University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Chapter Officers

Jaime Thissen - President
Xiao Lin Mei - Secretary
Bridget Fudala - VP Public Relations

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Chapter is currently seeking additional officers for this academic year. If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please see the Leadership Opportunity information below or fill out the contact form and select 'Leadership Opportunities' as your inquiry.

Leadership Opportunities

The most engaging and active leadership roles are filling the role of a Chapter officer. This is an opportunity to develop hands on experience in communication, project planning & execution, team building, and time management. Elections occur once per year, typically in early spring. Click here to read a brief description of each officer position.

Scholarships and Awards

Scholarships and Awards range from $100 to $5000 and are available for both undergraduate members as well as members furthering their academic endeavors through post-graduate study. Applications are available at the beginning of April each year and are due to the Scholarship Committee by the end of May. For more information, please view the Scholarship page.

Graduation Items

Tassels, Honor Cords & Honor Stoles are available from the SAL Store.

Scholarship and Award Recipients from this Chapter

Kiara Diggins-Parker - Path to Excellence Award, 2013
Menas Falakos - Chapter Leadership Award, 2013
Matthew Gilmer - Path to Excellence Award, 2012
Emily Shinogle - Emerging Leaders Scholarship, 2012
Brittany Brown - Chapter Leadership Award, 2012
Kimberly Anne Cholewa - Path to Excellence, 2009
Danielle Renee Davis - Emerging Leaders Post-Graduate Scholarship, 2007
Lindsey Renae Cox - Path to Excellence Award, 2007

Chapter Highlights

Ice Skating with SAL

SAL members at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign got together and went ice skating recently! (more…)


Potluck Social

SAL members at UIUC recently gathered for an end of semester Thanksgiving themed potluck! (more…)

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During the month of October, several chapters enjoy getting out into their communities and participating in local Halloween events! From dressing up and handing out candy to children to raising funds and awareness for those in need, read on to see what some of our chapters did to mark the holiday! (more…)

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A recurring theme we are seeing with several of our chapters this year is gathering together or even using part of an already scheduled chapter meeting to make cards for hospitalized children and others that may not get to spend certain holidays in the way they would desire. (more…)


“Sweet” Chapter Meeting

Chapter members from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign kicked off their second semester with a chapter meeting that included speed friending, ice cream sundaes and hand-crafted Valentine’s Day cards for residents of a nearby nursing home and a children’s shelter. (more…)


Fourth Street Cleanup

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign volunteered their time to clean up Fourth Street and pick up trash. After meeting in the campus common area and doing some icebreakers they split up into two teams to begin their Fourth Street cleanup. (more…)