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The University of Illinois is home to a vibrant graduate student population and campus with students coming from diverse backgrounds and carrying different perspectives. As you settle in, it is a great time to look for opportunities to connect with others not only in your file and department, but also across campus and in the community. Check with your department to see if there are any student organizations that you might be a part of. We encourage you to seek opportunities to meet students from across campus and we’ve compiled a list of some places to check out.
Registered Student Organizations (RSO)
There are more than 1,100 organizations on campus, covering a wide variety of interests and hobbies. Visit the Registered Student Organization (RSO) Directory to find out about existing groups or to start your own organization.
Cultural and Resource Centers
The university has a number of cultural resource centers to support and connect students. Visit the links below to learn more.
- Asian American Cultural Center
- Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center
- Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES)
- International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)
- La Casa Cultural Latina
- LGBT Resource Center
- Native American House
- Veteran’s Student Support Services
- Women’s Resources Center
Serving on a campus committee is a great opportunity to meet others, be involved in the greater campus community, and have your ideas heard. You can read more about campus committees and learn about the application process on the Student Affairs website.