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The Illini Union Board is comprised of eleven different programming areas in order to provide a large variety of options for you to join in and get involved. The IU Board has planned thousands of events over the years, ranging from lectures and comedians to weekend concerts and cultural programs to the tradition of monthly Illinites. The Board provides real-world experience for students interested in improving their organizational skills and professional training.

Photo collage of IUB events and students

how to become a member

The Illini Union Board not only organizes fun events for the students, but the board also serves as "the voice" of the student body and advises the Illini Union Director on policies, procedures and things going on around the building. The Board voices the concerns, needs, and satisfaction of Illinois students. 

As a member of the Illini Union Board, you can join one of eleven different sections. Click over to learn more about these Programming Areas. Because the IU Board is such a large entity responsible for organizing and planning a vast amount of activities and events, we need people on our team. So what are you waiting for? Apply now to become a member of the Illini Union Board!

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Member Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly meetings (set by area directors)
  • Attend monthly Board meetings
  • Distribute marketing for IU Board events 

member benefits

  • Meet and greets with guests and performers (past ones have included Hasan Minhaj, Post Malone, and Jay Pharoah)
  • Socials and other board events
  • Pre-professional experience

faculty representation

The Illini Union Board is an organization that has a dual purpose:

  • To conduct social, cultural, educational and recreational activities and programs for all members of the university community - students, faculty, staff and alumni, and:
  • To advise the Illini Union Director on matters of policy pertaining to the operation of the Illini Union. The Illini Union director consults with the Board on major policy matters.

The Illini Union Board's leadership board consists of 13 students selected by the Board, one graduate and undergraduate representative appointed by the Illinois Student Senate, and six non-student members:

  • Two faculty members, one staff member, and one representative from the Alumni Association, the Staff Advisory Council, and the Faculty-Staff Social Committee.

To learn more about the vacant Illini Union Board Faculty Position, please contact Illini Union Interim Associate Director Becki Salzman.


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