Frequently Asked Questions...


What is the Decatur Illini Club?

The Decatur Illini Club is a group of alumni and friends of the University of Illinois.

What is the purpose of the Decatur Illini Club?

We strive to promote all aspects of the University of Illinois including academic and athletic accomplishments.  We also strive to encourage the best and brightest students within Macon County to attend the University of Illinois.

How much does it cost to join the Decatur Illini Club?

There are no longer any dues required for membership into our club.  Please just create an account on this website to receive e-mails and news regarding the club and upcoming events.  

How is the club funded?

As the club no longer collects membership dues, our funding comes completely from event attendence and donations.  These funds primarily support our annual scholarship and other club necessities such as website maintenance.  All board members serve on a 100% voluntary basis.

What types of events does the club host?

We try to host a number of events during the year.  We will typically host game watches at a local establishment for Illini football and basketball away games, dinners featuring special guest speakers affiliated with the University, and our annual corn roast.  We are also constantly looking for ideas for new, exciting events.

Do I have to be an alum of the University of Illinois to join?

Absolutely not.  While we are affiliated with the University of Illinois Alumni Association, we do not limit our membership.  We welcome all friends and fans of the University and encourage you to join and invite your friends as well.