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Student Life

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Learn more about whats happening in and around the College of Arts and Sciences.

Astrology Club

Astronomy Club offers community for nocturnal night-gazers

Illinois State’s Astronomy Club is dedicated to educating students about the universe by hosting star parties and observing the night sky.

The School of Communication through the bright eyes of an international student

The School of Communication’s graduate experience is a renowned program known for fostering a dialogical, insightful, and safe space for all students.

Portriat of School of Communication international student; Gabi Gomes.
Row of research material-filled vials positoned on the counter.

Fall 2023 FIREbird and BirdFEEDER Research Grant Winners Announced

FIREbird grants support students in Faculty-mentored, Independent Research Experiences in funding for student salary, research materials, or for travel to conduct research. The BirdFEEDER is a small grant Fund for Experimentation, Enquiry, and the Development of Student Research for both graduate and undergraduate students.

Latin American Latino/a Studies program creates a ‘Community of Belonging and Success’

As Illinois State University’s student body becomes increasingly diverse with more first-generation students, a grassroots initiative to support the University’s newest Redbirds is taking flight in the Latin American and Latino/a Studies program.

Group photo of attendees to Communities of Belonging and Success Program (COBAS)

Scholarships and Aid Opportunities

The College of Arts and Sciences offers competitive scholarships. The College's sixteen schools and departments also provide a variety of scholarships.

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Leadership Opportunities

For the interested student, the University and College provide a wide variety of opportunities. The Student Government Association holds annual elections and represents the entire student body. Within the College of Arts & Sciences, there are several important committees with student representation. These include the following:

Redbird Life

In addition, many departments have active student organizations and also include student representatives on some committees. Check for a list of Registered Student Organizations and other ways to get involved

Research Support

CAS offers Student Travel Funds, an internal awards intended to promote high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activity by undergraduate/graduate students of the College of Arts and Sciences at Illinois State University.

Learn more about student research support