At Illinois State, we have started the spring semester filled with hope as we look toward the many exciting initiatives and achievements ahead of us.

We are particularly excited for the University’s annual giving day, Birds Give Back, on Thursday, February 25. While we look forward to this day each year, your support has never been more important, as we work to continue providing exceptional programs and services for our students throughout the pandemic. We hope you will join us on Birds Give Back by reflecting on your own defining moments at Illinois State, and making your gift to help us create more of these defining moments for current Redbirds.

As always, thank you for your support and commitment to our students and the Division of Student Affairs!

Go Birds!

Dr. Levester “LJ” Johnson
Vice President for Student Affairs

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Meyers was awarded the 2020 University Housing Services Employee Scholarship for dependability, efficiency, and excellence in providing quality services.

Tashaunna Divers is a manager at Marketplace at Linkins.

In the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, student workers are embracing new challenges at work while adapting to virtual learning and other life changes. Tashaunna Divers, student personnel manager at Marketplace at Linkins, is one of these students.

Schroeder Hall in winter

Department of Politics and Government alum Claudia Chavez ’05 has been appointed as a White House liaison of the U.S. Department of Education. Her involvement in Student Government Association allowed her to explore and develop her interests.

A student writing why she's grateful for Redbird donors during Redbird Philanthropy Week.

To honor the generous donors who help the University provide a premier educational experience, Illinois State will be hosting Redbird Philanthropy Week beginning on February 24, 2020.

There is nothing “normal” about this academic year and our students are experiencing college in a unique way. Find out how at this virtual event.

Fell Hall and the Redbird Plaza with fall foliage and blue skies

For over 40 years, Student Access and Accommodation Services (SAAS) at Illinois State University has offered support for students with disabilities and/or medical/mental health conditions.

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Now on the Bone Student Center’s second floor, Career Services’ new location brings career support and vision to the University.

Student stands in the newly renovated Bone Student Center

The Bone Student Center Revitalization is almost complete.

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Ashley Marku’s years of service in the armed forces gave her a unique skill set that made her a natural choice to serve as Redbird Esports Varsity Overwatch team’s first student coach.

The family of Adam Riegle

Adam Riegle’s commitment to college students is perpetuated through a scholarship in his name.