UIS Alumni Programs
Staying Active with UIS
Stay current with what’s going on at UIS by participating in the various programs offered through UIS Alumni Relations. Whether you’re watching an event at Sangamon Auditorium, or purchasing an Official Ring of UIS, there are many ways to stay active with your alma mater. We encourage your involvement and hope to see or hear from you.
If you have any questions about any of the following programs, please contact Chuck Schrage, Associate Chancellor for Alumni Relations at UIS.
Coordinated by the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Illinois Connection is the grassroots, advocacy network for the University of Illinois. Through this initiative alumni, students, faculty and friends serve as advocates for the University to ensure support from the state and federal government. By joining Illinois Connection, you will become part of a growing network of nearly 14,000 loyal alumni, students, donors and friends. Join now!
As a vital part of this initiative, you will decide your own level of involvement. You can choose to:
- Share your “UI experience” with your personal and professional network
Write your legislators an email during key decision making times
Send a letter-to-the-editor in support of the University
Meet with your elected official
Visit the Illinois Connection web site for information on upcoming events, a description of federal and state issues, resources and news and a media contact center.
When the former Sangamon State University became the third campus of the University of Illinois in 1995, many alumni expressed the desire to obtain replacement diploma certificates reflecting the new identity of the institution.
UIS diploma certificates, with a presentation cover bearing the seal of the University of Illinois, are currently available through the Office of Advancement for a $35.00 processing fee.
UIS certificates read as follows:
University of Illinois
(formerly Sangamon State University)
upon recommendation of the Faculty
of Sangamon State University
[Name on your original diploma]
was admitted to the Degree of
[Degree on your original diploma]
on the [date] day of [month], nineteen hundred and [year]
and is entitled to all rights and honors thereto appertaining
Witness the Seal of the University and signatures of its Officers