of the University’s coverage of campus life and portrayal of the University to a variety of audiences.
   The University’s policy is to restrict the use of any photograph/electronic image to the representation,
   marketing, or promotion of Rush activities only.
Students may restrict the release of any item of information considered directory information by completing
and submitting the Directory Information Restrictions form available in the Office of the Registrar (or online
at: http://www.rushu.rush.edu/registrar/forms.html). The decision to restrict directory information will
apply to all requests for directory information from within and outside the University community, including
prospective employers. These restrictions will remain in effect until the student informs the Office of the
Registrar in writing to remove the restrictions.
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Financial Appeals
If a student has a concern about his or her financial account and he or she wishes to appeal the financial
decision, the student must file a written appeal with the Office of Financial Affairs within two terms from
the term in question for the appeal to be considered. The Office of Financial Affairs will investigate the
situation and will consult with other offices including the Office of the Registrar, the Office of Student
Financial Aid, and the student’s program, as needed. A decision will be rendered within one month from
the time the appeal was received, and the student will be notified in writing. If the decision is not in the
favor of the student, the student may file a written appeal with the Office of the Associate Provost, Student
Affairs. The decision of the Associate Provost, Student Affairs is final.

Harassment Policies and Procedures
The Policies and Procedures on Sexual and Other Harassment for the University and Medical Center are
intended to increase the awareness of Rush’s longstanding commitment to preventing harassment and to
focus on the internal resolution of any complaints. Under these policies and procedures, the more familiar
category of sexual harassment as well as harassment related to age, ancestry, color, disability as defined by
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, gender, gender
identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual
orientation, veteran’s status or any other category protected by federal or state law, is prohibited and will
not be tolerated.
The provisions include protections for and prohibit retaliation against an individual making a complaint
or supplying information about a complaint. They also incorporate protections for a person who considers
himself or herself accused in bad faith. Inquiries or complaints of harassment from students, residents,
or faculty members will be handled through the Office for Equal Opportunity, at 312-942-7094, or the
Rush Hotline (877-RUSH-009). The Policies and Procedures are available from the Office for Equal
Opportunity, 128 Professional Building, or on the Rush University Internet under the Office for Equal
Opportunity.
To view the Policies and Procedures on Sexual and Other Harassment in full, please visit http://www.rush.
edu/Rush_Document/PolicyProceduresSexualAndOtherHarassment.pdf.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
See Privacy and Security

iCare iConnect Values for Students
   •     Scan the environment for opportunities to help — If you see a person managing their wheelchair,
         fumbling with the elevator buttons, etc. volunteer to help them.



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   •     Be familiar with the Rush campus and locations of Guest Relations/Information Desk Staff — 4th
         Floor: Professional Building, Atrium building (connecting the Parking Garage, New Tower and
         the Atrium building), Armour Academic Center(connecting the garage), New Tower; Ground
         Level, New tower and Professional Building.
   •     Initiate greeting and offer assistance — Smile, offer help if needed.
   •     Let patients go first through doors, hallways and elevators — Be courteous to others, and remember
         that they cannot always tell the difference between a student and an employee.
   •     Be aware of backpacks and other bulky possessions, especially in elevators and public spaces — Be
         careful not to push or brush patients with your backpacks or possessions.
   •     Assist and accommodate with special needs — Remember you are representing Rush!
   •     Use professional language, tone and volume in public areas — You never know who might be
         around.
   •     Protect privacy and confidentiality, especially in public areas — Remember that examples from class
         may be real cases, or similar to what a patient or family member is going through.
   •     Demonstrate active listening — e.g. Eye contact, Head nod, Paraphrase to confirm understanding.
   •    Refrain from eating, drinking, or gum-chewing in public areas (non-food service areas), except for the
        Armour Academic Center.


Inappropriate Degree Usage
A student should not refer to him/herself as having earned a specific degree until all degree requirements
have been successfully completed, all requirements for graduation have been met including submission of
the Degree Approval form to the Office of the Registrar, and the official date of graduation for a particular
quarter has been reached. A student who disregards this policy will be referred to the committee that
addresses professional ethics violations for that student’s program or college.

Leave of Absence
After matriculation to Rush University a student may not arbitrarily cease registration without notice. All
students are required to maintain continuous enrollment or risk administrative withdrawal after one quarter
due to unexplained non-registration.
A leave of absence (LOA) is defined as a temporary suspension of studies for which an approved time limit
has been set and a specific date of return established. Leaves of absence are approved and granted at the
discretion of the student’s college. The procedure for petitioning for a leave of absence requires the student
to complete the Petition for Leave of Absence form and obtain all appropriate signatures. The completion
of the Petition for Leave of Absence makes the student eligible for a leave that is granted by the college.
It is the student’s responsibility to communicate directly with his or her college regarding the disposition
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of the request for the leave. Typically, a petition for a leave of absence will only be accepted through the
first week of the quarter for which the leave is desired. The clearance procedure assures that students do
not obligate themselves for additional tuition, financial aid, and insurance. Insurance may be continued
under certain conditions. Failure to complete the Petition for Leave of Absence form will make the student
ineligible for any refunds and obligate him or her for the full quarter’s insurance charges. The date that the
leave of absence form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar is the date that will be used in processing
the form unless otherwise noted in writing by the program director.
Students may obtain the Petition for Leave of Absence form from the Office of the Registrar or online
at: www.rushu.rush.edu/registrar/forms.html. Additional information regarding the leave of absence
process is available at www.rushu.rush.edu/catalog/acadresources/loa.html.

Medical Center Property
It is a policy of Rush University Medical Center that supplies are not for personal use regardless of how minor
the item or insignificant the value. If a student receives permission from a course director or instructor to
remove any item from the premises, the student must secure a written pass from that person to accompany
the item when taking it from Rush University Medical Center. Occasionally, a Security Officer may ask
to inspect a briefcase, bag, etc. in an effort to control the loss of Rush University Medical Center property.
I.D. cards may also be checked at this time.

Privacy and Security
There are several federal and state regulations that establish requirements for the protection of privacy
and security of patient information. Many of our privacy and security requirements originate from the
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology
for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). These laws have established the framework for “covered
entities”, such as RUMC, that governs the processing, storage, use, and release of the “protected health
information” of our patients.
There are expectations made for all of us in terms of the patient information that we encounter. Some of
these expectations include that you:
    Use or disclose PHI only for its intended purposes and limit to what is “minimum necessary”
    Provide notice of any known or suspected breaches of information;
    Exercise reasonable caution to protect PHI under your control;
    Understand and follow RUMC Privacy and Security policies;
    Try to remedy any Privacy or Security problems; discuss the issue with your Supervisor/Manager; report
    issues to the Privacy and Security Office at 312-942-4416.



