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How you can get involved with Illinois State University

Share your Illinois State story. Tell others of your Illinois State experience, post it on social media with #RedbirdProud, and remember to share your story with Illinois State. You never know when you may see yourself as our next feature!

Brag about Illinois State to everyone around you. Word of mouth is the best form of communication. Let everyone know you are a proud Redbird and share why with our Points of Pride.

Wear Red on Fridays to show your support. You may not be on campus anymore, but showing off your Illinois State red on Fridays does not have to stop. What better way to show your Illinois State spirit than to wear it proudly. If you need a little more Illinois State gear to add to your closet, check out all of our official vendors for your favorite apparel.

Stay connected with Illinois State. There are many opportunities to continue to stay connected with Illinois State and other Redbirds. Join an alumni network or form an alumni network, or attend one of the many alumni events planned. Also make sure to keep your information updated to receive event details, the Illinois State magazine, and more.

Join one of our Alumni Association committees as a way to share your time and talent. Many committees meet virtually, allowing for Redbirds from across the world to take part. Committees include Awards, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Golden Redbirds, Homecoming, Redbird Engagement & Development, and Scholarships.  

Apply for the Alumni Association board of directors where you can serve as an ambassador and advocate while strengthening the University's traditions, growth, and alumni engagement.

Encourage high school students to visit campus. You are the best ambassador for Illinois State. You know the campus, the programs, and the best reasons that high school students need to visit.

Come back to visit campus or speak to a class. Walk the Quad, check out Milner Library, or sit inside your old classroom. Also, see all that is new on campus too! Plan your own visit or let Alumni Engagement help by calling (309) 438-2586! If you can't make it back to campus, bring campus to your mobile device with the Illinois State virtual tour.

If you plan to return to campus, consider getting in contact with your department to attend a class and share your story. Current students are always interested to hear how an Illinois State degree has made alums careers and lives successful!

Give back at any level, supporting your campus passion. There are many ways to give back to Illinois State such as endowments, planned gifts, matching gifts, or gifts of cash. Giving can also mean supporting Illinois State by volunteering or attending an event!

Mentor student interns at your place of business. What better way to stay involved with Illinois State than to share your knowledge and skills with current Redbirds! Illinois State's Career Services can help post internships available at your business and connect you with internship coordinators within a department to find the Redbirds for you.

Want to volunteer for an Illinois State alumni event?

If have any an interest to volunteer at one of our alumni events, please send us your contact information with the form below. You will then be contacted by our volunteer coordinator to see how you can be best matched with our volunteer needs.

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