Category Archives: Service

Interfaith Literacy and Racial Justice Allies & Advocate Trainings

Racial Justice Allies & Advocates Training

Thursday, April 7th from 1-4pm

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (51 E. Gregory Dr.)


Registration is now open for the Racial Justice Allies and Advocates training session on Thursday,  April 7th. The training is designed as an introduction to the subject of race and racism on campus. It aims to provide students, faculty, and staff with a core awareness of the structures of racism, its role in interpersonal relationships, and empower participants to work as allies by elevating the voices of underrepresented populations at the University of Illinois.

The training will take place on Thursday, April 7th from 1pm-4pm at the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. Follow the link below to register by Monday April 4th. For more information, contact


Bringing Higher Education Professionals to the Interfaith Party

1-4pm, Friday, April 1st

Ikenberry SDRP Room 2050

(301 E. Gregory Dr.)


Higher education expert Dr. Kathy Goodman (Miami University – Oxford) will present a training for staff, faculty, and graduate students on the ways student affair professionals can best engage in interfaith work with students. This interactive training will include skills for creating a safe and tolerant campus climate. This session is a pre-conference for the Illinois Interfaith Conference. Register to attend this session and the entire conference at The Illinois Interfaith Conference is co-sponsored by a variety of campus and student organizations, and funded in part by SCPF, SORF, PCC, CRFB, and the Interfaith Youth Core’s Interfaith Leadership Lab.



Ross A. Wantland, M.Ed.

Director, Diversity & Social Justice Education

Advisor, Kappa Delta Chi Sorority

Chair, NASPA IV-E Spirituality & Religion in Higher Education KC

Diversity & Social Justice Education

1001 S. Wright St. (MC-410)

Room 5, Second Floor

Champaign, IL 61820

Volunteer Opportunity for Students

Are you interested in volunteering in the community? Circle K International is a global, student-led organization with opportunities for service at all interest levels and flexible times that can fit anyone’s schedule. Our University of Illinois chapter participates in a variety of service events from volunteering with children at local libraries and the Orpheum Museum to participating in wider community projects like iHelp and the CarX Crazy K. We also have upcoming leadership opportunities!


If you are interested in serving with us, come to our next meeting Wednesday, February 10th at 7:00pm in 1060 Lincoln Hall. We can’t wait to see you there!


Melinda Holmes
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Class of 2017
Circle K International | Vice President


Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer with Tap In Leadership Academy!

Get involved with a local non-profit organization serving the Champaign community through educational empowerment and leadership development during Tap In Leadership Academy’s Afterschool Enrichment Program!

Volunteers serve as tutors for elementary through high school scholars, and assist and participate in enrichment programs. Past enrichments have included cultural cooking, bucket drumming, spoken word, intramural sports and so many more!

Attend our Volunteer Orientation or email Kimarri, for more information about volunteering! Please feel free to stick around after for a quick informational meeting with our RSO President about how you can become a part of our RSO as well!

When: Feb. 8th at 6pm

Where: Gregory Hall (1GH) room 307

Kimarri Campbell

Volunteer Coordinator

Tap In Leadership Academy


Peace Corps events at UIUC during National Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7 & Future Spring 2015 Events

Good Afternoon,


Here is a list of the Peace Corps events at UIUC during National Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7. Please help Peace Corps at UIUC celebrate Peace Corps Week by letting interested students know about these opportunities on campus.


Peace Corps Week March 1 – 7:


March 3 Returned Peace Corps Panel Discussion @ 6pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign (this event features Returned Peace Corps Volunteers from The Gambia, Albania, and Paraguay; volunteers are also UIUC alumni)


March 4 “Peace Corps Women! Reflecting Upon Our Experiences” @ 7pm A panel discussion from Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at UIUC discussing their unique experiences as women participants in Peace Corps, exploring gender, relationships, service, and navigating culture. Co-sponsored by the Women’s Resources Center and OIIR held at The Women’s Resources Center 703 S. Wright St. Champaign


March 5 Serving the Common Good: A Panel Discussion on Nonprofit and Public Affair Careers @ 6:30 pm in The UIUC Illini Union (sponsored by the Office of Volunteer Programs)


*March 6 Brown Bag Luncheon with UIUC Faculty/Staff/Advisors @ 12-1pm in The Career Center Conference Rm 715 S. Wright St. Champaign

*This event is not intended for students, but for UIUC faculty and staff interested in learning more about the role of a campus-based Peace Corps Representative at UIUC.


March 7 Coffee Chat with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers and Campus Recruiter 10:30-11:30am @ Caffe Paradiso 810 S. Lincoln Ave. Urbana – Returned Volunteers from China, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, and the Republic of Cabo Verde discuss their Peace Corps experiences over coffee. Open to the public!