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Rules for Governance
(TAKEN FROM “RULES FOR GOVERNANCE” RUSH UNIVERSITY)

Article III
Student Affairs
Section 1. Students
        a) This Article and Article IV and their Sections apply to all Rush University students of all
             Colleges.
        b) There shall be two categories of students in Rush University: those enrolled and registered for
             Rush degrees (Regular Students) and those enrolled for studies which do not lead to a degree
             (Students at large).
        c) Only Regular Students have the right to vote in student affairs. Only students in good standing
             are eligible to hold office, serve on committees, or otherwise vote in plenary affairs of the
             students or faculties.
        d) The process for determining academic status and grounds for dismissal shall be made known in
             writing to the students. Each College shall establish an appeal mechanism for student-related
             grievances. The determination of the status of a student in a College shall be made by the
             Dean of the College with the advice of the appropriate committee within each College.
        e) A degree candidate who holds a Faculty appointment shall participate in academic matters as
             a Faculty member and not as a student. Without a Faculty appointment, the student is either
             a Regular or Student at large, depending upon the student’s registration.

Student Representation
Section 2. Student Representation
        a) Student representative government may be organized for the student body of each College. Such
             a representative body shall be organized in a manner so as to provide appropriate representation
             for all students in that student body.
        b) The members of such a student representative body shall serve as the designated representatives
             for the students in matters between the student bodies, faculties and administrative officers of
             the College and University.
        c) A Rush University Student Senate may be organized and, if so, should be constituted equally
             from among the students of each College. If a College has an established student representative
             body, its delegates to such a council shall be the Chairperson and members of the body. If
             no such student representative body exists, delegates to such a council shall be selected by a
             student body in such a manner as to provide appropriate representation for all students in that
             student body. A council shall elect its own Chairperson annually.
        d) The members of a Rush University Senate Council shall serve as the designated representatives
             for all students in matters among student bodies, faculties and administrative officers of the
             University.
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Article IV
Privileges and Responsibilities of the Faculty and Students
Section 1. Privileges and Responsibilities
        a) It is the policy of the University to maintain and encourage full freedom within the law for
            inquiry, discourse, teaching, research and publication, and to protect the Faculty and students
            against influences that would restrict the exercise of these freedoms.
        b) Faculty and students of the University who express public opinions on public issues must
            clearly represent themselves and not the University in whole or in part, unless that opinion
            has been authorized by the President or the Provost.
        c) Although the administrative processes and activities of the University cannot be regarded as
            ends in themselves, such functions are vital to the orderly pursuit of the work of all members of
            the University community. Willful and persistent interference with members of the University
            community in the performance of their normal duties and activities must be regarded as
            unacceptable obstruction of the essential processes of the University.

School Closing
Rush University will remain open except in the most unusual weather circumstances or other emergencies.
In all cases, faculty and students involved in providing direct patient care are expected to make every
reasonable effort to be on campus. Purely didactic classes may not be held on certain days when traveling
is judged to be exceptionally hazardous or difficult. You should know that Rush University will close only
when conditions are exceptionally hazardous or difficult, which occurs very rarely. Rush University has
never yet cancelled classes due to weather conditions.
Questions may be directed to the Office of Student Life at 942-6302.
Radio stations WGN (720), WBBM (780), FM Station 94.7, and television stations CBS (Channel 2), NBC
(Channel 5), ABC (Channel 7), WGN (Channel 9), FOX (Channel 32) and CLTV will be contacted to
announce authorized school closings. The telephone operators at Rush University Medical Center will also
be notified. PLEASE DO NOT CALL OTHER UNIVERSITY OFFICES OR PERSONNEL.

Smoking
See TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS

Student Complaints
Rush University is committed to providing responsive and individualized academic and personal support
to all students as it pertains to their success at Rush University. However, should a student wish to file a
complaint, he or she may do so as outlined by the following process:
    Students wishing to file a complaint pertaining to their particular area of study, College, or program
    should follow protocol as outline by the Dean of the College.

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    Students wishing to file a complaint outside their academic discipline should contact the Associate
    Provost of Student Affairs at 942-2819 who will work with the student to appropriately direct and
    manage the concern.

Student Governance — University Level
Within Rush University, each college has its own policies and procedures. Students are encouraged to read
them. All colleges have made special provisions for including students on many committees as full voting
members. If students are interested in serving on a committee within a specific college, they should check
with the appropriate student leader within the specific college or the Office of Student Life. Only students
who are enrolled and registered for Rush University degrees (undergraduate or graduate) have the right to
vote in student affairs. Students must also be in good academic standing to hold office or vote in plenary
affairs of the students or faculties.
A student representative government may be organized in each college, as outlined in Article III, Section 2 of
the Rush University Rules for Governance. It must be organized in such a manner as to provide appropriate
representation for all students. The members of these groups serve as the designated representatives for
students in matters between the student bodies, faculties, and administrative officers of the colleges.

Student Health
A faculty member may require a student to seek medical attention at any time that a student’s health appears
in question. Students must comply with all health requirements of the hospital or health care facility to
which he or she is assigned. Please see information on Student Health Insurance.

Students with Disabilities
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
representative of the national population, including students with disabilities. In addition, Rush University
wishes to insure that access to its facilities, programs and services are available to students with disabilities.
The University provides reasonable accommodations to all students on a nondiscriminatory basis
consistent with legal requirements as outlines in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to an
instructional activity, facility, program or service that enables a qualified student with a disability to have
an equal opportunity. 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. Both the ADA and Section 504
define disability as (a) a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life
activities of such individual; (b) a record of such impairment; or (c) being regarded as having such condition.
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Rush University Student Disability Assessment Team (RUSDAT)

      Rush Medical College                    College of Nursing              College of Health Sciences
        Robert Levin, PhD            Sara Ailey, PhD, RN PHCNS-BC             Joanne Schupbach, MS, MA
           312-942-6779                          312-942-3383                         312-942-3676
      Robert_Levin@rush.edu              Sarah_H_Ailey@rush.edu             Joanne_E_Schupbach@rush.edu



                             Graduate College                        Ex-officio
                          James M. Williams, PhD                   Gayle Ward, JD
                               312-942-3598                         312-942-2819
                      James_M_Williams@rush.edu                 Gayle_Ward@rush.edu


Further information can be found at:
http://www.rushu.rush.edu/catalog/aboutrush/disabilityrights.html


Tobacco-Free Campus
For the health of our entire community, Rush University Medical Center became a tobacco-free campus
on November 20, 2008. This means that all outdoor areas throughout the campus are tobacco free. Please
refer to the map on the following page for specific community boundaries. If you are interested in more
information on quitting smoking, please contact the Illinois Tobacco Quit Line at http://www.quityes.
org (866) QUIT-YES.




