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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.

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.

8:30 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

Police Officer & Police Officer-Paramedic

The position of Police Officer is a responsible professional public safety position with full executive law enforcement authority. Individuals working in this capacity protect the safety and securit...

Web Developer for Marketing & Communications

Want to work on a great team, have a variety of work, and provide service to wonderful people? Do all of that while working on a college campus with amazing benefits! EIU Marketing & Communications ...

Benefits Counselor

Under general direction this position is responsible for counseling to faculty and staff in the explanation, enrollment, and utilization of a wide variety of benefit programs, Leave of Absence Manag...

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


UIC offers new data science degree

The University of Illinois Chicago will soon offer a new bachelor’s degree in data science, a rapidly growing field that intersects with numerous industries including technology, computer science, business, security and health care.


SIU SDM Provides Nearly $53,000 in Free Dental Care at Give Kids a Smile Day

The Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine’s (SDM) 15th annual Give Kids a Smile Day held Monday, Oct. 12 was a huge success, with more than 110 children between the ages of 3-13 receiving a combined $52,990 worth of free preventative, res


STEM Fest goes virtual with free online events throughout October

For more than 10 years, Northern Illinois University’s STEM Fest has introduced thousands of visitors of all ages to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. After last year’s record-breaking 8,200 visitors, the NIU STEAM team is looking


Despite pandemic, faculty-mentored research continues with virtual student symposium

When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in March, forcing the rapid shift to remote teaching and learning for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester, Northeastern Illinois University’s Student Center for Science Engagement had just put out a call to the faculty


Southern Illinois University extends tuition-free offer to transfer students with family incomes below $63,575

Southern Illinois University is extending its offer to cover all tuition and fees of some first-time students in 2021 to also include some transfer students. In late September, the university announced its Saluki Commitment pledge to cover any remaining


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