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COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the emphasis on social distancing, The University System Office has invoked a remote work policy. This will be in effect until October 5, at which point this policy will be re-evaluated.

The most efficient way to contact staff is through email. Staff emails are available by clicking About on the menu, then selecting the appropriate department. We will maintain a minor presence in the office and will monitor our phones.

If you are unsure who to contact, please use our general office email at and we will address your question.

Upcoming Events


Employee Advisory Committee Meeting

Quarterly meeting to advise the Merit Board on all matters pertaining to the University System. The Committee meets at least quarterly at campuses throughout the state.

9:00 AM


Council of Councils Meeting

Annual meeting of the Council of Councils.

10:00 AM


CLOSED - Election Day

The System Office will be closed for Election Day.

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Recent Job Postings

Steam and Power Plant II

General Summary Under direct supervision from Steam & Power V, IV, and III, perform skilled labor in the operation, maintenance and repair of high pressure steam boilers and mechanical equipment in...

Enterprise Systems & Application Development

Eastern Illinois University’s Information Technology Services is seeking qualified applicants for the position of IT Manager/Administrative Coordinator—Enterprise System Administration & Development...

Associate Director of Housing & Dining for Panther Dining

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Food Service Administrator IV – Associate Director of Housing and Dining for Panther Dining. This position will be responsible for overseeing...

The University System office permits Universities and Agencies to post current job openings on our website. To view the postings above, and any other postings, go to the Jobs page.

University News


WIU: Princeton Review "Best Midwestern College"

Continuing a 17 year trend, Western Illinois University's combination of excellent academics, affordability, supportive faculty, and student services has again brought a "Best Midwestern College" designation for Western from The Princeton Re


UIS ranked the top public regional university in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report

The University of Illinois Springfield has been ranked the top public regional university in Illinois and the fourth best public university in the Midwest regional category for a second year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in 2021 Best Colleges r


SIUE Drops ACT-SAT Testing Requirement for 2021 Admission and Scholarships

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will not require standardized SAT and ACT scores in spring and fall 2021 for incoming freshmen and transfers (with fewer than 30 credit hours) to be considered for admission. In addition, SIUE will consider freshm


Large freshman class, strong retention lift NIU enrollment

After months of dire predictions nationwide for fall college attendance, Northern Illinois University announced today that total enrollment is up for fall 2020. According to the official census on the 10th day of attendance, total enrollment for fall 202


For seventh consecutive year, NEIU tops U.S. News & World Report’s low student debt ranking

Northeastern Illinois University graduates its students with the least amount of student debt among Midwest regional universities, according to the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” publication. Northeastern also ranked


2020 State of the University Address

Illinois State University’s President Larry Dietz presents the 2020 State of the University Address, with introduction by Academic Senate Chair Susan Kalter.