CHESS: Community Housing and Employment Support Services

Our Location

Visit us in Room 246 in the Student Commons, located at 230 College St. We are up on the 2nd floor. Drop- in is available on Monday and Wednesday afternoon from 1-4:30 pm. A Community Resource Specialist (CRS) will be on hand to provide information to you.  For legal matters, appointments with Downtown Legal Service Law Students can be made. Appointments are made online for an in-person visit on Tuesday mornings between 9:00-1:00 pm. Once an appointment request is made, a CRS will get back in touch with you to confirm an appointment time.

Emergency Contact Form

If you find yourself needing to contact us outside of our regular service hours, please fill out the emergency registration form, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Our Services

At CHESS, we offer drop-in services to assist students in various important areas:


  • Understand Tenant Rights: Knowing your rights as a tenant is crucial when you are a renter. We provide information on tenant rights. 


  • Understand Workers Rights: Knowing your rights as an employee is crucial when you are a worker. We provide information on employee rights. 


  • Information and resources: We have information and resources on hand that can support your various questions.


  • Referral service: We can refer you to Downtown Legal Services when your questions require legal expertise. We can refer you to Campus Housing and the Campus Safety Office when your concerns require immediate action.