With over 2,000 recorded Redbird legacies, Illinois State University is proud of this strong tradition and the generational support Redbirds display within their families. To celebrate our Redbirds, the Alumni Association will be a part of this year’s virtual Family Weekend by showcasing legacies in this special Redbird legacy video, featuring YOU, our LEGACIES! The video spotlights Redbird families and highlights the impact legacies make at Illinois State University.

At your leisure, please enjoy our video featuring a welcome from President Dr. Larry Dietz and showcasing YOU, our legacies. We are proud to present Illinois State Legacies!

Legacy Commencement Stoles

Another perk of being a Redbird legacy is the extra swag you can wear at your commencement! Graduates who are part of our Redbird legacy family can order a specially designed stole for commencement to recognize their family’s Illinois State tradition. Stoles are currently being sold for $25 for our legacy graduates.

Student Alumni Council Scholarship

The Illinois State University Student Alumni Council awards a limited number of legacy scholarships to sons, daughters, siblings, or grandchildren of Illinois State University graduates each year. For more information, please visit our Alumni Association scholarship page. Those who select Student Alumni Council/Marian H. Dean Legacy Scholarship within the application will also be considered for the Donald L. and Marie E. Dillow Family Memorial Scholarship. Each award is $500 per semester for two semesters. Those scholarships are not automatically renewed, but students can reapply for them. Donate here, if interested.