One state. Driven by three universities. Fueled by millions of individuals. Making unimaginable impact on the world. Step back and take notice. Because it’s altogether extraordinary.
We’ve been built this way from the beginning—to serve the state and its people, and bring the whole world right along with us. Our past and future are tied together through immeasurable impact, made matter-of-factly. This is no myth. It’s a phenomenon. And it lives within all of us. Together. With you. With Illinois.
The glimmer in our eye is borne from the fire in our belly. The motivation to scan the skyline and say, “go higher.” The determination to celebrate differences and not be bound by circumstance. The audacity to say we’re the ones who will care for this city and cure disease for the world. Our energy is incendiary—and it all starts with a single spark.
Over time and through change remains one constant—a tradition of untraditional. Fueled by the notion that teachers should teach, it’s never too late to go back to college, and a classroom is defined more by the character of those in it than the physical space it occupies. The University of Illinois at Springfield forms leaders from often unlikely places and propels people forward from all different walks of life.