Funds That Support Athletics


Serving as the backbone of funSTARS Website headerdraising for UIS Athletics, the STARS Club allows alums, community, members, parents of student-athletes, and more to truly enhance the UIS Department of Athletics. Our 244 student-athletes spread out over 15 NCAA DII intercollegiate sports are dedicated to representing UIS and Springfield at the highest of their ability. Those interested in becoming a STARS Club member today can contact the Office of Advancement at (217) 206-60858 or Online gifts can be made below or check out the 2016-17 STARS Club brochure.

Athletics Points of Pride

UIS student-athletes have been getting it done outside of their competitive venues. See below for all their achievements over the past 12 months.

  • 2,253 community service hours were registered during the 2015-16 school year and directly impacted 30 local organizations.
  • During the fall of 2015, UIS Athletics achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.26 – setting the record during the NCAA DII era for the Prairie Stars
  • 150 of 223 student-athletes achieved at least a 3.0 GPA – setting yet another record in the classroom.
  • With 529 total donors, the STARS Club reached its highest donor total in only its fourth year of existence.

Giving Opportunities

Athletics Unrestricted Fund

Athletics Capital Projects

Athletics Funds by Team

  • Men’s Baseball Fund
  • Men’s Basketball Fund
  • Women’s Basketball Fund
  • Cheerleading Program Fund
  • Men’s Cross Country Fund
  • Women’s Cross Country Fund
  • Men’s Golf Fund
  • Women’s Golf Fund
  • Men’s Soccer Fund
  • Women’s Soccer Fund
  • Men’s Tennis Fund
  • Women’s Tennis Fund
  • Women’s Softball Fund
  • Women’s Volleyball Fund

Selected Athletics Scholarships

  • Stars Athletics Scholarship Society Fund
  • Aydin Gonulsen Scholarship
  • Manny Velasco Scholarship


We welcome your inquiries. Please feel free to contact us.