CVPA Student Assistance Resources

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The faculty, administration and staff of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts are deeply committed to our students' well-being. If you need some help, or you know someone who is struggling, there are resources available through the college and university to support academic, emotional, social and cultural development. Our student-centered programs include tutoring, counseling, assessment, crisis response, outreach, consultation, training and educational services.

Those services include:

  • A monitored CVPA email account you can use to reach out if you need assistance from someone in the college at cvpa@niu.edu.

  • Counseling and Consultation Services - NIU provides comprehensive mental health support to students currently enrolled at NIU. With a full range of services, presentations and programs, we focus on a variety of health and wellness topics. Our trained professionals are committed to improving your mental health as you work toward your academic and personal goals.

    To start using our services, call 815-753-1206 to schedule an initial consultation. During your appointment, you'll speak with a counselor about your concerns and how to best meet your needs. Your appointment may be in person or remote (video or phone) based on your preference and other considerations.

  • Immediate help - Do you need help right now, or are you worried about someone else? Call us at 815-753-1206, any time of day or night, 24/7. If it's outside of office hours, you'll have the option of speaking with an on-call counselor.

  • NIU Center for Student Assistance - NIU offers a whole host of services to support our students, everyting from Student Wellness to Advocacy Services to the Disability Resource Center to Peer Academic Coaching and much more. For a full view of those services visit the NIU Center for Student Assistance.

Contact Us

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Music Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Ed Klonoski, Acting Associate Dean
Debbie Thompson, Office Administrator

Phone: 815-753-1635
Fax:  815-753-6296
cvpa@niu.edu