Student Services

Student Affairs

   Nathan Thomas
      Vice President for Student Affairs
   Sisson Hall 100
  (309) 677-3140

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 & Inclusion

   Norris Chase
      Executive Director
   Garrett Center 212
  (309) 677-2646

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 ethnically diverse, first generation, low income, 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.

Residential Living and Student Conduct

   Ryan Bair
      Executive Director
   Sisson Hall 135
  (309) 677-3218

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.

Off-Campus Properties Office

   Greg Colwell
      General Manager
   1103 W Main St
  (309) 677-2100

The Off-Campus Properties Office is responsible for various university owned properties that do not directly lie within the University's main footprint including primary oversight of St James Apartments. Day to day operations including leasing, room assignments, maintenance and St James accounting services are all managed from this office. St James Apartments exclusively houses upper classmen and graduate students in 17 buildings located to the East of Campus. We provide a unique opportunity for students to experience apartment style living with the benefits of living in university housing and all within walking distance of campus.

Student Involvement

   Tom Coy
      Executive Director
   Markin Center
  (309) 677-2892

Student Involvement provides a cohesive plan of programs, activities, events and services designed to respond to the cultural, social, physical, and recreational needs of all students enrolled at Bradley. Opportunities for leadership and group development are provided for students to learn new skills, broaden their abilities, and manage their organizational activities. Communication between faculty, administration, students, and staff will be encouraged as a means to promote a well-informed campus community regarding student activities and government.

Campus Recreation offers students opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sport and recreational activities. A diversified schedule of activities is maintained for the novice to the advanced competitor.

Conference Facilities provides facility management to the Michel Student Center and support for the Hayden Clark Alumni Center and Westlake Hall.

Student Activities organizes social life, which includes concerts, dances, lectures, and special events such as homecoming and a variety of student committees and programs. The office also registers student organizations and provides information and certain administrative services for more than 200 student groups.

Student government organizations provide leadership opportunities for students to participate in the governing process of the University, particularly as it relates to student concerns and welfare.

Student media, including the weekly newspaper the Bradley Scout, the literary publication Broadside, and the radio station WRBU, offer communication experiences and opportunities for interested students. All student media bearing the name of or sponsored by Bradley University must be approved and supervised by the Communications Council.

Campus Recreation & Athletic Facilities

   Matt Panich
      Director of Campus Recreation & Athletic Facilities
   Markin Center 120
  (309) 677-2676

Campus Recreation provides a variety of programs to meet the recreational needs of all students. The Markin Family Student Recreation Center is a multi-use indoor facility. The center provides opportunities for intramural events, sports and fitness classes, and unscheduled, informal activity. It has exercise and fitness equipment, an indoor pool, two racquetball courts, a rock climbing wall that stands 46 feet, a bouldering wall, a Multi-Activity Court (MAC court), a 1/8-mile running/walking track, and a juice bar. It has four basketball courts for intramural and recreational games and a championship court, which seats about 300 and will be used for, among other things, hosting championship intramural events. The intramural sports calendar includes 25 different events.

Outdoor recreational opportunities exist at the David Markin Tennis Courts and the Meinen Field outdoor recreation complex, which houses basketball courts and a multi-sport field where soccer, softball, flag football, and a variety of other activities occur.

Campus Recreation also offers a variety of club sports students can participate in. Some of the most popular are men's ice hockey, men's and women's volleyball, men's and women's soccer, softball, and ultimate frisbee among many others.

Athletic Facilities provides facility management to the Renaissance Coliseum, Markin Tennis Courts, and Meinen Field.

With a capacity of 4,200, the Renaissance Coliseum is home to some of Bradley University's largest events, including concerts, women's basketball and volleyball, commencements, and other special events. Past concerts have featured Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, The Band Perry, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Students receive free or discounted tickets to most events.

Student Activities Office

   Cara Wood
      Director of Student Activities
   Michel Student Center 28
  (309) 677-3050

The Student Activities Office maintains a master calendar of events, coordinates reservations for campus grounds and the Michel Student Center foyer, and approves fundraising requests. For a complete list of recognized student organizations, please visit B Involved.

The Lewis J. Burger Center for Student Leadership & Service

   Ben Wright
      Assistant Director - Leadership and Service
   Michel Student Center 4
  (309) 677-3050

The Burger Center represents the University’s commitment to educate and prepare our students for civic responsibility to become committed leaders for the 21st century. By involving our students in a myriad of service activities and leadership seminars, the Center benefits not only Bradley students, but the Central Illinois Community and our society.

