- Student Affairs
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Health Services/Counseling Center
- Off-Campus Properties
- Residential Living and Student Conduct
- Smith Career Center
- Springer Center for Internships
- Student Involvement
- Student Support Services
The Division of Student Affairs provides a wide variety of services and activities to students to enhance their University experience. The environment shaped by Student Affairs provides opportunities for the deliberate and total development of the whole student, encompassing experiences beyond the classroom and addressing the diversities of the environment in which they reside and in responding to student needs.
We believe that what students experience outside of the classroom experience influences their aspirations, development, achievements and is integral to their development at Bradley University. Our goal is to ensure an enriched environment for learning, personal growth, and satisfaction for Bradley University students.
The Division of Student Affairs complements and supports the academic experience through programming, student organizations, and resources that assist a student in discovering their place, getting involved, and being their best. This is accomplished through a commitment to collaboration, diversity and inclusion, experiential learning, retention, and student wellness.
Diversity and Inclusion
Located in the Romeo B. Garrett Cultural Center (824 North Duryea Place across from Williams Hall), houses the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI). Diversity and Inclusion functions to meet the various needs of students from historically underrepresented backgrounds—including students who are racially diverse, first generation, and/or are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. The Center serves as a meeting place for students and community groups as well as a place for social and cultural events. It also has access to computers for students to use, as well as an auditorium on the first level for programming. Named in honor of the late professor emeritus of sociology, Dr. Romeo B. Garrett, the Center is open every day during the regular academic year.
Health Services/Counseling Center
Student Health Services is an outpatient clinic that provides service to enrolled Bradley students who experience health problems. Students are assisted through advisement, treatment, consultations with health providers, and referral for extended treatment if necessary. While there is no charge for most on-site treatment, services provided through referral to outside agencies are charged by that care provider and are the student’s financial responsibility. The Center’s qualified staff of physicians, psychiatrist, counselors, and nurses is located in modern treatment offices in the Markin Center. They provide a point-of-entry for all university students to receive health care both at the Center and in the Peoria community. Professional counselors and supportive staff are trained to work with Bradley students in their growth and total development—social, emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, and occupational—as well as the environment in which they live.
Personal growth and development issues of adjustment to college, relationship concerns, alcohol and substance abuse, anxiety and stress management, communication skills, eating disorders, assertiveness, and lifestyle choices are some of the issues addressed by the counselors. Visits are confidential and free for Bradley students. The Center is open during the school year 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. The Center is open limited hours during breaks and regular summer school sessions. Students are seen on an appointment basis. At times when the Health Center is closed, patients are referred to the afterhours number, 677-3200, which connects to OSF St. Francis Phone Nurses Triage.
In addition to regular medical services, Health Services also offers special men’s and women’s clinics during the regular academic year. All students are required to have a student health form on file at Health Services before registering. To avoid penalties and delays in registering, return the completed health form and then verify through Health Services that it has been received and is complete.
Immunization Requirement: To comply with Illinois State law, all students registering for classes for the first time in a four-year college must show proof of proper immunization or titer showing immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria and meningitis.
Counseling is located in the lower level of Markin Recreation Center, Room 52. Students may bring their student ID with them to access the lower level. Counseling is staffed by a psychiatrist and professional counselors. Students may receive an assessment and therapy for disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, and relationship concerns. Visits are confidential and free for Bradley students who have paid the health fee. Contact Health Services at 677-2700 to make a counseling appointment. A nurse will speak directly with the student to gain information about the needed services & acuity of the problem. The student will be scheduled with a counselor or with the psychiatrist or physician based upon the presenting concerns.
St. James Apartment Complex
St. James Apartments at Bradley University is university owned, off-campus housing. Aside from being a Bradley University student, qualified individuals must have turned 20 years of age by September 1 of the current school year for the lease year the individual is applying for. The 17-building complex offers spacious one to four-bedroom apartments. Just a short distance (.3 miles) off campus, all units come fully furnished, including dishwasher, full-sized fridge and electric stove. Laundry facilities are located in each building. All utilities are provided, including internet service connected to the university’s network. St. James Apartments also includes 24-hour emergency maintenance and roommate matching in their four-bedroom apartments.
