As part of its commitment to support students intellectually, morally, and spiritually, Arrupe College offers a number of social services for students.



Arrupe College social workers provide individual counseling. Counseling is a process of working with a licensed therapist to develop healthy coping skills and learn to deal with symptoms like anxiety and depression, which may be related to current stressors or from the past. Counseling sessions usually occur once a week for approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Group Counseling is available at Wellness Center locations on both the Water Tower and Lake Shore Campuses. For available groups, please visit the Wellness Center website.

Making Counseling Appointments

To make an appointment with an Arrupe social worker, either:

  • Call
    Call 312.915.8945 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best days and times to call you back.
  • Email
    Send an email with the above information to one of the following:
    Ernest Fernandez or Nicole Sumida
  • Stop by our offices
    Ernest Fernandez: Maguire Hall 216
    Nicole Sumida: Maguire Hall 218 
  • Experiencing an Emergency After Hours
    If you are experiencing mental or emotional distress beyond your ability to manage safely right now: The Wellness Center has a service available for students who are in crisis and need immediate assistance to speak to counselors and to receive crisis consultation, information on emergency resources, or even be directed to the Emergency Department, if appropriate. This service is available by calling 773-508-2530, Option 3 after hours, which includes weekends and holidays

Common Questions About Counseling at Arrupe College (PDF)

Case Management

The Coordinator of Student Support and Outreach provides case management services, which is a collaborative process that plans and coordinates the services required to meet a student’s health and human service needs.

Some common reasons for case management include:

  • Medical insurance applications
  • Finding medical and psychiatric providers
  • Childcare services
  • Legal services
  • Housing opportunities*
  • Utilizing food pantries, including the Arrupe Market
  • Free tax preparation

*The city has scarce housing resources, and waitlists can be anywhere between a week and several years. Please contact our office as soon as possible to begin the process of looking for viable options.

To make a case management appointment with the Coordinator for Student Support and Outreach:

  • Call 312.915.7960 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and the best days and times to call you back.
  • Send an email with the above information to Tommy O’Donnell, S.J.
  • Stop by the office at Maguire Hall 226.