Volunteer and Civic Engagement Opportunities

Leadership for Life

Students admitted to L4Lhave the opportunity to live together, take a class together, and commit to doing service together.

Ongoing Service

One time service projects are great, but the Volunteer Center urges students to make a longer commitment to service.

Service Organizations

The Volunteer and Civic Engagement Center works with many different Student Service Organizations.

Individualized Service

If you need help finding, starting, or participating in service, we’d love to help. We keep an up to date directory of volunteer opportunities in the Springfield area.

Greek Life

As members of Fraternities and Sororities at the University of Illinois Springfield, we are committed to ensuring our success as students and invested partners in our organizations through celebrating friendship, leadership, scholarship, service, and social advancement while appreciating the diversity of our member organizations.

Greek life promotes:

  • Leadership
  • Academic Excellence
  • Social Justice & Selfless Service
  • Sisterhood/Brotherhood
  • High Social Standards

Student Organizations

Student organizations offer social, service, and professional opportunities for their members within the university and community. Membership can broaden acquaintances, develop leadership ability, build decision-making and problem-solving skills, and complement classroom instruction.

The Office of Student Life can assist you with the following:

  • Starting an organization
  • Program and event development
  • Individual and group problem solving
  • Leadership development
  • Membership recruitment
  • Fundraising suggestions
  • Referrals to additional campus and community resources
  • SOFA Requests and Reports

Involvement Consultations

Looking to get involved on campus but just not sure how? Student Life is here to help! Our staff is highly trained at matching the right experience(s) at UIS to your interests, talents, and curiosities! Schedule an involvement consultation with us today!

What is an involvement consultation?

An involvement consultation will last anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. Our staff will match you with organizations, experiences, and more that coincide with your interests, talents, and curiosities!

How do I schedule an involvement consultation?

Email Student Life and let us know a few times you are available to meet. Please provide us with your name, phone, and email. We'll email you back, with a time for the appointment, and which staff member you'll talking with.

Do I have to do anything for the involvement consultation?

All you need to do is answer a short questionnaire when you come for your appointment.

Who can schedule an involvement consultation?

Anyone! It doesn't matter if you're a grad student, a senior, or a first-year student!

Other questions?

Email Marie Watson, Associate Director