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Chicago is a city full of things to do and sights to see. Announcements of special and ongoing events are listed
in the Friday and Weekend editions of the Chicago Sun–Times, Chicago Tribune and The Reader. You can
also call the Chicago Tourism Bureau, 312-567-8500 for more detailed information. Many web sites serve as a
great source of information about Chicago, such as:
      Chicago Tribune                        www.metromix.com
      Chicago Reader                         www.chicagoreader.com
      Chicago Sun–Times                      www.suntimes.com
      Yahoo! Chicago                         www.yahoo.com
      Chicago Tourism Bureau                 www.choosechicago.com
      Mayor’s Office                          www.ci.chi.il.us/Mayor
Listed below are some suggestions for things to do in the city. Contact the Office of Student Life at
student_life@rush.edu or 942-6302 for assistance.
(Note: Prices and times are as of Spring 2012. Please contact the institution or visit their website for updated
price information and other ticketing options).


MUSEUMS
Adler Planetarium                                                                                 312-922-7827
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
www.adlerplanetarium.org
                                                      Hours
Monday–Friday                                         10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday                                   10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Adler After Dark (third Thursday of the month)         6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Prices (Check website for discount days)          (General Public)      (Chicago Residents)
Senior                                                $10.00                   $8.00
Adults                                                $12.00                  $10.00
Children (3–11)                                        $8.00                   $5.00

Art Institute of Chicago                                                                         312-443-3600
111 South Michigan Avenue
www.artic.edu
                                                      Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday                   10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday                                              10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday                                   10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                      Prices
Adults                                                $18.00
Children/Students/Seniors                             $12.00
Thursday evenings from 5–8pm                          Free
Children under 14 years old                           Free

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Field Museum of Natural History                                                                 312-922-9410
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
www.fieldmuseum.org
                                                       Hours
Daily                                                  9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Prices                                                 General Admission*
Adults                                                 $15.00
Seniors/Students                                       $12.00
Children                                               $10.00
*Chicago residents get $2 discount at Museum admission desk with proof of residency.

Museum of Contemporary Art                                                                      312-280-2660
220 East Chicago Avenue
www.mcachicago.org
                                                       Hours
Tuesday                                                10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday–Sunday                                       10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                       Suggested Donations
Adults                                                 $12.00
Seniors/Students                                        $7.00
Children                                               Free
Tuesdays                                               Free (for IL residents)

Museum of Science and Industry                                                                  312-684-1414
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
www.msichicago.org
                                                       Hours
Sunday–Saturday                                        9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Prices (see website for “Free Day” schedule)      (General Public)        (Chicago Residents)
Adults                                                $15.00                   $13.00
Seniors                                               $14.00                   $12.00
Children                                              $10.00                    $9.00

John G. Shedd Aquarium                                                                          312-939-2438
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
www.sheddaquarium.org
                                                       Hours
Summer (Memorial Day–Labor Day)                        9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Weekdays (Labor Day–Memorial Day)                      9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends (Labor Day–Memorial Day)                      9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price options available at www.sheddaquarium.org/ticketprices
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International Museum of Surgical Science                                                 312-642-6502
1524 North Lake Shore Drive
www.imss.org
                                                    Hours
Monday                                              CLOSED
Tuesday-Friday                                      10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday                                     10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
                                                    Prices
Adults                                              $10.00
Seniors/Students                                     $6.00


ZOOS
Lincoln Park Zoo                                                                         312- 742-2000
2200 North Lincoln Park
www.lpzoo.com
General Hours:                Grounds 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Winter Hours:                 November 1 – March 31
                              Grounds close at 4:30 p.m.

Summer Weekends:              Memorial Day–Labor Day (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
                              Grounds open until 7 p.m.

                                                    Prices
Admission                                           Free
Parking                       0–30 minutes          Free
                              30+ minutes           $20 flat rate


Brookfield Zoo                                                                            708- 485-0263
1st Avenue and 31st Street
Brookfield, Illinois
www.brookfieldzoo.org
                                                    Hours
Daily                                               10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                    Admission
Adults                                              $15.00
Seniors                                             $10.50
Children (3–11)                                     $10.50
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays                     Free
(Between January 1st & February 28th)
Parking                                             $10.00

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SPORTS
Baseball                  Hockey
Chicago Cubs              Chicago Blackhawks
Wrigley Field             United Center
Clark & Addison Streets   1901 West Madison
773-404-2827              312-455-7000
www.cubs.com              www.chicagoblackhawks.com

Chicago White Sox         Chicago Wolves
U.S. Cellular Field       All State Arena
333 West 35th Place       6920 Mannheim Road
312-674-1000              1-800-THE-WOLVES
www.whitesox.com          www.chicagowolves.com

Football                  Basketball
Chicago Bears             Chicago Bulls
Soldier Field             United Center
1410 South Museum         1901 West Madison Street
Campus Drive              312-455-4000
312-235-7700              www.bulls.com
www.chicagobears.com

Soccer                    Arena Football
Chicago Fire              Chicago Rush
Toyota Park               AllState Arena
71st and Harlem           6920 Mannheim Road
1-888-MLS-FIRE            847-882-9400
www.chicago-fire.com       www.arenarush.com
    Chicago Information                                                                                      83

THEATERS
Auditorium Theater                                      Lyric Opera
50 East Congress Parkway                                Civic Opera House
312-922-2110                                            20 North Wacker Drive
www.auditoriumtheatre.org                               312-332-2244
                                                        www.lyricopera.com

Cadillac Theater                                        Oriental Theater
151 West Randolph                                       Ford Center for the Performing Arts
312-977-1700                                            24 West Randolph
www.broadwayinchicago.com                               312-902-1400
                                                        www.broadwayinchicago.com

Chicago Symphony Orchestra                              Shubert Theater
Symphony Center                                         22 West Monroe
220 South Michigan Avenue                               312-977-1700
312-294-3000                                            www.broadwayinchicago.com
www.cso.org

Goodman Theater                                         Steppenwolf Theater
170 North Dearborn                                      1650 North Halsted
312-443-3800                                            312-335-1650
www.goodman-theatre.org                                 www.steppenwolf.org

Hot Tix
Locations:
72 East Randolph and 163 East Pearson
www.hottix.org
                                                        Hours
Tuesday thru Saturday                                   10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Sunday                                                  11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Same-day, half-price tickets for about 125 theatres are sold through the League of Chicago Theatres’ Hot Tix program
Tuesday through Thursday and on Sunday; on Friday, tickets for weekend and Monday shows become available (they
become available at 5:00 p.m. Thursday at the State Street location). Because the selection changes continuously, a
personal visit to a Hot Tix location or a log on to www.hottix.org (the Web site is updated Tuesday through Friday
at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.) is required to determine what is available. No tickets are sold by phone. Credit cards
are accepted everywhere. Also located at: 163 E. Pearson St. (the Chicago Waterworks Visitor Center); North Shore
Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 N. Skokie Blvd., in Skokie; 72 E. Randolph (the Chicago Tourism Center).




