A Supportive Community
Worsham is committed to nurturing a welcoming and inclusive campus environment that celebrates differences, regardless of status or identity, and is built upon a foundation of mutual respect. Every human being will encounter death and mourning at some point in their life. Funeral service calls for both empathy and understanding towards those who are dealing with death.
Worsham cultivates a culture of camaraderie among those who take on the role of funeral service professional. This culture of compassionate understanding among our students, faculty, and staff helps build a community of professional practice that extends beyond your time at school. Whether you are just attending your first class or you are an alum celebrating 25 years in the profession, your Worsham community is here to support you.
The Academic Success team is committed to helping students reach their full potential as it relates to their academic and personal success. We work with students to promote their development both inside and outside the classroom—from offering workshops and discussions about study skills and strategies to 1:1 conversations about navigating transitions to and through Worsham. We are here to connect students to the resources and support they need to be successful.
Whether you want to improve a course grade or build on your current success, need advice on how to talk with your professors, or want to find connections with funeral service professionals, please contact our Academic Success team as we welcome the chance to assist you in your efforts.
As funeral professionals, we understand how unexpected life events can interrupt plans and make meeting day-to-day responsibilities impossible. If you need flexibility due to bereavement or other unforeseen circumstances, reach out to the Academic Success team and we will gladly assist in any way we can. Communication with your supporters is key—we cannot help you unless we know you need help!
Support for Homeless Students – (IL PUBLIC ACT 102-0083)
Worsham College is committed to providing support and resources to students who may be experiencing a state of homelessness or hardship. While support systems may vary from state to state, the information provided below are some of the resources available to all students who currently are or may become homeless, displaced or are in need of assistance. Although Worsham does not offer dormitory facilities, students can and are encouraged to seek guidance by contacting the college HOUSE liaison Leili McMurrough at LMcMurrough@worsham.edu or calling 847-808-8444 or the Financial Aid Director Molly Moghari at MMoghari@worsham.edu or 847-808-8444.
Local, State and Federal Resources:
Housing and Urban Development Resource Locator: https://resources.hud.gov/
Housing and Urban Development Local Homeless Assistance List: https://www.hud.gov/topics/homelessness/localassist
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
VA Homeless Programs: https://www.va.gov/homeless/
Food Insecurity Resources: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank
Additional Student Information and Resources:
Pursuant to regulations in the state of Illinois, in an effort to provide assistance to students experiencing homelessness, institutions of higher learning are required to designate a liaison who can offer assistance and resources for students who are homeless or are experiencing varying types of homelessness while enrolled at the institution.
The homelessness liaison serves as an advocate for students in matters pertaining to housing and is responsible for providing guidance related to financial aid eligibility of homeless students or federal and state financial aid resources that may be available. The liaison has additional reporting responsibilities, is responsible for publishing information on the institution’s website regarding services and resources that may be available, and to train the institution’s employees on matters related to identifying homelessness or potential homelessness.
Please contact the Designated Homelessness Liaison:
You’ll Make Lifelong Connections Here
At Worsham, we are preparing you to join the profession. The big idea behind campus life is that you are not just learning in the classroom. You are surrounded by new settings and different viewpoints. You are creating a network of mutual support—people who you will lean on, learn from, and root for, for the rest of your life.
Everyone you meet at Worsham will play a part in shaping your education.
You will get advice from faculty members you take courses with, academic advisors, and administrators. Your fellow students will provide some of the most outstanding support you can find. You will find study groups and working together an excellent way to learn the material.
Every year at Worsham brings exciting opportunities for building community through fun and connection with your peers and other industry professionals outside the classroom. Staff and students facilitate events throughout the year, from bowling outings and movie nights to field trips and holiday celebrations.