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Get involved

Interested in Illinois Student Senate? Join us every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Pine Lounge of the Union – meetings are open to the public, and we reserve the first 30 minutes of our general meetings for public comment.

If you're interested in joining our organization as a Senator, staff member, or committee member, please contact our New Member Program Coordinator Annalisa Roncone at

Applications for Ad Hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot Now Open

Do you think the University of Illinois needs a new mascot? The Ad-Hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot will be debating just that! This committee, created by the Illinois Student Senate, will serve to explore whether the campus community is in need of a new official mascot and symbol through extensive deliberation and surveying of the student body.

If you are interested, please apply here by February 6th at 11:59pm.

Teaching Excellence Awards

There are some professors and teaching assistants that go above and beyond in the classroom and provide Illinois students with an exceptional education. The ISS searches for these instructors to recognize and thank them with a Teaching Excellence Award during a formal ceremony in the spring. Students may now nominate their instructors for the awards here or read more information here.

Applications for Senator Vacancies Remain Open

The Eleventh Assembly still has Student Senator vacancies. Students who are interested in becoming a Senator should check the voting units and vacancy list to see if they are eligible to apply for a vacancy. The Committee on Internal Affairs reviews all applications for a vacancy and then appoints them on a rolling basis. Look at Get Involved to apply now.