Building a Community at Illinois
Hello Graduate Student,
By starting a graduate program at the University of Illinois, you have joined a large, vibrant community of people committed to exploring and understanding the world. You’re surrounded every day by tens of thousands of fascinating, dedicated, and creative people.
Within such a large and dynamic community, though, it can sometimes be challenging to connect with others. You may be wondering how to find those connections and build relationships with people around you. Good news, though: everyone else is wondering the same thing.
Read our latest GradLIFE blog post to learn how and why to build your support communities.
RSOs, Registered Student Organizations, are student clubs and organizations registered with the university. You can search the RSO database by category, including graduate students, groups with an academic or professional focus, cultural or ethnic groups, social interest groups and many other categories.
OIIR, The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, works to make the Illinois campus welcoming and inclusive for diversity and cross-cultural engagement. OIIR offers programs, workshops and classes through the Cultural and Resource Centers on campus.
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