Office for University Relations

Chicago News Bureau
Springfield Campus Relations
Urbana Public Affairs




108 Henry Admin. Bldg.
506 S. Wright St., MC-370
Urbana, IL 61801
Tel: (217) 333-6400
Fax: (217) 333-5733

414 Administrative Ofc. Bldg.
1737 W. Polk St., MC-971
Chicago, IL 60612
Tel: (312) 996-3772
Fax: (312) 996-1836

Current Issues and Trends 

Issues in the News

The University of Illinois is impacted or influenced by public policy at the local, state, and national levels. The institution frequently must react to challenges that are broadly felt by higher education.


Conflict of Commitment and Interest Reporting Process Review

The Vice President for Research conducted a review of the circumstances related to the reporting efforts associated with the participation of UI Health employees in an advertisement that appeared in the New York Times magazine in January 2014. A final report (PDF) was issued in March 2014.

UA Review

In late 2012, President Easter launched a comprehensive review of our University administrative units. Charge letters, a list of review teams, and the 2014 final report other materials are available on the UA Review website.

Climate Survey

In the fall of 2011, a University-wide climate survey was distributed to all faculty, staff, and students at the University of Illinois. The response rate was slightly over 16 percent. Summary reports are available online.

University Budget & Tuition

State support for the University plays a vital role in maintaining institutional quality. Tuition and fees provide almost 20 percent of the university's income in fiscal 2013. Learn more about the University's budget, tuition, and financial aid.