The purpose of the Dean of Students Enhancement Fund is to provide programming, recognition, and educational opportunities for students and staff members that are not able to be covered by the regular operating budget.
The Greek Areté—Greek Leadership Fund was established in 2018 by Eric and Karin Burwell to highlight and elevate the virtue affiliated with the Illinois State University Sorority and Fraternity Life experience while honoring the history and foundation of fraternal organizations. The fund supports initiatives that call for excellence in each fraternity and sorority member and increases the value of the Greek community for its members, the University, and its alumni.
The Leadership Initiative Fund supports new leadership initiatives and programs designed to help students learn to be engaged, compassionate leaders committed to moving individuals, teams, organizations, and ideas forward. Students are given opportunities to participate in leadership training, seminars, conferences, and other cutting edge experiences across Student Affairs to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be capable leaders.
The vision for the LGBTQ+ Student Support Fund is to provide emergency grants for students who lose the financial support of their family due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. The primary focus of the initiative is to create a safety net, keeping a student enrolled while the student works through family and financial issues.
The Student Success and Excellence Fund provides programming and support for the retention of students who identify as first-generation, low income, or underrepresented.
The University Program Board (UPB) Foundation Account will be used to support the student members that are dedicated to providing social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs for Illinois State University and the surrounding community. When you give to this fund, you will be assisting the UPB in furthering professional development, securing opportunities for growth in programming, and recognizing the devoted members of the organization. The fund will also enhance existing programs and allow for new programmatic developments.