In 1960, a group of central Illinois citizens, united in their goal of bringing a four-year university to the capital city, formed the Springfield Committee for Higher Education. Legislation creating Sangamon State University (SSU) was signed in 1969. The first classes were held in 1970, which is considered the founding year of SSU.
Many of our students participate in collaborative research with faculty.
The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and best professional practices in the field of International Student Advising.
The University is committed to providing the safest environment possible for work and study. Part of that commitment involves providing information about campus security to current as well as prospective students and employees.
We provide health care that allows individuals to perform optimally, both physically and mentally, in order to achieve their academic and intellectual potential and to minimize interruptions in their academic careers. We provide health care and health education in a safe environment.
Campus Recreation provides the best comprehensive recreational sports program by offering: quality activities, equipment, facilities and service for the betterment of body, mind, and spirit to enhance the recreational, educational, and social lives of the UIS community.
The Student Organization Center is not just for student organizations. It is a great atmosphere to hang out, play games, work on projects, etc.
UIS is pursuing accreditation through the Open Pathway, a ten-year cycle that focuses on assurance of quality and continuous improvement. UIS’ next Site Visit is planned for February 19-20, 2018.