The event dates highlighted in yellow are open to anyone. The March 6th luncheon is intended for advisors, faculty, and other staff interested in learning more about the role of a Peace Corps Campus Representative at UIUC. Academic and Career Advisors are encouraged to attend.


Additional Spring 2015 Semester Events:

March 11 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @ The Career Center Conference Rm

March 18 Peace Corps booth at the All-Campus Career Fair 12-4pm @ ARC

April 1 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center Conference Rm

April 14 Peace Corps Application Workshop 6pm @The Career Center

April 18 Returned Peace Corps Volunteers present at the Leaders for Global Change (LGC): International Service Learning Conference 10am-2pm @ UIUC’s YMCA

May 6 Peace Corps Information Session 6pm @The Career Center


**Events are often added throughout the year, and Peace Corps is represented at most Career Fairs and international-related workshops on campus.


Application DeadlinesApril 1st (October 2015 Departure) and July 1st (Feb./March 2016 Departure)


I can also put the events in a ppt. slide or other format upon request.


Thank you,





Alissa Harvey

RPCV, Republic of Georgia 2010-2012

Campus Peace Corps Representative

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Career Center | Student Services Arcade Building, MC-383

Seeking Student Applicants for Student Disciplinary Committees

Dear Students:
The Senate Committee on Student Discipline and the Office for Student Conflict Resolution are now seeking to fill vacant undergraduate and graduate student seats on the Subcommittee on Undergraduate Student Conduct (SUSC) and the Subcommittee on Graduate Student Conduct (SGSC).  Service on these committees is a challenging and satisfying way for students to enhance their academic experience.  In addition to the actual review of discipline cases, training activities help committee members enhance their abilities to organize time, develop critical thinking skills and to improve communication skills.  Some students who have served on the committee have achieved great success in law school and other professional careers.  Many students felt that their experience on the committee made a definite positive impact on their abilities to interview articulately and confidently. 
The Subcommittees are a part of the student discipline system of the UIUC Senate and is responsible for reviewing charges of violations of the Student Code
Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 27, 2015.
Membership Criteria/Expectations:
Minimum qualifications of student members are:  
A student enrolled full-time at the UIUC campus,
Approximately two full semesters still required for the degree,
Good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average,
Please consider filling out an application yourself or encouraging your students to apply for this important and valuable opportunity to serve the campus community.
Pat Gill
Chair, Senate Committee on Student Discipline                                                                                
Justin Brown
Interim Executive Director, Senate Committee on Student Discipline
Interim Director, Office for Student Conflict Resolution
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Justin Brown ( or Danielle Morrison ( with the Office for Student Conflict Resolution.

2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

As we begin to think about the spring semester, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Planning Committee is excited to invite you to share in the week of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Events will take place throughout the week of January 16, 2015 – January 24, 2015.  Please share the calendar throughout your campus and community networks as well as with your students.  You can also follow us on Facebook at University of Illinois: 2015 MLK Jr. Celebration or see the calendar on the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Access’ website at

Anthony Fontana
Anthony V. Fontana
Associate Director of Admissions and Enrichment Academy
College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Learning in Community Showcase Invitation and Spring’15 Service-Learning Courses

Are you looking for an engaging class? Interested in real-life projects, service-learning, teamwork and leadership experience?
Register for Spring ’15 ENG 315: Learning in Community (LINC) courses (3 credit hours) – open to all majors and all levels.
You can use your time at Illinois to learn more AND make your mark in the community! Earn 3 credits in ENG 315: Learning in Community and build your skills while working in interdisciplinary teams on real projects with community partners. You’ll analyze needs, solve problems, and enhance communication, teamwork, and writing skills.
LINC students have real stories to share in interviews, resumes, and personal statements—Compelling stories which help them get into graduate schools, earn scholarships, and obtain internships and jobs. Learn more!  Take the opportunity to lead.  Innovate and affect change…NOW. ENG 315 counts as an elective for the Leadership Studies Minor. To learn more about LINC projects, see and watch the video, “What is LINC?” at
Some ENG 315 sections offered in Spring 2015:
MNT – Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur and Community Partners. Projects related to social and environmental issues in India.
CAU – COVE Alliance Uganda. Projects related to international development, nonprofit funding, donor relations and infrastructure.
NMM – Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and Mumbai Community Partners. Projects related to social and environmental issues in India.
AP – Allerton Park. Projects related to environmental sustainability and education.
HID – Haiti Infrastructure & Development. Projects related to international development, water issues, reforestation and community engagement.
PHD – Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Projects related to public health, community gardening, irrigation, and education.
SI – Savanna Institute. Projects related to sustainable agriculture research, outreach, and education.
For more information contact Shikhank Sharma (