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Being engaged and involved in the University of Illinois community is a key part to your overall success. On this page you’ll find additional information on getting connected and involved on campus.

Asian American Cultural Center (AACC)

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/aacc
Phone: (217) 333-9300

The Asian American Cultural Center promotes cross-cultural understanding of Asian and Asian American experiences. Programming and resources include Food for Thought weekly lunchtime discussion series, ChaiTime weekly social hours, leadership trainings, art shows, lending library, student internship, and volunteer opportunities. The AACC also supports a wide variety of programs that promote global awareness.

Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center (BNAACC)

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/bnaacc
Phone: (217) 333-2092

The Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center provides programs and support services promoting the individual, social, cultural, and academic growth of all Illinois’ students with particular emphasis on students of African descent. Our programs and initiatives examine the Black experience in the United States and throughout the African Diaspora via critical dialogue, heritage exploration, leadership development, and the performing arts. Furthermore, we challenge all Illinois students to critically assess their role as global citizens and to consciously advocate for a campus environment and community that are rooted in respect, inclusivity, and civility.

The Career Center

Web: careercenter.illinois.edu

From helping students explore majors and careers to reviewing resumes and finding internships, The Career Center empowers and prepares students for professional and career development. Through one-on-one career coaching, workshops and events, the Career Center equips students with the tools and resources they need to actively plan their futures while offering guidance and support for health careers, graduate/professional school admission and job search preparation.

Illini Union Board (IUB)

Web: iuboard.illinois.edu

The Illini Union Board is the largest student-run event-planning board on campus, providing unique and diverse events to the campus community such as comedy shows, films, trivia nights, off-campus trips, live music, and a variety of other social events.

Illinois Athletics

Web: fightingillini.com
Phone: (217) 333-3631

Student tickets are available for purchase at New Student Registration and at the Illinois Ticket Office for football and men’s basketball. All other athletic events are free with your i-card. For more information on Illini Athletics, and to purchase season tickets, visit our website.

Illinois Leadership® Center (ILC)

Web: leadership.illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-0604

The world needs better leaders; that is why we are here! The Illinois Leadership® Center provides resources for students to learn and practice leadership. This includes daylong programs, workshops, a leadership certificate program, opportunities for employment, the Minor in Leadership Studies, and a resource library.

La Casa Cultural Latina

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/la-casa-cultural-latina
Phone: (217) 333-4950

La Casa Cultural Latina promotes a welcoming and dynamic atmosphere through the development of educational, cultural, sociopolitical and social programs that lead to greater recruitment, retention, advancement and empowerment of Latinx students. We are a safe space for all students even those that may not identify as Latinx. Visit La Casa Cultural Latina at 1203 W. Nevada Street. Follow us on Instagram (@lacasaillinois) to learn about all of our fun events.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center

Web: go.illinois.edu/lgbt
Phone: (217) 244-8863

The LGBT Resource Center serves as an integral part of the University community, dedicated to intellectual and personal development of the individual. Our mission is to foster an environment that is open, safe, and inclusive for people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression across all races, ethnicities, social classes, age, ability(ies), nationality(ies), and/or transnationality(ies). With weekly programming, referrals to LGBTQA-inclusive services, our annual Lavender Congratulatory Ceremony for LGBTQA graduating students, and empowering connections to other LGBTQA U of Ι community members: The LGBT Resource Center seeks to be a safer-space for LGBTQA students, faculty, and staff within the larger university community.

Native American House (NAH)

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/native-american-house

The Native American House is committed to supporting and empowering Indigenous students and communities through facilitating opportunities for cultural and academic support, engagement, and advocacy. The Native American House welcomes all, while centering the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous peoples.

Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations

Web: oiir.illinois.edu

The Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations seeks to improve campus climate by providing transformative learning experiences to the Illinois community that result in an appreciation for diversity and cross-cultural engagement. OIIR is comprised of eight units: the Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Diversity & Social Justice Education, International Education, La Casa Cultural Latina, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center, Native American House, and the Women’s Resources Center. In addition to speakers, workshops, film nights and celebrations, OIIR’s events throughout the year include the Latina/o Family Visit Day, 100 STRONG Retention Program, as well as noontime discussion every weekday as part of OIIR’s “Lunch on Us” series.

International Education (OIIR IE)

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/cultural-resource-centers/international-education
Phone: (217) 300-0463

OIIR IE enhances opportunities for students to engage with cultures from around the world. We promote deeper campus internationalization through supporting the success of international students, enhancing the global competencies of all students, and creating a meaningful cultural exchange between international and domestic students. Programs include iCU Intercultural Dialogue Series, InterConnect Dinner Dialogue, break programs, Global Engagement Lounge (GEL) and Global Leaders Orange and Blue Engagement (GLOBE) program.

Parent & Family Programs Office

Web: union.illinois.edu/PFPO
Phone: (217) 333-7063

The Illini Union Parent and Family Programs Office (PFPO) serves as the liaison between the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the families of its enrolled students. Through regular communication PFPO provides Illinois parents and families with the tools necessary to develop a productive and supportive relationship throughout their student’s college experience. PFPO endeavors to give the best resources to educate families how to best mentor and coach their college student and help them take the necessary steps to ensure a bright future.

Registered Student Organizations (RSO)

Web: studentengagement.illinois.edu

There are more than 1,500 Registered Student Organizations at Illinois. Find a club for every interest and hobby, from academics and professional development to service and political.

Study Abroad

Web: studyabroad.illinois.edu

At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, the campus study abroad office, works closely with their colleagues in the college study abroad offices to provide support and guidance to students and the campus community. The university offers approximately 300 programs in more than 45 countries, and students can choose from a wide variety of program types and durations. The benefits of study abroad are numerous, and the university has opportunities for all students. Studying abroad fosters globally responsible citizens and provides unique opportunities for students to enhance their skillsets, broaden their perspectives, and contribute in meaningful ways to their communities in the emerging world around them. All interested students are encouraged to visit studyabroad.illinois.edu for more information about global learning opportunities and study abroad programs.

Office of Volunteer Programs (OVP)

Web: studentengagement.illinois.edu/volunteer-programs/
Phone: (217) 300-8757

The Office of Volunteer Programs connects students to service opportunities on campus and the surrounding Champaign-Urbana community.

Women's Resources Center

Web: oiir.illinois.edu/womens-center

Since its founding in 2009, the Women’s Resources Center (WRC) has been committed to supporting womxn students, while catalyzing the development of their personal and professional selves. The WRC offers support, advocacy, and educational programs designed to improve the campus climate for womxn and achieve greater gender equity in society. The WRC welcomes students of all gender-identities to participate in its student-centered educational and personal development experiences. Staff are committed to supporting and actualizing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the Center’s work, striving for greater equity, retention, advancement, and empowerment of womxn students, staff, and faculty. The WRC is located at 616 E. Green St., Suite 202, Champaign, IL 61820. Stay up to date on events and programs by following @IllinoisWRC.

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