Welcome to the first Student Affairs Alumni and Friends Newsletter. This is an opportunity for both our alumni and supporters to keep up to date on news within the Division of Student Affairs. Student Affairs Alumni are unique and not easily defined. While they didn’t technically graduate from the Division of Student Affairs, they did have an impactful experience in one or more of the twelve departments of the Division as a student. From being a RA to Alternative Breaks participants to campus dining staff to Sports Club members, they are alumni of Student Affairs and our supporters help these programs continue to thrive. So let’s connect! Share your stories, keep in touch, and remember you are all part of the Student Affairs family.
Student leaders pose as a group

Illinois State University's Division of Student Affairs is excited to announce several new initiatives to connect with alumni.

image of Rick Lewis

Rick Lewis arrived on campus in the 1980s as a graduate student, never expecting to make Illinois State his professional home.

Mary McMahon '12 made the most of her time at Illinois State and has now found a way to give back to the school that gave her so much.

Students performing

Chi Omega’s annual March Madness philanthropy is one of the largest events in Greek life at Illinois State University. It draws in huge crowds to the Bone Student Center’s Braden Auditorium every year, with all proceeds of the dancing competition going toward the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Latino grads pose with President Dietz

To help create a more inclusive campus environment and make sure all students are recognized, staff from Illinois State and the Division of Student Affairs helped plan three special graduation ceremonies this year.