Alumni Association

What is the purpose of the University High School Alumni Association?

The purpose of this association is to aid in the development of University High School as an institution making a maximum contribution to excellence in secondary education by securing contributions of the knowledge, skills, material wealth, and loyalty of the many persons who are U-High graduates or former students. Dues are not required.

What are the associations goals?

  • To develop a means through which may flow a constant interchange of ideas, advice, constructive criticism, and suggestions.
  • To build an organization that will from a supportive base from which U-High may develop the resources to retain the fine traditions of the past and to secure the excellence of the future.
  • To provide an integrated system of communication and activity that will promote the warm relationships unique among classmates, alumni, faculty, and -High.
  • To provide an organization of support for graduates who wish to plan class reunions, including the development and maintenance of a database of names and addresses of U-High graduates.

How will information about the alumni association be made available?

The association publishes The Pioneer, an alumni newsletter twice a year-spring and fall. Minutes of all meetings of the association are kept on file and may be reviewed by any member of the association. This webpage is an up-and-coming communications medium, as well.

What type of information is included in The Pioneer?

Information about upcoming events at U-High; messages from the laboratory school director, U-High principal, and faculty; and articles about U-High students and alumni are included along with news about graduates by class year and information about upcoming class reunions.

What are the qualifications for membership?

  • All persons who have earned a degree or diploma from U-High or who have attended U-High are eligible for regular membership in the association.
  • Honorary membership: All members of the faculty and all persons who have received honorary degrees from Illinois State University are automatically honorary members of the association. The board of directors may also confer honorary membership upon other persons deemed worthy of recognition.

How can I be involved?

Become involved in Homecoming, special services, awards and recognitions, special events, publications, external relations, and/or with contributions. Working under the guidance of the University High School Alumni Association Board of Directors are numerous standing committees. This network of volunteers plans and implements programs and services to meet the diverse needs of U-High alumni. You may volunteer to be involved with the following standing committees by contacting the Illinois State University Alumni Services office:

  • Homecoming
  • Special Services
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Special Events
  • Publications
  • External Relations