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KRAFT GREAT KIDS MUSEUM PASSES
Chicago Public Libraries (across Chicago)

http://www.chipublib.org/eventsprog/programs/kids/grkids_museumpass.php

Museum passes can be checked out at Chicago Public Libraries by Chicago Public Library members for a maximum
period of one week. Only one pass may be checked out at a time per household. There are a limited number of
passes available per library branch.

Museum Passes Available For:
    •    Adler Planetarium
    •    Brookfield Zoo
    •    Chicago Art Institute
    •    Chicago Botanical Gardens
    •    Chicago Children’s Museum
    •    Chicago History Museum
    •    DuSable Museum
    •    Field Museum
    •    Lincoln Park Zoo (discount on food)
    •    Museum of Contemporary Art
    •    Museum of Science and Industry
    •    National Museum of Mexican Art
    •    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    •    Shedd Aquarium



DINING
Yes, there is food beyond Taylor Street. Chicago is loaded with great and diverse restaurants. You can find literally
any type of food you desire in the city. Looking for upscale Thai, bargain Italian, or just a good burger? Then check
the following resources for complete dining information covering Chicago and the suburbs:
www.zagat.com
www.metromix.com/dining
www.chireader.com/dining
Feel free to contact the Office of Student Life for more information, suggestions, and/or directions at 942-6302.
    Chicago Information                                                                                     85

Chicago Map
There is a basic pattern to the street numbers in Chicago beginning in the Loop at the intersection of State Street
(which runs north-south) and Madison Street (which runs east-west). The diagram below illustrates this principle.
There are generally 100 numbers in a block, so you can roughly estimate that a place at 200 South Dearborn is two
blocks south of Madison; a place at 444 West Monroe would be four blocks west of State Street. 800 numbers cover
about one mile; the distance between 100 North Michigan and 900 North Michigan Avenue is one mile. Since there
are diagonal streets in Chicago, this rule may not apply.




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Chicago Mini Bus Travel Shuttle Bus Service
Sponsored by Rush University Medical Center as a benefit to students, faculty, and staff who use the commuter
rail lines to get to the Medical Center.

Daily Schedule
Monday through Friday (except holidays)
First bus in the morning leaves Ogilvie Transportation Center at 6:05 a.m. Buses leave every 15 minutes after that
with the last morning run being 9:35 a.m. However, between the hours of 7:20 a.m. and 8:20 a.m., the buses will
run every 10 minutes.
First bus in the afternoon leaves the Medical Center at 3:05 p.m. Buses leave every 15 minutes after that with the
last afternoon/evening run being 6:35 p.m. However, between the hours of 4:20 p.m. and 5:20 p.m., the buses will
run every 10 minutes.

Bus Route
The initial departure point from Rush to the train stations is in front of the Atrium Building at the northwest
corner of Harrison and Paulina. There are pickup stops at the northeast corner of Harrison and Wood, and the
northeast corner of Van Buren and Paulina. The 7:40 and 8:10 a.m. and the 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. trips also stop at
2150 Harrison. The bus proceeds first to Ogilvie Transportation Center and then to Union Station.
For the trips from the train stations to Rush, the bus picks up passengers at the northwest corner of Clinton and
Madison (Ogilvie Transportation Center) and at the southwest corner of Clinton and Adams (Union Station).
The bus proceeds to the Medical Center for passenger drop-off at the Medical Center stops.
Ticket Information
Tickets are sold at the Cashier’s Office, Jelke lobby and must be purchased in books of 20 for $35.00. If you have
questions or comments regarding the service, please contact Peter Gosche at 312- 942-7140 or pgosche@rush.edu.

Times of Departures
   Morning Pickup:       6:05 a.m., 6:20, 6:35, 6:50, 7:05,    Afternoon Pickup: 3:05 p.m., 3:20, 3:35, 3:50,
                         7:20, 7:30, 7:40, 7:50, 8:00, 8:10,                     4:05, 4:20, 4:30, 4:40, 4:50,
                         8:20, 8:35, 8:50, 9:05, 9:20, 9:35.                     5:00, 5:10, 5:20, 5:35, 5:50,
                                                                                 6:05, 6:20, 6:35.

No service will be available on Medical Center recognized holidays. However, since rail lines often modify their
p.m. schedules, the afternoon service will begin one hour earlier (2:05 p.m.) on the day before recognized holidays.

The Medical Center is not responsible for items left or lost on the bus. Please refer calls to Chicago Mini Bus
Travel at (847) 417-1119.
    Chicago Information                                                                                           87

Metra Information                                                                                      312-322-6777
www.metrarail.com
Metra, the commuter rail train, provides transportation services between Chicago and the suburbs on 12 different
lines. The 495-mile Metra system serves 230 stations in the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will, McHenry and
Kane. Trains terminate at Union Station, the Ogilvie Transportation Center (formerly Northwestern Station), the
Randolph Street Station, and the LaSalle Street Station. Complete fare and schedule information is available at
www.metrarail.com.


CTA Information                                                                                       888-968-7282
The “El”
www.transitchicago.com
Below is a list of the CTA Rapid Transit lines and a short explanation of where they run: Train fare is $2.25. A transfer
costs an additional 25 cents. An unlimited-ride, 30-day pass for $86.00 can be purchased at any Currency Exchange,
Jewel and Dominick’s food stores and on the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com. You may also purchase the
Chicago Card/Chicago Plus Card on the internet site. These cards allow you to “touch and go” at any CTA location.
Pink Line (54th/Cermak-Loop) – this train runs elevated from 54th/Cermak through Rush University Medical Center
(Polk stop) around the Loop and then back to 54th/Cermak Avenue.
Blue Line (Forest Park–O’Hare) – this train runs from Forest Park along the Eisenhower Expressway by Rush
University Medical Center (Illinois Medical District Stop). The Racine stop can be used by Center Court residents.
It continues as a subway through the Loop under Monroe & Jackson Streets. The Blue line continues northwest out
the Kennedy Expressway to O’Hare Airport.
Green Line (Harlem/Lake-Ashland/63rd) – this elevated section of the green line runs from West suburban Harlem/
Lake through the loop and back south to Ashland/63rd.
Green Line (Harlem/Lake-Cottage Grove) – this elevated section of the green line runs from West suburban Harlem/
Lake through the loop and back south to Cottage Grove.
Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan) – this train runs north (Howard) and south (Dan Ryan) a few blocks from Lake
Michigan. This train runs as a subway through the loop under State Street and is the closest line to the Magnificent
Mile.
Brown Line (Kimball-Loop) – the brown line runs elevated through the loop and then northwest to Kimball Avenue.
Purple Line (Linden-Howard) The Purple Line beginning at Howard, where the Red Line ends, makes all scheduled
stops north to Wilmette. The Evanston Express runs during peak times elevated through the loop and north to
Belmont, then non-stop express up to Howard (Red Line). The last stop before the express begins is at Belmont.
Orange Line (Midway-Loop) – this train runs elevated through the Loop and then southwest to Midway Airport.
Yellow Line (Howard-Skokie) – the yellow line begins at Howard where the Red Line ends, making all scheduled
stops West to Skokie.


