Secretariat Membership


In 1948, Kathryn G. Hansen helped to organize a group of non-academic employees at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that would meet on a regular basis so they could become better acquainted with others holding similar positions, provide a medium for interchange of ideas and professional advancement through guest speakers and group/panel discussions. The idea caught on and we are still doing that! That’s right! The Secretariat is over 65 years old!

In honor of our founder, The Secretariat awards a scholarship each year to a high school senior who plans to attend a state university in a business related field.

Enjoy the fun and fellowship of this organization. As a new or renewing member, you will benefit from newsletter information and the discovery of unique networking possibilities.

Benefits of Membership

The dues are $15.00 for the fiscal year and it affords members the opportunity to:

  • Benefit from a network of administrative professionals. When we have something we cannot do, how beneficial it is to contact those who can.
  • Attend the monthly luncheons which enables those who wish to “make a difference” to network.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development.
  • Keep members informed regarding important events and/or issues affecting them through a monthly newsletter.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of issues affecting support staff through liaisons with Staff Advisory Council and Civil Service Advisory Committee.

Gift Memberships:

Do you know someone who wants to be a member of Secretariat, but has not yet joined or perhaps is experiencing a difficult time and would appreciate a very special gift at this time in their life? Consider giving them a gift membership and share The Secretariat experience with someone else

Click here for: Eligible Classification List
Click here for: Online Membership Form
Click here for: Printable Membership Form