About Advancement

The Office of Advancement works with our donors, alumni, and friends to bring support to the programs and services that provide students an extraordinary Illinois Experience.

We also work with Student Affairs Advisory Council members, Campus Advancement, and the University of Illinois Foundation to match donors with Student Affairs programs that are meaningful to them. And, we help students connect with alumni who are willing to give of their time and talents.

Allowing Students to Reach Their Highest Potentials

Students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign enjoy a University that celebrates diversity, serves their health and wellness needs, and allows them to reach their highest potentials, both academically and personally. 450,000 Illini graduates have been shaped by their time at our University and many say they are who they are because of it. Student Affairs is making sure this tradition continues, and, with your help, we will meet the needs of a changing student body.

Creating the Illinois Experience

Through exceptional programming, relevant services, progressive facilities, and vibrant living/learning environments, we create an Illinois experience that focuses on developing life skills and propelling bright minds. We are determined to build on the successful programs we already have and to make them even stronger and more effective across the entire student body.

Developing the Leaders of the Future

As the student experience changes, we can be the international leader for student affairs. We seek to:

  • bring more students and cultures together
  • create more spaces for student activity
  • better serve communities, and
  • meet all the rapidly changing needs of today’s and tomorrow’s Illinois students.

With Illinois, we can redefine the way Student Affairs can transform lives and develop the leaders of the future.