Give Back

Get Connected

Your gift is always gratefully accepted at Student Affairs. Another truly inspiring gift for students is for you to donate your time, and share your experiences and expertise with these young adults.

Student Affairs is dedicated to finding ways to connect students with our communities and friends and alums who have wisdom and experiences to share. Here are just a few ways you can get involved! If you want to participate in any of these opportunities, or if you have ideas about how you'd like to engage with us and our students, contact us.

Facilitators and Coaches

Illinois Leadership is always looking for friends and alums who are willing to share their expertise and their time with students who can benefit from their interaction. The i-programs are a great way to connect with students to discover their aspirations, and it gives coaches the opportunity to share insights and perspectives from your invaluable experience.

Student Affairs Council

The Student Affairs Council plays an active role in aiding Student Affairs enrich the lives of students. Meeting twice a year with the Vice Chancellor, this council helps bring a unique perspective of valued alums into focus as we determine the vision for students on campus.


Another great way to connect with students is through recruiting. helps you get in touch with Illinois students who share your education with this great University, and offers a professional venue to some pretty outstanding career hopefuls.


There are numerous opportunities for Student Affairs alumni to connect with students. Through the Illinois Leadership Center and our various cultural centers, alumni can participate in mentorship programs, networking events, and more. Networking benefits alumni and students alike. Alumni get the opportunity to share their experience and wisdom to help students grow personally, professionally, and academically. While students get to see the University of Illinois through alumni eyes, establish strong professional connections, and open possible opportunities for the future.