Founded in 1906, The Illinois Club is one of few entities on campus
that takes pride in celebrating over 100 years of history!
When we began as the Tuesday Tea Club, little did those women envision that today our
membership would be 25% men and that we would be awarding $20,000 in scholarships every year.
The purpose of our Club is to build the University of Illinois and surrounding
Champaign-Urbana communities by promoting friendship and education. This purpose is
achieved through interest groups, campus tours, University of Illinois scholarship awards,
and special events.
The heart of The Illinois Club, where great friendships begin, are the many INTEREST
GROUPS it sponsors. Many of these groups appeal to both men and women, resulting in
a diverse membership. Groups usually meet one or more times a month in members'
homes, or at other locations. Daytime, evening, or weekend meeting times are arranged
by the group. Some group meetings are listed in the Community Calendar section of the
Sunday News-Gazette, with information on how to contact the host.
The Illinois Club also organizes a number of events available to all members throughout
the year. A few events are for Club members only, but most are open to family members
and guests. Check our CALENDAR for upcoming events and dates.
Among our events are field trips to interesting locations in Illinois and surrounding states.
These are described on our website under TOURS, in the newsletter, and in the
Community Calendar section of the Sunday News-Gazette. Our campus tours are
described in our newsletter, weekly E-TIC news, and website under TOURS.
We also have a variety of social and educational events and programs to welcome
prospective members who are new to the University of Illinois community. In addition to
general membership Club outings, we have a welcome reception and other activities
planned just for you, as a part of each year's schedule of events. These can be found
The Club is a registered University organization and represents Illinois at the biennial
conference of the Big Ten University Women's Clubs.
Find out about the 100th Anniversary and Club history.
Click on Newcomers and Interest Groups links (left navigation bar) for more information about the Club.
If you'd like to download a brochure about our Club, click here.
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Fall Expo @ Hilton Garden Inn
Monday, September 8, 2014 from 4pm - 6pm
1501 South Neil Street, Champaign
Illini Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn
This first event of the year is a great way to reconnect with old friends,
and make some new friends. You can sign up for your favorite interest groups
and investigate all the new groups. Or perhaps you'll sign up for
our wonderful tours.
Maybe you'll even find a great gift for someone special at our Scholarship Sales table!
Light refreshments will be available.
Architectural Tour of Springfield
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Join us for an architectural tour of historical buildings and homes
in the old capital city of Springfield, IL.
Details available on the Tours
Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 4:00 - 6:00 pm
President's House, University of Illinois, Urbana
We are delighted that our holiday celebration will once again
be hosted at the UI President's home by President and Mrs. Easter!
Join us for scrumptious food and drink.
Details to follow...
American Music and the Great War:
A World War I Restrospective at the Sousa Archives
and Center for American Music
Friday, April 17, 2015
The University of Illinois is commemorating the 100th anniversary of
World War I with several events and exhibits in a cross-campus initiative.
As part of this initiative, the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
will be hosting exhibits that display how music supported the war effort.
On our tour we will visit the archives
and will conclude with a World War I themed cocktail hour
at Houlihan's featuring two traditional World War I cocktails: the Sidecar and the French 75.
Itinerary details, and a signup form, can be found on
Current Constitution and Standing Rules
Current Board Members
, Board meeting agendas, minutes, etc.