Office of Student Activities

Leadership at OSA

Leadership Programs provide a wide variety of programs, services, and experiences that assist WIU students in the exploration and development of their leadership abilities, and their preparation to become active participants in the community. The program offers classes, workshops, resources, and activities that complement the co-curricular experience of the WIU students. Involvement in the campus and local community creates an appreciation of service and emphasizes the importance of being interconnected with groups and individuals.

Western offers a variety of programs throughout the year that are open to all students. These programs expose students to a wide range of experiences that promote leadership, development and personal growth. Should you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the Office of Student Activities or call 298-3232.

Take advantage of leadership opportunities and become empowered to shape the future!


Rocky Unleashed

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You cannot afford to live in potential for the rest of your life; at some point, you have to unleash the potential and make your move.

-Eric Thomas

Rocky Unleashed is an eight week interactive program that takes place each semester.  It is peer led and discusses issues leaders face on campus while working on building your individual leadership style.

Designed for aspiring leaders, this is an opportunity to build the skills necessary for student leadership at Western Illinois University. Topics explored includes: Leadership, Teams, Values, Time Priority Management, Conflict, Collaboration, Student Branding, and Citizenship. The Office of Student Activities takes great pride in sponsoring this program at Western Illinois University.

Fall 2018 program will be held September 12-October 31st each Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the University Union. For questions, call the Office of Student Activities at 298-3232.

Blue Key - "Serving I Live"

Blue Key

Blue Key is an honorary fraternity for junior, senior, and graduate students who have combined academic achievement and co-curricular involvement. The purpose of Blue Key is to recognize and honor upper division students who have shown outstanding qualities of scholarship, service, and leadership. To be eligible you must have at least a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average. The Western Illinois University Chapter of Blue Key was chartered during the 1963-64 academic year. Blue Key continues to be an integral part of the University, striving to provide incentives for students in leadership positions and seeking to honor those who have excelled in service to the University and community.

To be a part of this organization click here. You can also visit to learn more about the organization. For more information contact the Office of Student Activities 298-3232.

Leadership Resource Library

The Office of Student Activities houses a resource library that provides a variety of information on leadership, organization development, advising, and personal growth. Books, periodicals, games, videos, files and simulations are made available to students and staff. Most materials can be checked out on a short-term basis. For more information, please stop by the Office of Student Activities.


Contact Info

Student Activities
University Union
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-3232
Fax: (309) 298-2879