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       8 9 10 11 12 13 14
      15 16 17 18 19 20 21
      22 23 24 25 26 27 28
      29 30 31


  Monday                             30   Tuesday   31   Wednesday   1
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




110
                                                      August
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                       1 2 3 4
                                               5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                              12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                              19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                              26 27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday           2        Friday   3   Saturday                        4
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          5
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                        August
              August
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2012
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          6   Tuesday   7   Wednesday   8
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




112
                                                       September
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday           9        Friday   10   Saturday                        11
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          12
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                         August
              August
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          13   Tuesday   14   Wednesday   15
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




114
                                                       September
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday          16        Friday   17   Saturday                        18
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          19
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                         August
              August
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          20   Tuesday   21   Wednesday   22
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




116
                                                       September
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday          23        Friday   24   Saturday                        25
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          26
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                         August
              August
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          27   Tuesday   28   Wednesday   29
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




118
                                                       September
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday          30        Friday   31   Saturday                        1
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          2
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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September 2012
       Monday        Tuesday          Wednesday       Thursday




  3             4                     5           6




  Labor Day

  10            11                    12          13




  17            18                    19          20




  24            25                    26          27



                Yom Kippur
                (begins at sundown)
120
                                            October                     November
                                   S   M    T   W   T   F   S   S   M   T   W   T   F   S
                                     1 2 3 4 5 6                            1 2 3
                                  7 8 9 10 11 12 13             4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                  14 15 16 17 18 19 20          11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                  21 22 23 24 25 26 27          18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                  28 29 30 31                   25 26 27 28 29 30

     Friday            Saturday            Sunday                       Notes
                   1               2




7                  8               9




14                 15              16



                                  Rosh Hashanah
                                  (begins at sundown)

21                 22              23




28                 29              30



                                  Sukkot
                                  (begins at sundown)

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                                  September
              September
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2012
                        1
       2 3 4 5 6 7 8
       9 10 11 12 13 14 15
      16 17 18 19 20 21 22
      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
      30

  Monday                          3   Tuesday   4   Wednesday   5
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




122
                                                      October
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6
                                               7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                              14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                              21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                              28 29 30 31


 Thursday           6        Friday   7   Saturday                        8
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          9
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                123
                                  September
              September
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
                         1
       2 3 4 5 6 7 8
       9 10 11 12 13 14 15
      16 17 18 19 20 21 22
      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
      30

  Monday                          10   Tuesday   11   Wednesday   12
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




124
                                                       October
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                   1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30 31


 Thursday          13        Friday   14   Saturday                        15
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          16
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                  September
              September
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
                         1
       2 3 4 5 6 7 8
       9 10 11 12 13 14 15
      16 17 18 19 20 21 22
      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
      30

  Monday                          17   Tuesday   18   Wednesday   19
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




126
                                                       October
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                   1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30 31


 Thursday          20        Friday   21   Saturday                        22
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          23
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                  September
              September
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
                         1
       2 3 4 5 6 7 8
       9 10 11 12 13 14 15
      16 17 18 19 20 21 22
      23 24 25 26 27 28 29
      30

  Monday                          24   Tuesday   25   Wednesday   26
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




128
                                                       October
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                   1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30 31


 Thursday          27        Friday   28   Saturday                        29
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          30
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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October 2012
       Monday         Tuesday     Wednesday        Thursday
  1              2               3            4




  8              9               10           11




  Columbus Day

  15             16              17           18




  22             23              24           25




  29             30              31




                                Halloween
130
                                          November                     December
                                  S   M    T   W   T   F   S   S   M   T   W   T   F   S
                                              1 2 3                              1
                                  4 5 6 7 8 9 10                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                  11 12 13 14 15 16 17          9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                  18 19 20 21 22 23 24         16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                  25 26 27 28 29 30            23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                                               30 31
     Friday            Saturday           Sunday                       Notes
5                  6              7




12                 13             14




19                 20             21




26                 27             28




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                                      October
              October
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2012
          1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30 31


  Monday                          1   Tuesday   2   Wednesday   3
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




132
                                                      November
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                          1 2 3
                                               4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                              11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                              18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                              25 26 27 28 29 30


 Thursday           4        Friday   5   Saturday                        6
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          7
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                      October
              October
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2012
          1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30 31


  Monday                          8   Tuesday   9   Wednesday   10
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




134
                                                       November
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                           1 2 3
                                                4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                               11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                               18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                               25 26 27 28 29 30


 Thursday          11        Friday   12   Saturday                        13
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          14
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                       October
              October
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2012
          1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30 31


  Monday                          15   Tuesday   16   Wednesday   17
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




136
                                                       November
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                           1 2 3
                                                4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                               11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                               18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                               25 26 27 28 29 30


 Thursday          18        Friday   19   Saturday                        20
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          21
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                       October
              October
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
          1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30 31


  Monday                          22   Tuesday   23   Wednesday   24
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




138
                                                       November
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                           1 2 3
                                                4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                               11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                               18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                               25 26 27 28 29 30


 Thursday          25        Friday   26   Saturday                        27
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          28
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                       October
              October
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
          1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30 31


  Monday                          29   Tuesday   30   Wednesday   31
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




140
                                                      November
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                          1 2 3
                                               4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                              11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                              18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                              25 26 27 28 29 30


 Thursday           1        Friday   2   Saturday                        3
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          4
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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November 2012
       Monday         Tuesday   Wednesday        Thursday
                                             1




  5              6              7            8




                Election Day

  12             13             14           15




  19             20             21           22




                                            Thanksgiving

  26             27             28           29




142
                                           December                     January
                                   S   M    T   W   T   F   S   S   M   T   W   T   F   S
                                                    1                 1 2 3 4 5
                                   2 3 4 5 6 7 8                6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                   9 10 11 12 13 14 15          13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                  16 17 18 19 20 21 22          20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                  23 24 25 26 27 28 29          27 28 29 30 31
                                  30 31
     Friday            Saturday            Sunday                       Notes
2                  3               4




