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Transforming the Promise of Association into Lasting Change.

We develop and support campus and community leaders committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and global engagement by fostering dialogue, reflection and action.

Our building and programs are always free, open, and available to everyone.

Check out our 150th Anniversary videos and photos.

Students

For 150+ years, we have put students first. We are a home to student organizations, offer housing for UIUC and Parkland students, award nearly $200K per year in scholarships, and ensure that students have opportunities to develop their leadership skills by helping to lead and govern our organization.

College students enjoying working together at a table.
Welcoming Week tabling photo

Programs

We offer student- and staff-led programs that reflect our mission and commitment to using dialogue, action, and reflection to advance positive change in the world. Discover how we advance social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation, and global engagement. And explore how we can support you in that work, too!

Our Building

Discover a world of opportunities at the University YMCA! Indulge in delicious Thai cuisine at the Y Thai Eatery, host your meetings and events in our versatile rental spaces, and explore convenient student living options. Join our vibrant community and unlock the potential for culinary delights, professional growth, and a fulfilling student experience all under one roof.

University YMCA building

Upcoming Events

In the News

The Certainty Trap

Do you want to learn how to have difficult conversations about divisive issues? Do you want to understand and explain your own views more clearly?

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Friday Forum

February 16, 2024

A weekly, noontime series: Rep. Carol Ammons @ noon. Free Lunch! "Good ole Abe and Emancipation and Reparations"

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Plan our new Time Capsule

Help us plan our new time capsule! Share your ideas and suggestions.

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Art @ the Y: Exhibition

February 8, 2024

Keith Knight is many things– rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. Exhibition now up!

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Annual Report, 2022-2023

2022-2023 was another amazing year at the University YMCA!

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150th Photos & Videos

See Highlights from our 150th Celebration!

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Support the University YMCA Today!

With your support we offer and champion a diverse set of programs and student organizations committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and global engagement by fostering dialogue, reflection and action.

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