The Women's Mentoring Network has the mission to provide support and information to women students beginning or returning to college after an interruption in their formal education. Mentors are female professionals on campus who wish to create a welcoming environment for these students in an effort to ease the transition into higher education. Please visit the Women's Mentoring Network website for more information.
Getting involved with registered student organizations (RSOs) is key to exploring, enjoying and enhancing the college experience. By joining an RSO students broaden their perspective, expand their social circle and, at times, choose their major and/or career based on their experiences. ISU has over 300 RSOs. For more information about RSOs at ISU, please visit the ISU Dean of Students Office webpage.
The Feminist Led Activist Movement to Empower (F.L.A.M.E.) is an RSO that promotes student activism around issues of gender and its intersections. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about F.L.A.M.E. and events.
ISU PRIDE is an RSO that promotes and preserves a safe political, social, and educational forum for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA+) students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about ISU PRIDE and events.
The League of Extraordinary Genders (TLEG) is ISU's first student group for transgender and gender non-conforming students. TLEG provides trans students with a safe space to socialize, receive peer support, and engage in advocacy and activism for trans rights both at ISU and the Bloomington-Normal community. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about TLEG and events.
My Sister's Keeper is a women led minority RSO aimed at advancement in the minority community. We stand for leadership, sisterhood, mentorship, community service and social and culture outreach. For more information about My Sister's Keeper, please visit their Facebook page for more information on My Sister's Keeper and events.
Sister Circles is an RSO founded to empower women in our community to create positive change in their own state of wellness through education and the support of a strong community. Wellness is an integration of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The model used by our organization includes social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, occupational, intellectual, and physical well ness. Each of these seven dimensions act and interact in a way that contribute to our quality of life. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about Sister Circles and events.
It is the purpose of Students' Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), as a third-wave feminist organization, to advocate for reform of University and community policy and procedures with regard to violence in the community. Based on a survivor-centered philosophy, SPAN works in conjunction with existing services to make information about services consistent and easily available to students, and provide assistance to survivors. The organization is responsive to violence against women and members of the LGBTQIA community, with a special emphasis on the University’s response to incidents of sexual/dating/domestic violence. Please visit their Facebook page for more information about ISU SPAN and events.
Secondary Dominance is ISU's premier women's a cappella ensemble. Established in 2004, the girls have been delighting audiences with their instrument-free peformances on campus and around the Bloomington-Normal community. They perform a range of music and arrange the majority of it themselves. For more information about Secondary Dominance, please visit their Facebook page.
Diversity Advocacy is committed to building bridges between groups; developing understanding, appreciation, and respect; as well as celebrating the diversity of the members of the University community. Diversity Advocacy is responsible for initiating and encouraging programs and services that contribute to a broader understanding of diversity at Illinois State University. For more information about Diversity Advocacy, please visit their website.
The Division of Student Affairs is made up of twelve departments that strive to influence the campus culture to achieve student engagement, inclusion, and pride in Illinois State University (ISU). Whether your focus is to develop leadership skills, make new friends, participate in service opportunities, or get involved in a host of other programs and activities, their goal is for students to be successful and make the most of their ISU experience. For more information about the Division of Student Affairs, please visit their website.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT)/Queer Studies and Services Institute's mission is to promote equity and social justice for the LGBTQ+ community. This is critical to the University's mission to ensure a high-quality education for all students and a supportive and productive environment for all members of ISU's diverse community. For more information about the LGBT/Queer Studies and Services Institute, please visit their website.
For information about Student Counseling Services, please visit their website.
For information about Student Health Services, please visit their website.