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Join a Registered Student Organization (RSO)

Illinois offers numerous opportunities for you to get involved on campus. By joining a registered student organization, you have the chance to be a part of or lead great initiatives and clubs. You also will meet new people, explore your interests, and build relevant experience for your resume. Our campus has more than 1000 RSOs. Or you can create your own! A directory of RSOs is available through the Office of Registered Organizations at the Illini Union.

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Volunteer at a Community Organization

Volunteering is a great way to build your transferrable skills, gain valuable experience, and develop your network. Whether you volunteer in your chosen field or in an area of personal interest, you will enhance your professional and personal development as you serve, support and help others. Get connected with The Office of Volunteer Programs or CUVolunteer.org to locate volunteer opportunities on- and off-campus.

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Campus Committees and Boards

As a student, your voice is important. Your perspective and leadership can make an impact on campus and throughout the community. Illinois provides opportunities for you to serve on various campus committees. Or you can choose to be a part of student government. As a student leader or committee member, you will have the chance to meet new peers and work with a team of students, staff, and professionals to accomplish goals.

Consider becoming part of the Illinois Student Senate or applying for a student committee or board.

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Join a Team of Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessionals are trained students who support the personal and professional development of their peers. From facilitating workshops to working in a team environment, student paraprofessionals enhance their communication, leadership and interpersonal skills while adding value to the departments they serve. 

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