Find Your Experience

At UIS, we believe in the importance of the student experience.
Environmental initiatives that make a global impact
Careers & Internships
Experiential Learning
Student Organizations
Find Your Fit, Get Involved
Leadership Lived
Featuring Top Performing UIS Students
Residence Life
Life on Campus
Quality food & service
Life in Springfield
Living in the Capital City
Diversity & Inclusion
Advocating for all Students
Campus Recreation
Stay in shape while having fun

Student Life Programs & Events

Student Life initiates programs and activities that enhance the student experience and further the university’s mission of providing an intellectually rich, collaborative and intimate learning environment for students, faculty and staff, while serving local, regional, state, national and international communities.

Health & Wellness

You have control over your physical, mental and emotional health. We provide comprehensive professional health care and counseling services as well as preventative services and resources.

Health Services
Our health care and services allow you to perform optimally, both physically and mentally.

Health Counseling Center
Need help? The Counseling Center provides psychological consultation, counseling and outreach.

Disability Services
We are here to ensure students with disabilities receive the academic accommodations needed for their success in the classroom

Safety and Security
Maintaining a safe campus is a responsibility the entire campus community takes very seriously.

Student Union

The Student Union is the nerve center for UIS traditions, clubs and organizations, events on campus and more. The Student Union is home to many diverse, recreational and educational opportunities for students.

Student Life

Student Life is home to many diverse recreational and educational opportunities for students.

Student Government Offices

This organization gives students a forum for student issues, to offer the opportunity for leadership development in the individual. Learn how to get involved with the Student Government Association.

Volunteerism and Civic Engagement

Cultivate the seeds of ethical thought and citizen responsibility through our many opportunities for action with the Volunteerism and Civic Engagement Center.

Student Union Game Room

Looking for something entertaining to do in your spare time? Visit the Student Union Game Room! Games are available for Xbox One and PS4.

Student Leadership Center

The Student Leadership Center is not just for student organizations. It is a great atmosphere to hang out, play games, work on projects, etc. 

Other Ways to Get Involved

Make a difference in the world. No matter what your major, expect to engage with the world outside campus through student activities, internships and volunteerism.

Graduate Intern Programs
Securing public sector experiential internships that afford top flight graduate students with the opportunity to integrate the academic classroom with real-world learning.

Housing Residents’ Council and Student Activities Committee
These groups started traditions like Jello Olympics, and they bring bands, comedians, magicians and other performers to campus.

The Journal
UIS' award-winning student newspaper employs a large staff of students and offers hands-on experience in reporting, editing, layout and design, ad sales and more.

Student Committees
The best part about UIS committees? If you don’t see what you like, find some friends and start a new one. We’ll support you.