9                  10              11




                                  Veterans Day

16                 17              18




23                 24              25




30




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                              143
                                  November
              November
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2012
                   1 2 3
       4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      11 12 13 14 15 16 17
      18 19 20 21 22 23 24
      25 26 27 28 29 30


  Monday                          5   Tuesday   6   Wednesday   7
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




144
                                                       December
                                              S    M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                  1
                                               2    3 4 5 6 7 8
                                               9   10 11 12 13 14 15
                                              16   17 18 19 20 21 22
                                              23   24 25 26 27 28 29
                                              30   31

 Thursday           8        Friday   9   Saturday                         10
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                           11
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                  November
              November
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
                   1 2 3
       4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      11 12 13 14 15 16 17
      18 19 20 21 22 23 24
      25 26 27 28 29 30


  Monday                          12   Tuesday   13   Wednesday   14
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




146
                                                        December
                                               S    M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                   1
                                                2    3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9   10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16   17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23   24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30   31

 Thursday          15        Friday   16   Saturday                         17
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                           18
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                  November
              November
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
                   1 2 3
       4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      11 12 13 14 15 16 17
      18 19 20 21 22 23 24
      25 26 27 28 29 30


  Monday                          19   Tuesday   20   Wednesday   21
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




148
                                                        December
                                               S    M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                   1
                                                2    3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9   10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16   17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23   24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30   31

 Thursday          22        Friday   23   Saturday                         24
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                           25
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                  November
              November
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2012
                   1 2 3
       4 5 6 7 8 9 10
      11 12 13 14 15 16 17
      18 19 20 21 22 23 24
      25 26 27 28 29 30


  Monday                          26   Tuesday   27   Wednesday   28
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




150
                                                        December
                                               S    M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                   1
                                                2    3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9   10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16   17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23   24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30   31

 Thursday          29        Friday   30   Saturday                         1
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                           2
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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December 2012
       Monday         Tuesday   Wednesday       Thursday




  3              4              5           6




  10             11             12          13




  17             18             19          20




  24             25             26          27


  31
                Christmas
152
                                                January                     February
                                        S   M   T   W   T   F   S   S   M   T   W   T   F   S
                                              1 2 3 4 5                            1 2
                                        6 7 8 9 10 11 12            3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                        13 14 15 16 17 18 19        10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                        20 21 22 23 24 25 26        17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                        27 28 29 30 31              24 25 26 27 28

     Friday            Saturday              Sunday                         Notes
                   1                    2




7                  8                    9



                  Chanukah
                  (begins at sundown)

14                 15                   16




21                 22                   23




28                 29                   30




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                                   December
               December
      S    M   T   W   T   F   S
                           1
       2
       9
      16
      23
      30
            3 4 5 6 7 8
           10 11 12 13 14 15
           17 18 19 20 21 22
           24 25 26 27 28 29
           31
                                                         2012
  Monday                           3   Tuesday   4   Wednesday   5
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




154
                                                      January
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                    1 2 3 4 5
                                               6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                              13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                              20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                              27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday           6        Friday   7   Saturday                        8
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          9
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                    December
               December
      S    M   T   W   T   F   S
                           1
       2
       9
      16
      23
      30
            3 4 5 6 7 8
           10 11 12 13 14 15
           17 18 19 20 21 22
           24 25 26 27 28 29
           31
                                                           2012
  Monday                           10   Tuesday   11   Wednesday   12
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




156
                                                       January
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                     1 2 3 4 5
                                                6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                               13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                               20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                               27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday          13        Friday   14   Saturday                        15
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          16
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                    December
               December
      S    M   T   W   T   F   S
                           1
       2
       9
      16
      23
      30
            3 4 5 6 7 8
           10 11 12 13 14 15
           17 18 19 20 21 22
           24 25 26 27 28 29
           31
                                                           2012
  Monday                           17   Tuesday   18   Wednesday   19
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




158
                                                       January
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                     1 2 3 4 5
                                                6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                               13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                               20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                               27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday          20        Friday   21   Saturday                        22
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          23
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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                                    December
               December
      S    M   T   W   T   F   S
                           1
       2
       9
      16
      23
      30
            3 4 5 6 7 8
           10 11 12 13 14 15
           17 18 19 20 21 22
           24 25 26 27 28 29
           31
                                                           2012
  Monday                           24   Tuesday   25   Wednesday   26
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




160
                                                       January
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                     1 2 3 4 5
                                                6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                               13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                               20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                               27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday          27        Friday   28   Saturday                        29
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          30
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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January 2013
       Monday                         Tuesday    Wednesday       Thursday
                                 1               2           3




                                New Year’s Day

  7                              8               9           10




  14                             15              16          17




  21                             22              23          24




  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

  28                             29              30          31




162
                                          February                        March
                                  S   M   T   W   T   F   S   S   M   T    W      T   F   S
                                                 1 2                         1 2
                                  3 4 5 6 7 8 9                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                  10 11 12 13 14 15 16        10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                  17 18 19 20 21 22 23        17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                  24 25 26 27 28              24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                                              31
     Friday            Saturday        Sunday                         Notes
4                  5              6




11                 12             13




18                 19             20




25                 26             27




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                                163
                                          January
               December
      S    M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
                           1
       2    3 4 5 6 7 8
       9   10 11 12 13 14 15
      16   17 18 19 20 21 22
      23   24 25 26 27 28 29
      30   31

  Monday                           31   Tuesday   1   Wednesday   2
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




164
                                                      January
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                    1 2 3 4 5
                                               6 7 8 9 10 11 12
                                              13 14 15 16 17 18 19
                                              20 21 22 23 24 25 26
                                              27 28 29 30 31


 Thursday           3        Friday   4   Saturday                        5
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          6
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                165
                                        January
              January
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2013
             1 2 3 4 5
       6 7 8 9 10 11 12
      13 14 15 16 17 18 19
      20 21 22 23 24 25 26
      27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          7   Tuesday   8   Wednesday   9
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




166
                                                       February
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                              1 2
                                                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                               10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                               17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                               24 25 26 27 28


 Thursday          10        Friday   11   Saturday                        12
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          13
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                  167
                                         January
              January
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
             1 2 3 4 5
       6 7 8 9 10 11 12
      13 14 15 16 17 18 19
      20 21 22 23 24 25 26
      27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          14   Tuesday   15   Wednesday   16
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




168
                                                       February
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                              1 2
                                                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                               10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                               17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                               24 25 26 27 28


 Thursday          17        Friday   18   Saturday                        19
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          20
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                  169
                                         January
              January
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
             1 2 3 4 5
       6 7 8 9 10 11 12
      13 14 15 16 17 18 19
      20 21 22 23 24 25 26
      27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          21   Tuesday   22   Wednesday   23
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




170
                                                       February
                                               S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                              1 2
                                                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                               10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                               17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                               24 25 26 27 28


