ILCC Welcomes University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

May 15, 2017

ILCC Urbana ChampaignWe are proud to announce that the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign has joined with Illinois Campus Compact to advance the public purpose of higher education. UIUC’s support is vital as we continue to cultivate a culture of civic engagement on campuses across Illinois. As the largest campus in Illinois, UIUC will prove a useful knowledge resource for all of our member institutions. With such strong ties to the Urbana-Champaign community and such a broad array of civic-minded programming, UIUC’s accumulated civic experience will be invaluable to our collaborative efforts.

Uniting Sister Cities

Although UIUC is a new member of ILCC, their commitment to civic-learning and community involvement is not new. With an enrollment of over 44,000 students, UIUC is a driving force behind the Urbana-Champaign community. Through dozens of programs, UIUC has opened their doors and reached out to the Urbana-Champaign community.

In the coming years, we are excited to learn more about how UIUC integrates their coursework and civic programs with the surrounding community. Like many of our member institutions, UIUC breaks down the traditional concept of a classroom to instead provide meaningful experiential learning programs. Through dozens of academic and extra-curricular programs, UIUC unites academia and service across all facets of education. From music programs to engineering projects, Urbana-Champaign is made more vibrant because of civic-minded programming.

To learn more about UIUC’s Impact on Urbana-Champaign, Click Here.

Traversing Illinois, the Country, and the World

UIUC’s impact does not stop at the city’s limits, however. With students drawn from around the world and alumni making their mark in far-off places, UIUC’s civic footprint is undeniable. By joining ILCC, UIUC is taking further steps toward refining a culture of civic engagement on their campus. Effective civic-engagement programs on any campus have the potential to influence more than just the students. An institution as large as UIUC has the potential to influence millions of people by fostering a culture of civic engagement that students hold on to even past graduation. With the help of UIUC and all of our member institutions, the civic engagement values championed by Campus Compact will reach across the world.