It's the University of Illinois Springfield's declaration to the world about who we are. It's our reputation, a promise built on core strengths we can demonstrate. It's also what makes us unique.
At UIS, leadership is woven into the curriculum and into the rich abundance of opportunities that students have to shape their college experience. We define leadership, not with titles, but by initiative and ideas. Both faculty and students leave their mark through research and scholarship, building new traditions, and connecting with the community, early and often. The result? Thousands of graduates making a difference in the world.
The Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) is a set of courses tied to UIS' heritage, mission, vision, and values. These courses provide a distinctive element to the baccalaureate education at UIS, and encourage a commitment to making a difference in the world.