 Thursday          24        Friday   25   Saturday                        26
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                          27
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                  171
                                         January
              January
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
             1 2 3 4 5
       6 7 8 9 10 11 12
      13 14 15 16 17 18 19
      20 21 22 23 24 25 26
      27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                          28   Tuesday   29   Wednesday   30
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




172
                                                      February
                                              S   M   T   W   T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                             1 2
                                               3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                              10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                              17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                              24 25 26 27 28


 Thursday          31        Friday   1   Saturday                        2
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                          3
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                173
February 2013
       Monday            Tuesday   Wednesday       Thursday




  4                 5              6           7




  11                12             13          14




                                               Valentine’s Day

  18                19             20          21




  Presidents’ Day

  25                26             27          28




174
                                               March                           April
                                  S   M    T    W      T   F   S   S   M   T    W      T   F   S
                                                 1 2                  1 2 3 4 5 6
                                   3 4 5 6 7 8 9                   7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                  10 11 12 13 14 15 16             14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                  17 18 19 20 21 22 23             21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                  24 25 26 27 28 29 30             28 29 30
                                  31
     Friday            Saturday           Sunday                           Notes
1                  2              3




8                  9              10




15                 16             17




22                 23             24




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                                     175
                                      February
              February
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                        2013
                      1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28


  Monday                          4   Tuesday   5   Wednesday   6
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




176
                                                          March
                                              S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                             1 2
                                               3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                              10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                              17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                              24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                              31

 Thursday           7        Friday   8   Saturday                             9
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                              10
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                     177
                                       February
              February
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S




                                                          2013
                      1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28


  Monday                          11   Tuesday   12   Wednesday   13
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




178
                                                           March
                                               S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                              1 2
                                                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                               10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                               17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                               24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                               31

 Thursday          14        Friday   15   Saturday                            16
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                              17
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                      179
                                       February
              February
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
                      1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28


  Monday                          18   Tuesday   19   Wednesday   20
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




180
                                                           March
                                               S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                              1 2
                                                3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                               10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                               17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                               24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                               31

 Thursday          21        Friday   22   Saturday                            23
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                              24
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                      181
                                       February
              February
      S   M   T   W   T   F   S



                                                          2013
                      1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28


  Monday                          25   Tuesday   26   Wednesday   27
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




182
                                                          March
                                              S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                             1 2
                                               3 4 5 6 7 8 9
                                              10 11 12 13 14 15 16
                                              17 18 19 20 21 22 23
                                              24 25 26 27 28 29 30
                                              31

 Thursday          28        Friday   1   Saturday                            2
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                              3
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                    183
March 2013
       Monday               Tuesday   Wednesday       Thursday




  4                    5              6           7




  11                   12             13          14




  18                   19             20          21




  25                   26             27          28



 Passover
 (begins at sundown)
184
                                                April                           May
                                   S   M    T    W      T   F   S   S   M   T   W     T   F   S
                                      1 2 3 4 5 6                            1 2 3 4
                                   7 8 9 10 11 12 13                5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                   14 15 16 17 18 19 20             12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                   21 22 23 24 25 26 27             19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                   28 29 30                         26 27 28 29 30 31

     Friday            Saturday            Sunday                           Notes
1                  2               3




8                  9               10




15                 16              17




22                 23              24




                                  Palm Sunday

29                 30              31




                                  Easter
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                                    185
                                               March
                  March
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                            2013
                     1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28 29 30
      31

  Monday                              4   Tuesday   5   Wednesday   6
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




186
                                                          April
                                              S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                 1 2 3 4 5 6
                                               7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                              14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                              21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                              28 29 30



 Thursday           7        Friday   8   Saturday                             9
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                              10
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                     187
                                                March
                  March
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                              2013
                     1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28 29 30
      31

  Monday                              11   Tuesday   12   Wednesday   13
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




188
                                                           April
                                               S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30



 Thursday          14        Friday   15   Saturday                            16
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                              17
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                      189
                                                March
                  March
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                              2013
                     1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28 29 30
      31

  Monday                              18   Tuesday   19   Wednesday   20
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




190
                                                           April
                                               S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30



 Thursday          21        Friday   22   Saturday                            23
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                              24
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                      191
                                                March
                  March
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                              2013
                     1 2
       3 4 5 6 7 8 9
      10 11 12 13 14 15 16
      17 18 19 20 21 22 23
      24 25 26 27 28 29 30
      31

  Monday                              25   Tuesday   26   Wednesday   27
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




192
                                                           April
                                               S   M   T    W      T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                  1 2 3 4 5 6
                                                7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                               14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                               21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                               28 29 30



 Thursday          28        Friday   29   Saturday                            30
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                              31
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                      193
April 2013
       Monday        Tuesday   Wednesday        Thursday
  1             2              3           4




  8             9              10          11




  15            16             17          18




  22            23             24          25




  29            30




194
                                               May                           June
                                  S   M    T   W     T   F   S   S   M   T    W     T   F   S
                                           1 2 3 4                                 1
                                  5 6 7 8 9 10 11                 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                  12 13 14 15 16 17 18            9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                  19 20 21 22 23 24 25           16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                  26 27 28 29 30 31              23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                                                 30
     Friday            Saturday           Sunday                         Notes
5                  6              7




12                 13             14




19                 20             21




26                 27             28




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                                  195
                                                    April
                  April
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                              2013
         1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30


  Monday                              1   Tuesday     2   Wednesday   3
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




196
                                                          May
                                              S   M   T   W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                       1 2 3 4
                                               5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                              12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                              19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                              26 27 28 29 30 31



 Thursday           4        Friday   5   Saturday                          6
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                            7
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                  197
                                                    April
                  April
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                              2013
         1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30


  Monday                              8   Tuesday     9   Wednesday   10
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




198
                                                           May
                                               S   M   T   W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                        1 2 3 4
                                                5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                               12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                               19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                               26 27 28 29 30 31



 Thursday          11        Friday   12   Saturday                          13
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                            14
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                    199
                                                     April
                  April
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                               2013
         1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30


  Monday                              15   Tuesday    16   Wednesday   17
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




200
                                                           May
                                               S   M   T   W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                        1 2 3 4
                                                5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                               12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                               19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                               26 27 28 29 30 31



 Thursday          18        Friday   19   Saturday                          20
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                            21
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                    201
                                                     April
                  April
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                               2013
         1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30


  Monday                              22   Tuesday    23   Wednesday   24
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




202
                                                           May
                                               S   M   T   W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                        1 2 3 4
                                                5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                               12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                               19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                               26 27 28 29 30 31



 Thursday          25        Friday   26   Saturday                          27
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                            28
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                    203
May 2013
       Monday         Tuesday   Wednesday       Thursday
                                1           2