The Lewis J. Burger Center is home to student organizations including Fellows, SERVE, LINCS and facilitates programs such as Service on Saturday, and the LINCS Leadership Conference. In collaboration with the College of Education and Health Sciences, the Center coordinates the Leadership Studies minor. In addition, the Center provides information on a wide range of peer advising, service learning initiatives and leadership opportunities throughout the United States.

The Center promotes service and leadership among the Bradley student body. It provides opportunities for students to be involved in community service and leadership activities and promotes the incorporation of a service component into the curriculum where appropriate.

Student Support Services

   Anne Hollis
      Executive Director
   Sisson Hall 100
  (309) 677-3658

The Center for Student Support Services is designed to offer guidance to students in times of need. Our mission is to provide personal attention and resources to students as they work to achieve their academic and personal goals. The Center serves as a major link between academic and student affairs striving to improve student retention through positive communication and relationships with students, faculty, staff and families. We will help students find the necessary information or resources so they may have a personally rewarding education at Bradley University.

Student Access Services

   Elizabeth Gorman
   Heitz Hall 100
  (309) 677-3654

Student Access Services ensures that students with disabilities have equal access to all Bradley University programs, activities and provides students with the opportunity to reach their full potential by coordinating academic accommodations, promoting independence and self-advocacy and providing information and referral to appropriate resources.

Smith Career Center

   Jon C. Neidy
      Executive Director
   Burgess Hall
  (309) 677-2510

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.

Orientation and Advisement

   David Trillizio
      Director Orientation & Advisement
   Sisson Hall 141
  (309) 677-2423

The Center assists students in transitioning to Bradley University through first-year programs that help students right from the start. Orientation allows new parents, family members, guests, first-year students, and transfer students to learn about the myriad of services that Bradley University offers while providing opportunities to network with each other—thereby easing the transition into the University.

Student Aides are students who are hired to assist in the implementation of all aspects of student and parent orientation programming. Throughout all 13 two and a half day summer orientation sessions, Student Aides live on campus and aid new students with class schedules and integration into the university through numerous one-on-one and small group meetings and/or activities.

Transfer Aides are students who have successfully navigated the transition from their previous two or four-year institution(s). Each of them serves as a mentor to incoming transfer students and is responsible for communicating and building relationships with new transfer students both prior to and after their arrival on campus. Transfer Aides also provide assistance during transfer registration days, transfer orientation sessions and programming throughout the year.

Office for Transfer Student Assistance

   David Trillizio
      Director Orientation & Advisement
   Sisson Hall 141
  (309) 677-2423

The Office for Transfer Student Assistance (OTSA) provides general academic advisement to students who have transferred to Bradley University. This office also coordinates workshops and presentations that assist transfer students in their transition to the institution beyond orientation programming. OTSA provides advisory services to the Transfer Student Advisory Council student organization, guidance and resources for students before and after they have transferred, oversight of the Transfer Aide program, administration of the Transfer Community, and instruction of the transfer student specific section of EHS 120: The University Experience.

Commuter Student Services

This office helps to coordinate special services and programs that are designed to meet the unique needs of off-campus and nontraditional students. Additional program information for nontraditional students is available through the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development, Continuing Education Bldg. Nontraditional students are invited to make use of the Garrett Center and the Michel Student Center.

Financial Assistance

   Debra Jackson
      Director of Financial Assistance
   Swords Hall 100
  (309) 677-3089

The Office of Financial Assistance communicates directly with students and their families about the financial costs, financial obligations, and programs of financial assistance and scholarships pertaining to academic merit, talent, and need. Advice about education financing strategies and financial planning are considered a primary part of the mission of the Office of Financial Assistance. Its services are articulated in various ways to all students of the University regardless of financial need.

Insurance Programs

   Controller’s Office
  (309) 677-3120

To ensure the health and wellness of our students we recommend all students carry comprehensive health and accident coverage, which can be either through a parent's insurance plan or private insurance. To assist our students in obtaining health coverage for their time at Bradley, we provide health insurance options for domestic and international students.

Parents or students may want to insure their property whether living on or off campus and may do so through National Student Services Insurance. Some of the types of property covered include computers, electronics, musical instruments, jewelry, and clothing.

Student Financial Services

   Pratima Gandhi
   Swords Hall 100
  (309) 677-3120

The Student Fee area provides an accounting of tuition accounts as well as coordinating payment options and payment plans to parents and students. The student fee area also manages payments online as well as during regular business hours. The Student Loan area coordinates Perkins and Direct Loan Promissory.

Note signing as well as entrance and exit counseling for loan management.