2021 Student Involvement Celebration recognizes outstanding students and RSOs

Jennifer Miller, Levester Johnson, and Reggie posing at the Student Involvement Awards

The 2021 Student Involvement Celebration honored outstanding students and registered student organizations (RSOs) making a difference at Illinois State University. The event featured recorded performances by Illinois State’s all-treble a capella group, Secondary Dominance, and Illinois State’s own winner of the America’s Best College Poet competition, Naudia Williams.  Nomination and application forms for Student Involvement Awards

RSO of the month: The Association of Latinx American Students fosters an appreciation for diversity

Students gathering at the pumpkin patch

The Association of Latinx American Students (ALAS)  at Illinois State University provides programs and activities that foster a better understanding and appreciation for the cultural diversity of the Latinx community. ALAS President Mario Romero works with an executive board of peers to operate the RSO. The board worked with Romero to describe the registered student organization’s (RSO) main functions

RSO of the month: Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) promotes wellness among students

SWAT members with masks posing at the GSpot

The Student Wellness Ambassador Team (SWAT) at Illinois State University provides wellness resources to students and the community.   SWAT hosts events to promote the eight dimensions of health and provides physical resources to Illinois State students through the Wellness Gazebo, the GSpot.  President Tatum Flores said the group holds educational workshops on campus that cover

RSO of the month: Illinois State’s ‘Spread the Magic’ inspires smiles across the state

Students dressed as the Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Elsa, and Spiderman smiling and waving

Spread the Magic, a registered student organization (RSO) at Illinois State, delivers positivity to healthcare centers and events in Bloomington-Normal. Members typically dress in costume as Disney characters or superheroes before heading out to visit with children, individuals with disabilities, or the elderly.  President Leela Wolgemuth said the group is now hosting meetings over Zoom

Keeping the faith: Campus ministries offer connection, support

Impact fall retreat

The Campus Ministry Association and Registered Student Organizations focused on faith and spirituality haven’t gone away. Instead they’re finding new ways to support spiritual health and well-being, including weekly services and programs, physically distanced dinners, and one-on-one counseling.