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Y Student Organizations

Is your RSO working to create positive change?

Led by our Student Board, the University YMCA invites registered student organizations at UIUC to formally affiliate with us. This provides RSOs with free use of space in our building, dedicated support from our staff, access to funding, and visibility well-beyond the university.

Y-Affiliated Student Organizations

Why we support student organizations.

We respect, celebrate, and invest in student-led organizations that are seeking to create positive change that is consistent with our mission. We find ways to enable students to put their values into action.

We connect student organizations and leaders with our dedicated staff team, who can assist with organizational development, fundraising strategies, and linking with students with similar interests.

We encourage students to take risks, press forward with innovative program ideas, and focus on self-care so that they can bring their best to whatever goals they've set.

We believe that skills in leadership, advocacy, and activism are best honed in a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment like the University YMCA.

We invite you to explore whether affiliation is a smart strategy for your group.

Student Organization Benefits


Support of staff and community members at the Y


Free reservations of University Y rooms (Latzer Hall, Murphy Gallery, and the Board Room)


Free black and white printing


Representation on the University YMCA Student Board


Free workshops, leadership development opportunities, and helpful resources


A free Busey bank account to manage organization funds


Representation on the University Y website and social medias

Y Student Organization Events

Current Y-Affiliated Student Organizations


Grow2Give is empowering communities through fresh food access and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign through building, maintaining, planting, harvesting, and donating fresh produce from garden beds, hosting environmental education programming such as workshops, guest speaker series, and hands-on volunteer opportunities to expand community knowledge of sustainable fresh produce gardening.

Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders is dedicated to implementing sustainable engineering projects to improve the quality of life in developing countries and to training engineering students on issues related to environmental sustainability and international development.

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Apply to be a Y-Affliated Student Organization Today!

Student Programs of the University YMCA are provided with staff support, space at the Y, printing, student board representation, and resources according to each organization’s need. Anybody can become a Dues Paying Member, including students!

Applications for Spring 2024 are due February 6th at 11:59pm.

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Support Student Organizations at the Y!

Your generosity enables students to thrive at the University YMCA. It allows us to hire dedicated staff to help our students develop into the passionate and visionary change makers the world needs.