Inquiries can be made by contacting:
1103 W. Main Street
Peoria, IL 61606
Main Street Commons
Main Street Commons, is a five story, 184-bed, amenity-rich student housing development located just one block from campus. Independently-owned, this student housing development offers the following amenities for each unit: individual leases, fully furnished, private bathroom for each bedroom, fully-applianced kitchen with dishwasher, washer/dryer in each unit, 32" flat screen television, Wi-Fi, study/TV lounge, a multi-layered security system, elevator service, 24-hour fitness center, 24-hour emergency maintenance, tanning facilities, and enclosed parking available. The facility is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors (coed living optional) with two and three bedroom units available. Submit your application to Live at Main today!
Inquiries can be made by contacting:
Main Street Commons
1109 W Main Street
Peoria, IL 61606
Students living off campus may eat in any residence hall on the same program that residence hall student’s use. Two meal plan options are available. Additional information can be found at the Quick Card website.
Residential Living and Student Conduct
Residential Living and Student Conduct is responsible for the general welfare of residence hall students at Bradley University, particularly concerning their out-of-class activities and living environment. This office interacts with all segments of the University including students, faculty, administrators, parents, and the community.
The Student Conduct System is responsible for protecting the rights of the University and the individual student through the University Standards of Conduct.
Smith Career Center
The Bradley University Smith Career Center empowers students to achieve positive career outcomes through career development, experiential education, and learning opportunities. We partner in this work with stakeholders who benefit from the skills and talents of our students and alumni.
With the help of the Smith Career Center, students and alumni can explore and define career options, develop job search strategies, obtain career-related work experience and identify and connect with prospective employers. The Center provides individual career advisement, job search workshops, extensive web-based career resources, a targeted internship & full-time employment database, several job fairs, a graduate/professional school fair, and campus interviews with prospective employers.
The Smith Career Center and the Springer Center for Internships also administer Bradley’s centralized co-operative education and internship program. Through internships, cooperative education, and summer or part-time employment, students have opportunities for professional development, which integrate classroom theory with supervised work experience.
Several hundred employers visit the Bradley campus each year to talk with our students, participate in job fairs and conduct interviews with candidates. Employers are eager to hire Bradley students and graduates because of the many skills and talents that were developed during their years at Bradley.
Springer Center for Internships
Students are encouraged to gain career-related work experience prior to graduation. Through internships, cooperative education, and summer or part-time employment, the Springer Center for Internships provides students with opportunities for professional development that integrate classroom theory with supervised work experience.
Cooperative education and internship courses are offered to students in all five colleges of the University. Students are guided through reflective learning assignments that complement the work experiences. Students have a choice of several options to follow. The part-time option allows students to attend classes while working part-time with a local employer. The full-time option allows students to work full-time during an academic semester or summer. The full-time alternating option is based upon alternating periods of full-time study and full-time work. All the above options correspond with the academic calendar.
A series of job search workshops is offered to assist students in the co-op or intern process. Employers review resumes and/or conduct interviews to make hiring decisions. Placement is not guaranteed. Student-developed jobs may be approved if they meet the work-learning criteria. A work assignment or credit will not be approved retroactively.
While on a registered full-time co-op/intern assignment, students are considered to have full-time student status, making normal progress toward a degree in a recognized University program, and are entitled to all student privileges at the University. Also while on a full-time co-op/intern assignment, students may register for additional hours of classroom study upon departmental approval.
In order to be referred to an employer or participate in an internship or cooperative education work assignment, students must be attending Bradley University. They also must be either registered for a minimum of three hours of non-cooperative education/internship credit or be on a full-time cooperative education or internship assignment.
For additional information about the program, contact the Smith Career Center Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.