About the Alumni Association

Alumni HouseThe WIU Alumni Association earned a Grand Gold Award for Overall Alumni Programming and a Gold Award for a Specific Alumni Program from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Whether it is organizing a reunion, planning Homecoming activities, informing alumni of what's happening at WIU, or spreading goodwill, the WIU Alumni Association plays a crucial role in continuing the partnership between the University and its nearly 140,000 alumni and friends.

Everyone who graduates from the University is an automatic member of the Alumni Association. There are no dues or fees, and each year more than 50 alumni events are hosted in a variety of locations throughout the United States.

Our Mission

The Western Illinois University Alumni Association strives to develop and sustain lifelong relationships with students, alumni and friends to advance the mission of the University.


Western Illinois Now (WIN) is a fundraising program established in 1982 to assist in supporting alumni activities, the Alumni House and scholarships. Visit the WIN web page for more on the program or visit Foundation and Development to find out about other giving opportunities.