  6              7              8           9




  13             14             15          16




  20             21             22          23




  27             28             29          30




  Memorial Day
204
                                                June                           July
                                   S   M    T    W     T   F   S   S   M   T    W     T   F   S
                                                    1                 1 2 3 4 5 6
                                   2 3 4 5 6 7 8                   7 8 9 10 11 12 13
                                   9 10 11 12 13 14 15             14 15 16 17 18 19 20
                                  16 17 18 19 20 21 22             21 22 23 24 25 26 27
                                  23 24 25 26 27 28 29             28 29 30 31
                                  30
     Friday            Saturday            Sunday                          Notes
3                  4               5




10                 11              12




                                  Mother’s Day

17                 18              19




24                 25              26




31




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                                    205
                                                     April
                  April
      S   M   T    W      T   F   S



                                                               2013
         1 2 3 4 5 6
       7 8 9 10 11 12 13
      14 15 16 17 18 19 20
      21 22 23 24 25 26 27
      28 29 30


  Monday                              29   Tuesday    30   Wednesday   1
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




206
                                                          May
                                              S   M   T   W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                       1 2 3 4
                                               5 6 7 8 9 10 11
                                              12 13 14 15 16 17 18
                                              19 20 21 22 23 24 25
                                              26 27 28 29 30 31



 Thursday           2        Friday   3   Saturday                          4
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                          Sunday                            5
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                  207
                                                  May
                  May
      S   M   T   W     T   F   S



                                                           2013
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                            6   Tuesday    7   Wednesday   8
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




208
                                                           June
                                               S   M   T    W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday           9        Friday   10   Saturday                           11
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                             12
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                     209
                                                   May
                  May
      S   M   T   W     T   F   S



                                                            2013
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                            13   Tuesday   14   Wednesday   15
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




210
                                                           June
                                               S   M   T    W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday          16        Friday   17   Saturday                           18
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                             19
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                     211
                                                   May
                  May
      S   M   T   W     T   F   S



                                                            2013
                1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                            20   Tuesday   21   Wednesday   22
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




212
                                                           June
                                               S   M   T    W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                 1
                                                2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                                9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                               16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                               23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                               30

 Thursday          23        Friday   24   Saturday                           25
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                             26
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                     213
                                                   May
                  May
      S   M   T   W     T   F   S



                                                            2013
               1 2 3 4
       5 6 7 8 9 10 11
      12 13 14 15 16 17 18
      19 20 21 22 23 24 25
      26 27 28 29 30 31


  Monday                            27   Tuesday   28   Wednesday   29
  8

  9

 10

 11

 12

  1

  2

  3

  4

  5

  6

  7

  8

  9

 10




214
                                                           June
                                               S   M   T    W     T   F   S


 To D o :
                                                                1
                                               2 3 4 5 6 7 8
                                               9 10 11 12 13 14 15
                                              16 17 18 19 20 21 22
                                              23 24 25 26 27 28 29
                                              30

 Thursday          30        Friday   31   Saturday                           1
 8

 9

10

11

12

 1

 2

 3
                                           Sunday                             2
 4

 5

 6

 7

 8

 9

10




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June 2013
       Monday        Tuesday   Wednesday       Thursday




  3             4              5           6




  10            11             12          13




  17            18             19          20




  24            25             26          27




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                                  7 8 9 10 11 12 13                4 5 6 7 8 9 10
                                  14 15 16 17 18 19 20             11 12 13 14 15 16 17
                                  21 22 23 24 25 26 27             18 19 20 21 22 23 24
                                  28 29 30 31                      25 26 27 28 29 30 31

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                                  Father’s Day

21                 22              23




28                 29              30




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STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013                                                   219
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   Contacts                                         221
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STUDENT HANDBOOK 2012–2013
 222                                                                                Important Phone Numbers
Security .......................................................................................................................................... 942-5678


College of Nursing .......................................................................................................................... 942-7117
College of Health Sciences ............................................................................................................. 942-7120
Graduate College ............................................................................................................................ 563-2563
Rush Medical College ..................................................................................................................... 942-6915
Campus Housing ............................................................................................................................. 942-6302
Center Court Gardens Management Office ................................................................................... 226-2836
Community and Global Health...................................................................................................... 942-3670
Financial Affairs.............................................................................................................................. 942-6584
Financial Aid .................................................................................................................................. 942-6256
International Services ..................................................................................................................... 942-2030
Multicultural Affairs ....................................................................................................................... 942-3670
Registrar .......................................................................................................................................... 942-5681
Student Life .................................................................................................................................... 942-6302
Student Counseling Center ............................................................................................................ 942-3687


Library .......................................................................................................................................... 942-5950
McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC)................................................................. 942-6799


Page Operator ................................................................................................................................. 942-5000
Switchboard .................................................................................................................................... 942-5000


                        ** Note: All telephone numbers are area code (312) unless otherwise noted.
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                                                                                                                                                          Paulina Street
                                                                    CTA Blue Line

                                                                                                                                                                                     Eisenhower Expressway (290)


                                                                                                                                                                                     Congress Parkway

                                                  Jones                                                                                                        Emergency Entrance



                                                                                          Pavilion               Kellogg                                                                     Entry
                                                                                          Building
                                                                                                                                                                                            Pavilion
                                                  Murdock
                                                                                                                                                      Atrium                                                 Tower
                                                  Senn/
                                                  Rawson                                                        Jelke


      2150 West Harrison                                                                                                                                                              Parking Entrance
      Rush West Campus
                                                                                                                                                 Harrison Street                                          Main Entrance


                                            Cohn Research
                                              Building



                                                                                                            Professional                    Armour                                                                    Orthopedic
                                                                                                            Building                       Academic                                    Parking                        Building
                                                                                                                                                      Paulina Street




                                                                                                                                            Center
                     Wood Street




                                                                                     Kidston



  90                        94
                                                                                                                                                                                      Flournoy Street
          Harlem




                                                                                                                                            Bowman
                                                                                                                           CTA Pink Line




                                            94
                               50
                                                                               41        CHICAGO                                                                                   Staff & Student
                                                      90
                                                                                                                                            Center
 North                                                                                                                                                                                 Parking
                       Rush
                       Oak Park
Jackson                Hospital

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  290

Harrison

                                                            Main Campus
                    34
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                   Midway
                                                                                                 90
                   Airport
                                                                                     94
                                                                                                                                                                                        Polk Street
                                                                                                                                                                           KEY
                                                                                                                                                                                 Hospital                Parking          Cab Stand
                                                                                    Discount parking books are
                                                                                    available for patients and their
                                                                                    visitors at information desks.                                                               Emergency               Valet            Bike Rack                    CTA Train
              NORTH
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   Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.




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